Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for the Supply of Goods


1.              Basis of contract


1.1          These terms and conditions (the “Conditions”) apply to the contract between Clayton Prints & Supplies Limited of 3 Akinsemoyin Street, off Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos (the “Supplier”) and you (the “Customer”) for the sale and purchase of the goods (or any part of them) set out [receipt ] (the “Goods”) in accordance with these Conditions (the “Contract”) to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.


1.2          The Customer’s order for the Goods (the “Order”) constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Goods in accordance with these Conditions.  The Customer is responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Order and any specification are complete and accurate.

1.3      The Customer waives any right it might otherwise have to rely on any term endorsed upon, delivered with or contained in any documents of the Customer that is inconsistent with these Conditions.


1.4          Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising produced by the Supplier and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Supplier's catalogues or brochures are produced for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Goods referred to in them.  They shall not form part of the Contract nor have any contractual force.


2.             Delivery


2.1          The Supplier shall deliver the Goods to the location set out in the Order or such other location as the parties may agree (the “Delivery Location”).


2.2          Delivery is completed on the completion of loading of the Goods at the Delivery Location.


2.3          Any dates quoted for delivery are approximate only, and the time of delivery is not of the essence.  The Supplier shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods that is caused by an event, circumstance or cause beyond a party’s reasonable control (“Force Majeure Event”) or the Customer’s failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.


2.4          If the Customer fails to take delivery of the Goods within three (3) Business Days of the Supplier notifying the Customer that the Goods are ready, then, except where such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Supplier’s failure to comply with its obligations under the Contract in respect of the Goods:

(a)           delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00 am on the third Business Day after the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready; and

(b)          the Supplier shall store the Goods until delivery takes place, and charge the Customer for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).


2.5          If ten (10) Business Days after the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery the Customer has not taken actual delivery of them, the Supplier may resell or otherwise dispose of part or all of the Goods and, after deducting reasonable storage and selling costs, account to the Customer for any excess over the price of the Goods or charge the Customer for any shortfall below the price of the Goods.


3.             Quality


3.1          The Supplier warrants that on delivery, and subject to the manufacturer’s warranty (“Warranty Period”), the Goods shall:

(a)           conform in all material respects with their description and any applicable specification; and

(b)          be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship; and

(c)           be of satisfactory quality; and

(d)           be fit for any purpose held out by the Supplier.


3.2          Subject to Clause 3.3, if:

(a)           the Customer gives notice in writing to the Supplier during the Warranty Period within a reasonable time of discovery that some or all of the Goods do not comply with the warranty set out in Clause 3.1;

(b)          the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and

(c)           the Customer (if asked to do so by the Supplier) returns such Goods to the Supplier’s place of business at the Customer’s cost,

the Supplier shall, at its option, repair or replace the defective Goods.


3.3          The Supplier shall not be liable for the Goods’ failure to comply with the warranty set out in Clause 3.1 if:

(a)           the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving notice in accordance with Clause 3.2;

(b)          the defect arises because the Customer failed to follow the Supplier’s oral or written instructions as to the storage, commissioning, installation, use and maintenance of the Goods or (if there are none) good trade practice regarding the same;

(c)           the Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Supplier; or

(d)           the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal storage or working conditions.


3.4          Except as provided in this Clause 3, the Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of the Goods’ failure to comply with the warranty set out in Clause 3.1.


3.5          These Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier.


4.             Title and Risk


4.1          The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer on completion of delivery.


4.2          Title to the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until the Supplier receives payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for the Goods.


4.3          Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall:

(a)           store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as the Supplier’s property;

(b)          not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods;

(c)           maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for their full price from the date of delivery;

(d)           notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in Clause 7.1(b) to Clause 7.1(d); and

(e)           give the Supplier such information as the Supplier may reasonably require from time to time relating to:

(i)             the Goods; and

(ii)            the ongoing financial position of the Customer.


4.4          At any time before title to the Goods passes to the Customer, the Supplier may require the Customer to deliver up all Goods in its possession that have not been resold, or irrevocably incorporated into another product and if the Customer fails to do so promptly, enter any premises of the Customer or of any third party where the Goods are stored in order to recover them.


5.             Price and payment


5.1          The price of the Goods shall be the price set out in the Order, or, if no price is quoted, the price set out in the Supplier’s published price list in force as at the date of delivery.


5.2          The Supplier may, by giving notice to the Customer at any time before delivery, increase the price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost of the Goods that is due to:

(a)           any factor beyond the Supplier’s control (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs);

(b)          any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered; or

(c)           any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions.


5.3          The price of the Goods:

(a)           excludes amounts in respect of value added tax (VAT), which the Customer shall additionally be liable to pay to the Supplier at the prevailing rate, subject to the receipt of a valid VAT invoice; and

(b)          excludes the costs and charges of packaging, insurance and transport of the Goods, which shall be invoiced to the Customer.


5.4          The Supplier may invoice the Customer for the Goods on or at any time after the completion of delivery.


5.5          The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier:

(a)           within seven(7) days of the date of the invoice; and

(b)          in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier, and

time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.


5.6          If the Customer fails to make a payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date, then, without limiting the Supplier’s remedies under Clause 7, the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue sum from the due date until payment of the overdue sum, whether before or after judgment.  Interest under this Clause 5.6 will accrue each day at 4% a year above the Central Bank of Nigeria’s base rate from time to time, but at 4% a year for any period when that base rate is below 0%.


5.7          All amounts due under the Contract shall be paid in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).


6.             Limitation of liability


6.1          The restrictions on liability in this Clause 6 apply to every liability arising under or in connection with the Contract including liability in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise.


6.2          Nothing in the Contract limits any liability which cannot legally be limited, including liability for:

(a)           death or personal injury caused by negligence; or

(b)          fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.


6.3          Subject to Clause 6.2, the Supplier's total liability to the Customer shall not exceed the price of the Goods.


6.4          Subject to Clause 6.2, the following types of loss are wholly excluded:

(a)           loss of profits;

(b)          loss of sales or business;

(c)           loss of agreements or contracts;

(d)           loss of anticipated savings;

(e)           loss of use or corruption of software, data or information;

(f)            loss of or damage to goodwill; and

(g)           indirect or consequential loss.


6.5          This Clause 6 shall survive termination of the Contract.


7.             Termination


7.1          Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer if:

(a)           the Customer commits a material breach of any term of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within five (5) days of being notified in writing to do so;

(b)          the Customer takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), obtaining a moratorium, being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business;

(c)           the Customer suspends, threatens to suspend, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or

(d)           the Customer’s financial position deteriorates so far as to reasonably justify the opinion that its ability to give effect to the terms of the Contract is in jeopardy.


7.2          Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may suspend provision of the Goods under the Contract or any other contract between the Customer and the Supplier if the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in Clause 7.1(b) to Clause 7.1(d), or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them, or if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment.


7.3          Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment.


7.4          On termination of the Contract for any reason the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier’s outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of Goods supplied but for which no invoice has been submitted, the Supplier shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by the Customer immediately on receipt.


7.5          Termination or expiry of the Contract, however arising, shall not affect any of the parties’ rights and remedies that have accrued as at termination or expiry, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination or expiry.


7.6          Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination or expiry of the Contract shall remain in full force and effect.


8.             Force majeure


Neither party shall be in breach of the Contract nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under the Contract if such delay or failure result from a Force Majeure Event.  In such circumstances the time for performance shall be extended by a period equivalent to the period during which performance of the obligation has been delayed or failed to be performed. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for four (4) weeks, the party not affected may terminate the Contract by giving five (5) days’ written notice to the affected party.


9.             General


9.1          Assignment and other dealings.

(a)           The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract.

(b)          The Customer may not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Supplier.


9.2          Entire agreement.

(a)           The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

(b)          Each party agrees that it shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the Contract.  Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in the Contract.


9.3          Variation.  No variation of this Contract shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).


9.4          Waiver.  No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.  No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.


9.5          Severance.  If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract.  If any provision of the Contract is deemed deleted under this Clause 9.5 the parties shall negotiate in good faith to agree a replacement provision that, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercial result of the original provision.


9.6          Third party rights.

(a)           Unless it expressly states otherwise, the Contract does not give rise to any third party rights to enforce any term of the Contract.

(b)          The rights of the parties to rescind or vary the Contract are not subject to the consent of any other person.