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Terms of Service - Equipment Hire, Testing & Inspection Aberdeen

Terms of Service


1.1     “The Company” means  STAG TIC  Ltd  having its principal  place of business at  50 Wellington Road, Aberdeen, AB12 3DN.
1.2    “The Customer” means the customer of the Company.
1.3     “The Contract” means any contract for the supply of the Services by the Company to the Customer.
1.4     “The  Services”  means  any  Services  forming  the  subject  of  this  contract  including  goods,  parts  and  components  of  or
materials incorporated in them.

2.1     Quotations by the Company unless otherwise stated in them shall be open for acceptance within 30 days of the date of
the quotation.
2.2     No Contract shall come into existence until the Customer’s duly authorised Purchase Order is accepted in writing by the
2.3     Typographical and clerical errors are subject to correction by the Company.
2.4     The Company reserves the right to amend the quotation at any time up to acceptance of the order in writing.
2.5     The Company reserves the right to alter all price lists and discount schedules without notice.
2.6     Small  value  orders  are  subject  to  minimum  order  charge  which  may  vary  and  any  such  charge  will  be  stated  by  the
Company at the time of quotation.
2.7     These conditions shall be incorporated in the Contract to the exclusion of any terms or conditions stipulated or referred
to by the Customer.
2.8     No variations or amendments of this Contract shall be binding on the Company unless confirmed by it in writing.

3.1     All  invoices  are  payable  in  the  currency  in  which  raised  within  30  days  of  the  date  of  the  Company’s  invoice  at  the
Company’s premises stated on the invoice and in no circumstances shall the Customer be entitled to make any deduction
or withhold payment for any reason at all.
3.2     Time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract. Without prejudice to any other rights of the Company, if the
Customer fails to pay the invoice price by the date due, the Company shall be at liberty to charge interest on any overdue
amount from  the date on which payment was due to  the  date on which it  is made on a daily  basis at a rate of 5% per
annum  over  the  Base  Rate  from  time  to  time  quoted  by  the  Governor  and  Company  of  the  Bank  of  Scotland  and  the
Customer  shall  reimburse  the  Company  all  costs  and  expenses  (including  legal  costs)  incurred  in  the  collection  of  any
overdue amounts.
3.3     The  Company  reserves  the  right  to  withdraw  without  notice  the  facilities  of  any  credit  account  which  it  may  have
allowed  to  a  Customer  in  the  event  of  default  by  the  Customer  in  punctual  payment  of  any  monies  due  from  him.   All
monies  then  owing  by the  Customer shall  thereupon become  payable.  However,  in  such  event,  the  Company  reserves
the right to suspend the services or reduce the rate of supply of the Services on this or any other outstanding order until
all monies then owing are paid.
3.4     The Customer in submitting his first order to the Company should at the same time supply to the Company full details of
his  bank  account  together  with  the  names  of  two  trade  referees.   If  the  Company  considers  the  references  to  be
unsatisfactory, it reserves the right to require cash from the Customer on or before commencement of the supply of the
3.5    If the Customer is unable or wrongly refuses to accept the supply of the Services or the delivery of the goods therein in
compliance with  the terms of  the Contract,  the  Company  reserves the  right in addition  to any  other  remedy  to  raise an
invoice  in respect of the  Services and/or goods and  demand  payment  therefore upon  the same terms  as  if delivery has
been  accepted.   Further,  if  the  Customer  is  unable  or  wrongly  refuses  to  accept  the  supply  of  the  Services  or  to  take
delivery of the  goods within 14 days after he  has been notified that  they are  ready for supply or delivery, the Company
shall be at liberty to charge the Customer a reasonable amount for inter alia storing of goods and if necessary, to arrange
for  storage  of  the  goods  at  premises  other  than  at  the  Company’s  premises  at  the  Customer’s  expense  and  risk  in  all

4.1     For the purpose of Section 12 The Sale of Goods Act 1979 the Company shall transfer only such title or rights in respect
of goods as the Company has and if goods are purchased from a third party shall transfer only such title or rights as that
party had and has transferred to the Company.
4.2     Notwithstanding  the  earlier  passing  of  risk,  title  in  goods  shall  remain  with  the  Company  and  shall  not  pass  to  the
Customer until the amount due under the invoice for them has been paid in full.
4.3     Until title passes, the Customer shall  hold  goods for  the Company and shall store or mark them so  that they  can at all
times be identified as the property of the Company.
4.4     The Company  shall be  entitled  at  any  time  before  title passes  to  repossess  and dismantle  without  being  liable for any
damage  caused  by  so  doing  and  use  or  sell  all  or  any  of  the  goods  supplied  and  so  terminate  without  liability  to  the
Customer  the  Customer’s  rights  to  use,  sell  or  otherwise  deal  in  them  and  for  that  purpose  of  determining  what  if  any
goods are held by the Customer and inspecting them to enter any premises of the Customer.
4.5     The Company shall be entitled to maintain an action for the price of any goods notwithstanding that title in them has not
passed to the Customer.

5.1     Goods  are  delivered  to  the  Customer  when  the  Company  makes  them  available  to  the  Customer  or  any  agent  of  the
Customer  or  any  carrier  (who  shall  be  the  Customer’s  agent  whoever  pays  his  charges)  at  the  Company’s  premises  or
other delivery points agreed by the Company.
5.2     Risk in goods passes when they are delivered to the Customer.
5.3     The Company may at its discretion deliver goods by instalments in any sequence.
5.4     When goods are delivered by instalments, each instalment shall be deemed to be the subject of a separate Contract and
no default or failure by the Company in respect of any one or more instalments shall vitiate the Contract in respect of the
goods previously delivered or undelivered goods.
5.5     Any dates quoted by the Company for the supply of the Services or the delivery of goods are approximate only and shall
not  form  part  of  the  Contract  and  the  Customer  acknowledges  that  in  the  performance  expected  of  the  Company  no
regard has been paid to any quoted supply or delivery date.
5.6     If  the Customer  fails  to accept  the  supply of  the Services  or to  take delivery of  the goods or  any part of  them on  the
date  due  and  fails  to  provide  any  instructions,  documents,   licences,  consents  or  authorizations  required  to  enable  the
goods to be delivered on the due date, the Company shall be entitled upon giving written notice to the Customer to store
or arrange for  the  storage of  the  goods and  then  risk in the goods  shall be  deemed  to  have  passed  and  the Customer
shall pay the Company all costs and expenses including storage and insurance charges arising from his failure.
5.7     The  Company  shall  not  be  liable  for  any  penalty,  loss,  injury,  damage  or  expense  arising  from  any  delay  or  failure  in
delivery or performance from any cause at all nor shall such delay or failure entitle the Customer to refuse to accept any
delivery or performance of or repudiate the Contract.
5.8     Should  shipment  of  any  goods  be  delayed  beyond  the  original  scheduled  shipping  date  for  the  convenience  of  the
Customer  or  because  of  lack  of  shipping  instructions  from  the  Customer,  or  non  receipt  of  Customer’s  material  for
mounting, such goods will be referred to as “held” goods.
5.9     Charges  will  be  made  on  “held”  goods  for  storage  and  any  other  expenses  occasioned  by  the  delay.   Invoices  will  be
issued immediately on all “held” goods. Material on “held” goods will be stored at the Customer’s risk and subject to the
same  prices,  schedule  and  conditions  as  applied  to  a  new  Contract  entered  on  the  date  the  “held”  goods  contract  is
5.10   Unless  stated  to  the  contrary  in  the  Company’s  quotation,  the  Customer  will  be  charged  for  carriage,  packing  cases,
crates and other packing materials as are necessary.

6.1     Any claim for non delivery of any goods shall be notified in writing by the Customer to the Company within two working
days of the date of the Company’s invoice.
6.2     Any  claim  that  any  goods  have  been  delivered  damaged,  are  not  of  the  correct  quantity  or  do  not  comply  with  their
description shall be notified in writing by the Customer to the Company within 7 days of their delivery.
6.3     Any alleged defect shall be notified by the Customer to the Company within 7 days of the delivery of the goods or in the
case of any defect which is not reasonably apparent on inspection within 7 days of the defect coming to the Customer’s
attention and in any event within 3 months from the date of delivery. Any claim under this condition must be in writing
and must contain full details of the claim including the part numbers of any allegedly defective goods.
6.4     The Company shall be afforded reasonable opportunity and facilities to investigate any claims made under this condition
and the Customer shall, if so requested in writing by the Company, promptly return any goods, subject to claim and any
packing, securely packed and carriage paid to the Company for examination.
6.5     The Company shall have no liability with regard to any claim in respect of which the Customer has not complied with the
provisions of this condition.

7.1     Under no circumstances shall the Company have any liability of whatever kind for:-7.1.1   any defects arising from wear and tear, accident, improper use by the Customer or use by the Customer otherwise than
in  accordance with the instructions or advice of the Company or the manufacturer of any goods or  neglect or from any
instructions or materials provided by the Customer.
7.1.2   any goods which have been adjusted, modified or repaired otherwise than by the Company.
7.1.3   the  suitability  of  any  goods  for  any  particular  purpose  or  use  under  specific  conditions  whether  or  not  the  purpose  or
conditions were known or communicated to the Company.
7.1.4   any  substitution  by  the  Customer  of  any  materials  or  components  not  forming  part  of  any  specification  of  the  goods
agreed in writing by the Company.
7.1.5   any  descriptions,  illustrations,  specifications,  figures  as  to  performance,  drawings  and  particulars  or  weights  and
dimensions  submitted  by  the  Company  contained  in  the  Company’s  catalogues,  price  lists  or  elsewhere  since  they  are
merely  intended  to  represent  a  general  idea  of  the  goods  are  not  to  form  part  of  the  contract  or  to  be  treated  as
7.1.6   any technical information, recommendations, statements or advice furnished by the Company, its servants or agents not
given in writing in response to a specific written request from the Customer before the Contract is made.
7.1.7   any  variations  in  the  quantities  or  dimensions  of  any  goods  or  changes  of  their  specifications  or  substitution  of  any
materials or components if the variation or substitution does not materially affect the characteristics of the goods and the
substituted materials or components are of a quality equal or superior to those originally specified.

8.1     The Company shall have no liability to the Customer (other than liability for death or personal injury resulting from the
Company’s negligence) for any loss or damage of a nature arising from any breach of any express or implied warranty or
condition of the Contract or any negligence, breach of statutory or other duty on the part of the Company or in any other
way out of or in connection with the performance or purported performance or failure to perform the Contract except in
accordance with this condition.
8.2     If  the  Customer  establishes  that  any  goods  have  not  been  delivered,  have  been  delivered  damaged,  are  not  of  the
correct quantity or do not comply with their description, the Company may at its option , replace with similar goods any
goods  which  are  missing,  lost  or  damaged  or  do  not  comply  with  their  description,  allow  the  Customer  credit  for  their
invoice value or repair any damaged goods.
8.3     If the Customer establishes that any goods are defective the Company may, at its option, replace with similar goods or
repair any defective goods, allow the Customer credit for their invoice value or to the extent that the goods are not of the
Company’s manufacture, assign to  the Customer  (so far  as  the  Company  is  able  to do so) any warranties  given by  the
manufacturer of the goods to the Company.
8.4    The delivery of  any repaired or replacement goods shall be at the Company’s premises or other delivery point specified
for the original goods.
8.5     Where the Company is liable in accordance with this condition in respect of only some or part of the goods, the Contract
shall remain in full force and effect in respect of the other or other parts of the goods and no set off or other claim shall
be made by the Customer against or in respect of such other or other parts of the goods.
8.6     No  claim  against  the  company  shall  be  entertained  for  any  defect  arising  from  any  design  or  specification  provided  or
made by the Customer or if any adjustments, alterations or other work has been done to the goods by any person other
than the Company.
8.7     The Company shall not  be  liable where  any goods the price of which does  not include carriage are lost or damaged in
transit and all claims by the Customer shall be made against the carrier. Replacements for such lost or damaged goods
will, if available, be supplied by the Company at the prices ruling at the date of despatch.
8.8     When goods are supplied to the Customer’s design, the Company shall not be liable for infringement of any patents or
other rights and the Customer shall keep the Company fully indemnified against loss, damage and expense incurred by it
as  a  result  of  any  claim  made against  it  by  any  person  claiming patent  rights in  respect of  any  such goods or  any  part
8.9     In no circumstances shall the liability of the Company to the Customer under this condition  exceed the invoice value of
the goods.

9.1   The Company shall not be liable for any failure in the performance of any of its obligations under the Contract caused
by  strikes,  lockout,  war,  fire,  flood,  accident,  defective  material,  delay  in  obtaining  materials  not  manufactured  by  the
Company or any other cause (whether or not similar to any of the foregoing) outside its control.
9.2   The Company may sub-contract the performance of the Contract in whole or in part.
9.3     The  Contract  is  between  the  Company  and  the  Customer  as  principals  and  shall  not  be  assignable  by  the  Customer
without the express written consent of the Company.
9.4     The Company shall have a lien on all the Customer’s property in the Company’s possession for all sums  due at any time
from the  Customer  and shall be entitled  to  use,  sell or  dispose of  that property as agent  for and  at the expense of  the
Customer  and  apply  the  proceeds  in  and  towards  the  payment  of  such  sums  on  14  days  notice  in  writing  to  the
Customer. Upon accounting to the Customer for any balance remaining after payment of any sums due to the Company
and the costs of sale or disposal, the Company shall be discharged of any liability in respect of the Customer’s property.
9.5     The Company may, at its discretion, suspend or terminate the supply of the Services and the delivery of any goods if the
Customer fails to make any payment when and as due or otherwise defaults in any of its obligations under the Contract
or  any  other  agreement  with  the  Company  or  becomes  insolvent,  has  a  receiver  appointed  of  its  business  or  is
compulsorily or voluntarily wound up or the Company bona fide believes that any of these events may occur, and in case
of termination shall be entitled to forfeit any deposit paid.
9.6     If any  goods  are manufactured in  accordance with any  design  or  specification  provided or made by  the Customer,  the
Customer  shall  indemnify  the  Company  from  and  against  all  claims  costs  expenses  and  liability  of  any  nature  in
connection with them, including any claim whether actual or alleged that the design or specification infringes the rights of
any third party.
9.7     All tools, patterns, materials, drawings, specifications and other data provided by the Company shall remain its property
and all technical information, patentable or unpatentable, copyright and registered designs arising from the performance
of the Services shall remain the property of the Company.
9.8  The Contract and its subject matter are confidential and shall not be disclosed or used for any unauthorised purpose.

10.1   Orders  for  the  Services  once  accepted  in  writing  by  the  Company  cannot  be  cancelled  by  the  Customer  nor  can
performance or delivery dates be deferred upon the request of the Customer except with the Company’s written consent
and upon the Customer agreeing to indemnify the Company against all loss it may incur as a result.

11.1   All goods sent by the Customer to the Company must be delivered at the Customer’s expense and be duly advised to the
Company. All such goods sent for assembly must be in good condition and ready for assembly.
11.2   Whilst the Company will take every care in all work to Customer’s goods, it shall not be liable for any damage to or loss of
such goods whilst on its premises, nor for any consequential loss, damage or injury arising therefrom.

12.1   Any samples delivered to the Customer from the Company must be returned by the Customer to the Company’s premises
at the Customer’s expense within one month from the date of delivery or be paid for.
12.2    No conditional warranty shall be implied by reason of the submission of such sample.
12.3   Drawings,  descriptive  matter,  weights,  dimensions  and  shipping  specifications  submitted  by  the  Company  to  the
Customer,  and  the  descriptions  and  illustrations  contained  in  the  Company  catalogues,  pamphlets,  price  lists  and  other
advertising material are approximate only and shall not be binding upon the Company unless expressly so stated.

13.1    The  Contract  shall  be  governed  by  Scots  Law  and  the  Customer  consents  to  the  exclusive  jurisdiction  of  the  Scottish
Courts in all matters regarding the Contract except to the extent that the Company evokes the jurisdiction of the courts of
any other country.
13.2   The headlines of conditions are for convenience of reference only and shall not affect their interpretation.

14.1   Any notice to be given under the Contract shall be in writing and telexed, sent by facsimile transmission or forwarded by
first  class,  prepaid,  registered  or  recorded  delivery,  letter/post  to  the  receiving  party  at  its  business  address  as  last
notified  in  writing  to  the  other  party  and  shall  be  deemed  to  have  been  given  on  the  date  of  the  telex  or  facsimile
transmission or on the date following that on which the notice was posted

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