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Terms & Conditions
FIRE & ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS LTD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SUPPLY OF SERVICES
1.1 The definitions and rules of interpretation in this clause apply in these terms
and conditions (Conditions).
Contract: the Customer's purchase order and the Supplier's acceptance of it, or the
Customer's acceptance of a quotation for Services by the Supplier under condition
Customer: the person, firm or company who purchases Services from the Supplier.
Customer's Equipment: any equipment, systems, cabling or facilities provided by the
Customer and used directly or indirectly in the supply of the Services.
Customer's Manager: the Customer's manager for the Services, appointed in accordance
with condition 5.1.
Deliverables: all Documents, products and materials developed by the Supplier
Document: includes, in addition to any document in writing, any drawing, map, plan,
diagram, design, picture or other image, tape, disk or other device or record embodying
information in any form.
Input Material: all Documents, information and materials provided by the Customer
relating to the Services.
Intellectual Property Rights: all patents, rights to inventions, utility models,
copyright and related rights, trade marks, service marks, trade, business and domain
names, rights in trade dress or get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing
off, unfair competition rights, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database
right, topography rights, moral rights, rights in confidential information (including
know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case
whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for and renewals
or extensions of such rights, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection
in any part of the world.
Pre-existing Materials: all Documents, information and materials provided by the
Supplier relating to the Services which existed prior to the commencement of the
Project: as defined in the Customer’s purchase order.
Purchase Order: such purchase order and/or letter detailing the Services to be provided
by the Supplier and signed by the Customer
Services: the services to be provided by the Supplier to the Customer in the Purchase
Supplier: Fire & Electrical Solutions Limited.
Supplier's Equipment: any equipment, including tools, systems, cabling or facilities,
provided by the Supplier or its subcontractors and used directly or indirectly in
the supply of the Services which are not the subject of a separate agreement between
the parties under which title passes to the Customer.
Supplier's Manager: the Supplier's manager for the Services appointed under condition
VAT: value added tax chargeable under English law for the time being and any similar
1.2 Condition, schedule and paragraph headings shall not affect the interpretation
of these conditions.
1.3 A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether
or not having separate legal personality) and that person's legal and personal representatives,
successors and permitted assigns.
1.4 Words in the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.
1.5 A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as it is
in force for the time being, taking account of any amendment, extension, or re-enactment
and includes any subordinate legislation for the time being in force made under it.
1.6 A reference to writing or written includes faxes and email.
1.7 Where the words include(s), including or in particular are used in these terms
and conditions, they are deemed to have the words without limitation following them
and where the context permits, the words other and otherwise are illustrative and
shall not limit the sense of the words preceding them.
1.8 Any obligation in this agreement on a person not to do something includes an
obligation not to agree, allow, permit or acquiesce in that thing being done.
2. APPLICATION OF CONDITIONS
2.1 These Conditions shall:
(a) apply to and be incorporated into the Contract; and
(b) prevail over any inconsistent terms or conditions contained, or referred to,
in the Customer's purchase order, confirmation of order, acceptance of a quotation
or specification, or implied by law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.
2.2 The Customer's purchase order, or the Customer's acceptance of a quotation for
Services by the Supplier, constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Services
specified in it on these Conditions. No offer placed by the Customer shall be accepted
by the Supplier other than:
(a) by a written acknowledgement issued and executed by the Supplier; or
(b) (if earlier) by the Supplier starting to provide the Services,
when a contract for the supply and purchase of those Services on these Conditions
will be established. The Customer's standard terms and conditions (if any) attached
to, enclosed with or referred to in any purchase order or other Document shall not
govern this agreement.
2.3 Quotations are given by the Supplier on the basis that no agreement shall come
into existence except in accordance with condition 2.2. Any quotation is valid for
period of  days from its date, provided that the Supplier has not previously
3. COMMENCEMENT AND DURATION
3.1 The Services supplied under this agreement shall be provided by the Supplier
to the Customer from the date upon which the Customer’s purchase order is signed
and returned to the Supplier.
3.2 The Services supplied under this agreement shall continue to be supplied until
the Project is completed.
4. SUPPLIER'S OBLIGATIONS
4.1 The Supplier shall use reasonable endeavours to manage and complete the Services,
and to deliver the Deliverables to the Customer.
4.2 The Supplier shall use reasonable endeavours to meet any specified performance
dates, but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence
of this agreement.
4.3 The Supplier shall appoint the Supplier's Manager in respect of each Project
who shall have authority contractually to bind the Supplier on all matters relating
to the Project. The Supplier shall use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the same
person acts as the Supplier's Manager throughout the term of the Project, but may
replace him from time to time where reasonably necessary in the interests of the
4.4 The Supplier shall use all reasonable endeavours to observe all health and safety
rules and regulations and any other reasonable security requirements that apply at
any of the Customer's premises and that have been communicated to it under condition
5.1(e), provided that it shall not be liable under this agreement if, as a result
of such observation, it is in breach of any of its obligations under this agreement.
5. CUSTOMER'S OBLIGATIONS
5.1 The Customer shall:
(a) co-operate with the Supplier in all matters relating to the Services and appoint
the Customer's Manager in relation to the Services or the Project, who shall have
the authority contractually to bind the Customer on matters relating to the Services
or the Project;
(b) provide, for the Supplier, its agents, sub-contractors and employees, in a timely
manner and at no charge, access to the Customer's premises, office accommodation,
information and data necessary in the opinion of the supplier to complete the project
and other facilities as requested by the Supplier;
(c) provide, in a timely manner, such Input Material and other information as the
Supplier may request and ensure that it is accurate in all material respects;
(d) be responsible (at its own cost) for preparing and maintaining the relevant premises
for the supply of the Services, including identifying, monitoring, removing and disposing
of any hazardous materials from any of its premises in accordance with all applicable
laws, before and during the supply of the Services at those premises, and informing
the Supplier of all of it obligations and actions under this condition 5.1(d);
(e) inform the Supplier of all health and safety rules and regulations and any other
reasonable security requirements that apply at any of the Customer's premises;
(f) ensure that all Customer's Equipment is in good working order and suitable for
the purposes for which it is used in relation to the Services and conforms to all
relevant United Kingdom standards or requirements;
(g) obtain and maintain all necessary licences and consents and comply with all relevant
legislation in relation to the Services, the installation of the Supplier's Equipment,
the use of Input Material and the use of the Customer's Equipment in relation to
the Supplier's Equipment insofar as such licences, consents and legislation relate
to the Customer's business, premises, staff and equipment in all cases before the
date on which the Services are to start and
(h) keep, maintain the Supplier's Equipment in good condition in accordance with
the Supplier's instructions as notified by the Supplier's Manager from time to time
and shall not dispose of or use the Supplier's Equipment other than in accordance
with the Supplier's written instructions or authorisation;
5.2 If the Supplier's performance of its obligations under this agreement is prevented
or delayed by any act or omission of the Customer, its agents, sub-contractors or
employees, the Supplier shall not be liable for any costs, charges or losses sustained
or incurred by the Customer arising directly or indirectly from such prevention or
5.3 The Customer shall be liable to pay to the Supplier, on demand, all reasonable
costs, charges or losses sustained or incurred by the Supplier (including any direct,
indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit and loss of reputation, loss or
damage to property and those arising from injury to or death of any person and loss
of opportunity to deploy resources elsewhere) arising directly or indirectly from
the Customer's fraud, negligence, failure to perform or delay in the performance
of any of its obligations under this agreement, subject to the Supplier confirming
such costs, charges and losses to the Customer in writing.
5.4 The Customer shall not, without the prior written consent of the Supplier, at
any time from the date on which these Conditions were executed to the expiry of six
months after the completion of the Project or the last date of supply of the Services
or termination of this agreement, whichever is the latter, solicit or entice away
from the Supplier or employ or attempt to employ any person who is, or has been,
engaged as an employee or sub-contractor of the Supplier in the provision of the
5.5 Any consent given by the Supplier in accordance with condition 5.4 shall be subject
to the Customer paying to the Supplier a sum equivalent to 20% of the then current
annual remuneration of the Supplier's employee or sub-contractor or, if higher, 20%
of the annual remuneration to be paid by the Customer to that employee or sub-contractor.
6. CHANGE CONTROL
6.1 If either party requests a change to the scope or execution of the Services,
the Supplier shall, within a reasonable time, provide a written estimate to the Customer
(a) the likely time required to implement the change;
(b) any variations to the Supplier's charges arising from the change;
(c) the likely effect of the change on the; and
(d) any other impact of the change on the terms of this agreement.
6.2 The Supplier may, from time to time and without notice, change the Services in
order to comply with any applicable safety or statutory requirements, provided that
such changes do not materially affect the nature, scope of, or the charges for the
Services. If the Supplier requests a change to the scope of the Services for any
other reason, the Customer shall not unreasonably withhold or delay consent to it.
6.3 If the Customer wishes the Supplier to proceed with the change, the Supplier
has no obligation to do so unless and until the parties have agreed in writing on
the necessary variations to its charges, the Project and any other relevant terms
of this agreement to take account of the change.
6.4 The Supplier may charge for its time spent in assessing a request for change
from the Customer on a time and materials basis in accordance with condition 7.
7. CHARGES AND PAYMENT
7.1 Condition 7.2 shall apply if the Supplier provides the Services on a time and
materials basis. Condition 7.3 shall apply if the Supplier provides the Services
for a fixed price. The remainder of this condition 7 shall apply in either case.
7.2 Where the Services are provided on a time and materials basis:
(a) the charges payable for the Services shall be calculated in accordance with the
Supplier's standard daily fee rates, as amended from time to time by the Supplier
giving not less than [three] [weeks] written notice to the Customer;
(b) the Supplier's standard daily fee rates for each individual person are calculated
on the basis of an [eight]-hour day, worked between [8.00 am] and [5.00 pm] on weekdays
(excluding public holidays);
(c) the Supplier shall be entitled to charge an overtime rate of one and a half times
of the normal daily fee rate on a pro-rata basis for each part day or for any time
worked by individuals whom it engages on the Project or Services outside the hours
referred to in condition 7.2(b);
(d) all charges quoted to the Customer shall be exclusive of VAT which the Supplier
shall add to its invoices at the appropriate rate;
(e) the Supplier shall ensure that every individual whom it engages on the Services
completes time sheets recording time spent, and the Supplier shall use such time
sheets to calculate the charges covered by each monthly invoice referred to in condition
(f) the Supplier shall invoice the Customer monthly in arrears for its charges for
time, expenses and materials (together with VAT where appropriate) for the month
concerned, calculated as provided in this condition 7.2.
7.3 Where the Services are provided for a fixed price, the total price for the Services
shall be the amount set out in the Purchase Order. The total price shall be paid
to the Supplier (without deduction or set-off), the Supplier shall invoice the Customer
for the charges that are then payable, together with expenses, the costs of materials
and VAT, where appropriate, calculated as provided in condition 7.4.
7.4 Any fixed price and daily rate excludes VAT, which the Supplier shall add to
its invoices at the appropriate rate.
7.5 The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted to it by the Supplier, in full
and in cleared funds, within  days of receipt.
7.6 Without prejudice to any other right or remedy that it may have, if the Customer
fails to pay the Supplier on the due date, the Supplier may:
(a) charge interest on such sum from the due date for payment at the annual rate
of 5 % above the base lending rate from time to time of National Westminster Bank
Plc , accruing on a daily basis and being compounded quarterly until payment is made,
whether before or after any judgment and the Supplier may claim interest under the
Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998; and
(b) suspend all Services until payment has been made in full.
7.7 Time for payment shall be of the essence of this agreement.
7.8 All sums payable to the Supplier under this agreement shall become due immediately
on its termination, despite any other provision. This condition 7.8 is without prejudice
to any right to claim for interest under the law, or any such right under this agreement.
7.9 The Supplier may, without prejudice to any other rights it may have, set off
any liability of the Customer to the Supplier against any liability of the Supplier
to the Customer.
8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
8.1 As between the Customer and the Supplier, all Intellectual Property Rights and
all other rights in the Deliverables and the Pre-existing Materials shall be owned
by the Supplier. Subject to condition 8.2, the Supplier licenses all such rights
to the Customer free of charge and on a non-exclusive, worldwide basis to such extent
as is necessary to enable the Customer to make reasonable use of the Deliverables
and the Services. If this agreement is terminated, this licence will automatically
8.2 The Customer acknowledges that, where the Supplier does not own any Pre-existing
Materials, the Customer's use of rights in Pre-existing Materials is conditional
on the Supplier obtaining a written licence (or sub-licence) from the relevant licensor
or licensors on such terms as will entitle the Supplier to license such rights to
9. CONFIDENTIALITY AND THE SUPPLIER'S PROPERTY
9.1 The Customer shall keep in strict confidence all technical or commercial know-how,
specifications, inventions, processes or initiatives which are of a confidential
nature and have been disclosed to the Customer by the Supplier, its employees, agents
or sub-contractors and any other confidential information concerning the Supplier's
business or its products which the Customer may obtain. The Customer 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 Customer's obligations
to the Supplier, and shall ensure that such employees, agents or sub-contractors
are subject to obligations of confidentiality corresponding to those which bind the
9.2 All materials, equipment and tools, drawings, specifications and data supplied
by the Supplier to the Customer (including Pre-existing Materials and the Supplier's
Equipment) shall, at all times, be and remain the exclusive property of the Supplier,
but shall be held by the Customer in safe custody at its own risk and maintained
and kept in good condition by the Customer until returned to the Supplier, and shall
not be disposed of or used other than in accordance with the Supplier's written instructions
9.3 This condition 9 shall survive termination of this agreement, however arising.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY - THE CUSTOMER'S ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS CONDITION
10.1 This condition 10 set out the entire financial liability of the Supplier (including
any liability for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents and sub-contractors)
to the Customer in respect of:
(a) any breach of this agreement;
(b) any use made by the Customer of the Services, the Deliverables or any part of
(c) any representation, statement or tortuous act or omission (including negligence)
arising under or in connection with this agreement.
10.2 All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law
are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from this agreement.
10.3 Nothing in these Conditions limits or excludes the liability of the Supplier:
(a) for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; or
(b) for any damage or liability incurred by the Customer as a result of fraud or
fraudulent misrepresentation by the Supplier; or
10.4 Subject to condition 10.2 and condition 10.3
(a) the Supplier shall not be liable for:
(i) loss of profits; or
(ii) loss of business; or
(iii) depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses; or
(iv) loss of anticipated savings; or
(v) loss of goods; or
(vi) loss of contract; or
(vii) loss of use; or
(viii) loss of corruption of data or information; or
(ix) any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages,
charges or expenses.
(b) the Supplier's total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach
of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise arising in connection
with the performance or contemplated performance of this agreement shall be limited
to the price paid for the Services.
10.5 The Supplier shall not provide services or advice in relation to the following
Statutes and Regulations and any subsequent amendments thereof.
(i) Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (together the” Legislation”)
and the Customer shall indemnify and keep indemnified on a full and unqualified
basis the Supplier and its agents and representatives against any and all actions,
claims, demands, costs, charged and/or expenses arising out of any loss or damage
incurred by reason of any breach or breach by the Customer at the Legislation in
connection with its Services.
11. DATA PROTECTION
The Customer acknowledges and agrees that details of the Customer's name, address
and payment record may be submitted to a credit reference agency, and personal data
will be processed by and on behalf of the Supplier in connection with the Services.
12.1 Subject to condition 12.3, this agreement shall terminate automatically on completion
of the Project.
12.2 Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies which the parties may have,
either party may terminate this agreement without liability to the other [on giving
the other not less than [three] [weeks] written notice or immediately on giving notice
to the other if:
(a) the other party commits a material breach of any of the terms of this agreement
and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 30 days of
that party being notified in writing of the breach; or
(b) an order is made or a resolution is passed for the winding up of the other party,
or circumstances arise which entitle a court of competent jurisdiction to make a
winding-up order of the other party; or
(c) an order is made for the appointment of an administrator to manage the affairs,
business and property of the other party, or documents are filed with a court of
competent jurisdiction for the appointment of an administrator of the other party,
or notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given by the other party or
its directors or by a qualifying floating charge holder (as defined in paragraph
14 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986); or
(d) a receiver is appointed of any of the other party's assets or undertaking, or
circumstances arise which entitle a court of competent jurisdiction or a creditor
to appoint a receiver or manager of the other party, or if any other person takes
possession of or sells the other party's assets; or
(e) the other party makes any arrangement or composition with its creditors, or makes
an application to a court of competent jurisdiction for the protection of its creditors
in any way; or
(f) the other party ceases, or threatens to cease, to trade; or
(g) there is a change of control of the other party (as defined in section 574 of
the Capital Allowances Act 2001); or
(h) the other party takes or suffers any similar or analogous action in any jurisdiction
in consequence of debt.
12.3 On termination of this agreement for any reason:
(a) the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier's outstanding
unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of Services supplied but for which no
invoice has been submitted, the Supplier may submit an invoice, which shall be payable
immediately on receipt;
(b) the Customer shall immediately return all of the Supplier's Equipment, Pre-existing
Materials and Deliverables. If the Customer fails to do so, then the Supplier may
enter the Customer's premises and take possession of them. Until they have been returned
or repossessed, the Customer shall be solely responsible for their safe keeping;
(c) the accrued rights of the parties as at termination and the continuation of
any provision expressly stated to survive or implicitly surviving termination shall
not be affected.
13. FORCE MAJEURE
The Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer under this agreement if it
is prevented from or delayed in performing its obligations under this agreement or
from carrying on its business by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond its
reasonable control, including strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether
involving the workforce of the Supplier or any other party), failure of a utility
service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, terrorism,
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 suppliers or sub-contractors.
Subject to condition 3.2 and condition 6 , no variation of this agreement or these
Conditions or of any of the documents referred to in them shall be valid unless it
is in writing and signed by or on behalf of each of the parties.
15.1 A waiver of any right under this agreement is only effective if it is in writing
and it applies only to the party to whom the waiver is addressed and the circumstances
for which it is given.
15.2 Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under this agreement
are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law.
16.1 If any provision (or part of a provision) of this agreement is found by any
court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable
or illegal, the other provisions will remain in force.
16.2 If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision would be valid, enforceable
or legal if some part of it were deleted, that provision will apply with whatever
modification is necessary to make it valid, enforceable and legal.
16.3 The parties agree, in the circumstances referred to in condition 16.1 and if
condition 16.2 does not apply, to attempt to substitute for any invalid, unenforceable
or illegal provision a valid, enforceable and legal provision which achieves to the
greatest extent possible the same effect as would have been achieved by the invalid
or unenforceable provision.
17. STATUS OF PRE-CONTRACTUAL STATEMENTS
Each of the parties acknowledges and agrees that, in entering into this agreement
it does not rely on any undertaking, promise, assurance, statement, representation,
warranty or understanding (whether in writing or not) of any person (whether party
to these terms and conditions or not) relating to the subject matter of this agreement,
other than as expressly set out in this agreement.
18.1 The Customer shall not, without the prior written consent of the Supplier, assign,
transfer, charge, sub-contract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its
rights or obligations under this agreement.
18.2 The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, charge, sub-contract or deal
in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under this agreement.
19. NO PARTNERSHIP OR AGENCY
Nothing in this agreement is intended to, or shall operate to, create a partnership
between the parties, or to authorise either party to act as agent for the other,
and neither party shall have authority to act in the name or on behalf of or otherwise
to bind the other in any way (including the making of any representation or warranty,
the assumption of any obligation or liability and the exercise of any right or power).
20. RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES
This agreement is made for the benefit of the parties to it and (where applicable)
their successors and permitted assigns and is not intended to benefit, or be enforceable
by, anyone else.
Notice given under this agreement shall be in writing, sent for the attention of
the person, and to the address fax number or email address given in this agreement
(or such other address, fax number, email address or person as the relevant party
may notify to the other party) and shall be delivered personally, sent by fax or
sent by pre-paid, first-class post or recorded delivery. A notice is deemed to have
been received, if delivered personally, at the time of delivery, in the case of fax,
at the time of transmission, in the case of pre-paid first class post or recorded
delivery, 48 hours from the date of posting and, if deemed receipt under this condition
21 is not within business hours (meaning 9.00 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday on a
day that is a business day), at 9.00 am on the first business day following delivery.
To prove service, it is sufficient to prove that the notice was transmitted by fax,
to the fax number of the party or, in the case of post, that the envelope containing
the notice was properly addressed and posted.
22. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
22.1 This agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with
it or its subject matter, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with,
the law of England and Wales.
22.2 The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have
exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection
with this agreement or its subject matter.