Terms & Conditions

1. The Contract

The only terms and conditions of the contract between GPE Scientific Limited (“The seller”) and the Purchaser shall be those set out below unless other terms are expressly accepted in writing by an authorised employee of the Seller. The goods to be supplied under the contract (“Goods”) will include any of them or any part of them. 

2. Specifications and Measurements

2.1. All statements (whether written or oral), descriptions, drawings, photographs or specifications concerning the Goods made or given by or on behalf of the Seller before contract, whether in catalogues, brochures, leaflets, price lists or other documents are for the purpose of information and guidance only.

2.2. Where Goods are sold by reference to descriptions in the catalogue or brochure, such as Goods, are sold subject to tolerances and variations expressed or implied therein. As the design and sources of supply may change from time to time, the Seller shall have the right to supply Goods of altered design or from a new source of supply.

3. Prices

3.1. All prices shown in catalogues, leaflets or brochures, are net ex works prices exclusive of VAT. The seller reserves the right to vary such prices at any time where currency fluctuations, changes in duty or material costs have occurred.

3.2. Any typographical, clerical or other error in any sales literature, quotation, price list, acceptance of offer, invoice, or other documentation or information issued by the Seller, may be corrected without any liability on behalf of the Seller.

3.3. Quotations expressed to be for a fixed price remain open for acceptance by the Purchaser within the period stated in the quotation or, if no period is stated, within 30 days of the date of the quotation irrespective of when the quotation is received by the Purchaser.

3.4. Purchasers who do not have a credit account must make payment in advance and will be subject to a minimum order value, excluding VAT and delivery charges, of £50.

4. Payment

4.1. Where the Purchaser does not have a credit account with the Seller, the Goods will not be delivered until the Seller is paid the amount shown on the pro-forma invoice. Credit accounts will only be opened after receipt of trade and bank references which are only considered satisfactory by the Seller.

4.2. The Seller can accept payment by credit card VISA or Mastercard or by American Express the latter with a 3.5% surcharge.

4.3. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, payment in full without deduction or settlement discount must be made by the Purchaser within 30 days of the date of the Seller’s invoice. Thereafter the Seller shall be entitled to recover interest on any unpaid amounts at 3% above the HSBC Bank Plc Base Rate ruling at the date the amount is due. Time of payment by the Purchaser shall be the essence of the contract.

4.4. For a sale outside of the United Kingdom and where the Purchaser does not have a credit account, the Purchaser shall make full payment in advance.

5. Delivery

5.1. The Seller will make every effort to deliver the Goods within the time agreed and, if no time is agreed, within a reasonable time. In no circumstances will the Seller be liable for loss or damage of any kind whatsoever caused directly or indirectly by any delay in the delivery of Goods.

5.2. Deliveries offered ex-stock are subject to the Goods being unsold at the date of receipt of an order from the Purchaser.

5.3. Unless otherwise agreed by the Seller, Goods will be delivered at the Purchaser’s cost by whatever means the Seller considers appropriate. The cost of insurance and packaging, if any, will be charged in addition to the price quoted for the Goods.

5.4. No claim for damage or shortages will be considered unless the Seller is notified in writing within 7 days of receipt failing which proper delivery shall be conclusively presumed to have been made. In the event of breakage, all packaging and damaged Goods must be retained for inspection.

5.5. In the event of non-delivery, the seller must be notified in writing within 14 days of receipt of the invoice.

5.6. Where Goods are returned for any reason other than set out in Clause 6.1 or 10.1 below, the Seller reserves the right to make a charge against the Purchaser of 10% of the invoice value towards the costs incurred by the Seller for inspection, packaging and administration as a result of such a return.

5.7. Where the Goods are supplied for export from the United Kingdom, the contract for the sale of such Goods will be deemed to incorporate the latest editions of Incoterms current at the date of the contract except that if there is any inconsistency between Incoterms and any express term the contract the latter will prevail.

6.   Warranties and Seller’s Liability

6.1. Subject to Clause 6.2, the Seller warrants that the goods will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the Warranty Period. The Warranty Period will be stated in the catalogue, brochure, leaflet or quotation for such Goods and will commence from the date on which the Goods are received by the Purchaser or the date of commissioning by the Seller, if later. Where the Warranty Period is not stated it will be for 12 months.

6.2. The Warranty in Clause 6.1 is given by the Seller subject to the following conditions:

6.2.1. The Seller will be under no liability in respect of any defect in the Goods arising from fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence of the Purchaser or its employees or agents, abnormal working conditions or failure to follow the Seller’s installation, user, storage, operating or maintenance instructions.  

6.2.2. No warranty is given that the Goods are suitable for any particular or special purpose for use in connection with any equipment unless expressly given in writing by the Seller.

6.2.3. Where the Seller is not the manufacturer of the Goods the Seller will endeavour to transfer to the Purchaser the benefit of any warranty or guarantee given by the manufacturer. The manufacturers Terms and Conditions of sale may apply for resale goods.

6.3. Except as expressly provided in these Conditions all warranties, conditions or other terms implied by statute or common law are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by the law.

6.4. If any valid claim is made by the Purchaser that the Seller is in breach of the warranty set out in Clause 6.1, the Seller will at its discretion either repair or replace the Goods free of charge or refund to the Purchaser the price of the Goods (or a proportionate part of the price). The Seller will have no further liability to the Purchaser whatsoever arising from a breach of the warranty in Clause 6.1

6.5. Subject to the specific liability of the Seller under Clause 6.4 and 6.6 the Seller will have no liability to the Purchaser whatsoever whether for breach of contract, misrepresentation, breach of statutory duty, negligence or other tortious act for any direct, indirect, special or consequential losses, damages, costs or expenses incurred by the Purchaser (including any incurred as a result of a claim being made against the Purchaser by any third party) arising out of or in connection with the manufacture or supply of Goods or their use or resale by the Purchaser or any third party.

6.6. The Seller accepts the following liability subject to the terms set out below:

6.6.1. Liability for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence or the negligence of its employees subject to a limit of £1 million in respect of each claim.

6.6.2. Liability for damage to property resulting from its negligence or the negligence of its employees subject to a limit of £1 million in respect of each claim.

6.6.3. Subject to Clause 6.4, liability for breach of the express terms of the contract between the Seller and the Purchaser subject to a limit of liability equal to the price of the Goods which are subject to the contract.

7. Purchaser’s Responsibility

7.1. The Purchaser hereby represents that it is a competent user of the class of Goods to be supplied hereunder, that it has satisfied or is able to satisfy itself that the Goods are safe to use and that it will institute a safe system of working for use of the Goods.

7.2. Where the Purchaser will be using equipment, delivered by the Seller, for the handling of aqueous solutions, organic solvents, noxious liquids and where such equipment will be used for handling concentrated acids and aggressive liquids, the Purchaser agrees to take direct protection against accident and breakage (particularly in the case of glass equipment) and, where necessary, to use protective clothing, glasses, goggles, face shields, masks etc. in accordance with the provisions of the Health & Safety at Work Act.

7.3. The Purchaser agrees to indemnify the Seller against any claim, proceedings, costs, loss, damage, or liability suffered by the Seller as a result of any failure by the Purchaser, or any person in control of the Goods, to take such steps or ensure compliance with the duties referred to in Clause 7.1 and &.2 above.

7.4. Return of Goods - Return of correctly supplied goods cannot be accepted unless prior agreement has been made and then the Seller reserves the right to make a handling charge. An ISO returns number must be requested from the Seller before returns are made. No responsibility will be accepted for returned items which are damaged in transit.

7.5. Return of Hazardous Goods - The Purchaser is responsible for ensuring that Goods returned are free from biological, chemical and radioactive hazard. The Seller reserves the right to refuse to accept Goods which present a hazard or which might infringe the Health and Safety at work act or which are without a signed certificate that effective disinfection and/or de-contamination has been carried out.

8. Passing of Risk and Property

8.1. The risk in the Goods shall pass:

8.1.1. On orders for delivery within the United Kingdom on delivery to the Purchaser or upon installation if this has been expressly agreed in writing.

8.1.2. On orders for delivery outside of the United Kingdom on delivery FOB to the port notified by the Purchaser.

8.2. Notwithstanding delivery and the passing of risk in the Goods, or any other provision of these Conditions, the property in the Goods will not pass to the Purchaser until the Seller has received in cash or cleared funds payment in full of the price of the Goods.

8.3. Until such time as the property in the Goods passes to the Purchaser, the Purchaser will hold the Goods as the Seller’s fiduciary agent and bailee and will keep the Goods separate to those of the Purchaser and third parties and properly stored, protected and insured and identified as the Seller’s property but shall be entitled to resell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of its business.

8.4. Until such time as the property in the Goods passes to Purchaser (and provided the Goods are still in existence and have not been resold), the Seller shall be entitled at any time to require the Purchaser to deliver up the Goods to the Seller and, if the Purchaser fails to do so forthwith, to enter upon any premises of the Purchaser or any third party where the Goods are stored and repossess the goods.

8.5. The Purchaser will not be entitled to pledge or in any way charge by way of security for any indebtedness any of the Goods which remain the property of the Seller but, if the Purchaser does so, all monies owing by the Purchaser to the Seller will (without prejudice to any other right or remedy of the Seller) forthwith become due and payable.

9. Freezers, Incubators, Glass Reactors and Heavy Equipment

9.1. All prices and quotations for large and heavy equipment will be ex-works and carriage, insurance and handling will be an additional cost for the Purchaser.

9.2. It is the responsibility of the Purchaser to ensure that access points, doorways and passage ways are large enough for the equipment to pass through. The Purchaser must also ensure that the necessary lifting equipment is available on the arrival of the Goods, both to unload the transporter and for the handling of its load into the area of use. The Seller shall not be responsible for any losses incurred through the inability to move Goods from point of delivery to final point of use.

10. Termination and Cancellation

10.1. No purchase order which has been accepted by the Seller can be cancelled by the Purchaser without the agreement of the Seller and only then providing the Purchaser indemnifies the Seller against all losses suffered as a result of the cancellation.

10.2. The Seller shall have the right to, without prejudice to its other rights, to cancel or suspend the performance of the contract or any part thereof should either:-

10.2.1. The Purchaser be in default of any of its obligations under the contract or should there be any amounts due and unpaid by the Purchaser to the Seller whether in respect of the Purchaser’s obligations under the contract or any other contract; or

10.2.2. The Purchaser makes any voluntary arrangement with its creditors or (Being an individual or firm) becomes bankrupt or (being a company) becomes subject to an administration order or goes into liquidation; or

10.2.3. A receiver is appointed over any property or assets of the Purchaser; or

10.2.4. The Purchaser ceases or threatens to cease to carry on business.

10.3. If the Seller is at any time unable to perform its obligations for any circumstances beyond its control (as hereinafter defined) it shall be entitled, on notice to the Purchaser given within a reasonable time, either to terminate or suspend the contract or any part of it without incurring any liability whatsoever to the purchaser. Without limitation, circumstances beyond the Seller’s control shall include, war, civil commotion or insurrection, strikes, lockouts, or other labour or industrial disputes, legalisation whether by statue, regulation, instrument or order, earthquake, fire, flooding, tempest, or abnormal weather conditions, breakdown or interruption of or disruption in supplies, plant, machinery, equipment or transport and all other occurrences or circumstances which prevent , hinder or delay the Seller’s performance of the contact.

11. English Law

11.1. The contract shall be governed by and construed according to English Law and the Purchaser submits to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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GPE Scientific Ltd understands and respects the importance of your privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines how we use the personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. Please read the following information carefully.

For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018, we, GPE Scientific Limited are the Data Controller and Processor for http://www.gpescientific.co.uk (The Site).

The GDPR 2018 will introduce the following principles to UK law:

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These terms and conditions were updated/revised in May 2018.