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DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION

In these Conditions, unless the context otherwise requires, the following words shall have the following meanings:

Company means Lymington Precision Engineers Co. Limited, a company incorporated in England (Company No. 01543828) with registered office at Gosport Street, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9EE;

Contract means the contract for the purchase and sale of the Goods;

Conditions means the conditions of purchase set out in this document and any special conditions set out in the Order;

Force Majeure means any act, event, omission or accident beyond the Company’s reasonable control including, without limitation, strikes, lockouts or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of the Company or any other person) act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of the Company’s suppliers or subcontractors;

Goods means the goods the quantity and description of which are set out in the Order;

Order means the Company’s purchase order;

Seller means the seller named in the Order;

Specification means any drawings, specifications or data set out in or referred to in the Order.

In these Conditions, unless the context otherwise requires:

headings shall not affect the interpretation of these Conditions;

any reference to a statutory provision shall include references to that provision as from  time  to  time  modified  or  re – enacted  (save  to  the  extent  that  modifications  or re-enactments  made  after  the  date  of  the  Contract  impose  any  new  or  extended liability or restriction on the Company or Seller);

any  reference  to  a  person  includes  any  person,  firm  or  company  or  other  legal entity;

the singular includes the plural and vice versa and any gender includes any other gender.

APPLICATION OF TERMS

These Conditions are the only conditions upon which the Company is prepared to deal with the Seller and they shall govern the Contract and all other terms or conditions are excluded.

The  Seller  waives  any  right  which  it  otherwise  might  have  to  rely  on  any  other  terms  and conditions.

Each Order for Goods by the Company from the Seller shall be deemed to be an offer by the Company to purchase Goods subject to these Conditions. No Order shall be accepted until the Seller either expressly by giving notice of acceptance, or implied by fulfilling the Order, in whole or in part accepts the offer.

No  variation  to  these  Conditions  or  the  Specification  shall  be  binding  unless  expressly agreed in writing by the Company.

QUALITY AND DEFECTS

The  Goods  shall  be  of  the  best  available  design,  of  the  best  quality,  material  and workmanship,   be   without   fault   and   conform   in   all   respects   with   the   Order  and   the Specification.

The  Company’s  rights  under  these  Conditions  are  in  addition  to  the  statutory  conditions implied in favour of the Company by the Sale of Goods Act 1979.

The Seller shall comply with all applicable regulations or other legal requirements concerning the manufacture, packaging, packing and delivery of the Goods.

The Seller shall not unreasonably refuse any request by the Company, Company’s customer and/or  regulatory  body  to  inspect  and  test  the  Goods  during  manufacture,  processing  or storage at the premises of the Seller or any third party prior to despatch, and the Seller shall provide   the   Company,   Company’s   customer   and/or   regulatory  body with   all   facilities reasonably required for inspection and testing.

If as a result of inspection or testing the Company is not satisfied that the Goods will comply in  all  respects  with  the  Contract,  and  the  Company  so  informs  the Seller  within  28  (twenty eight)  days  of  inspection  or  testing,  the  Seller  shall  take  such  steps  as  are  necessary  to ensure compliance.

The   Seller   shall   notify   the   Company   of   any   changes   to   product   and/or   process  of manufacture or any identity name or code that it intends to apply to the Goods and shall not proceed to apply such changes to the Goods without the Company’s prior written approval.

Any  inspection  or  testing  of  the  Goods  shall  not  diminish  or  otherwise  affect  the  Seller’s obligations under the Contract.

The  Goods  shall  be  marked  in  accordance  with  the  Company’s  instructions  and  any applicable regulations or requirements of the carrier, and properly packed and secured so as to reach their destination in an undamaged condition in the ordinary course.

The  Seller  shall  provide  the  Company  with  the  following  documents  upon  delivery  of  each instalment of the Goods:

mechanical test and chemical analysis results; and

certificate  of  conformance,  signed  by  an  authorised  employee  of  the  Seller certifying  that  the  Goods  have  been  manufactured  and  tested  in  accordance  with
and all materials and workmanship conform to the Specification, the Order and the Conditions.

The Seller shall maintain and keep copies of all documents provided to the Company under these Conditions for a period of 15 (fifteen) years after delivery of such documents and shall provide copies to the Company upon request.

The Seller shall not supply to the Company any nonconforming product without prior written approval from the Company.

The  Seller  shall  inform  the  Company  of  any  nonconforming  product  which  has  been delivered to the Company without such approval

INDEMNITY

The  Seller  shall  keep  the  Company  indemnified  in  full  against  all  direct,  indirect  and consequential liabilities (all three of which terms include, without limitation, loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and like loss), loss, damages, injury, costs and expenses
(including  legal  and  other  professional  fees  and  expenses)  awarded  against  or  incurred  or paid by the Company as a result of or in connection with:

defective workmanship, quality or materials;

an  infringement  or  alleged  infringement  of  any  intellectual  property  rights  caused by the use, manufacture or supply of the Goods;

any liability under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 in respect of the Goods;

any  act  or  omission  of  the  Seller  or  its  employees,  agents  or  sub – contractors  in supplying, and delivering the Goods.

any breach by the Seller or its employees, agents or sub – contractors of Condition 9 and 10

DELIVERY

The Goods shall be delivered, carriage paid, to the place specified in the Order, during the Company’s usual business hours. The Seller shall off – load and, if relevant, stack the Goods as directed by the Company.

The Seller shall ensure that each delivery is accompanied by a delivery note which shows, inter alia, the order number, date of order, number of packages and contents in line with the order, and, in the case of a part delivery, the outstanding balance remaining to be delivered.

The  date  for  delivery  shall  be  specified  in  the  Order,  or  if  no  such  date  is  specified  then delivery  shall  take  place within  28 (twenty  eight)  days  of  the  date  of  the  Order.  Time  for delivery is of the essence.

The Company may by written notice served on the Seller no later than 14 days prior to the date for delivery defer the date for delivery by up to six months.

The  Company  reserves  the  right  not  to  accept  deliveries  which  are  in  advance  of  delivery date specified in the Order. If delivery is accepted by the Company, the date for payment of the price of the Goods shall be as set out in clause 8.3.

If  the  Goods  are  to  be  delivered  by  instalments  the  Contract  will  be  treated  as  a  single contract and not severable.

If the Goods are delivered to the Company in excess of the quantities ordered the Company shall  not  be  bound  to  pay  for  the  excess  and  any  excess  will  be  and  will remain  at  the Seller’s risk and will be returnable at the Seller’s expense.

The  Company  may  reject  any  Goods  delivered  which  are  not  in accordance  with  the Contract, and shall not be deemed to have accepted any Goods until the Company has had a reasonable time to inspect them following delivery or, if later, within a reasonable time after any latent defect in the Goods has become apparent.

The Company shall not be obliged to return to the Seller any packaging or packing materials for the Goods, whether or not any Goods are accepted by the Company.

If  the  Goods  are  not  delivered  on  the  due  date  then,  without  prejudice  to  any  other  rights which it may have, the Company reserves the right to:

cancel the Contract in whole or in part;

refuse to accept any subsequent delivery of the Goods which the Seller attempts to make;

recover  from  the  Seller  any  expenditure  reasonably  incurred  by  the  Company in obtaining goods in substitution from another supplier; and

claim damages for any additional costs, loss or expenses incurred by the Company which are in any way attributable to the Seller’s failure to deliver the Goods on the due date

RISK AND PROPERTY

The  Goods  shall  remain  at  the  risk  of  the  Seller  until  delivery  to  the  Company  is  complete (including off – loading and stacking). The property in the Goods shall pass to the Company on delivery  (unless  payment  for  the  Goods is  made  prior  to delivery,  when it  shall  pass  to  the Company  once  payment  has  been  made  and  the Goods  have  been  appropriated  to  the Contract).

PRICE

The price of the Goods shall be as stated in the Order and unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Company shall be exclusive of value added tax but inclusive of all other charges.

No increase in the price may be made for any reason without the prior written consent of the Company.

The Company shall be entitled to any discount for prompt payment, bulk purchase or volume of  purchase  customarily  granted  by  the  Seller,  whether  or  not  shown  on  its own  terms  of sale.

PAYMENT

The Seller may invoice the Company on (but separately from) or at any time after delivery of the  Goods and  each  invoice  shall  quote  the  number  of  the  Order,  invoice  date,  quantity delivered,  unit  price,  total  price,  VAT  and  other  details  as  may  be  requested  by  the Company.

The Company shall pay the price of the Goods within 60 (sixty) days of receipt of the Seller’s invoice for the Goods, but time for payment shall not be of the essence of the Contract.

Where  the  Company  accepts  delivery  of  Goods  in  advance  of  the  date  specified  in  the Order, payment shall be made under clause 8.2 within 60 (sixty) days of the date for delivery specified in the Order or, if later, the date of receipt of the Seller’s invoice for the Goods.

Without prejudice to any other right or remedy, the Company may set off any amount owing at any time from the Seller to the Company against any amount payable by the Company to the Seller under the Contract.

CONFIDENTIALITY

The   Seller   shall   keep   in   strict   confidence   all   technical   or commercial   know – how, specifications, inventions, processes or initiatives which are of confidential nature and have been  disclosed  to  the  Seller  by  the  Company  or  its  employees  or agents  and  any  other confidential  information  concerning  the  Company’s  business  or  its  customers  or  products which  the  Seller  may  obtain  and  the  Seller  shall  restrict  disclosure  of  such  confidential material to such of its employees, agents or sub – contractors as need to know the same for the  purpose  of  discharging  the  Seller’s  obligations  to  the  Company  and  shall ensure  that such employees, agents or sub – contractors are subject to like obligations of confidentiality as bind the Seller.

COMPANY PROPERTY

Materials,  equipment,  tools,  dies,  moulds,  copyright,  design  rights  or  any  other  forms  of intellectual property rights in the Specification supplied by the Company to the Seller or not so  supplied  but  used  by  the  Seller specifically  in  the  manufacture  of  the Goods  shall  as between the Company and the Seller at all times be and remain the exclusive property of the Company but shall be held by the Seller in safe custody at its own risk and maintained and kept in good condition by the Seller until returned to the Company and shall not be disposed of other than in accordance with the Company’s written instructions, nor shall such items be used otherwise than as authorised by the Company in writing.

CANCELLATION

The  Company  may  cancel  an  Order  at  any  time  and  for  any reason  by  giving  the  Seller written notice.  The Seller shall stop all work on the Order and the Company’s liability shall be limited to paying the Seller fair and reasonable compensation for work – in – progress at the time of cancellation but such compensation shall not include loss of anticipated profits or any consequential loss.

REMEDIES

Without prejudice to any other right or remedy which the Company may have, if any Goods are not supplied in accordance with, or the Seller fails to comply with, any of the terms of the Contract  the  Company  shall  be  entitled  to  exercise  any  one  or  more  of  the  following remedies at its discretion, whether or not any part of the Goods have been accepted by the Company:

to rescind the Order;

to reject the Goods (in whole or in part) and return them to the Seller at the risk and cost of the Seller on the basis that a full refund for the Goods so returned shall be  paid forthwith by the Seller;

at the Company’s option to give the Seller the opportunity at the Seller’s expense either  to  remedy  any  defect  in  the  Goods  or  to  supply  replacement  Goods  and
carry  out  any  other  necessary  work  to  ensure  that  the  terms  of  the  Contract  are fulfilled (such replacement Goods to be accompanied by the documents specified in clause 3.9);

to  refuse to  accept  any  further  deliveries  of  the  Goods  but  without  any  liability  to the Seller;

to carry out at the Seller’s expense any work necessary to make the Goods comply with the Contract; and

to claim such damages as may have been sustained in consequence of the Seller’s breach or breaches of the Contract.

FORCE MAJEURE

The  Company  reserves  the  right  to  defer  the  date  of  delivery  or  payment  or  to  cancel  the Contract or reduce the volume of the Goods ordered if it is prevented from or delayed in the carrying on of its business due to an event of Force Majeure.

ASSIGNMENT AND SUB-CONTRACTING

The Seller shall not be entitled to assign or sub – contract the Contract or any part of it without the prior written consent of the Company.

The Supplier shall remain responsible to the Company for compliance with the Contract and be   responsible   for   the   acts   and   omissions   of   its   subcontractors   even where   such subcontractors have been approved or nominated by the Company.

The  Supplier  is  responsible  to  ensure  that  the  terms of  the  Contract  with  its  subcontractor contain  (flow  down)  all  relevant  provisions  and  requirements  of the  Contract  and  the Specification.

The Company may assign or sub – contract the Contract or any part of it to any person, firm or company.

GENERAL

If  any provision  of  the  Contract  shall  be  found  by  any  court  or  administrative  body  of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the other provisions of the Contract which shall remain in full force and effect.

For the purposes of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 the parties do not intend any  person  other than  a party to the Contract to be able  to  enforce any term of the  Contract (save where may be expressly stated otherwise in the Contract).

All notices under the Contract shall be:

in writing and addressed to the recipient at the address set out in the Order;

deemed to have been duly given when delivered, if delivered by messenger during normal  business  hours  of  the  recipient;  or  on the  second  business  day  following mailing,  if  sent  by  first  class  pre  paid  recorded  delivery  post;  or  at  the  time  of transmission if sent by fax (provided that a copy of the fax is put in the post to the recipient by first class recorded delivery post with in 24 hours of the transmission).

English  law  governs  the  Contract  and  the  parties  irrevocably  submit  to  the  exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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