TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. General
Acceptance of the tender includes acceptance of the following Terms & Conditions.

2. Period of Tender
The Tender remains open for 30 days unless previously withdrawn. Thereafter, the Tender is subject to confirmation or adjustment by the Contractor.

3. Basis of Tender
i) All increases in labour and/or material cost arising after the date of tender may be recovered from the Customer unless the tender expressly excludes this Condition.
ii) The Tender is based on the work being effected during normal working hours, Monday to Friday.
iii) Variations or additional work shall be charged on time and material basis unless subject of a separate quotation accepted by the Customer.
iv) The laying of cables and conduits runs is by shortest practicable routes.
v) Work by other Trades, any statutory fees, or charges for work done by Supply Authority or Local Authority is not included.
vi) Whilst reasonable care will be taken, the Tender does not include for incidental redecoration or other works consequent upon the proper execution of the work.

4. Terms of Payment
i) Payment in full shall be due on completion of the work and shall be made within 30 days of the date of a written application/invoice submitted by the Contractor.
ii) Where the Contract Period is in excess of 4 weeks, written applications/invoices may be submitted monthly for the total value of work executed – less previous payments – the net amount due to be paid by the Customer within 30 days.
iii) Failure by the Customer to make any payment as aforesaid shall entitle the Contractor to suspend work and/or charge interest on the amount outstanding at 4% above Base Rate of the Contractor’s Bank from time to time in force.
iv) Any discounts offered are for prompt payment only.

5. Completion
The Contractor shall endeavour to carry out the work within the period stipulated or, if no period is stipulated, within a reasonable time, but shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage arising out of delay due to any cause beyond the Contractor’s control.

6. Consequential Loss or Damage
Without prejudice to the Customer’s Statutory rights, the Contractor will pass to the Customer the benefit of any guarantees the Contractor has received in respect of materials supplied by the Contractor and undertakes to repair or, if necessary, replace free of charge any materials or work found to be defective if the defect is due to faulty workmanship by the Contractor, his servants or agents and is brought to his attention within 12 months of the completion of the work, provided nevertheless that:
a) The Contractor accepts no responsibility for any drawing, design or specification not prepared by him.
b) The Contractor’s responsibility to the Customer is limited to the fulfilment of the contract in a proper and workmanlike manner and the Contractor shall not be liable for any consequential loss or damage arising out of the execution of the Contract, unless due to the negligence of the Contractor, his servants, or agents.
c) The Contractor shall not be liable for any wear and tear, loss or damage, direct or indirect, nor for any extra work entailed due to the apparatus being put into operation by the Customer or by the Contractor, his servants, or agents at the Customer’s request before it is handed over for beneficial use.
d) The repair or replacement of any faulty work or materials shall only be carried out by the Contractor, his servants, or agents; otherwise the Contractor’s warranties as to repair or replacement shall not apply.
e) The Contractor will take reasonable care but accepts no liability for damage to furniture or other fixtures and fitting which have to be moved by the Contractor or his workmen in order to carry out the Contract Works. Without prejudice to this the Contractor will maintain adequate Public Liability Insurance cover for at least the duration of the Contract.

7. Design
Any design information carried out or provided by ourselves, remains our copyright and is offered on the basis that the works shall be totally carried out by ourselves.