Terms and Conditions
As used herein, "Seller" means B&L Engineering, "Buyer" means the party to which the quotation or invoice is addressed or to whom is issuing a purchase order.
ACCEPTANCE OF BUYER'S ORDER IS CONDITIONAL ON BUYERS ASSENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS PRINTED BELOW. IF BUYER OBJECTS TO ANY TERMS BELOW, SUCH OBJECTION MUST BE IN WRITING AND DELIVERED TO SELLER WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, NOT TO EXCEED 10 DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THIS DOCUMENT. FAILURE TO MAKE SUCH A TIMELY EXCEPTION, OR ACCEPTANCE BY BUYER OF ANY GOODS DELIVERED BY SELLER HEREUNDER, SHALL BE CONCLUSIVELY DEEMED ASSENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BELOW. SELLER'S FAILURE TO OBJECT TO PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN ANY COMMUNICATION FROM BUYER WILL NOT BE A WAIVER OF THE PROVISIONS HEREOF.
1. Prices and Taxes
Prices shall be as specified by Seller and shall be applicable for the period specified in Seller's quote. If no period is specified, prices shall be applicable for ten (10) days. Notwithstanding the foregoing, prices shall be subject to increase in the event of an increase in Seller's costs or other circumstances beyond Seller's reasonable control. Prices are exclusive of taxes, impositions and other charges, including: sales, use, excise, value added and similar taxes or charges imposed by any government authority, international shipping charges, forwarding agent's, and broker's fees, consular fees, document fees, custom's fees, and import duties. If Seller shall be liable for or shall pay any of the foregoing, same shall be paid by Buyer to Seller in addition to the price of the goods.
2. Terms and Method of Payment
Orders are subject to credit approval by Seller, which may in its sole discretion at any time change the terms of Buyer's credit, require payment in cash, bank wire transfer or by official bank check and/or require payment of any or all amounts due or to become due for Buyer's order before shipment of any or all goods. If Seller believes in good faith that Buyer's ability to make payments may be impaired or if Buyer shall fail to pay any invoice when due, Seller may suspend delivery of any order or any remaining balance thereof until such payment is made or cancel any order or any remaining balance thereof, and Buyer shall remain liable to pay for any goods already shipped and all non-standard goods ordered by Buyer. Buyer agrees to submit such financial information from time to time as may be reasonably requested by Seller for the establishment and/or continuation of credit terms. Checks are accepted subject to collection and the date of collection shall be deemed the date of payment. Any check received from Buyer may be applied by Seller against any obligation owing from Buyer to Seller, regardless of any statement appearing on or referring to such check, without discharging Buyer's liability for any additional amounts owing from Buyer to Seller, and the acceptance by Seller of such check shall not constitute a waiver of Seller's right to pursue the collection of any remaining balance. Buyer shall pay interest on any invoice not paid when due from the due date to the date of payment at the rate of one and one-half (1-1/2%) percent per month or such lower rate as may be the maximum allowable by law. If Buyer fails to make payment when due, Seller may pursue any legal or equitable remedies, in which event Seller shall be entitled to reimbursement for costs of collection and reasonable attorneys fees.
3. Title and Delivery
All shipments of goods shall be delivered F.O.B. Seller's plant, and title and liability for loss or damage thereto shall pass to Buyer upon Seller's delivery of the goods to a carrier for shipment to Buyer, and any loss or damage thereafter shall not relieve Buyer from any obligation hereunder. Buyer shall be liable for costs of insurance and transportation and for all import duties, taxes and any other expenses incurred or licenses or clearance required at port of entry and destination.
Seller may deliver goods in installments. Shipping dates are approximate only. Seller shall not be liable for any loss or expense, whether by way of contract or tort, (consequential or otherwise) incurred by Buyer if Seller fails to meet the specified estimated delivery schedule because of unavoidable production or other delays.
4. Legal Compliance
Buyer, at all times, shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Export of the products covered by this quotation or acknowledgment may be subject to export license control by the U.S. government. It is Buyer's responsibility to obtain any licenses which may be required under the applicable laws of the U.S. including the Export Administration Act and regulations promulgated thereunder.
5. Contingencies and Force Majeure
Seller shall not be liable for any delay in delivery or for non-delivery, in whole or in part, caused by the occurrence of any contingency beyond the control either of Seller or Seller's suppliers, including, but not limited to, war (whether an actual declaration thereof is made or not), sabotage, insurrection, riot or other act of civil disobedience, act of a public enemy, failure or delay in transportation, act of any government or any agency or subdivision thereof, judicial action, labor dispute, accident, fire, explosion, flood, storm or other act of God, shortage of labor, fuel, raw material or machinery or technical failure where Seller has exercised ordinary care in the prevention thereof. Seller may allocate production and deliveries among seller's customers.
Any notice or instruction from the Buyer received subsequent to Seller's acknowledgment, including supplementary information contained in a confirming purchase order, which has the effect of changing the specifications, scope of work, or other terms, will be effective only upon an appropriate adjustment in the price and/or delivery date, and acceptance of any change by Seller in writing.
7. Limited Warranty
THE FOLLOWING IS IN LIEU OF ALL WARRANTIES EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OBLIGATION ON THE PART OF SELLER.
Seller warrants all goods delivered hereunder to meet Manufacturer's product specifications and to be free from defects for a period of ninety (90) calendar days unless specified otherwise in the quotation after shipment date to Buyer. Seller shall transfer to Buyer whatever transferable warranties and indemnities Seller receives from the manufacturer of the Products, including any transferable warranties and indemnities respecting patent infringement.
Continued use or possession of goods after expiration of the applicable warranty period stated above shall be conclusive evidence that the warranty is fulfilled to the full satisfaction of Buyer.
Seller's warranties are herein above set forth shall not be enlarged, diminished or affected by, and no obligation or liability shall arise or grow out of Seller's rendering of technical advice or service in connection with Buyer's order of the goods furnished hereunder.
If the goods furnished by Seller fail to conform to Seller's exclusive limited warranty, Seller's sole and exclusive liability shall be (at Seller's option) to repair, replace or credit Buyer's account for any such goods which are returned by Buyer during the applicable warranty period set forth above, provided that (i) Seller is promptly notified in writing upon discovery by Buyer that such goods failed to conform to this contract with a detailed explanation of any alleged deficiencies, (ii) such goods are returned to Seller, F.O.B. Seller's plant, and (iii) Seller's examination of such goods shall disclose to Seller's satisfaction that such alleged deficiencies actually exist and were not caused by accident, misuse, neglect, alteration, tampering, improper installation, unauthorized repair or improper testing. No returns shall be accepted without prior approval by Seller, and all articles returned to the Seller must be shipped in accordance with Seller's shipping instruction and with transportation charges prepaid. If Seller elects to repair or replace such goods, Seller shall have a reasonable time to make such repairs or replace such goods.
THIS IS THE SELLER'S ONLY LIABILITY AND BUYER'S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM, WHETHER ARISING IN TORT OR CONTRACT, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, COLLATERAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
8. Product Application Indemnity
Buyer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Seller for all claims, whether arising in tort or contract, against Buyer and/or Seller, including Attorney's fees, expenses and costs, arising out of the application of Seller's products to Buyer's designs and/or products, or Seller's assistance in the application of Seller's products.
9. Acceptance of Product
Acceptance shall be presumed conclusively to have occurred five (5) days following delivery of goods to Buyer, unless Buyer has accepted the goods prior to that date.
10. Termination and Cancellation
(a.) Buyer may terminate this contract in whole, or from time to time, in part, upon thirty (30) days advance written notice to Seller. In such event, Buyer shall be liable for termination charges which shall include: a price adjustment based on the quantity of goods actually delivered and all cost, direct and indirect, incurred and committed for this contract; together with a reasonable allowance for prorated expenses and anticipated profits. (b.) If, in Seller's judgment, the Buyer's financial condition does not justify the terms of payment specified, Seller may cancel this contract unless Buyer shall immediately pay for all goods which have been delivered and pay in advance for all goods prior to delivery.
11. Non-Waiver of Default and Collection Rights
In the event of any default by Buyer, Seller may invoke any remedy provided by law or by the terms herein stated, and may decline to make further shipments. If Seller elects to continue to make shipments, Seller's actions shall not constitute a waiver of any default by Buyer or in any way affect Seller's legal remedies for any such default.
In the event Seller resorts to a third party or to litigation in order to collect amounts due Seller, Buyer agrees to pay costs of collection for amount owed to Seller, including, but not limited to, attorney's fees, court costs, and interest in the amount of 1% per month (12% per annum), from the date the amount is due.
12. Applicable Law and Forum
The validity, performance and construction of this contract shall be governed by the laws of the state of California and shall be the only jurisdiction in which any suit may be brought against Seller regarding any dispute arising of this transaction.
13. U.S. Government Contracts
If the goods to be furnished under this contract are to be used in the performance of a U.S. Government contract or subcontract, and a U.S. Government contract number shall appear on Buyer's purchase order, those clauses of the applicable U.S. Government procurement regulations which are required by Federal Statute to be included in U.S. Government subcontracts are incorporated herein by reference.
This contract is binding upon and inures to the benefit of the parties and the successors and assigns of the entire business and good will of Buyer, or of that part of the business used in the performance of this contract, but shall not be otherwise assignable, without the prior consent of Seller.
15. Affidavits and Certificates
No certificates of compliance or conformance shall be provided unless Buyer's detailed requirements are stated on the face of the Buyer's order. Seller reserves the right to charge an additional fee for any such certificate.
16. Severability of Terms
If any phrase, clause or provision shall be declared void, the validity of any other provisions shall not be affected thereby.
17. Release of Information
Neither party hereto shall, without the prior written consent of the other party which will not be unreasonably withheld), publicly announce or otherwise disclose the existence of the terms of this agreement, or release any publicity regarding this amendment. This provision shall survive the expiration, termination or cancellation of this Agreement.
THIS CONTRACT CONSTITUTES THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES RELATING TO THE SALE OF THE GOODS DESCRIBED ON THE FACE HEREOF, AND NO ADDITION TO OR MODIFICATION OF ANY PROVISION OF THIS CONTRACT SHALL BE BINDING UPON SELLER UNLESS MADE IN WRITING AND SIGNED BY A DULY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF SELLER LOCATED AT SELLER'S APPROPRIATE ORDER ENTRY LOCATION.