Terms & Conditions for Sale
1.1. In these Conditions the following words have the meanings shown:
"Buyer" means the person, firm or company purchasing Goods.
"Company" means, individually and collectively, SLS Bearings (S) Pte. Ltd. and/or any of its related corporations, associated or subsidiary companies, as the case may be.
“Conditions” means these Terms & Conditions for the Sale and Purchase of SLS Bearings Goods.
"Contract" means the agreement between the Company and the Buyer for the purchase of Goods from the Company by the Buyer, made in accordance with Clause 1.5 below and comprising a Confirmed Order and these Conditions, and “Contracts” shall be construed accordingly.
“Confirmed Order” is defined in Clause 1.5.
"Goods" means all types of products sold by the Company to the Buyer pursuant to these Conditions.
“Intellectual Property” means the trade marks, copyright, patents, proprietary information, design rights, and all other intellectual and industrial property rights owned by the Company, whether registered or not.
“Party” means the Buyer or the Company; “Parties” means the Buyer and the Company collectively.
“Product Warranty” is defined in Clause 8.1.
The words “include” or “including” shall not be construed to have any limiting effect.
1.2. Unless agreed otherwise in writing between the Company and the Buyer, these Conditions shall be incorporated in all Contracts of the Company to sell Goods and together with the details of the Confirmed Order, shall be the sole terms and conditions under which the sale takes place. All other terms, conditions or other representations, whether written or oral, are excluded from the Contract(s) between the Buyer and the Company, including any terms and conditions which the Buyer may purport to apply under any order or Confirmed Order for Goods. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between a term proposed by the Buyer which is contained in any Confirmed Order, and a term of these Conditions, the term of these Conditions shall prevail to the extent of the conflict or inconsistency, unless the term of the Confirmed Order has been expressly accepted by the Company in writing as a variation of these Conditions pursuant to Clause 1.3.
1.3. The Conditions shall prevail unless expressly varied in writing and signed by a Director on behalf of the Company.
1.4. No statement, description, information, warranty, condition or recommendation contained in any catalogue, price list, advertisement or communication or made verbally by any of the agents or employees of the Company shall be construed to vary in any way any of the conditions under this Contract unless otherwise agreed in accordance with Clause 1.3 above.
1.5. Any written quotation, estimate and/or advertised price for the Goods shall be an invitation to treat and no binding contract shall be created until the Company has acknowledged the order in writing and confirmed its acceptance of the order in writing (“Confirmed Order”). Company reserves the right to reject any order in whole or in part at its discretion.
2.1. The price payable for Goods shall, unless otherwise stated by the Company in writing and agreed on its behalf, be as stated in the Confirmed Order.
2.2. All prices are exclusive of Goods and Services Tax and all other applicable taxes, duties and other charges. The Buyer shall be liable for all and any local taxes, duties and/or charges as appropriate.
2.3. The Buyer agrees that Section 32(3) of the Sale of Goods Act (Cap. 393) shall not apply to Goods sent by the Company.
2.4. The Company shall be entitled to invoice the Buyer by post or email for the price of the Goods in the Singapore Dollar or such other currency as the Company shall agree in writing.
2.5. The Company has the right to invoice the Buyer for the costs of any packaging, transportation of the Goods or any additional costs resulting from any other alteration made by the Buyer on or at the time of delivery or upon notification by the Company that the Goods are awaiting collection. Any such additional costs may be invoiced by the Company in Singapore Dollars or such other currency as the Company shall agree in writing.
3. CARRIAGE AND INSURANCE
3.1. The price of the Goods shall be exclusive of carriage and insurance to the Buyer's premises.
3.2. Unless stated otherwise, the price of the Goods are Ex-Works (Incoterms 2020), exclusive of taxes and other charges such as but not limited to import duties, brokerage fees, handling and other charges.
4. ADDITIONAL COSTS
4.1. The Buyer agrees to pay for any loss or extra costs above the quoted price for the Goods which are directly or indirectly incurred by the Company through the Buyer's instructions or lack of instruction or through failure or delay in taking delivery or through any act or default on the part of the Buyer, its servants or agents.
5. TERMS OF PAYMENT
5.1. For the first Contract entered into by the Buyer with the Company, full payment must be made in advance of delivery, unless otherwise agreed in writing between the parties.
5.2. For subsequent Contracts entered into by the Buyer with the Company, all payments due must be made by the Buyer within thirty (30) days of the date of invoice from Company, unless otherwise agreed in writing between the Buyer and the Company. The Buyer shall not be entitled to exercise any set off, lien or any other similar right or claim.
5.3. If the Goods are delivered in instalments, the Company shall be entitled to invoice each instalment as and when delivery thereof has been made and payment shall be due in accordance with Clause 5.2 above in respect of each invoice.
5.4. Any failure by the Buyer to either pay any due instalment in accordance with this Contract or failure to give delivery instructions in respect of any Goods shall cause the whole of the price for Goods-at the time of such a default, to become due forthwith without any notice. The Company shall be entitled to charge a levy for late payment at a rate of 1% of the invoice value per day for each day payment is overdue, up to a maximum of 10% of the invoice value.
5.5. Prompt payment shall be a condition precedent to future deliveries of the Goods due under any Contract.
6.1. The Company endeavours to deliver the Goods within the estimated delivery period specified its quotation or otherwise specified in writing by Company, subject always to the availability of stock. The estimated delivery period shall be calculated from the date of the acceptance by the Company of the Buyer's order, or the date of receipt of all necessary information to enable the Company to manufacture or procure the manufacture of the Goods, whichever shall be the later. If no period is stipulated by the Company, then delivery will be such time after receipt of instructions as the Company thinks reasonable.
6.2. All times or dates given for delivery of the Goods are given in good faith but without any responsibility on the part of the Company. Time of delivery shall not be of the essence of any Contract nor shall the Company be under any liability for any delay beyond the Company's control.
6.3. Where the Goods are handed to a carrier for carriage to the Buyer or the Singapore port for export, any such carrier shall be deemed to be an agent of the Company and not of the Buyer for the purpose of Sections 44, 45 and 46 of the Sale of Goods Act (Cap. 393).
6.4. No liability for non-delivery, loss or damage to the Goods occurring post-delivery, or for any claim that the Goods are not in accordance with the Contract, will attach to the Company, unless claims to that effect are notified in writing by the Buyer to the Company (and in the case of claims for non-delivery, loss or damage with a copy to the carrier if the Company's own vehicles have not been used to deliver the Goods) within three (3) days of delivery.
6.5. If the Buyer fails to give notice in accordance with Clause 6.4 above, the Goods shall be deemed to be in all respects in accordance with the Contract and the Buyer shall be deemed to have accepted the Goods and shall be bound to pay for the same accordingly.
6.6. All requests for proof of delivery must be made within a period of thirty (30) days following the date of the invoice.
6.7. The Buyer agrees that in the event of a valid claim for non-delivery, loss or damage to the Goods and/or non-compliance with the Contract, the Company may at its sole discretion either reprocess or replace the Goods at its own expense but shall then be under no further liability in connection with such non-delivery, loss, damage or non-compliance.
6.8. If for any reason the Buyer is unable to accept delivery of the Goods at the time when the Goods have been notified as ready for delivery, the Company may at its sole discretion, store the Goods at the risk of the Buyer and take all reasonable steps to safeguard and insure them at the cost of the Buyer, provided that the Buyer shall be immediately informed thereof.
6.9. The Company shall have the right to make delivery by instalments of such quantities of the Goods and at such intervals as it may decide. Any defect in any instalment shall not be a ground for cancellation of the remainder of the instalments and the Buyer shall be bound to accept further deliveries thereof.
7. PASSING OF TITLE AND RISK
7.1. From the date of delivery to the Buyer, the Goods shall be at the risk of the Buyer, who shall be solely responsible for their custody and maintenance. Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, the Goods shall remain the property of the Company until all payments due to the Company from the Buyer under the Contract or any other contract have been made in full unconditionally and credited to the Company’s account. Whilst the ownership of the Company continues, the Buyer shall keep the Goods separate and identifiable from all other goods in its possession as fiduciary agent and bailee for the Company.
8.1. All Goods are sold with the benefit of and subject to the conditions of any written product warranty which may be supplied with them, and where no specific product warranty is supplied with the Goods, the standard warranty terms set out in Appendix 1 shall apply (each supplied or standard warranty being a “Product Warranty”).
8.2. Nothing herein or in any Product Warranty given by the Company shall impose any liability upon the Company in respect of any defect in the Goods arising out of the acts, omissions, negligence or default of the Buyer, its servants and agents including without limitation any failure by the Buyer to comply with any recommendations of the Company as to storage and handling or use or servicing of the Goods, use of the Goods with other goods or other misuse of the Goods or accident or fair wear and tear of the Goods.
8.3 Except as provided for in these Conditions and in any Product Warranty, any and all warranties, (whether express or implied by statute, common law, custom or howsoever), including without limitation those of satisfactory quality or of fitness for a particular purpose even if that purpose is made known expressly or by implication of the Company), are hereby excluded. To the greatest extent permitted by local laws and regulations, the Company makes no representation or warranty that the use of the Goods does not infringe the Intellectual Property rights or other rights of any third party and the Company accepts no liability in this respect.
9. BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY
9.1. The Buyer understands and agrees that the selection of the Goods suitable for the Buyer's purposes depends on a range of factors including, but are not limited to, on-site conditions or other circumstances of the proposed application of the Goods known only to the Buyer. The Buyer is solely responsible for satisfying itself that the data supplied to the Company on which information or recommendations made by the Company are based is correct and that any assumptions made by the Company to supplement that data are suitable for the Buyer's purposes.
9.2. The Company accepts no responsibility of any nature whatsoever for information or advice it supplies, where any data supplied by the Buyer is incorrect or where any assumption which the Company has made is unsuitable for the Buyer's purposes. The Buyer is encouraged to raise with the Company any questions it may have.
9.3. Where required by applicable law, the Buyer shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all applicable licences, permits and registrations in connection with the import, handling, transportation, storage and use of the Goods.
10. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
10.1. The Buyer agrees, acknowledges and undertakes that:
10.1.1. nothing in this Contract shall give the Buyer the right to use, reproduce, adapt or exploit any of the Company’s Intellectual Property, including the Company’s trade marks or brand, and the Buyer shall have no such rights unless separately granted by the Company in writing in the form of a licence agreement; and
10.1.2. it shall not use any trade mark which resembles any of the Company’s trade marks so as to be likely to cause confusion or deception.
11.1. To the greatest extent permitted by local laws and regulations, the Company shall not be liable (whether or not the Company has been advised of the possibility of such loss) in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise howsoever arising for any claim, damage, loss or costs in respect of:
11.1.1. any losses special to the Buyer, any direct loss of profits, any direct loss of turnover and/or any direct loss of revenue; and
11.1.2. any indirect or consequential loss or damage howsoever caused including without limitation any losses special to the Buyer, any loss of profits, loss of turnover, loss of revenue, loss of business and/or loss of data and for the avoidance of doubt, the sub-clauses in this Clause 11.1 are intended and agreed by the Buyer to be severable.
11.2. Subject to Clause 11.1, the aggregate liability of the Company (whether in contract, tort, negligence or breach of statutory duty or otherwise) to the Buyer for any and all loss, damage, liability, costs, and/or expenses, arising as a result of or in connection with any Contract or any Goods, shall be limited to the price of the Goods under such Contract.
11.3. The Buyer shall be liable for and shall indemnify the Company against any and all loss, damage, liability, costs (including legal costs on an indemnity basis), and/or expenses, including those arising from any claims by a third party, arising as a result of or in connection with any act, omission, negligence, and/or breach of the terms of this Contract or otherwise through the default of the Buyer.
12. DEFAULT OR INSOLVENCY OF BUYER
12.1. In the event that:
12.1.1. the Buyer shall be in breach of any of its obligations under the Contract;
12.1.2. any distress or execution shall be levied on the Buyer's property or assets; or
12.1.3. the Buyer (an individual or partnership) shall make or offer to make any voluntary arrangement or composition with its creditors or become bankrupt or if any bankruptcy petition be presented against him;
12.1.4. (if the Buyer is a company) the Buyer has an administrative receiver or administrator or judicial manager appointed or makes a voluntary arrangement with its creditors or commences to be wound up; or
12.1.5. otherwise if the Buyer fails to pays its debts as and when they fall due; or
12.1.6. such equivalent event in Clauses 12.1.1 to Clause 12.1.5 occurs to the Buyer in its local jurisdiction;
the Company at its discretion and without prejudice to any other right or claim may by notice in writing forthwith terminate wholly or in part any and all of the Contracts between the Company and the Buyer or may (without prejudice to the Company's rights subsequently to terminate the Contract for the same cause should it so decide) by notice in writing suspend further deliveries of Goods.
13.1. Any waiver of rights by the Company shall be in writing and signed by an authorised representative of the Company. The waiver by the Company of any right or the failure by the Company to exercise any right or to insist on the strict performance of any provision of this Contract shall not operate as a waiver of, or preclude any further exercise or enforcement of any other right or provision of this Contract.
14.1 Each provision of the Contract is severable and distinct from the others. The Parties intend that every such provision shall be and remain valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. If in any particular case any of these conditions shall be held to be invalid or shall not apply to the Contract, the other conditions shall continue in full force and effect.
15. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
15.1. A person who is not a party to the Contract has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act (Cap. 53B) to enforce any term of the Contract but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available apart from that Act.
16.1. The Buyer may not assign, sub-contract or in any way dispose of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Company.
17.1. Any notice required to be served under the Contract shall be served on:
17.1.1. the Company at its registered office in Singapore or such other address as the Company may from time to time notify to the Buyer; and
17.1.2. on the Buyer at the address notified to the Company in the Contract. The Buyer is responsible for notifying the Company in writing of any change of address, email address or fax number from those in the Contract.
17.2. Any such notice served by hand or registered post shall be deemed to have been served upon written acknowledgement of receipt by an employee or agent of the recipient. In the case of service by email, when the email is available to read in the recipient's inbox and in the case of facsimile when the addressee's machine acknowledges receipt thereof provided that a copy of the notice or communication is also put into the post in accordance with Clause 17.1 within twenty-four (24) hours following dispatch of the initial version.
18. APPLICABLE LAW
18.1. All Contracts shall be construed and governed in accordance with the laws of Singapore.
19. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
19.1. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with the Contract(s), including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC Rules”) for the time being in force, which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference in this clause.
19.2. The seat of the arbitration shall be Singapore.
19.3. The Tribunal shall consist of one arbitrator.
19.4. The language of the arbitration shall be English.
20. FORCE MAJEURE
20.1. No Party shall be liable for any failure to perform its obligations under the Contract(s) if the failure results from a Force Majeure Event (defined below), provided that whenever possible the affected Party will resume that obligation as soon as the factor or event occasioning the failure ceases or abates.
20.2. For purposes of the Contract(s), a “Force Majeure Event” is an event which is a circumstance or event beyond the reasonable control of the Party which frustrates the performance of the Party’s obligations under the Contract(s). Such circumstance or event shall include acts of God, fire, flood, lightning, war, revolution, acts of terrorism, riots, strikes and other industrial actions and failures of supplies of power, fuel, transport, equipment and raw materials which adversely affect the Company’s supply chain.
20.3. The Party prevented or delayed in the performance of its obligations under the Contract(s) by a Force Majeure Event, shall give written notice thereof to the other Party specifying the matters constituting the Force Majeure Event, together with such evidence as it reasonably can give and specifying the period for which it is estimated that such prevention or delay will continue.
20.4 If the Force Majeure Event shall continue for a period exceeding three (3) months from the date of such Force Majeure Event under Clause 19.2 above, a Party may at any time thereafter terminate this Contract by written notice to the other Party.
21.1. The Buyer shall not assign or transfer any rights under the Contract(s) and/or any Confirmed Order without the prior written consent of the Company. Any assignment or transfer without such consent shall be null and void.
- SCOPE: The Company warrants to the Buyer that the Goods are free from defect in manufacture, materials or workmanship, in accordance with the terms below.
- WARRANTY PERIOD: Twelve (12) months from date of invoice.
- NOTIFICATION OF DEFECT: The Buyer must provide notification to the Company of the alleged defect within forty-eight (48) hours of discovery of said defect, provided such notification takes place within the Warranty Period. The notification from the Buyer must be by way of telephone communication, accompanied by written email communication to the Company. The Goods with defect(s) must be properly stored by the Buyer, until such time as a resolution is reached by the Parties on the said Goods and set out in writing by the Parties.
- DETERMINATION OF DEFECT: The Company shall conduct investigations into the alleged defect in the Goods upon receipt of the Buyer’s notification made in accordance with Clause 3 above. The Company will produce an Investigation / Product Failure Analysis Report, a copy of which will be provided to the Buyer.
- REMEDIES: All Goods determined by the Company to have a defect will be replaced or repaired without charge to the Buyer, at the Company’s sole option and cost, and as the Buyer’s sole remedy.
- RESOLUTION REPORT: The Company will produce a report outlining the resolution of the defect once the said defect has been remedied. A copy of this report will be provided to the Buyer.