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DKI Consulting Engineers Ltd, 100B Constitution Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6AW
The person who buys or agrees to buy the Services from DKI Consulting Engineers.
The terms and conditions of sale as set out in this document and any special terms and conditions agreed in writing by DKI Consulting Engineers.
The services supplied by DKI Consulting Engineers to the Buyer as set out in the Order.
The price for the service, excluding VAT and any expenses.
‘Force Majeure Event’
Has the meaning set out in clause 10.
‘Intellectual Property Rights’
Patents, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, trade marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off, rights in designs, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.
The Buyer’s order for the supply of Services, as set out [the Buyer’s purchase order form OR overleaf OR the Buyer’s written acceptance of DKI Consulting Engineers’ quotation OR in the Buyer’s purchase order form, or the Buyer’s written acceptance of DKI Consulting Engineers’ quotation, or overleaf, as the case may be].
2.1 These Conditions shall form the basis of the contract between DKI Consulting Engineers and the Buyer in relation to the supplying of Services, to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions including the Buyer’s standard conditions of purchase or any other conditions which the Buyer may purport to apply under any purchase order or confirmation of order or any other document.
2.2 All orders for supplying Services shall be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to purchase Services from DKI Consulting Engineers pursuant to these Conditions.
2.3 Acceptance of commencement of the Services shall be deemed to be conclusive evidence of the Buyer’s acceptance of these Conditions.
2.4 These Conditions may not be varied except by the written agreement of a director of DKI Consulting Engineers.
2.5 These Conditions represent the whole of the agreement between DKI Consulting Engineers and the Buyer. They supersede any other conditions previously issued.
3.1 The Price shall be [(amount)] (or) [the price quoted on the Order].
4.1 Payment of the Price and VAT shall be due within 30 days of the date of DKI Consulting Engineers’ invoice.
4.2 Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due calculated on a daily basis until the date of payment at the rate of [8%] per annum above the Bank of England base rate from time to time in force. Such interest shall accrue after as well as before any judgment.
4.3 The Buyer shall pay all accounts in full and not exercise any rights of set-off or counterclaim against invoices submitted by DKI Consulting Engineers.
5.1 DKI Consulting Engineers shall provide the Services to the Buyer.
5.2 DKI Consulting Engineers shall use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates for the Services specified in the Order, but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for the performance of the Services.
5.3 DKI Consulting Engineers shall have the right to make any changes to the Services which are necessary to comply with any applicable law or safety requirement, or which do not materially affect the nature or quality of the Services, and DKI Consulting Engineers shall notify the Buyer in any such event.
6.1. The Buyer shall:
6.1.1 Ensure that the terms of the Order are complete and accurate;
6.1.2 Co-operate with DKI Consulting Engineers in all matters relating to the Services;
6.1.3 Provide DKI Consulting Engineers, its employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, with access to the Buyer’s premises as reasonably required by DKI Consulting Engineers to provide the Services;
6.1.4 Provide DKI Consulting Engineers with such information and materials as DKI Consulting Engineers may reasonably require to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is accurate in all material respects;
6.1.5 Obtain and maintain all necessary licences, permissions and consents which may be required for the Services before the date on which the Services are to start; and
6.2 If DKI Consulting Engineers’ performance of any of its obligations in respect of the Services is prevented or delayed by any act or omission by the Buyer or failure by the Buyer to perform any relevant obligation (Buyer Default):
6.2.1 DKI Consulting Engineers shall without limiting its other rights or remedies have the right to suspend performance of the Services until the Buyer remedies the Buyer Default, and to rely on the Buyer Default to relieve it from the performance of any of its obligations to the extent the Buyer Default prevents or delays DKI Consulting Engineers’ performance of any of its obligations;
6.2.2 DKI Consulting Engineers shall not be liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Buyer arising directly or indirectly from DKI Consulting Engineers’ failure or delay to perform any of its obligations as set out in this clause and
6.2.3 The Buyer shall reimburse DKI Consulting Engineers on written demand for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by DKI Consulting Engineers arising directly or indirectly from the Buyer Default.
7.1 All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services shall be owned by DKI Consulting Engineers.
7.2 The Buyer acknowledges that, in respect of any third party Intellectual Property Rights in the Services, the Buyer’s use of any such Intellectual Property Rights is conditional on DKI Consulting Engineers obtaining a written licence from the relevant licensor on such terms as will entitle DKI Consulting Engineers to license such rights to the Buyer.
7.3 All Seller Materials are the exclusive property of DKI Consulting Engineers.
8.1 Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude DKI Consulting Engineers’ liability for:
8.1.1 Death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors;
8.1.2 Fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
8.1.3 breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession);
8.1.4 Breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession); or
8.1.5 Defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
8.2 Subject to clause 8.1:
8.2.1 DKI Consulting Engineers shall under no circumstances whatever be liable to the Buyer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract; and
8.2.2 DKI Consulting Engineers’ total liability to the Buyer in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed £(amount).
8.3 After the Warranty Period, the terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the terms implied by sections 3 to 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
8.4 This clause shall survive termination of the Contract.
9.1 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, each party may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if:
9.1.1 The other party commits a material breach of its obligations under this Contract and (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 7 days after receipt of notice in writing to do so;]
9.1.2 The other party suspends, or threatens to suspend, payment of its debts or is unable to pay its debts as they fall due or admits inability to pay its debts or [(being a company or limited liability partnership) is deemed unable to pay its debts within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or (being an individual) is deemed either unable to pay its debts or as having no reasonable prospect of so doing, in either case, within the meaning of section 268 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or (being a partnership) has any partner to whom any of the foregoing apply];
9.1.3 The other party commences negotiations with all or any class of its creditors with a view to rescheduling any of its debts, or makes a proposal for or enters into any compromise or arrangement with its creditors [other than (where a company) for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of that other party with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of that other party];
9.1.4 A petition is filed, a notice is given, a resolution is passed, or an order is made, for or in connection with the winding up of the other party (being a company) other than for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the other party with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of that other party;
9.1.5 The other party (being an individual) is the subject of a bankruptcy petition or order;
9.1.6 A creditor or encumbrancer of the other party attaches or takes possession of, or a distress, execution, sequestration or other such process is levied or enforced on or sued against, the whole or any part of its assets and such attachment or process is not discharged within  days;
9.1.7 An application is made to court, or an order is made, for the appointment of an administrator or if a notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given or if an administrator is appointed over the other party (being a company);
9.1.8 The holder of a qualifying charge over the assets of the other party (being a company) has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative receiver;
9.1.9 A person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver over the assets of the other party or a receiver is appointed over the assets of the other party;
9.1.10 Any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the other party in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in clause 9.1.2 to clause 9.1.9 (inclusive);
9.1.11 The other party suspends, threatens to suspend, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on, all or substantially the whole of its business;
9.2.12 The other party’s financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in DKI Consulting Engineers’ opinion the Buyer’s capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy; or
9.2.13 The other party (being an individual) dies or, by reason of illness or incapacity (whether mental or physical), is incapable of managing his own affairs or becomes a patient under any mental health legislation.
9.3 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, DKI Consulting Engineers may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Buyer if the Buyer fails to pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment.
9.4 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, DKI Consulting Engineers may suspend the supply of Services under the Contract or any other contract between the Buyer and DKI Consulting Engineers if the Buyer fails to pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment, the Buyer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 9.1 to clause 9.2.13, or DKI Consulting Engineers reasonably believes that the Buyer is about to become subject to any of them.
9.5 On termination of the Contract for any reason:
9.5.1 The Buyer shall immediately pay to DKI Consulting Engineers all of DKI Consulting Engineers outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of Services supplied but for which no invoice has yet been submitted, DKI Consulting Engineers shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by the Buyer immediately on receipt;
9.5.2 The Buyer shall return all of DKI Consulting Engineers Materials and any Deliverables which have not been fully paid for. If the Buyer fails to do so, then DKI Consulting Engineers may enter the Buyer’s premises and take possession of them. Until they have been returned, the Buyer shall be solely responsible for their safe keeping and will not use them for any purpose not connected with this Contract;
9.5.3 The accrued rights and remedies of the parties as at termination shall not be affected, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination or expiry; and
9.5.4 Clauses which expressly or by implication have effect after termination shall continue in full force and effect.
10.1 For the purposes of this Contract, Force Majeure Event means an event beyond the reasonable control of DKI Consulting Engineers including but not limited to strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of DKI Consulting Engineers or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, interference by civil of military authorities, national or international calamity, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm, earthquake, epidemic or similar events, or default of suppliers or subcontractors.
10.2 DKI Consulting Engineers shall not be liable to the Buyer as a result of any delay or failure to perform its obligations under this Contract as a result of a Force Majeure Event.
10.3 If the Force Majeure Event prevents DKI Consulting Engineers from providing any of the Services for more than four weeks, DKI Consulting Engineers shall, without limiting its other rights or remedies, have the right to terminate this Contract immediately by giving written notice to the Buyer.
11.1.1 Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with this Contract shall be in writing, addressed to that party at its registered office (if it is a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case) or such other address as that party may have specified to the other party in writing in accordance with this clause, and shall be delivered personally or sent by prepaid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, or by commercial courier, fax [or e-mail].
11.1.2 The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action
11.2 Waiver. A waiver of any right under the Contract or law is only effective if it is in writing and shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right or remedy under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor prevent or restrict its further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
11.3 No partnership or agency. Nothing in the Contract is intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint venture between any of the parties, nor constitute either party the agent of another party for any purpose. Neither party shall have authority to act as agent for, or to bind, the other party in any way.
11.4 Third parties. A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights to enforce its terms.
11.5 This Contract contains the entire agreement and understanding of the parties relating to the subject matter of this Contract and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between the parties, whether written or oral.
11.6 Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions shall be effective unless it is agreed in writing and signed by DKI Consulting Engineers.
11.7 Governing law. This agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the United Kingdom.
11.8 Jurisdiction. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of the United Kingdom shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Contract or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).
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