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BSP Tex Ltd Terms & Conditions of Sale

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The "Seller" means BSP Tex Ltd. The "Buyer" means the person, firm or company whose order is accepted by the Seller. The "goods" means the goods or any part thereof which are the subject of the contract whatever their description.


No conditions other than specifically set forth in the Offer and Acceptance and herein shall be deemed to be incorporated in or to form part of the contract.


Unless previously agreed to the contrary or otherwise specified by the Seller in writing all quotations and tenders given by the Seller shall be accepted by the Buyer within 30 days from the date on which they are made. The Seller reserves the right to re-quote if not accepted by the Buyer within the specified time.

All orders placed by Buyers with the Seller shall be invitations to treat only and no contract, shall arise until the Seller has confirmed its acceptance of the order.


The Buyer must within a reasonable time provide the Seller with all information necessary to enable it to proceed with any order otherwise the Seller may, at its option cancel the order or charge the Buyer any additional cost incurred by the Seller in respect of the delay. In the event of cancellation by the Buyer or Seller the Buyer will be liable to the Seller for any loss (including consequential loss) incurred by the Seller.


Unless specifically guaranteed in writing no weights, dimensions, capacities, performance ratings and other data specified or contained in catalogues, circulars, advertisements or other documents or illustrations shall be treated as contractual. The Seller reserves the right to make such changes in specifications as circumstances may require or will in their judgement be improvements. The Seller shall not be obliged to inform the Buyer of such changes in the specifications.

Where the Seller has a Service Manual relating to the use and maintenance of the goods, it shall be furnished free of charge to the Buyer not later than the commencement of the warranty period. Where the Buyer are equipment lessor's, they shall be under an obligation to furnish the persons to whom the goods are leased with such advice and instructions together with a copy of the Service Manual supplied to the Buyer by the Seller.


All drawings, designs, jigs, fixtures and patterns and all copyright and other intellectual property rights therein shall remain the property of the Seller unless they have been supplied by the Buyer and accepted by the Seller for the purposes of the contract.


The Seller shall have the right to sub contract all or any of the work under this contract.


Prices are quoted ex works from the Seller unless otherwise stated. The price of the goods shall be such price as is current at the date appearing on the Seller's Confirmation of Acceptance unless otherwise stated.


Payment shall be made by the Buyer in strict accordance with the contract terms notwithstanding any delay in despatch or performance by the Seller under this contract or any adjustment or correction which may be required to the goods. No claim by the Buyer shall entitle the Buyer to withhold payment of the whole or any part of the price on due date. The Seller may suspend performance of any contractual obligation (whether under this or any other contract) to the Buyer as long as any account of the Buyer (whether under this or any other contract) is overdue, any costs thereby incurred by the Seller shall be reimbursed by the Buyer. Unless otherwise stated interest on all sums overdue shall be charged at the rate of 2% above the Bank of England base lending rate until payment is received.


All delivery dates are estimates only and the time of delivery shall not be of the essence of this contract. The Seller will make every effort to make and despatch the goods in time to ensure delivery by the date specified but will not in any circumstances be liable for any loss or damage claimed to have arisen from any delay in delivery however caused.

In non-export contracts risk of loss or damage to the goods shall pass to the Buyer from the time they are despatched from the Sellers works or the works of their sub-contractors. In export contracts, risk of loss or damage to the goods shall pass to the Buyer from the time the risk is expressed to pass under the terms of such contracts as defined in accordance with "ICC Incoterms" as amended from time to time.


Any and all freight charges paid by the Seller shall be charged to the Buyer as an extra unless otherwise included in the selling price.


The Seller shall retain absolute ownership of the property in the Goods which shall not pass to the Buyer and the Buyer shall keep and retain the Goods as bailee for and on behalf of the Seller and shall deliver up the Goods to the Seller at the Seller's request until the Seller has received full payment of the price of the Goods and full payment of any other sums whatsoever which are outstanding from the Buyer to the Seller whether or not due and owing, and until such time the Buyer:

a) shall insure the Goods against usual risks with an insurance office of repute.
b) shall store separately the Goods or in some way ensure that the Goods are readily identifiable as the property of the Seller.
c) irrevocably authorises the representatives of the Seller at any time in circumstances where the provisions of Conditions 17 may apply to enter upon the Buyer's premises where the Goods are or are thought by the Seller to be stored for the purpose of repossessing the Goods.
d) shall keep and retain the Goods free from any charge lien or other encumbrance.

Provided always that no circumstances have arisen where the provisions of Condition 17 may apply the Buyer shall be entitled to offer for sale and sell the Goods in the ordinary course of business as principal and not as agent at the best obtainable price and upon such sale the Seller shall be legally and beneficially entitled to the proceeds of sale and the Buyer shall pay such proceeds of sale into a separate account or otherwise shall ensure that all such proceeds of sale are kept by or on behalf of the Buyer in a separate and identifiable form. In particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing the Buyer shall not pay the proceeds of sale into any bank account which is overdrawn.

Further forthwith upon receipt of the proceeds of sale the Buyer shall pay to the Seller any of the aforesaid sums outstanding to the Seller and shall not use or deal with the proceeds of sale in any way whatsoever until such sums have been paid. If the Buyer is in breach of Conditions 12.2.


The Seller undertakes at its option to repair or replace without charge the goods or any part or parts thereof manufactured by the Seller which shall be proved to the satisfaction of the Seller to be defective by reason solely of faulty materials or workmanship supplied or performed by the Seller, provided that:

a) such defect arises within a period of six months (or in the case of second-hand goods within a period of one month) from the date of the goods leaving the Seller's works;
b) written notice of complaint is given within fourteen days of discovery of the defect;
c) if so, required the defective goods or part(s) thereof are returned carriage paid to the Seller's works or to such other place as the Seller may direct and shall in the event of replacement become the Seller's property;
d) the defect has not been caused by carelessness, improper treatment or any wilful or negligent act of omission including inadequate lubrication or non-compliance with any instructions given by the Seller or any use of the goods with any parts other than those complying with the Seller's specifications;
e) the Seller shall not be liable for the cost of removal of the defective part of the goods or the cost of fitting any new parts;
f) the guarantee period shall be reduced by such proportion as shall be determined by the Seller in the event of the goods being used for more than one 12-hour shift per day;
g) this undertaking shall not apply to parts considered as consumable and which may require renewal periodically under normal operating conditions or to parts which have been altered or repaired by the Buyer or to parts upon which the Seller's identification marks have been obliterated.

Goods repaired or replaced under this condition will be delivered by the Seller F.O.B. port of exportation, or carriage paid to the Buyer's address in the United Kingdom as the case may require.

In the case of goods or parts or components not manufactured by the Seller the Buyer shall be entitled to the benefit insofar as it may be transferred to the Buyer of any rights which the Seller may have against the supplier of such goods or parts or components in respect thereof and the Seller's liability in such cases is limited to making the benefit of such rights available to the Buyer to the extent aforesaid.

The Warranty given in this Condition 13 is in lieu of and excludes any warranty or condition, statutory or otherwise which would otherwise be implied.


In no event shall the Seller be liable for any loss, injury or damage howsoever caused or arising EXCEPT for death or personal injury arising from the proven negligence of the Seller or one or more of the Seller's employees in the course of his or her employment.

The Seller accepts no liability nor responsibility for any consequential loss or damage howsoever caused.

The Buyer hereby indemnify and hold the Seller harmless in respect of any loss or damage whatsoever that may arise wholly or in part from the Buyer's act or omission in relation to the goods or any part thereof.


The Seller shall have no liability or obligations to the Buyer if its performance of the contract is prevented or hindered by any cause whatsoever beyond the Seller's reasonable control and in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing by act of God, war, government control, restriction or prohibition of any other government act or omission whether local or national, fire, flood, subsidence, sabotage, accident, strikes or lock out or malicious or negligent act of a third party.


The rights of the Seller or the Buyer shall not be prejudiced or restricted by any indulgence or forbearance extended by either party to the other and no waiver by either party in respect of any breach shall operate as a waiver in respect of any subsequent breach.


If the Buyer shall commit any breach of the Conditions of this contract the Seller shall, without prejudice to any other rights, be entitled at its discretion to cancel this contract or stop any goods in transit.

If the Buyer is unable to pay its debts or enters into liquidation (other than for the purpose of effecting a reconstruction or amalgamation in such manner that the company resulting from such reconstruction or amalgamation if a different legal entity shall agree to be bound by and assume the obligations of the Buyer under the contract) whether compulsorily or voluntarily or compounds with or convenes a meeting of its creditors or has an administrative receiver appointed over all or any part of its assets or takes or suffers any similar action in consequence of a debt or ceases for any reason to carry on business, the Seller may terminate any contract for the supply of goods to the Buyer forthwith by notice in writing to the Buyer.

Termination of particular contract for the supply of Goods shall not affect the accrued rights of the parties arising in any way out of such contract as at the date of termination.


Unless all sums due in respect of the goods are paid to the Seller, the Buyer shall not assign any benefit under this contract without the consent in writing of the Seller.


Any notice given under or pursuant to this contract shall be in writing and may be served by leaving it at or by sending it to the address specified for the relevant party in the contract or to such other address as may be notified by either party for the purpose. Any such notice shall be deemed to have been served on the day when in the ordinary course of the means of transmission it would first be received by the addressee in normal business hours.


The contract is governed construed and applied in accordance with the laws of England and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of English Courts.

The headings in these conditions are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction thereof.


BSP Tex Ltd Terms & Conditions of Purchase

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1. A duplicate detailed Advice Note must be sent to the postal address of the Buyers at Claydon on the same day as the good are despatched, containing the following particulars: -
The Purchase Order Number, the number or desc. Of the wagons or other conveyance in which the goods or material are despatched, the number of packages (count, volume and/or weight), mode of transit, the name of sending station and the name of accepting Railway or Transport Company. One copy also t be sent to site of delivery.
2. Order Number in full must be quoted on all Advice Notes and Invoices. Separate invoices must be rendered for all goods delivered against different Purchase orders.
3. Acknowledgement of this Purchase Order must be made within 7 days. If the date of delivery and any prices are not stated on the Purchase Order they must be mentioned in the acknowledgement and confirmation obtained. This acknowledgement must be addressed to the Buyers at Claydon.
4. Where Packing cases are returnable, it must be clearly stated on the Advice and Invoice. If packing cases are charged for, separate accounts must be rendered for their value.
5. All patterns and drawings supplied by the Buyers will remain their property and must be returned in good order and condition, unless otherwise stated by the Buyers, with goods on completion of the order and must not be copies or used for any other purpose than for the completion of this order.



The quantities specified in this order shall not be exceeded nor the specifications modified without the prior authorisation of the Company on the Company's Official Order Form. The cost of any modifications of any kind introduced by the Supplier without such prior authorisation shall be entirely met by the Supplier.


The Supplier shall acknowledge this order within 7 days on the Acknowledgement slip provided. Acceptance of this order shall constitute acceptance of these Conditions and any variation or modification which appears in the Supplier's acceptance or otherwise shall be without effect. Unless previously accepted by the Company.


a) All Goods shall be delivered as instructed in this order.
b) The Company reserves the right to reject any Goods which are faulty or do not conform to the standard or descriptions specified. The Company may return such Goods to the Supplier at the sole risk and expense of the Supplier and may require the Supplier to correct the Goods at the Supplier's expense.
c) upon delivery in accordance with Condition 3a} hereof risk of loss or damage to the Goods shall pass to the Company. Title to the Goods shall pass to the Company on such delivery except where title has always remained in the Company.
d) Where any date is stated in this order or in any schedule hereto time shall be of the essence of the Contract. Without right to cancel the contract wholly or in part where the order has not been executed by the date specified.


The Supplier will repair or replace free of charge, Goods damaged or lost in transit, provided the Company shall give the Supplier written notification of such damage or loss within such time as will enable the Supplier to comply with the Carrier's conditions of carriage as affecting loss of damage in transit, or where delivery is made by the Seller's own transport, within a reasonable time.


The Supplier warrants that the manufacture, use, sale or disposition of any Goods supplier and the performance of any work required pursuant to this order shall not violate or infringe of cause the Company or any person deriving title from the Company to violate or infringe any letters patent copyright registered design or inventions held by third parties. Should any claim be made against the Company or any person deriving title from the Company or any such violation or infringement then the Supplier will indemnify the Company and any such person against any loss arising out of such claim and upon request from the Company will defend such claim entirely al it's own expense provided always that this indemnity shall be of no effect where such claim arises solely from the Suppler carrying out the express written design instructions of the Company.


No part of any contract relating to items of the Company's design may be sub-contracted or sub-let without the prior written consent of the Company.


Patterns, jigs, tools and dies and any other material whatsoever supplied, loaned or ordered by the Company for the execution of this order shall be at the Supplier's risk in respect of loss or damage whilst in the Supplier's possession. Any such items which with the permission of the Company remain in the possession of the Supplier after completion of this order shall be retained by the Supplier in good condition for a minimum of 3 years, thereafter disposed of as instructed by the Company and shall not be used for other purposes without the written consent of the Company.


All material supplied by the Company must be accounted for regularly and unless the Company otherwise directs, must be returned to the Company only as:
1. Good parts.
2. Submitted for consideration
3. Scrap through material faults
4. Scrap due to machining of manipulation
5. Unused or work in progress following termination under condition (12) hereof.
The Sub-Contractor shall promptly upon request from the company pay the full cost of replacing: -
A. Any material not so accounted for.
B. Any scrap not supported by documentation.
C. Any scrap due to faulty machining or manipulation which is in excess of the percentage of machining scrap allowed by the Company and notified to the Sub-Contractor.


1. The Company reserves the right, unless it is otherwise agreed, to inspect and test the Goods at any time during manufacture, processing, or storage. If the Company exercises this right the Supplier shall provide or procure the provision of all such facilities and accommodation as may be reasonably required by the Company thereof. The Supplier shall also at the request of the Company, supply to the Company a copy of the Supplier's tests sheets certified by the Supplier to be a true copy.
2. If, as a result of such inspection or testing, the Company's representative is of the opinion that the Goods do not comply with the Contract or are unlikely on completion of manufacture or processing so to comply, he shall inform the Supplier accordingly in writing and the Supplier shall immediately take such steps as may be necessary to replace the Goods so rejected to the reasonable satisfaction of, and at no extra cost, to the Company.

10. When required by the Buyers, the Vendor shall mark all goods and materials ordered in accordance with the instructions of the Buyers.


a) Any personnel supplied under this order must comply with the Company's rules and safety regulations.
b) The Company will note be responsible for any maintenance subsistence travelling or any other expenses whatsoever of the Supplier's personnel, (unless agreed in writing).
c) Any personnel supplied under this order shall at all times remain in the employment of the Supplier.


Subject to any existing of third parties, designs, drawings, specifications and any other information whatsoever supplied by the Company, are the property of the Company and shall not be copied in whole or in part or used for manufacture or otherwise disclosed without the prior written permission of the Company.


The supplier shall not refer to the Company's name, trademarks or products in connection with any advertising without prior written permission.