Supplier terms and conditions

Standard terms and conditions

Effective 1 JULY 2012

General

1.1 These are the terms and conditions referred to in the purchase order.

When terms and conditions apply

1.2 These standard terms and conditions (standard conditions) apply to any contract entered into by Shine Lawyers Pty Ltd (Shine) issuing a purchase order to the nominated supplier (the supplier), whether as an offer or acceptance of an offer (the contract), where that purchase order refers to Shine standard terms and conditions.

2. Interpretation

2.1 In these standard conditions:

Goods means any material, plant, item or equipment specified in the order.

Manufacture includes grow, extract, produce, process and assemble.

Property includes every type of right, interest or thing which is legally capable of being owned and includes, but is not restricted to, physical goods, equipment and real property, as well as intangibles such as intellectual property, contract options and goodwill.

Supplies means property and/or services as the context requires.

2.2 Headings are not part of these standard conditions.

Conditions to prevail

2.3 Subject to clause 6, these standard conditions will prevail in any conflict between them and the terms of any offer or acceptance by the supplier.

 

3. Special conditions

3.1 The contract conditions include any special conditions referred to in the purchase order and if any such special conditions are inconsistent with these standard conditions, the former will, to the extent of this inconsistency, prevail.

 

4. Packing

4.1 Goods must be packed with the minimum of packaging material so as to ensure its safe delivery. Environmentally friendly packaging material shall be used where practicable.

 

5. Delivery

Time, place and manner

5.1 Subject to clause 9, delivery of the goods must be made at the time, place and in the manner specified in the purchase order. Failure to comply with the advised transport mode may render a cost variation at the supplier’s expense.

Later delivery

5.2 Shine can specify in writing a later time for delivery.

Documentation

5.3  Either a delivery docket, packing note or invoice is to accompany all deliveries made, quoting the purchase order number, quantity dispatched, description of the supplies and consignment details.

 

6. Quality

6.1 The goods must be free from defects in materials and workmanship and at least of merchantable quality.

6.2 Shine can inspect the goods at any time and reject those not in accordance with the contract.

6.3 Shine can reject goods after acceptance if they do not comply with the contract.

6.4 Shine is not liable to pay for:

  • rejected goods
  • goods damaged by inspection

or

  • costs associated with inspection or rejection.

6.5 If goods are rejected by Shine, the supplier must, without prejudice to Shine’s rights:

a) replace or repair, without cost to Shine, the rejected goods

or

b) remove the rejected goods and refund payment of the rejected goods.

6.6 The supplier must comply, at no cost, with all efforts of Shine to inspect the goods.

 

7. Ownership of property

7.1 Ownership of, and risk of loss of or damage to the goods, passes to Shine upon delivery.

 

8. Warranty

Correction

8.1 If Shine gives reasonable notice of any defect or omission discovered in the goods during any warranty period, the supplier must correct that defect or omission without delay and at no cost to Shine.

Where no warranty is otherwise specified, the warranty period shall be 90 days from acceptance by Shine.

Cost of warranty

8.2 The supplier must meet all costs of, and incidental to, the discharge of warranty obligations, including any packing, freight,  dis-assembly and re-assembly costs.

 

9. Indemnity and insurance

9.1 The supplier indemnifies Shine, its officers, employees and agents against all loss, damage, harm or expense Shine may sustain or incur as a result, whether directly or indirectly, of any breach of this contract, including any action or claim for alleged infringement of any patent, copyright, registered design,trademark or any other intellectual property rights, by reason of Shine’s receipt or enjoyment of the goods.

9.2 The supplier will, for so long as any obligations remain in connection with this contract, effect and maintain appropriate insurance policies. Upon request by Shine, the suppliers will provide Shine with proof of insurance acceptable to Shine.

10. Payment

Due 30 days

10.1, Shine must pay for the supplies no later than 30 days after ownership of the supplies has passed to it or upon receipt of a correctly rendered invoice, whichever is the later.

Invoices

10.2 An invoice will be correctly rendered if it is addressed in accordance with the purchase order, identifies the purchase order number, is a tax invoice for GST purposes and is, where explanation is necessary, accompanied by documentation substantiating the amount claimed.

Assignment

10.3 The supplier must not, without Shine’s consent in writing, assign the supplier’s rights under the contract.

 

11. Subcontracting

Consent required

11.1 The supplier must not, without Shine’s consent in writing, subcontract the whole or any part of the work of manufacture or provision of the supplies.

Liability for subcontractors

11.2 The supplier will be liable to Shine for the acts and omissions of any subcontractor as if those were the acts or omissions of the supplier.

 

12. Applicable law

12.1 The contract will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws in force in Queensland.

 

13. Termination

13.1 If the supplier:

a) fails to deliver the goods by the date required by the contract

b) is in breach of any other material term of the contract

c) being an individual, commits an act of bankruptcy, becomes a bankrupt, executes a deed of assignment or deed of arrangement under Part 10 of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 as amended or a creditor accepts a composition under that Act or any analogous overseas law

or

d) being a corporation (other than for the purpose of a reconstruction or amalgamation):

(i) is the subject of a compromise or arrangement with its creditors

(ii) in respect of property of which a receiver or a receiver and manager is appointed

or

(iii) in respect of which a provisional liquidator or liquidator is appointed Shine can, without prejudice to any other rights and remedies it has under the contract or otherwise, terminate the contract in whole or part by notice in writing to the supplier.

13.2 On such termination Shine can:

a) cease payment under the contract

b) recover from the supplier all sums paid for undelivered goods

c) purchase similar goods from alternative suppliers and claim by way of indemnity from the supplier any loss it may occur in doing so.

 

14. Waiver

14.1 A party’s failure or delay to exercise a power or right does not operate as a waiver of the power or right. A waiver is not effective unless it is in writing.

 

15. Variation

15.1 This contract will only be varied by written agreement between Shine and the supplier. Shine and the supplier shall act reasonably in deciding whether to agree to a variation, as requested by the other party.

 

16. Negation of employment, partnership and agency

16.1 This contract does not create a relationship of employment, agency or partnership between the supplier and Shine.

 

17. Price

17.1 The contract price for the supplies includes:

a) all taxes, duties and other imposts for which the contractor is liable

b) all insurance costs

c) all amounts payable for the use (whether in course of performance of the services or their enjoyment) of patents ,copyright, registered designs, trademarks and other intellectual property rights

d) all charges for performance of the service.

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