Terms and Conditions

Purchasing terms and Conditions – Jan 2014

  1. 1. General

    1. 1.1 The following terms and conditions shall govern the purchasing agreement. No other terms and conditions of the supplier shall form part of the agreement, even if Kinorigo do not expressly object to them or Kinorigo are aware of the supplier’s contrary terms and conditions and accept the goods without reservation.
    2. 1.2 All orders, consents, side agreements and subsequent contractual amendments shall only be valid if mutually agreed in writing. Separate terms and conditions shall apply to assembly, maintenance, inspections, repairs and other services.
    3. 1.3 Our local purchasing terms and conditions mentioned in the order or individual contract shall have priority over these general conditions. These conditions shall also
      apply to future transactions with the supplier.
  2. 2. Prices

    1. 2.1 The prices set forth in the order are fixed prices without indexation unless otherwise agreed in writing. The prices include the price for all ancillary services required under
      the agreement (e. g. packaging, insurance, inspection costs).
  3. 3. Delivery time and clauses

    1. 3.1 The agreed delivery times are binding and must be unconditionally met. For part delivery or delivery in advance, our written consent is required. Additional and alteration work does not entitle the supplier to extension of the delivery period, unless mutually agreed in writing in advance.
    2. 3.2 As soon as the supplier believes that he will be wholly or partially unable to fulfil his contractual obligations or be unable to do so as scheduled, he must promptly inform us stating the reason and expected length of the delay.
    3. 3.3 If the supplier does not comply with its delivery/service obligation within the agreed delivery time, then he shall be liable as provided by law. Alternatively, at our election,
      we are entitled to a contractual penalty for late delivery, which, if not otherwise agreed in advance, amounts to 2 % of the sum of the order for each week of delayed delivery or part thereof but not more than 10 %. After four weeks delay we are entitled to cancel the purchase in full or in part.
    4. 3.4 Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, goods shall be provided “DDP” according to the Incoterms 2000.
  4. 4. Packaging, marking and receiving

    1. 4.1 Packaging should be carried out in such a way that it protects the goods from damage and decline in value during transport to the place of delivery and during a reasonable period of storage in a manner suitable for the purpose.
    2. 4.2 Marking of the goods shall be carried out in accordance with our instructions but this does not limit the supplier’s liability for ensuring that the goods are also marked in accordance with their properties as regards fragility, weather resistance, etc. Our order number must be specified on the delivery note, which must always be enclosed with delivered goods and on all other related correspondence. If the goods are delivered without a delivery note, the supplier will bear any costs resulting from this.
    3. 4.3 The supplier shall in good time before delivery provide us with the necessary information of importance for transport and receipt of the goods. If the delivery contains dangerous goods, we must be informed of this separately.
  5. 5. Quality and warranties

    1. 5.1 The supplier warrants that goods delivered and services provided shall meet the contractually agreed qualities, conform to accepted technical rules and to all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation the relevant provisions on environmental protection, regulations for the prevention of accidents and for employment protection) and that goods do not have defects which would eliminate or diminish their value or their suitability for their customary or contractually prescribed use. The supplier is responsible for ensuring that goods supplied are fit for purpose including any purpose made known by us.
    2. 5.2 If Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 (the “REACH Regulation”) applies to the goods supplied, the supplier warrants that the goods supplied comply with the requirements of the REACH Regulation (including registration). The supplier shall indemnify us from any claims asserted against us by third-parties (including public authorities) due to noncompliance with the requirements of the REACH Regulation.
    3. 5.3 Independent of any rights we may have at law we may, at our option, demand the removal of goods, defects in goods or subsequent delivery of goods and the supplier shall bear all costs necessary for such removal or subsequent delivery. We expressly retain the right to claim for costs, losses and damages (including, without limitation, consequential harm caused by defects or the supplier’s failure to comply with these terms and financial damages).
    4. 5.4 The warranty period, which is regulated by law, shall apply. Should a longer warranty period be agreed in writing this longer period shall apply. The supplier bears full responsibility for ensuring that the goods maintain their contractual quality during the agreed warranty period. The warranty period will be extended by the period, during which the goods as a result of a defect cannot be used for their intended purpose. For a repaired or replaced part, a new warranty period will apply for the same period of time as for the original part.
    5. 5.5 We may carry out such tests and inspections as we consider necessary to see that Services are being performed and that Goods are in accordance with our requirements at any time (including at the supplier’s works). Goods and services shall not be deemed accepted until we have had 20 working days to inspect and/or test them following performance or delivery at the final destination. Failure to make an inspection, examination or test, or acceptance of goods and services shall in no way relieve the supplier from his obligations under these terms.
    6. 5.6 The supplier shall ensure and demonstrate on demand that he has all appropriate corporate social responsibility policies and has satisfied all legal requirements, in respect of a) health and safety; b) conservation of the environment, rectification of environmental damage and shall have a sustainability policy which is consistent with our Supplier Code of Conduct; c) treatment of workforce including non discrimination and equal opportunities; d) the practice of fair trade; e) quality assurance systems for goods and services; and f) ensuring that the supplier does not fall within any of the criteria for rejection of operators by contracting authorities in the award of public contracts, such as criminal conspiracy, corruption, bribery, fraud, theft and money laundering, whether by the supplier or its officers. The supplier shall and shall procure that its employees, affiliates, subcontractors and agents (“Delegates”) shall comply
      with our Supplier Code of Conduct in force from time to time. We may inspect the supplier’s systems for evidence of such compliance and if the Supplier and/or its Delegates are not in compliance, we may terminate this Agreement on 30 days’ written notice.
  6. 6. Third party rights, industrial property rights and design

    1. 6.1 The supplier guarantees that the goods delivered are free of third party rights including, that they do not infringe third party intellectual property rights. If claims are asserted against us on this ground by a third party, the supplier agrees to indemnify us from such claims immediately on our first written demand.
    2. 6.2 The party who supplied information and designs is responsible for the correctness of the same. The approval of the other party does not exempt such responsibility. However, the supplier is responsible for alterations to the supplier’s design proposed by us.
    3. 6.3 The intellectual property rights in any designs, drawings, models, materials, statistical profiles, data carriers and the like furnished by us shall remain our property. Neither they
      nor other goods produced using them may be a) given to third parties without our permission; b) used by third parties or used for advertising purposes even after the expiration of the contractually established period during which damages may be awarded for breach of contract. Any such conduct entitles us to withdraw from the contract, either in whole or in part, without payment of compensation.
  7. 7. Insurance and health and safety

    1. 7.1 The supplier shall arrange at his own cost the following liability insurance policies with a reputable insurer a) as required by law; b) sufficient to cover damages caused by and to himself, his employees, his agents and the delivered goods themselves; c) public liability insurance with a limit of not less than £5 million per event; and d) if providing services  professional indemnity insurance with a limit of indemnity of not less than £2 million per event; and shall, at our request provide us with satisfactory evidence of the same. If the supplier omits to do so, we may, at the supplier’s expense, take out such insurance(s) ourselves to provide the equivalent insurance cover.
    2. 7.2 The Supplier shall be responsible for ensuring in accordance with best practice the safety of the Supplier, its Delegates, and equipment. The Supplier shall and shall procure that its Delegates shall comply with our site specific standards, rules and/or procedures as we notify to the Supplier and that the Supplier and any of its Delegates shall enter our sites at their own risk.
  8. 8. Invoicing and payment

    1. 8.1 Unless the purchasing agreement provides otherwise, invoices showing the VAT number must be submitted to the purchasing address after delivery or performance.
    2. 8.2 Subject to our right to dispute any amounts due, the price for the provision of goods and services as set out in the PO shall be paid to the Supplier within 60 days of the end of the month of receipt of invoice. The invoice will only be accepted for payment following successful completion of the services and delivery of the goods as required herein.
    3. 8.3 Claims for payment for additional or alteration work will only be approved if we have stated in writing that the work may be carried out for extra payment. If we have a claim on the supplier as a result of the purchase, we may withhold as much of the payment as is equivalent to the claim.
    4. 8.4 Title to goods ordered shall pass to us upon delivery of or payment for the goods, whichever is earlier. If payment is made before delivery, the supplier shall clearly identify the goods as our property by visible marking and shall keep the goods separated from other goods the supplier may have in its possession.
    5. 8.5 We may demand a bank guarantee or another security acceptable to us, to be issued at the supplier’s cost, for any advance payments.
  9. 9. Termination

    1. 9.1 Force majeure, including war and similar events as well as business disruptions of all kinds, strikes, lock-outs and other causes or events which lead to a restriction or suspension of our business operations, shall entitle us to postpone our duty to accept delivery or wholly or partially withdraw from the contract. Postponement or withdrawal does not entitle the supplier to claim for any damages.
    2. 9.2 If the supplier a) becomes, enters into and/or applies for or calls meetings of members or creditors with a view to one or more of a moratorium, administration, bankruptcy, liquidation (of any kind), or composition and/or arrangement with creditors, and/or have any of his property subjected to one or more of appointment of a receiver, enforcement of security, distress, or execution of a judgment (in each case to include similar events under the laws of other countries) and/or otherwise become unable to pay his debts; b) commits a material or persistent breach of this Agreement; and/or c) has a change in his management or of control in his ownership; then we may, at our option, terminate the contract on notice to the supplier. On termination all sums owing to us on any account shall immediately become due and payable.
    3. 9.3 We may at any time on 30 days’ written notice terminate a contract as to all or any of the goods or services that have not been provided by the end of such notice period.
    4. 9.4 No termination shall affect or relieve any of the supplier’s obligations in respect of any goods or services provided prior to the date of termination. Termination shall not prejudice any rights accrued to either party before termination. On termination of this Agreement for any reason, the supplier shall immediately deliver to us: a) all materials provided for the purposes of the contract; and b) and all other materials incorporating our intellectual property existing at the date of termination, whether or not then complete. If the supplier fails to fulfil his obligations under this clause, we may enter the supplier’s premises and take possession of any items which should have been returned to us.
  10. 10. General

    1. 10.1 The place of performance shall be the place the goods are to be delivered or at which performance is to be rendered. The agreement and these conditions shall be governed by English law and we both submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
    2. 10.2 Should any provisions in these terms and conditions be or become invalid or void, this shall have no effect on the other provisions. The parties shall endeavour to replace the invalid provision with an arrangement that comes as close as possible to its original business purpose.
    3. 10.3 In these terms and conditions the term “we” and “our” refers to our legal personality stated in our purchasing agreement and,where the interpretation permits, shall include all of our subsidiaries, holding companies, ultimate holding company or subsidiaries of such holding companies or ultimate holding company, and “subsidiary” and “holding company” shall bear the meanings attributed to them in Section 1159 Companies Act 2006.
    4. 10.4 If the contract of employment of any person is at any time deemed or is likely to be deemed to transfer to us or any successor contractor by operation of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (as amended or replaced) (“TUPE”), the supplier shall: (a) comply with his obligations under TUPE; and (b) keep us indemnified against all losses arising from or in connection with any such transfer or any claimed transfer including, without limitation, any act, omission, default, breach of obligation or negligence of the supplier or his agents, expenses of employment of any such person, and the consequences of any dismissal of any such person including without limitation as a result of any indemnity we give to a successor contractor.
    5. 10.5 Neither party shall at any time disclose to any third party or use, other than for the purposes of discharging its obligations or exercising its rights under these terms, any information of a secret or confidential nature acquired by it concerning the trade business or affairs of the other party and each party will use its reasonable endeavours to prevent its employees or former employees from doing so. This clause shall not apply to information which either party is required by law to disclose.