Terms & Conditions

General Terms and Conditions of supply.

1. Definitions.

Business Day: a day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) when banks in London are open for business.
Charges: the charges payable by the Customer for the supply of the Services in accordance with clause 5.
Commencement Date: has the meaning set out in clause 2.2.
Conditions: these terms and conditions as amended from time to time by mutual consent
Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the supply of Services in accordance with these Conditions.
Customer: the person or firm who purchases Services from the Supplier.
Deliverables: the deliverables set out in the Order produced by the Supplier for the Customer.
Order Confirmation: the Customer’s acceptance (by e-mail or otherwise) of the Supplier’s quotation for Services set out overleaf.
Services: the services, including the Deliverables, supplied by the Supplier to the Customer as set out in the Specification.
Specification: the description or specification of the Services provided in writing by the Supplier to the Customer.
Supplier: ANTS Group Ltd. registered in England and Wales with company number 06476483.
Supplier Materials: has the meaning set out in clause 4.1f).

2. Basis of contract.

2.1 The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase Services in accordance with these Conditions.
2.2 The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues acceptance (via email or otherwise) of the Order at which point and on which date the Contract shall come into existence (Commencement Date).
2.3 The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. The Customer acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or on behalf of the Supplier which is not set out in the Contract.
2.4 These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.

3. Supply of Services.

3.1 The Supplier shall supply the Services to the Customer in accordance with the Specification in all material respects.
3.2 The Supplier shall use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates specified but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for performance of the Services.
3.3 The Supplier shall have the right to make any changes to the Services which are necessary to comply with any applicable law or safety requirement, or which do not materially affect the nature or quality of the Services. The Supplier shall notify the Customer in any such event.
3.4 The Supplier warrants to the Customer that the Services will be provided using reasonable care and skill.

4. Customer’s obligations.

4.1 The Customer shall:
a) ensure that the terms of the Order and any information it provides in the Specification are complete and accurate;
b) co-operate with the Supplier in all matters relating to the Services;
c) provide the Supplier, its employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, with access to the Customer’s premises and other facilities as reasonably required by the Supplier;
d) provide the Supplier with such information and materials as the Supplier may reasonably require in order to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is accurate in all material respects;
e) obtain and maintain all necessary licences, permissions and consents which may be required before the date on which the Services are to start;
f) keep and maintain all materials, equipment, documents and other property of the Supplier (Supplier Materials) at the Customer’s premises in safe custody at its own risk, maintain the Supplier Materials in good condition until returned to the Supplier, and not dispose of or use the Supplier Materials other than in accordance with the Supplier’s written instructions or authorisation;

4.2 If the Supplier’s performance of any of its obligations under the Contract is prevented or delayed by any act or omission by the Customer or failure by the Customer to perform any relevant obligation (Customer Default):
a) the Supplier shall without limiting its other rights or remedies have the right to suspend performance of the Services until the Customer remedies the Customer Default, and to rely on the Customer Default to relieve it from the performance of any of its obligations to the extent the Customer Default prevents or delays the Supplier’s performance of any of its obligations;
b) the Supplier shall not be liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Customer arising directly or indirectly from the Supplier’s failure or delay performing any of its obligations as set out in this clause 4.2;
c) the Customer shall reimburse the Supplier on written demand for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Supplier arising directly or indirectly from the Customer Default.

5. Charges and payment.

5.1 The Charges for the Services are set out on the attached document;
a) the Charges shall be calculated in accordance with the Supplier’s standard daily fee rates as published from time to time and available on request;
b) the Supplier’s standard daily fee rate (Standard Daily Fee Rate) for each individual are calculated on the basis of an eight-hour day from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm worked on Business Days;
c) the Supplier shall be entitled to charge;
i an overtime rate of 150 per cent of the Standard Daily Fee Rate on a pro-rata basis for each part day or for any time worked by individuals whom it engages on the Services outside the hours referred to in 5.1 b) or provided on a Saturday (unless that day falls on a bank holiday) ;
ii an overtime rate of 200 per cent of the Standard Daily Fee Rate on a pro-rata basis for each part day or for any time worked by individuals whom it engages on the Services on a Sunday or a Bank holiday
iii for any expenses reasonably incurred by the individuals whom the Supplier engages in connection with the Services including, but not limited to, travelling expenses, hotel costs, subsistence and any associated expenses, and for the cost of services provided by third parties and required by the Supplier for the performance of the Services, and for the cost of any materials.

All such charges shall be agreed in advance with the Customer.
5.3 The Supplier shall invoice the Customer on completion of the Services or otherwise in accordance with the agreed payment terms as set out on the attached document.
5.4 The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier within 30 days of the date of the invoice in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier.
5.6 Without limiting any other right or remedy of the Supplier, if the Customer fails to make any payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date for payment (Due Date), the Supplier shall have the right to charge interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 5 per cent per annum above the then current Royal Bank of Scotland’s base rate accruing on a daily basis from the Due Date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment, and compounding quarterly.
5.7 The Customer shall pay all amounts due under the Contract in full without any deduction or withholding except as required by law and the Customer shall not be entitled to assert any credit, set-off or counterclaim against the Supplier in order to justify withholding payment of any such amount in whole or in part. The Supplier may, without limiting its other rights or remedies, set off any amount owing to it by the Customer against any amount payable by the Supplier to the Customer.

6. Intellectual property rights.

6.1 All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services shall be owned by the Supplier.
6.2 The Customer acknowledges that, in respect of any third party Intellectual Property Rights, the Suppliers use of any such Intellectual Property Rights is conditional on the Customer obtaining a written licence from the relevant licensor on such terms as will entitle the Supplier to license such rights to the Customer.
6.3 All Supplier Materials are the exclusive property of the Supplier.

7. Confidentiality.

A party (Receiving Party) 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 Receiving Party by the other party (Disclosing Party), its employees, agents or subcontractors, and any other confidential information concerning the Disclosing Party’s business or its products or its services which the Receiving Party may obtain. The Receiving Party shall restrict disclosure of such confidential information to such of its employees, agents or subcontractors as need to know it for the purpose of discharging the Receiving Party’s obligations under the Contract, and shall ensure that such employees, agents or subcontractors are subject to obligations of confidentiality corresponding to those which bind the Receiving Party. This clause shall survive termination of the Contract.

8. Limitation of liability: THE CUSTOMER’S ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THIS CLAUSE

8.1 Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude the Supplier’s liability for:
a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors;
b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

8.2 Subject to clause 8.1:
a) the Supplier shall under no circumstances whatever be liable to the Customer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract;
b) the Supplier’s total liability to the Customer in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the amount charged or to be charge by ANTS for the works undertaken.

8.4 This clause shall survive termination of the Contract.

9. Termination.

9.1 Either party shall be entitled to terminate the Contract forthwith if:
a) without prejudice to the other provisions of these Conditions the other party commits any breach of the Conditions of the Contract and fails to remedy the same within 30 days of being given notice to do so;
b) Either party becomes bankrupt insolvent or has a receiving order made against it or being a corporation enters into liquidation whether compulsory or voluntary (except for the purpose of amalgamation or reconstruction) or has a receiver appointed over a substantial part of its assets;
c) Either party reasonably believes that the other party will be unable to or is unlikely to render proper performance under the Contract.

9.2 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 this Contract on the due date for payment.

10. Consequences of termination.

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 shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by the Customer immediately on receipt;
b) the Customer shall return all of the Supplier Materials and any Deliverables which have not been fully paid for. 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, the Customer shall be solely responsible for their safe keeping and will not use them for any purpose not connected with this Contract;
c) the accrued rights, remedies, obligations and liabilities of the parties as at expiry or termination shall not be affected, 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. Clauses which expressly or by implication have effect after termination shall continue in full force and effect.

11. Force majeure.

11.1 For the purposes of this Contract, Force Majeure Event means an event beyond the reasonable control of the Supplier including but not limited to 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.
11.2 The Supplier shall not be liable to the Customer as a result of any delay or failure to perform its obligations under this Contract as a result of a Force Majeure Event.

12. General.

12.1 Assignment and subcontracting.
Neither party shall, without the prior written consent of the other party, assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract.
12.2 Notices.
Any notice or other communication required to be given to a party under or in connection with this Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the other party personally or sent by prepaid first-class post, recorded delivery or by commercial courier, at its registered office (if a company) or (in any other case) its principal place of business, or sent by fax to the other party’s main fax number. Such notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been duly received if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to above or, if sent by pre-paid first-class post or recorded delivery, at 11.00 am on third 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, or if sent by fax, on the next Business Day after transmission.
12.3 Severance.
a) If a court or any other competent authority finds that any provision of the Contract (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of the Contract shall not be affected.
b) If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision of the Contract would be valid, enforceable and legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal.

12.4 Governing law and jurisdiction. This Contract, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law (and in particular the Supply of Goods and Services Act) and the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.