1. Any Goods supplied by Us to You will be supplied on these terms and conditions only, notwithstanding anything that may be stated to the contrary in Your inquiries or on Your orders. No variation or modification of these terms and conditions by You will be binding on Us unless accepted by Us in writing.
The Goods and price
2. Goods are offered subject to availability. Where Goods are not available, We have no obligation to supply You.
3. The price quoted is based on Our rates and charges in effect at the date of quotation. Any difference between those rates and charges, and Our rates and charges in effect at the time of delivery of the Goods, will be to Your account. All prices quoted are exclusive of any G.S.T. G.S.T. is payable under clause 7 unless otherwise stated by Us in writing.
4. No order of Goods, once accepted by Us, may be cancelled or varied by You except with Our written consent.
5. Freight and transit insurance are to Your account unless specified to the contrary by Us in writing.
6. The terms of payment are payment in full (including, without limitation, all G.S.T. and other value added tax as specified in clause 7) in cleared funds within seven days of acceptance of quote, or, before despatch of goods, whichever is earlier.
7. You will pay to Us all G.S.T. or other value added tax payable on the Goods supplied.
8. We may refuse to deliver Goods if there are any outstanding moneys or other obligations owing to Us or any Related Company by You or You have breached any of these terms and conditions.
9. You will make all payments due to Us, whether in respect of the price of the Goods or otherwise, in full without deductions of any nature (whether by way of set off, counterclaim or other equitable or lawful claim or otherwise).
10. We will (unless otherwise stated) deliver the materials by a carrier of its choice to an area at or alongside the site complying with paragraph (d) below. Where You nominate the use of other services or carriers, any additional costs arising beyond Our normal costs will be borne by You.
(b) Where small consignments incur additional cost or delivery is specified to a destination other than Your quoted point of delivery, any additional freight costs will be borne by You.
(c) Truck turnaround time of 60 minutes has been allowed in this contract and any costs due to time over this period at the site will be paid by You.
(d) You will provide at Your expense safe hard roading suitable for use by usual road transport to deliver materials to the site or to an area alongside the site with sufficient clear hard space at all times for unloading and stacking and unless otherwise specified will supply all necessary cranes and other means of unloading. Should safe delivery not be possible through Your failure to comply with this provision, any additional expenses incurred by Us in effecting delivery will be paid by You.
(e) Any time or date for delivery given by Us is intended only as an estimate and We will not be liable for the consequences of delay however arising and the You acknowledge that We will not accept any liability for any claims or losses from Our failure to meet the delivery date. Delayed delivery will not invalidate this contract or subject Us to any penalty and You will accept the materials when delivered and pay the price prevailing at the date of delivery notwithstanding any such delay.
(f) Where We are dependent upon other manufacturers or suppliers to provide materials or services, We are under no liability to You for the failure of the manufacturer or supplier to provide the materials.
(g) When the materials are available and due for delivery by Us and You fail to take or accept the same when required to do so under this contract, delivery will be deemed to have been made on the date We were willing and able to effect delivery.
Return of Material
11. (a) No claims for alleged defective materials (including damage in transit) will be recognised unless made in writing and received by Us within seven days after delivery. We reserve the right to inspect the materials and to remedy defects in respect of the materials on the site, but otherwise materials accepted as defective by Us will be returned to Us at Your expense, at the original point of commencement of delivery.
(b) Other than as provided in paragraph (a) above You may not refuse delivery of any materials purchased from Us.
(c) Goods supplied in accordance with Your order for standard items can only be returned with the express approval of an officer of Ours. If approved by an officer of Ours, then these returns will be subject to a minimum of 15% re-stocking fees provided they are returned within 60 days of the date of Tax Invoice.
(d) All non-standard items are classified as “Made to order” and / or “Made to Design” items and cannot be returned to Us.
Ownership and risk
12. Ownership of the Goods supplied by Us will remain with Us and will not pass to You until all amounts owing by You to Us or any Related Company in respect of the Goods or otherwise have been paid for in full and all Your other obligations to Us or any Related Company in respect of the Goods or otherwise have been met. Until ownership of the Goods passes to You, You agree as follows:
(a) You hold the Goods on trust for Us as Our bailee.
(b) You will store the Goods at Your cost so that they can be readily identified as belonging to Us.
(c) You must keep full and complete records of the Goods and make such records available to Us upon Our reasonable request.
(d) You give Us the right to inspect the Goods or any part of them at all reasonable times.
(e) You must not do or allow to be done anything that might contribute to a deterioration in the value of the Goods or otherwise adversely affect Our rights or interest in the Goods under these terms and conditions.
13. Where You provide material to Us to be processed, then We will have a general and particular lien in respect of those goods for all sums due at any time from You to Us or any Related Company. We may sell or dispose of such goods at Your expense and without liability to You and may apply the proceeds in or towards such sums.
Suitability of the Goods
14. The Goods will be subject to the relevant standard tolerances of the industry as published by Us and available on request.
15. Subject to clause 17, it is Your responsibility to ensure that the grade and type of Goods chosen (including coatings and fittings) are suitable for the environment in which they will be installed and that the Goods are suitable for the treatment or processing required by You. You are also responsible for ensuring that Our advice covering all aspects of correct selection, storage, handling, installation and maintenance of the Goods has been complied with.
Conditions and warranties
16. Subject to clause 17, all conditions, warranties, descriptions, representations, and statements as to fitness or suitability for any purpose, tolerance to any conditions, merchantability or otherwise (whether of a like nature or not) whether express or implied by law, trade or custom or otherwise are expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
17. If You are a “consumer” under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (CGA):
(a) the CGA will not apply, and We do not undertake that facilities for repair and parts for the Goods (as applicable) will be available where You acquire or hold Yourself out as acquiring the Goods for the purposes of a business; and
(b) subject to clause 17(a), nothing in these terms and conditions affects any rights a consumer may have under the CGA.
18. No agent or representative of Ours is authorised to make any representations, statements, warranties, conditions or agreements not expressly set forth in these terms and conditions of sale and We are not in any way bound by any such unauthorised statements nor can any such statement be taken to form part of any contract with Us collateral to these terms and conditions.
19. You warrant that if You give Us any design or other instructions, neither You in so doing, nor We in receiving and/or following such instructions, will breach any intellectual property rights or other rights or interests of any person.
20. You will only use Our trademarks in accordance with the terms and conditions advised by Us from time to time.
On-selling Goods manufactured by Us
21. If You on-sell Goods manufactured by Us, the following provisions apply.
(a) You will not give any express guarantees or make any representations on behalf of Us, as manufacturer of the Goods, without Our written consent, except within the limits of any technical literature which may be agreed from time to time between Us and You.
(b) You will, wherever appropriate, correctly advise Your customers as to the purposes to which the Goods should and should not be put in accordance with any technical literature produced by Us from time to time and best industry practice.
(c) Any literature which You might supply to Your customers relating to the Goods will comply with the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.
(d) You will immediately notify Us in writing of any claim or demand that You might receive in respect of the Goods under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993, and give Us all details of the claim or demand.
(e) You will contract out of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 effectively and in writing whenever You agree to provide Goods manufactured by Us to Your own customer for the purpose of that customer’s business, and notify Your customer of the effect of this clause and that We do not undertake that facilities for repair and parts for the Goods (as applicable) will be available.
(f) You will effectively and in writing oblige each of Your own customers to likewise contract out of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 and notify customers whenever such a customer agrees to supply Goods manufactured by Us to one of its own customers for the purposes of that customer’s business.
Indemnity from You
22. You hereby indemnify and undertake to keep Us, Our officers, employees and agents and each Receiver (the “Indemnified Party”) at all times fully and effectively indemnified against all losses, liabilities, penalties, damages, claims, demands, actions, costs, charges and expenses which the Indemnified Party (or any of them), may incur, or which may be made against the Indemnified Party (or any of them) as a result of or in relation to:
(a) any act, omission, neglect or default by You or any subsequent purchasers of Goods manufactured by Us; or
(b) any breach by You of any of Your obligations under these terms and conditions or any warranty given by You; or
(c) anything done or omitted to be done by Us and/or the Receiver in the exercise of rights under these terms and conditions or conferred on Us or the Receiver by law.
23. To the fullest extent permitted by law, We will not be liable for:
(a) loss caused by any factor beyond Our control;
(b) failure to deliver to You by any specified dates;
(c) any damage to, or defectiveness or malformation in any part or parts of the finished article eventually supplied to You;
(d) a percentage of the Goods to be treated becoming wastage or scrap;
(e) You testing the Goods;
(f) the loss of or damage to any of Your chattels left within Our possession or control (whether such loss or damage results from Our negligence or default or otherwise howsoever);
(g) the loss of or damage to Goods while in transit (whether such loss or damage results from Our negligence or default or otherwise howsoever);
(h) deterioration of Goods as a result of exposure to the elements, after delivery;
(i) any act or omission by any subcontractor;
(j) subject to clause 17, any advice, recommendation, information, assistance or service provided by Us in relation to the Goods, their use or application; or
(k) loss of profits or consequential, indirect or special damage or loss of any kind whatsoever and howsoever arising.
24. Insofar as We may be liable notwithstanding clauses 17 and 24, Our total liability whether in tort (including negligence), contract or otherwise for any loss or damage or injury arising directly or indirectly from any defect in or non-compliance of any Goods or any other breach of Our obligations is, subject to clauses 17, 25 and 26, limited to, at Our option:
(a) replacing, at Our premises, the relevant Goods; or
(b) refunding the sale price of the relevant Goods; or
(c) the actual loss or damage suffered by You.
25. No claim based on defective Goods will be allowed unless:
(a) the claim is notified to Us within seven days of delivery to You; and
(b) We are given a reasonable opportunity to investigate the claim. In respect of defective Goods not manufactured by Us, We will in no event be liable to pay to You any amount in excess of such amount (if any) as We shall have received from Our supplier in respect thereof.
26. Insofar as We may be liable notwithstanding clauses 16 and 23, Our liability for shortages in quantity and loss consequential to shortages in quantity is, subject to clause 17. limited to making up shortages. No claim for shortages in quantity will be allowed unless:
(a) the claim is notified to Us within seven days of receipt of the Goods by You; and
(b) We are given a reasonable opportunity to investigate the claim.
27. Any dispute arising between Us which has not been resolved within 14 days may be referred to mediation by either of Us. The mediator will be appointed by agreement between Us or, where We cannot agree within 14 days, by the chairperson or any other office holder of the New Zealand chapter of LEADR. The mediator will conduct the mediation in accordance with the guidelines agreed between Us or, if We cannot agree within 14 days following appointment of the mediator, the guidelines set by the mediator. The costs and expenses of the mediator will be shared by Us equally.
28. We may at any time assign or transfer to any other person (including without limitation to a Related Company, whether or not acting as a security agent or security trustee of the security created under these terms and conditions) all or any part of Our rights, remedies and obligations under these terms and conditions and any related or ancillary document without Your consent. Each of Our assignees and transferees will have the same rights and remedies against You as We have under these terms and conditions. You must not assign or transfer any of Your rights or obligations under these terms and conditions.
29. You must, at Our request and at Your cost, promptly execute and deliver to Us all security agreements and documents, and do anything else, which We consider appropriate to secure payment of any amount payable to Us or any Related Company or performance of any other obligation to Us or any Related Company or to perfect or register any security interest (including, without limitation, registering a mortgage in respect of any land which forms part of the Secured Property) or for any other purpose whatsoever (including (if an unlisted company) procuring personal guarantees from Your principal shareholders or if there are no principal shareholders then from all shareholders). You irrevocably appoint Us and each of Our duly authorised officers, severally, to be Your attorney to complete, execute and otherwise perfect all assignments, transfers, security interests and other agreements and documents and generally to do all other acts which You are obliged or ought to do under these terms and conditions or We consider may be necessary or expedient to secure the payment of any amount payable to Us or any Related Company and performance of and compliance with any other obligations to Us or any Related Company. You agree that We are entitled, at any time, to lodge a caveat over any real property comprised in the Secured Property, including prior to demanding execution and delivery of a mortgage over such real property, to protect Our and Our Related Companies’ interests under these terms and conditions.
30. You agree that, from time to time, We may collect and use information We collect and hold for purposes relating to the application for credit, provision of credit, credit assessment and debt recovery (including collecting information from, and disclosing information to, Related Companies, credit reporting agencies, debt collection agencies, trade referees and other third parties), to register any security interest and to provide marketing materials to You. Information disclosed by Us to credit reporting agencies will be disclosed by Us on the basis that it will be held and used by such agencies to provide credit reporting services (including supplying the information to other customers who use their services). Under the Privacy Act, individuals have rights to access to, and correction of, their personal information. Personal information collected by Us will be held at 25 Beach Road, Otahuhu, Auckland. To request access to Your personal information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
31. You authorise Us to collect and use information from any person or entity for any of the above purposes, and such person or entity to disclose information to Us, and You also authorise Us to disclose information to any person or entity for any of the above purposes and such person or entity to collect and use information from Us.
32. These terms and conditions will be governed by the law of New Zealand. You irrevocably agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.
33. The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded.
34. The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of a provision of these terms and conditions under any law will not affect the legality, validity or enforceability of that provision under any other law or the legality, validity or enforceability of another provision.
36. You will be liable to pay all Our costs and expenses (including legal costs calculated as between solicitor and own client) in enforcing these terms and conditions.
37. For the purposes of the Contracts (Privity) Act 1982, You acknowledge and accept that Your obligations under these terms and conditions will be enforceable by Us or any other person named in these terms and conditions, notwithstanding that We or they may not sign these terms and conditions.
38. These terms and conditions may be amended by Us at any time and from time to time by notice in writing to You. By continuing to order Goods from us after We have notified You of any amendments to these terms and conditions, You are deemed to have accepted such amendments.
39. Any notice or other communication to You may be served on You by delivery at your account address, any other address specified by You from time to time for such purpose or Your usual residential address (if an individual) or (otherwise) Your principal place of business or registered office.
40. In these terms and conditions:
(a) “You” or “Your” refers to the party identified in Our credit application documentation as the Customer or otherwise placing an order to purchase Goods from Us, and all of Your successors;
(b) “Goods” means all roading barriers, crash cushions, lighting poles, telecommunication masts, steel and aluminium structures (multi plate), sound walls, solar lighting and all other products supplied by Us to You (and includes services where appropriate) and in respect of each order of Goods placed by You, the Goods described in the invoice issued by Us in respect of such order;
(c) “Us or “We” or “Our” refers to Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure Ltd and its successors and assigns and includes its business unit CSP Pacific (as applicable);
(d) “Related Company” has the meaning given to it in the Companies Act 1993, and includes a “holding company” and a “subsidiary” of any body corporate as defined in the Companies Act 1993 and, when used in these terms and conditions, will mean each Related Company of Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure Ltd from time to time;
(e) “G.S.T”. means any amounts levied or charged pursuant to the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985;
(f) references to any legislation include that legislation as amended, and any replacement of that legislation, from time to time.