Terms and Conditons of Sale
GENERAL: The Terms and Conditions of Sale outlined in this Contract (the “Terms”) apply to the sale by Cecil Composites (the “Seller”) of products, components and/or parts (the “Products”). The Terms are an integral part of the quotation prepared and delivered to you (“Buyer”) by the Seller. The quotation constitutes an offer on the part of the Seller to sell the goods as described in the quotation. No contract shall be formed by reason of preparation or delivery of this quotation, unless and until Buyer accepts the quotation in writing and provides a valid resale certificate or a sales tax certificate of exemption that is acceptable by the destination state to which the products are being delivered. The acceptance of the quotation and these Terms are referred to as the “Contract.” Buyer’s acceptance is expressly conditioned upon its assent to all of the terms and conditions in the Terms and the quotation. In the event Buyer’s acceptance conflicts with, varies, or supplements the Terms, the Seller hereby objects to such provisions and the Terms shall govern, and the Buyer’s conflicting, varying or supplemental provisions are rejected and will be null and void. Seller’s delivery of Products will be in accordance with the Terms.
PRICES: All prices are subject to change without notice and shall not be binding on Seller until reduced to writing and signed by Seller. All orders are subject to written acceptance and approval by an authorized representative of Seller. All prices are F.O.B. Seller’s plant, and do not include transportation costs or charges relating to transportation, which costs and charges shall be solely the responsibility of Buyer. Prices quoted include standard packing according to Seller’s specifications. All costs and taxes for special packing requested by Buyer, including packing for exports, shall be paid by Buyer as an additional charge.
TERMS OF PAYMENT: a) Unless different payment terms are expressly set forth elsewhere in the quotation or agreed to in writing by Seller in any confirmation of sale, products will be invoiced upon shipment. Payment in full is due within thirty (30) days from the invoice date. b) In the event payment is not made when due, Purchaser agrees to pay Seller a time-differential finance charge of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month (18% per annum) on the unpaid balance of the invoice from and after the invoice due date, or the maximum amount of finance charges permitted under any applicable law, whichever is higher. Purchaser is responsible for all costs and expenses associated with the collection of any past due invoices, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, as well as any costs associated with checks returned due to insufficient funds. c) Irrespective of any credit terms set forth in Seller’s quotation, all credit sales are subject to the prior approval of Seller’s credit department.
BUYER’S FINANCIAL CONDITION: If, during the performance of a contract with Buyer, the financial responsibility or condition of Buyer is such that Seller in good faith deems itself insecure, or if Buyer becomes insolvent or files for bankruptcy (voluntarily or involuntarily), or if a material change in the ownership of the Buyer occurs, or if Buyer fails to make any payments in accordance with the terms of its contract with Seller, then, in any such event, Seller shall have the right to demand adequate assurance from Buyer of its ability to make payments and shall not be obligated to continue performance under the contract and may suspend products in transit and defer or decline to make delivery of products, except upon receipt of satisfactory written adequate assurance within 30 days, adequate security (as determined by Seller), or cash payments in advance, or Seller may terminate the order without further obligation to Purchaser whatsoever. Under any circumstances, if Buyer shall fail to provide written adequate assurances within 30 days, Buyer will be deemed to have repudiated the Contract. If the Buyer fails to make payments, fails to provide written adequate assurance, or fails to furnish security satisfactory to Seller, then Seller shall also have the right to enforce payment to the full contract price of the work completed and in process. Upon default by Buyer in payment when due, Buyer shall immediately pay to Seller the entire unpaid amounts for any and all shipments made to Buyer irrespective of the terms of said shipment and whether said shipments are made pursuant to this quotation or any other contract of sale between Seller and Buyer, and Seller may withhold all subsequent shipments until the full amount is settled. Acceptance by the Seller of less than full payment shall not be a waiver of any of its rights hereunder.
TAXES: The price for the products does not include any applicable local, state, or federal sales, use, excise, GST, VAT, or similar tax, nor any tariffs, duties, or other trade related levies. Buyer shall have the sole responsibility for the payment of such taxes if applicable. Any taxes which the Seller may be required to pay and does pay under any existing or future law upon or with respect to the sale, purchase, delivery, storage, processing, use, consumption, or transportation of any of the products covered by this quotation shall be deemed to have been so paid for the account of the Buyer, who shall promptly pay the amount thereof to the Seller upon demand. This provision shall not apply if Buyer furnishes Seller, with its order, a valid tax exemption certificate in a form acceptable to the appropriate taxing authority.
SHIPMENT/DELAYS: a) Time of shipment promised is approximate and is not guaranteed. Unless agreed in writing otherwise, time is not of the essence to this agreement and Seller has made no material representations as to guaranteed delivery dates upon which Buyer has relied. The time quoted hereunder begins from receipt by Seller of required manufacturing information, complete material requirements, including any required approved drawings or written releases to proceed with manufacturing, and Seller has reviewed and approved the same. Seller will make a reasonable effort to fill orders promptly, and on stated delivery dates, but Seller shall not be responsible for damages of any kind—direct, indirect, or consequential—growing out of, due to, or in consequence of delay in delivery. Seller shall have the right to deliver the goods at one time or in installments from time-to-time within the quoted time of delivery. This contract shall be deemed separable as to the products sold. When delivery in installments is chosen by Seller, the delivery of nonconforming goods, or a default of any nature in relation to one or more installments, will not substantially impair the value of this contract as a whole and will not constitute a breach of the contract as a whole. When delivery in installments is chosen by Seller, Seller shall prepare an invoice showing the price of the goods shipped at the time of each shipment, and from date of shipment Buyer shall pay the amount of the invoice as provided in 30 days unless other payment terms have been agreed to. b) If there is any design change, project or work suspension, or unreasonable delay not caused by Seller which prevents completion of the Seller’s work or if Buyer defaults in payment under any contract, Seller shall have the right to charge Buyer for the value of all work performed, including engineering or administrative costs, and the cost of all material ordered and of all material fabricated, in whole or part, under any contract entered into on the basis of Seller’s quotation, and the Buyer shall pay said amounts in full upon Seller’s invoice. c) Seller shall be excused for any delay or failure in performance due to acts of God; war; riots or social unrest; embargoes; act of civil or military authorities; failures of suppliers, vendors, or sub-contractors; fires; floods; accidents; quarantine restrictions; mill conditions; labor unrest; delays in transportation; shortage of fuel; labor issues; material shortages; transportation breakdown; compliance with or actions taken to carry out the intent or purposes of any applicable law or regulation; destruction of plant or equipment or other manufacturer’s difficulty; any pandemic or epidemic and effects thereof; acts of terrorism; or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Seller. In the event that any one or more deliveries hereunder is suspended or delayed by reason of any one or more of the occurrences or contingencies stated above or any similar or related acts, any and all deliveries so suspended or delayed shall be made after such occurrences or contingencies have ceased to exist, and nothing herein contained shall be construed in any way as lessening the full amount of products herein being purchased and sold, but only as deferring delivery and payment in the event(s) and to the extent herein provided for, and potential price increases based on same. Neither shall any delay in shipment be considered as a default under this contract nor give rise to any liability on the part of Seller for any incidental, special, or consequential damage.
DESIGN: a) Seller’s designs, details, erection plans, and bills of material are prepared in accordance with generally accepted engineering practices. b) The parties acknowledge and agree that, if Buyer has identified specific applications for the use of products, Seller shall not be responsible for any deviations from the specific applications or the nondisclosure by Buyer of any additional information, whether known or unknown which may affect or relate to the selection or recommendation by Seller of any specific products, designs, erection plans, or bills of material. c) BUYER’S SPECIFICATIONS: If the design and specifications are specified by Buyer, the parties agree that Buyer is exclusively responsible for the design and specifications. Seller shall not be responsible for the correctness or adequacy of any design, details, erection plans, or bills of material not furnished by Seller, and Buyer shall indemnify Seller for any liability or claims arising out of such design, details, erection plans, or bills of materials. Unless otherwise expressly provided, the parties agree that Seller shall not be responsible for or obligated to inspect, correct, or modify in any regard the designs, specifications, or bills of material supplied by Buyer. d) COMBINED SPECIFICATIONS: In the event that both the Seller and Buyer each shall partially design the products or select the bills of materials, the Seller shall not be responsible for the integration of its design or selection with those of the Buyer and Buyer shall be exclusively responsible for said integration. e) MODIFICATIONS: The parties further agree that the Seller shall not be responsible for any products which have been modified or integrated with other products not designed or selected by the Seller.
CHANGE ORDERS: a) After acceptance of the quotation, any changes in the type of products, the arrangement of the products, materials used in the products, or application of the products requested by Buyer will be made at Buyer’s expense. Seller shall not be obligated to furnish or perform extra material or labor required by changes in the scope of the work, type of products, and/or additions to the project until all of the terms and conditions hereof have been agreed upon and the Seller has received written approval for such from the Buyer. If Seller furnishes extra labor or materials at Buyer’s request, but without Buyer’s prior written approval of all terms and conditions, Buyer agrees that such labor or materials shall be furnished at Seller’s price and terms for similar work. b) Seller shall apply best efforts to make any changes in the work that Buyer or his agents order in writing, and Buyer shall promptly furnish all necessary information. Design and detail drawings reflecting changes in the work which Buyer and his agent may make subsequent to the date of this quotation shall constitute extra orders in writing to Seller to make such changes. Unless otherwise agreed upon between Buyer and Seller, Buyer shall pay Seller for any additional work Seller performs as a result of any such changes.
INSPECTION: The products to be furnished by Seller shall be subject to Seller’s standard inspection at the place of manufacture. If Buyer or his agent is to inspect, such inspection shall be so conducted as not to interfere unreasonably with the manufacturer’s operations. Approval or rejection shall be made before shipment of the products. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if upon receipt of such products by Buyer, the same shall appear not to conform to the contract between Buyer and Seller, Buyer shall notify Seller, in writing, of such condition within ten (10) days of unloading and afford Seller a reasonable opportunity to inspect the products. No withholding of funds, backcharges, returns, credits, or repairs against amounts otherwise due Seller will be permitted unless agreed to in writing by Seller beforehand. Buyer’s failure to inspect the products or failure to notify the Seller in writing that the products are nonconforming within ten (10) days of their receipt, shall constitute a waiver of Buyer’s right to inspect and/or reject the products for nonconformity and shall be equivalent to an irrevocable acceptance of the products by Buyer.
TITLE, RISK OF LOSS, SHIPPING: Risk of loss will pass to Buyer at Seller’s point of shipment. If Buyer is unable to accept products in accordance with the shipment schedules, Seller will store the furnished products at a place of Seller’s choosing. Costs related to storage (including insurance) shall be borne by the Buyer. Invoices for the products will be issued the date the products are placed in storage, less applicable freight charges. It is the responsibility of Buyer to notify Seller within 48 hours of f.o.b. destination shipment of any shipping damage. Failure to comply with this requirement will absolve Seller from any damage claims.
PATENTS: The Buyer shall indemnify and save the Seller harmless from infringement of U.S. and Foreign patents resulting from Seller’s compliance with design or specifications furnished by Buyer. Seller shall indemnify and save the Buyer harmless from infringement of patents by materials furnished or work performed hereunder in conformity with designs or specifications furnished by Seller.
LIMITED WARRANTY AND LIMITATION ON DAMAGES: DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES AND REMEDIES — Seller warrants to the original Buyer for a period of one year from date shipped that the products are free from defects in materials and workmanship. THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES, AGREEMENTS, CONDITIONS, OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY PERSON WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCTS COVERED BY THIS OFFER, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WHICH ARE HEREBY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. IN NO CASE WILL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM A BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CAUSE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, LOSS OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE, INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, COMMERCIAL LOSS, LOSS OF PROFITS, PENALTIES OR LIQUIDATED DAMAGES, LIABILITIES OF PURCHASER TO ITS CUSTOMERS OR THIRD PERSONS, OR OTHER MATTERS NOT SPECIFICALLY STATED, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. Purchaser must give written notice to Seller of any alleged defects in material or workmanship of warranted products within ten (10) days of the date when any defects are first manifest. Upon such notice and if the products are found by Seller to be defective, THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF SELLER UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE TO REPAIR OR REPLACE, AT ITS OPTION, DEFECTS IN THE MATERIAL OR WORKMANSHIP DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD F.O.B. SELLER’S FABRICATION FACILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, OR FOR TRANSPORTATION, INSTALLATION, ADJUSTMENT, OR OTHER EXPENSES WHICH MAY ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS. Any action resulting from any breach on the part of Seller as to the products delivered hereunder must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action has occurred. THE SOLE AND COMPLETE REMEDY FOR ANY ALLEGED DEFECT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR BREACH OF CONTRACT SHALL BE SELLER’S DUTY TO REPLACE OR REPAIR, AT ITS OPTION, TO THE EXCLUSION OF ANY AND ALL OTHER REMEDIES, AND SELLER’S OBLIGATION AND BUYER’S REMEDIES SHALL NOT AT ANY TIME EXCEED THE PRICE OF THE PURCHASE AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT FOR THE GOODS IN QUESTION, WHICH PRICE SHALL BE THE LIMITATION ON ANY LIABILITIES OWED BY SELLER AND RECOVERABLE BY BUYER.
LIMITED AUTHORITY OF SALES AGENTS: The sales agents and representatives of Seller, whether employed by Seller or acting as third-party manufacturer’s representatives, have no authority to enter into agreements, contracts, or understandings, or to bind or incur any liability or obligation on behalf of Seller. Orders and contract proposals taken by the sales agents and representatives of Seller are subject to written approval by an authorized representative of Seller at its home office.
SELLER’S TERMS TO CONTROL: Seller’s offer, as shown by this quotation, is made for prompt written acceptance by Buyer and is subject to withdrawal without notice unless otherwise stated on the face hereof. This offer is made expressly contingent upon Buyer’s acceptance of the terms and conditions included in this quotation. Acceptance by Purchaser is limited to Seller’s terms and conditions and Buyer, upon placing an order for any products quoted by Seller, agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth herein. Any inconsistent, additional, or different terms and conditions contained in Buyer’s purchase order or Buyer’s response to Seller’s quotation shall be construed as a counteroffer and shall not be effective or binding unless specifically consented to in writing by an authorized representative of Seller. Neither Seller’s commencement of performance nor delivery shall be deemed or construed as acceptance of Purchaser’s additional or different terms and conditions. If for any reason Buyer should fail to accept these terms and conditions in writing, any conduct by Buyer that recognizes the existence of a contract pertaining to the subject matter hereof—including but not limited to acceptance of goods, payment or partial payment for goods, or giving affirmative directions to commence production of goods— shall constitute acceptance by Buyer of this quotation and all of its terms and conditions. If this quotation has been issued by Seller in response to an offer or purchase order, and if any terms herein are additional to, or different from any terms of such offer or purchase order, then the issuance of this quotation by Seller shall constitute an acceptance of such offer or purchase order subject to the express condition that the Buyer assent to such additional and different terms herein, and acknowledge that this quotation constitutes the entire agreement between Buyer and Seller with respect to the subject matter hereof and the subject matter of such offer or purchase order, and Buyer shall be deemed to have so assented and acknowledged unless Buyer notifies Seller to the contrary in writing within ten (10) days of receipt of this quotation. Buyer specifically acknowledges and agrees that it has received, has read, understands, and agrees to all terms set forth herein and set forth on the preceding and subsequent pages hereof and that the same are hereby incorporated into the parties’ agreement and govern the parties’ relationship.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT: The terms and conditions contained herein and in any confirmation of sale by Seller shall constitute the entire and complete agreement between Seller and Buyer and shall supersede all prior or contemporaneous oral or written statements or understandings of any kind whatsoever made by the parties or their representatives. No modifications or additions to these terms and conditions shall be binding on Seller unless specifically agreed to in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Seller. Further, no oral or written statement made subsequent to the acceptance of Buyer’s order by Seller which purports to modify in any way these terms and conditions shall be binding upon Seller unless such statement is clearly adopted and agreed to in writing by a duly authorized representative of Seller.
DEFAULT: Upon the happening of one or more of the following events, Seller shall forthwith have the unrestricted right to cancel the contract, in whole or in part, without cost or liability to Seller and/or giving rise to Buyer any right to pursue any further remedies available at law or in equity: a) Buyer’s insolvency or inability to meet obligations as they come due; b) The appointment of a trustee or receiver of Buyer, or any substantial part of Buyer’s assets by any court; c) The filing of a voluntary or involuntary petition of bankruptcy under any provision of the federal Bankruptcy Code or any state insolvency law; or d) Buyer fails, or appears to be unable, to perform any of its obligations in accordance with the terms and conditions of this agreement. No waiver by Seller of a breach by Buyer of any provision of this agreement shall constitute a waiver of any other breach of such provision. All of Seller’s rights and remedies hereunder shall be cumulative and not exclusive.
GOVERNING LAW, CHOICE OF FORUM, AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Quotations, purchase orders, contracts, sales, performance of any agreement between the parties, any related confirmation or contract of sale, and any allegations of breach thereof or any other claims of any kind or nature stemming from the parties’ relationship shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Michigan. Seller and Buyer both consent to the jurisdiction of any state or federal court located within the state of Michigan for purposes of resolving any dispute that may arise between Seller and Buyer, and waive any right to object to any suit or file any motion to dismiss based on jurisdiction, lack of jurisdiction, forum, or forum non-conveniens and waive any right to file any motion for change of venue or change of forum based on the suit being filed in the State of Michigan. In any dispute between the parties, the prevailing party shall be awarded the reasonable and actual attorneys’ fees incurred and any costs of litigation. Buyer hereby agrees and consents that if it should bring any claim against Seller and is not 100% successful in obtaining the relief sought, including being awarded each and every dollar that it asserts it is owed, then Seller shall be deemed and considered the prevailing party for purposes of this clause. Seller and Buyer acknowledge and express that Michigan is a reasonably convenient place for the trial of any such action
Have questions? Need to order poles?