Terms and conditions for contracts for procurement of goods



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GOAL Logistics Manual Appendix 2016 March 2016
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CONTRACTS FOR PROCUREMENT OF GOODS
1.
SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY
These Terms and Conditions of Contract for Procurement of
Goods apply to all deliveries of goods made to GOAL notwithstanding any conflicting, contrary or additional terms and conditions in any purchase order or other communication from the Supplier. No such conflicting, contrary or additional terms and conditions shall be deemed accepted by us unless and until we expressly confirm our acceptance in writing.
2.
LEGAL STATUS
The Supplier shall be considered as having the legal status of an independent contractor vis-à-vis GOAL. The Supplier, its personnel and sub-contractors shall not be considered in any respect as being the employees of GOAL. The Supplier shall be fully responsible for all work and services performed by its employees, and for all acts and omissions of such employees.
3.
SUB-CONTRACTING
In the event the Supplier requires the services of a sub- contractor, the Supplier shall obtain the prior written approval of GOAL for all sub-contractors. The Supplier shall be fully responsible for all work and services performed by its sub- contractors and suppliers, and for all acts and omissions of such sub-contractors and suppliers. The approval of GOAL of a sub- contractor shall not relieve the Supplier of any of its obligations under this Contract. The terms of any sub-contract shall be subject to and conform to the provisions of this Contract.
4.
OBLIGATIONS
The Supplier shall neither seek nor accept instructions relating to this contract from any authority external to GOAL. Suppliers may not communicate at any time to any other person, government or authority external to GOAL, any information known to them by reason of their association with GOAL which has not been made public, except in the course of their duties or by authorization of GOAL: nor shall Suppliers at any time use such information to private advantage. These obligations do not lapse upon termination/expiration of their agreement with
GOAL.
5.
ACCEPTANCE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Initiation of performance under this contract by the supplier shall constitute acceptance of the contract, including all terms and conditions herein contained or otherwise incorporated by reference.
6.
WARRANTY
The Supplier warrants upon delivery and for a period of twelve
(12) months from the date of delivery that goods purchased under this Contract will conform in all material aspects to the applicable manufacturer's specifications for such goods and will be free from material defects in workmanship, material and design under normal use. The warranty does not cover damage resulting from misuse, negligent handling, lack of reasonable maintenance and care, accident or abuse by anyone other than the Supplier.
7.
CHECKS AND AUDIT
The Supplier shall allow any external auditor authorised by
GOAL to verify, by examining the documents and to make copies thereof or by means of on-the-spot checks of original documents, the implementation of the contract and conduct a full audit, if necessary, on the basis of supporting documents for the accounts, accounting documents and any other document relevant to the financing of the project. The Supplier shall ensure that on-the-spot access is available at all reasonable times. The Supplier shall ensure that the information is readily available at the moment of the audit and if so requested, that the data be handed over in an appropriate form. These inspections may take place up to 7 years after the final payment.
Furthermore, the Supplier shall allow any external auditor authorised by GOAL carrying out verifications as required to carry out checks and verification on the spot in accordance with the procedures set out by the donor or in the European Union legislation for the protection of the financial interests of the
European Union against fraud and other irregularities.
To this end, the Supplier undertakes to give appropriate access to any external auditor authorised by GOAL carrying out verifications as required to the sites and locations at which the project is implemented, including its information systems, as well as all documents and databases concerning the technical and financial management of the action and to take all steps to facilitate their work. Access given to agents of any external auditor authorised by the GOAL carrying out verifications shall be on the basis of confidentiality with respect to third parties, without prejudice to the obligations of public law to which they are subject. Documents must be easily accessible and filed so as to facilitate their examination and the Supplier must inform
GOAL of their precise location.
The Supplier guarantees that the rights of any external auditor authorised by GOAL carrying out verifications as required to carry out audits, checks and verification shall be equally applicable, under the same conditions and according to the same rules as those set out in this Article, to the Supplier's partners, and subcontractors. Where a partner or subcontractor is an international organisation, any verification agreement concluded between such organisation and the donor applies.
8.
RULE OF ORIGIN AND NATIONALITY
If any rules of origin and nationality are applicable due to donor requirements, limiting the eligible countries for goods, legal and natural persons, the Supplier must adhere to these rules and be able to document and certify the origin of goods and nationality of legal and natural persons as required.
Failure to comply with this obligation shall lead, after formal notice, to termination of the contract, and GOAL is entitled to recover any loss from the Supplier and is not obliged to make any further payments to the Supplier.
9.
INSPECTION & TESTING
The duly accredited representatives of GOAL or the donor shall have the right to inspect/test the goods called for under this
Contract at Supplier’s stores, during manufacture, in the ports or places of shipment, and the Supplier shall facilitate such inspections. GOAL may issue a written waiver of inspection at its discretion. Any inspection carried out by representatives of
GOAL or the donor or any waiver thereof shall not prejudice the implementation of the other relevant provisions of this
Contract concerning obligations subscribed by the Supplier, such as warranty or specifications.
10.
EXPORT LICENCE
The Contract is subject to the obtaining of any export license or other governmental authorisation that may be required. It shall be the responsibility of the Supplier to obtain such license or authorisation. GOAL may, at its discretion, use its best endeavours to assist.
11.
FORCE MAJEURE
Force Majeure shall mean Acts of God, strikes, lockouts, discontinuation or termination of donor funding, laws or regulations of operating country, industrial disturbances, acts of


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In the event of and as soon as possible and no later than fifteen
(15) days after the occurrence of any cause constituting Force
Majeure, the Supplier shall give notice and full particulars in writing to GOAL of such occurrence or change if the Supplier is thereby rendered unable, wholly or in part, to perform its obligations and meet its responsibilities under this Contract.
The Supplier shall also notify GOAL of any other changes in conditions or the occurrence of any event that interferes or threatens to interfere with its performance of this Contract. On receipt of the notice required under this article, GOAL shall take such action as, in its sole discretion, it considers to be appropriate or necessary in the circumstances, including the granting to the Supplier of a reasonable extension of time in which to perform its obligations under this Contract, or termination of the Contract if any delay will force an extension to the delivery schedule.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Contract, the
Supplier recognizes that the work and services may be performed under harsh or hostile conditions caused by civil unrest. Consequently, delays or failure to perform caused by events arising out of, or in connection with, such civil unrest shall not, in itself, constitute Force Majeure under this contract.
12.
DEFAULT
In case the Supplier fails to comply with any term of the
Contract, including but not limited to failure or refusal to make deliveries within the time limit specified, they shall be liable for all damages sustained by GOAL, and GOAL may procure the goods from other sources and hold the Supplier responsible for any excess cost occasioned thereby. GOAL may collect damages from the Supplier in lieu of purchasing the goods from other sources. GOAL may by written notice terminate the right of the
Supplier to proceed with deliveries or such part or parts thereof as to which there has been default, or if any delivery is late,
GOAL may cancel such delivery or the entire Contract.
13.
REJECTION
In the case of goods purchased on the basis of specifications or samples or both, GOAL shall have the right to reject the goods or any part thereof if they do not conform with the specifications of the Contract in the opinion of GOAL or is not delivered in due time.
GOAL shall have the right to reject the goods in the event that the packing is not in accordance with the terms of the Contract.
When the goods or any part thereof have been rejected, GOAL shall have the right, without prejudice to the provisions of
Article 9, to demand from the Supplier the immediate delivery of acceptable goods in replacement thereof in accordance with the contract or to purchase other similar goods elsewhere and to claim from the Supplier the amount of loss or damages sustained by reason of the default.
Goods or any part thereof in GOAL's possession which have been rejected by GOAL must be removed at the Supplier's expense within such period as GOAL may specify in its notice of rejection.
After such notice has been dispatched to the Supplier, the goods or any part thereof will be held at the latter's risk. Should the
Supplier fail to remove the goods as required by the notice of rejection, GOAL may dispose of them, without any liability to the
Supplier whatsoever, in such manner as it deems fit
14.
AMENDMENTS
No change in or modification of this Contract shall be made except by prior agreement between the Responsible Buyer in
GOAL in Ireland and the Supplier.
15.
ASSIGNMENTS & INSOLVENCY
The Supplier shall not assign, transfer, pledge or make other disposition of this Contract or any part thereof or of any of the
Supplier’s rights, claims or obligations under this Contract except with the prior written consent of GOAL.
Should the Supplier become insolvent or should control of the
Supplier change by virtue of insolvency, GOAL may without prejudice to any other rights or remedies, terminate this
Contract by giving the Supplier written notice of termination.
16.
PAYMENT
The Supplier shall invoice GOAL and the terms of payment shall be thirty (30) working days after presentation of a legal invoice and signed waybill or other documents showing delivery has been made.
17.
INDEMNIFICATION
The Supplier agrees to indemnify, hold and save GOAL harmless and defend at its own expense GOAL, its officers, agents and employees from and against all suits, claims, demands and liability of whatever nature or kind, including costs and expenses thereof and liability arising there from, with respect to, arising from or attributable to acts or omissions of the
Supplier or its employees or sub-contractors in or relating to the performance of this Contract. This provision shall extend to, but shall not be limited to, product liability claims.
GOAL will promptly notify the Supplier of any such suit, claim, proceeding, demand or liability within a reasonable period of time after having received written notice thereof, and will reasonably cooperate with the Supplier, at the Supplier’s expense, in the investigation, defence or settlement thereof, subject to the privileges and immunities of GOAL.
The Supplier shall not permit any lien, attachment or other encumbrance by any person or entity to remain on file in any public or official office or on file with GOAL against any monies due or to become due for any work done or materials furnished under this Contract, or by reason of any other claim or demand against the Supplier.
The Supplier shall not advertise or otherwise make public the fact that he is a Supplier to GOAL without specific approval from
GOAL. Nor shall the Supplier in any manner whatsoever use the name of GOAL, or any abbreviation thereof, in connection with his business or otherwise. Non observance of these conditions shall entitle GOAL to cancel the Contract, or any part thereof, and to hold the Supplier liable for any damages which GOAL has sustained as a result thereof.



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