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1. Interpretation

1.1 The definitions and rules of interpretation in this condition apply in these terms and conditions (Conditions).

Contract: the Customer's purchase order and the Supplier's acceptance of it, or the Customer's acceptance of a quotation for Services by the Supplier under condition 2.2.

Customer: the person, firm or company who purchases Services from the Supplier.

Customer's Equipment: any equipment, systems, cabling or facilities provided by the Customer and used directly or indirectly in the supply of the Services.

Deliverables: all Documents, products and materials developed by the Supplier or its agents, subcontractors, consultants and employees in relation to the Services in any form, including plans, computer programs, data, reports and specifications (including drafts).

Document: includes, without limitation, in addition to any document in writing, any drawing, map, plan, diagram, design, picture or other image, tape, disk or other device or record embodying information in any form.

In-put Material: all Documents, information and materials provided by the Customer relating to the Services including (without limitation) plans, computer programs, data, reports and specifications.

Intellectual Property Rights: all patents, rights to inventions, utility models, copyright and related rights, trade marks, service marks, trade, business and domain names, rights in trade dress or get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database right, topography rights, moral rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for and renewals or extensions of such rights, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world.

Services: the services to be provided by the Supplier under the Contract as set out in the Schedule of Services appended, together with any other services which the Supplier provides, or agrees to provide, to the Customer.

Site: the location at which the Services are to be provided by the Supplier.

Supplier: ChapmanBDSP Limited whose registered office is at Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS.

Supplier's Equipment: any equipment, including tools, systems, cabling or facilities, provided by the Supplier or its subcontractors and used directly or indirectly in the supply of the Services which are not the subject of a separate agreement between the parties under which title passes to the Customer.

VAT: value added tax chargeable under English law for the time being and any similar additional tax.

1.2 Headings in these conditions shall not affect their interpretation.

1.3 A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality).

1.4 The schedules form part of the Contract.

1.5 A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as it is in force for the time being, taking account of any amendment, extension, or re-enactment and includes any subordinate legislation for the time being in force made under it.

1.6 A reference to writing or written includes e-mail but not faxes.

1.7 Any obligation in the Contract on a person not to do something includes, without limitation, an obligation not to agree, allow, permit or acquiesce in that thing being done.

1.8 References to conditions and schedules are to the conditions and schedules of the Contract.

2. Application of conditions

2.1 These Conditions shall:

(a) apply to and be incorporated into the Contract; and

(b) prevail over any inconsistent terms or conditions contained, or referred to, in the Customer's purchase order, confirmation of order, acceptance of a quotation, or specification or other Document supplied by the Customer, or implied by law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.

2.2 The Customer's purchase order, or the Customer's acceptance of a quotation for Services by the Supplier, constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Services specified in it on these Conditions. No offer placed by the Customer shall be accepted by the Supplier other than:

(a) by a written acknowledgement issued and executed by the Supplier; or

(b) (if earlier) by the Supplier starting to provide the Services, when a contract for the supply and purchase of the Services on these Conditions will be established. The Customer's standard terms and conditions (if any) attached to, enclosed with or referred to in any purchase order or other Document shall not govern the Contract.

2.3 Quotations are given by the Supplier on the basis that no Contract shall come into existence except in accordance with condition 2.2. Any quotation is valid for a period of [30] days from its date, provided that the Supplier has not previously withdrawn it.

3. Commencement and duration

3.1 The Services supplied under the Contract shall be provided by the Supplier to the Customer from the date of acceptance by the Supplier of the Customer's offer in accordance with condition 2.2 OR if applicable the date specified in the Schedule.

4. Supplier's obligations

4.1 The Supplier shall use reasonable endeavours to provide the Services, and to deliver the Deliverables to the Customer, in accordance in all material respects with the Schedule.

4.2 The Supplier shall use reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates specified in the Schedule, but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for performance of the Services.

5. Customer's obligations

5.1 The Customer shall:

(a) co-operate with the Supplier in all matters relating to the Services;

(b) provide the Supplier, its agents, subcontractors, consultants and employees, with access to the Site, as required by the Supplier to complete the Services in a timely manner;

(c) provide to the Supplier, in a timely manner, such In-put Material and other information as the Supplier may reasonably require and ensure that it is accurate in all material respects;

(d) be responsible (at its own cost) for preparing and maintaining the Site for the supply of the Services, including identifying, monitoring, removing and disposing of any hazardous materials from any of its premises in accordance with all applicable laws, before and during the supply of the Services at those premises, and informing the Supplier of all of the Customer's obligations and actions under this condition 5.1(d);

(e) inform the Supplier of all health and safety rules and regulations and any other reasonable security requirements that apply at the Site; and

(f) obtain and maintain all necessary licences and consents and comply with all relevant legislation in relation to the Services, the installation of the Supplier's Equipment, the use of In-put Material and the use of the Customer's Equipment in relation to the Supplier's Equipment in all cases before the date on which the Services are to start.

5.2 If the Supplier's performance of its obligations under the Contract is prevented or delayed by any act or omission of the Customer, its agents, subcontractors, consultants or employees, the Supplier shall not be liable for any costs, charges or losses sustained or incurred by the Customer arising directly or indirectly from such prevention or delay.

5.3 The Customer shall be liable to pay to the Supplier, on demand, all reasonable costs, charges or losses sustained or incurred by the Supplier (including, without limitation, any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit and loss of reputation, loss or damage to property and those arising from injury to or death of any person and loss of opportunity to deploy resources elsewhere) arising directly or indirectly from the Customer's fraud, negligence, failure to perform or delay in the performance of any of its obligations under the Contract, subject to the Supplier confirming such costs, charges and losses to the Customer in writing.

5.4 The Customer shall not, without the prior written consent of the Supplier, at any time from the date of the Contract to the expiry of six months after the termination of the Contract, solicit or entice away from the Supplier or employ (or attempt to employ) any person who is, or has been, engaged as an employee, consultant or subcontractor of the Supplier in the provision of the Services.

5.5 Any consent given by the Supplier in accordance with condition 5.4 shall be subject to the Customer paying to the Supplier a sum equivalent to 20% of the then current annual remuneration of the Supplier's employee, or, if higher, 20% of the annual remuneration to be paid by the Customer to that employee.

6. Fees and payment

6.1 In consideration of the provision of the Services by the Supplier, the Customer shall pay the fees of the Supplier as set out in the Schedule (and without deduction or set-off).

6.2 The total price shall be paid to the Supplier (without deduction or set-off) in instalments, as set out in the Fee Drawdown Schedule appended. The Supplier shall invoice the Customer for the charges that are then payable, together with expenses, the costs of materials and VAT, where appropriate.

6.3 The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted to it by the Supplier, in full and in cleared funds, within [30] days of receipt to a bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier.

6.4 Without prejudice to any other right or remedy that it may have, if the Customer fails to pay the Supplier on the due date, the Supplier may:

(a) charge interest on such sum from the due date for payment at the annual rate of [PERCENTAGE]% above the base lending rate from time to time of [FULL NAME OF BANK], accruing on a daily basis and being compounded quarterly until payment is made, whether before or after any judgment and the Customer shall pay the interest immediately on demand. The Supplier may claim interest under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998; and

(b) suspend all Services until payment has been made in full.

6.5 Time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.

6.6 All sums payable to the Supplier under the Contract shall become due immediately on its termination, despite any other provision. This condition 6.6 is without prejudice to any right to claim for interest under the law, or any such right under the Contract.

7. Intellectual property rights

7.1 As between the Customer and the Supplier, all Intellectual Property Rights and all other rights in the Deliverables shall be owned by the Supplier.

8. Confidentiality and the Supplier's property

8.1 The Customer shall keep in strict confidence all technical or commercial know-how, specifications, inventions, processes or initiatives which are of a confidential nature and have been disclosed to the Customer by the Supplier, its employees, agents, consultants or subcontractors and any other confidential information concerning the Supplier's business or its products which the Customer may obtain.

8.2 The Customer may disclose such information:

(a) to its employees, officers, representatives, advisers, agents or subcontractors who need to know such information for the purposes of carrying out the Customer's obligations under the Contract; and

(b) as may be required by law, court order or any governmental or regulator y authority.

8.3 The Customer shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives, advisers, agents or subcontractors to whom it discloses such information comply with this condition 8.

8.4 The Customer shall not use any such information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations under the Contract.


9.1 This condition 9 sets out the entire financial liability of the Supplier (including any liability for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents, consultants, and subcontractors) to the Customer in respect of:

(a) any breach of the Contract;

(b) any use made by the Customer of the Services, the Deliverables or any part of them; and

(c) any representation, statement or tortious act or omission (including negligence) arising under or in connection with the Contract.

9.2 All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.

9.3 Nothing in these Conditions limits or excludes the liability of the Supplier:

(a) for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; or

(b) for any damage or liability incurred by the Customer as a result of fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by the Supplier.

9.4 Subject to condition 9.2 and condition 9.3 the Supplier's total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise arising in connection with the performance, or contemplated performance, of the Contract shall be limited to the price paid for the Services.

10. Suspension of Services

10.1 The client may at any time by Notice require the Supplier to suspend or postpone the performance of all or part of the Services. 10.2 On notice of postponement, the Supplier shall cease work on the suspended or postponed work in an orderly manner compatible with the possible order to restart the works.

10.3 If the suspension or postponement exceeds six months in aggregate the Supplier may by giving four weeks written notice treat the works or that part of the works as having been abandoned and the appointment of the Supplier in respect of all or any part of the Services affected shall be automatically terminated.

10.4 Should the works be suspended or postponed other than because of breach of the Agreement by the Supplier the Client shall pay the Fee up to the end of the work stage commenced at the point of receipt by the Supplier of the Client’s Notice together with any direct costs (if any) arising out of the suspension or postponement. All such fees and costs shall be paid by the Client to the Supplier within the notice period for the suspension or postponement not to be deemed a breach of the Agreement by the Client.

10.5 Upon recommencement of the works, the Client shall be liable to pay additional fee due to the Supplier to cover any and all necessary remobilisation activities. Remobilisation fees shall be additional to the agreed base fee for the works and shall be scheduled out by the Supplier for agreement with the Client prior to recommencement of the works.

11. Termination

11.1 Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies which the parties may have, either party may terminate the Contract without liability to the other immediately on giving notice to the other if:

(a) the other party fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment and remains in default not less than seven days after being notified in writing to make such payment; or

(b) the other party commits a material breach of any of the terms of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 30 days of that party being notified in writing of the breach; or

(c) the other party suspends, or threatens to suspend, payment of its debts or is unable to pay its debts as they fall due or admits inability to pay its debts or [(being a company) is deemed unable to pay its debts within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986

11.2 On termination of the Contract for any reason:

(a) the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier's outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of Services supplied but for which no invoice has been submitted, the Supplier may submit an invoice, which shall be payable immediately on receipt;

(b) the Customer shall return all of the Supplier's Equipment and Deliverables. If the Customer fails to do so, then the Supplier may enter the Customer's premises and take possession of them. Until they have been returned or repossessed, the Customer shall be solely responsible for their safe keeping; and

(c) the accrued rights and liabilities of the parties as at termination and the continuation of any provision expressly stated to survive or implicitly surviving termination, shall not be affected.

11.3 On termination of the Contract (however arising), conditions 7, 8, 9, 10 and 19 shall survive and continue in full force and effect.

12. Force majeure

The Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer under the Contract if it is prevented from, or delayed in performing, its obligations under the Contract or from carrying on its business by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond its reasonable control, including (without limitation) strikes, lock -outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of the Supplier or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors.

13. Variation

13.1 The Supplier may, from time to time and without notice, change the Services in order to comply with any applicable safety or statutory requirements, provided that such changes do not materially affect the nature, scope of, or the charges for the Services. The Supplier may, from time to time and subject to Customer's prior written consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed change the Services, provided that such changes do not materially affect the nature or quality of the Services.

13.2 Subject to condition 12.1, no variation of the Contract or these Conditions shall be valid unless it is in writing and signed by or on behalf of each of the parties.

14. Severance

14.1 If any provision of the Contract (or part of any provision) is found by any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed not to form part of the Contract, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of the Contract shall not be affected.

14.2 If a provision of the Contract (or part of any provision) is found illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the provision shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable.

15. Entire agreement

15.1 The Contract constitutes the whole agreement between the parties and supersedes all previous agreements between the parties relating to its subject matter.

15.2 Each party acknowledges that, in entering into the Contract, it has not relied on, and shall have no right or remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made negligently or innocently) (other than for breach of contract).

15.3 Nothing in this condition shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.

16. Assignment

16.1 The Customer shall not, without the prior written consent of the Supplier, assign, transfer, or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract.

16.2 The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, charge, mortgage, subcontract, or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights under the Contract and may subcontract or delegate in any manner any or all of its obligations under the Contract to any third party or agent.

17. No partnership or agency

Nothing in the Contract is intended to, or shall be deemed to, constitute a partnership or joint venture of any kind between any of the parties, nor constitute any party the agent of another party for any purpose. No party shall have authority to act as agent for, or to bind, the other party in any way.

18. Rights of third parties

A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with it.

19. Notices

19.1 Any notice or other communication required to be given under the Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered personally, or sent by pre-paid first-class post, recorded delivery or by commercial courier to the other party and for the attention of the person specified in the Schedule, or as otherwise specified by the relevant party by notice in writing to the other party.

19.2 Any notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been duly received if delivered personally, when left at the address and for the contact referred to in the Schedule or, if sent by pre-paid first-class post or recorded delivery, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting, or if delivered by commercial courier, on the date and at the time that the courier's delivery receipt is signed.

19.3 This condition 18 shall not apply to the service of any in any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.

19.4 A notice or other communication required to be given under or in connection with the Contract shall not be validly served if sent by e-mail.

20. Governing law and jurisdiction

20.1 The Contract, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of England and Wales.

20.2 The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of, or in connection with, the Contract or its subject matter.

20.3 Either Party may refer any dispute arising under, out of, or in connection with this Deed to adjudication in accordance with the rules and provisions of the Scheme (meaning the Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998 as amended by the Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998 (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2011(SI 2011/2333)) and this Clause.

Any dispute referred to adjudication shall be referred to an adjudicator appointed by the President or a Vice-President for the time being of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The following provisions of the Scheme shall be amended as set out below:

(1) The adjudicator may adjudicate at the same time on more than one dispute under the same contract.

(2) The adjudicator and any party to the dispute shall not disclose to any other person any information or document provided to him in connection with the adjudication, except to the extent that it is necessary for the purposes of, or in connection with, the adjudication.

(3) The adjudicator shall provide reasons for his decision.