Terms and Conditions
IMPORTANT NOTE TO BUYER:
These are the terms and conditions upon which The Workwear Group Pty Ltd ABN 82 004 055 387 (the Seller) will quote for, and supply goods and/or services. By proceeding to transact with The Workwear Group Pty Ltd you acknowledge that you have read these terms and conditions, and are aware of the following key terms which may be prejudicial to you:
- Responsibility for any charges or duties etc levied after the date of quotation or invoice are placed on the Buyer (clause 15);
- The Seller is not liable for particular types of loss including indirect and consequential loss (clause 18(g));
- The Seller’s total liability (except for its fraud or wilful misconduct) is limited to the value of the Purchase Price (clause 18(h)).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
These are the terms and conditions upon which The Workwear Group Pty Ltd ABN 82 004 055 387 will quote for, and supply goods and/or services. By proceeding to transact with The Workwear Group Pty Ltd the Buyer is deemed:
- To have read and understood these terms and conditions; and
- To have accepted these terms and conditions in their entirety for all current and future transactions that the Buyer makes with The Workwear Group Pty Limited.
1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
In these terms and conditions, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) “Australian Consumer Law” means Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and the corresponding provisions of State Fair Trading legislation.
(b) “Buyer” means the Person or Organisation named as the buyer or purchaser in the relevant Sales Invoice, Instrument of Agreement or Quotation.
(c) “Business Day” means a day other than a weekend or public holiday in the place which the goods are delivered.
(d) “Consumer” means a consumer as defined in Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 as amended from time to time.
(e) “Excluded Loss” means:
(i) in the case of loss or damage resulting from a breach of contract (including any contractual duty of care) loss of revenue; loss of profit; loss or denial of opportunity; loss of access to markets; loss of goodwill; loss of business reputation; loss of data; loss arising from late delivery; loss arising from any business interruption; increased overhead costs and any indirect, remote or unforeseeable loss occasioned by that breach, whether or not in the reasonable contemplation of the Buyer and the Seller at the time of the Quotation, Instrument of Agreement, Sales Invoice or any delivery of goods as being a probable result of the relevant breach; and
(ii) in the case of loss or damage arising from any tort (including negligence) which does not also constitute a breach of contract - indirect, remote or unforeseeable loss and, in the case of pure economic loss, loss not flowing directly from the commission of the tort.
(f) “Exclusive Goods” means any goods which are, at the Buyer’s request, embellished, embroidered, printed, machined, customised, cut-to-size or specifically ordered for the Buyer
(g) “GST” means the goods and services tax as imposed by the GST Law together with any related interest, penalties, fines or other charge.
(h) “GST Amount” means any Payment (or the relevant part of that Payment) multiplied by the appropriate rate of GST.
(i) “GST Law” has the meaning given to that term in A New Tax System (Goods and Services) Act 1999, or, if that Act does not exist for any reason, means any Act imposing or relating to the imposition or administration of a goods and services tax in Australia and any regulation made under that Act.
(j) “Instrument of Agreement” means any instrument of agreement in which these terms and conditions are or are deemed to be incorporated.
(k) “Payment” means any amount payable under or in connection with a Quotation, Instrument of Agreement or Sales Invoice including any amount payable by way of indemnity, reimbursement or otherwise (other than a GST Amount) and includes the provision of any non- monetary consideration.
(l) “Person” includes an individual, the estate of an individual, a body politic, a corporation, an association (incorporated or unincorporated) and a statutory or other authority.
(m) “PPSA and PPS Law” means the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) including:
(i) any regulations made at any time under the PPSA;
(ii) any provision of the PPSA or regulations referred to in (i) above;
(iii) any amendment to any of the above, made at any time; or
(iv) any amendment made at any time to any other legislation as a consequence of a PPS Law.
(n) “Purchase Price” means the price for the goods set out in the relevant Quotation, Instrument of Agreement or Sales Invoice.
(o) “Quotation” means the form of quotation (together with any supporting documentation, including range plans or other proposals) submitted by the Seller to the Buyer in which these terms and conditions are deemed to be incorporated.
(p) “Sales Invoice” means the sales invoice issued by the Seller to the Buyer in which these terms and conditions are or are deemed to be incorporated.
(q) “Tax Invoice” has the meaning given to that term by the GST Law.
(r) “Taxable Supply” has the meaning given to that term by the GST Law.
(s) “Seller” means The Workwear Group Pty Ltd ABN 82 004 055 387.
(a) Any special conditions specified on a Quotation, Instrument of Agreement or Sales Invoice shall, to the extent they are inconsistent with these terms and conditions, take precedence over these terms and conditions.
(b) Words importing the singular shall include the plural (and vice versa).
(c) If any provision of these terms and conditions is invalid, these terms and conditions should be read as if that provision has been severed.
2. GOVERNING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These are the only terms and conditions which are binding upon the Seller with the exception of those otherwise agreed in writing by the Seller or which are imposed by a statute including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and which cannot be excluded. Any direction by the Buyer either verbal or written to procure goods or services from the Seller will be deemed as acceptance by the Buyer of these terms and conditions, despite any provisions to the contrary in the direction or any purchase order issued by the Buyer.
3. TERMS OF PAYMENT
Payment to the Seller for goods or services delivered and accepted is due within 30 calendar days of the end of the month in which the Buyer is invoiced for the goods. If the Buyer fails to make payment in accordance with this clause, all amounts owing by the Buyer to the Seller named in the Sales Invoice, Instrument of Agreement or purchase order shall immediately become due and payable. Each outstanding amount shall bear interest at an annual rate of three (3) percent above the current Bank Bill Swap Reference Rate as quoted in the Australian Financial Review at the date the amount is due and payable or an equivalent rate determined by the Seller (acting reasonably) if this rate ceases to be published, is updated, suspended or discontinued. Interest will be calculated on a daily basis from the day it falls due until the day it is paid. Any payment made by the Buyer shall be credited first against any interest that has accrued. The Buyer must pay the Seller (on a full indemnity basis) any costs (including legal costs) incurred by the Seller in taking steps to recover unpaid or overdue amounts under these terms and conditions.
4. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE
The Buyer shall inspect all goods upon delivery and shall within seven (7) days of delivery give notice to the Seller of any matter or thing by which the Buyer alleges that the goods are not in accordance with the Buyer’s purchase order or these terms and conditions. Failing such notice, subject to any non-excludable condition implied by law, such as those in the Australian Consumer Law the goods shall be deemed to have been delivered to and accepted by the Buyer.
(a) Return of goods (other than in situations where the Seller is required to accept a return of goods under the Australian Consumer Law) must be approved by the Seller named in the relevant Sales Invoice or Instrument of Agreement. These authorised returns must be freight prepaid and will only be accepted if (unless otherwise agreed with the Seller) they are:
(i) in a saleable condition in their original packaging;
(ii) accompanied by documentation evidencing:
A. the Buyer’s name, address and account number,
B. a return authorisation number and the relevant Sales Invoice number or Instrument of Agreement number under which the goods were originally supplied; and
C. reasonable detail regarding the reason for the return of the goods; and
(iii) returned within 14 days of delivery.
(b) Other than in situations where the Seller is required to accept a return of goods under the Australian Consumer Law:
(i) the Seller reserves the right to charge a handling fee of $10 or 10% of the price of the goods returned (whichever is greater) under this provision; and
(ii) the Seller will not accept the return of goods specifically purchased, manufactured, machined or cut to size or to the Buyer’s specification.
(a) A Quotation is valid for 30 days or such other period as stated in it.
(b) A Quotation is not to be construed as an obligation to sell but merely an invitation to treat and no contractual relationship shall arise from it until the Buyer’s purchase order has been accepted in writing by the Seller.
(c) The Seller shall not be bound by any conditions attaching to the Buyer’s purchase order or acceptance of a Quotation and, unless such conditions are expressly accepted by the Seller in writing, the Buyer acknowledges that such conditions are expressly negatived.
(d) Every Quotation is subject to and conditional upon obtaining any necessary import, export or other licence.
(i) due to the act or request of the Buyer, the initial supply of goods commences more than 3 months after the date of acceptance of a Quotation or an Instrument of Agreement; and
(ii) the Seller’s cost to supply some or all of the Goods specified in the relevant Quotation or Instrument of Agreement have increased since the date of acceptance of the original Quotation or execution of the Instrument of Agreement,
the Seller is entitled to submit a revised schedule of prices in relation to the supply of such affected goods. Such schedule of revised prices (Price Revision Notice) must set out the basis for any price variation as between the initial Quotation/Instrument of Agreement and the Price Revision Notice.
(f) Unless the Buyer provides written notice of its objection to such revised prices within 10 Business Days of receipt of the Price Revision Notice, the Buyer will be taken to have accepted the amendment to such prices on the terms set out in the Price Revision Notice. Where the Buyer provides written notice of its objection to such revised pricing specified in the Price Revision Notice, the Seller will be under no further obligation to supply any Goods referred to in the relevant Price Revision Notice.
The parties agree that:
(a) the Purchase Price is inclusive of GST;
(b) all other Payments have been calculated without regard to GST;
(c) each party will comply with its obligations under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) when calculating the amount of any Payment and the amount of any relevant Payments will be adjusted accordingly;
(d) if the whole or any part of any Payment is the consideration for a Taxable Supply (other than for payment of the Purchase Price) for which the payee is liable to GST, the payer must pay to the payee an additional amount equal to the GST Amount, either concurrently with that Payment or as otherwise agreed in writing.
(e) any reference to a cost or expense in these terms and conditions excludes any amount in respect of GST forming part of the relevant cost or expense when incurred by the relevant party for which that party can claim an Input Tax Credit; and the payee will provide to the payer a Tax Invoice.
8. PASSING OF PROPERTY AND RISK
(a) Goods supplied by the Seller to the Buyer shall be at the Buyer’s risk immediately upon delivery to the Buyer, into the Buyer’s custody or at the Buyer’s direction (whichever happens first). The Buyer shall insure the goods from the time of that delivery at its cost against such risks as it thinks appropriate,
(b) Title in the goods supplied by the Seller to the Buyer under these terms and conditions shall not pass to the Buyer until those goods have been paid for in full.
(c) Until the goods have been paid for in full:
(i) the Buyer shall store the goods in a manner which shows clearly that they are the property of the Seller; and
(ii) the Buyer may sell the goods, in the ordinary course of its business, as agent for the Seller and shall account to the Seller for the proceeds of sale (including any proceeds from insurance claims). These proceeds must be kept in a separate bank account.
(d) The Buyer irrevocably authorises the Seller at any time to enter onto any premises upon which:
(i) the Seller’s goods are stored to enable the Seller to inspect the goods and/or, reclaim the goods if the Buyer has breached these terms and conditions;
(ii) the Buyer’s records pertaining to the goods are held to inspect and copy such records.
(e) The Buyer and the Seller agree that the provisions of this clause apply notwithstanding any arrangement under which the Seller grants credit to the Buyer.
(f) The Buyer consents to the Seller perfecting any security interest (as defined in section 12 of the PPSA) in goods and their proceeds created by this clause 8 by registration under the PPSA and agrees to do anything reasonably requested by the Seller to enable it to do so.
(g) The parties contract out of each provision of the PPSA which, under section 115(1) of that Act, they are permitted to contract out of, other than:
(i) sections 117 and 118 (relationship with land laws);
(ii) sections 120 (enforcement of liquids assets), 123 (right to seize collateral), 125 (obligation to dispose of or retain collateral), 126 (apparent possession), 128 (secured party may dispose of collateral); and
(iii) sections 134(1) and 135 (retention of collateral).
(h) Each party waives its right to receive each notice which, under section 157(3) of the PPSA, it is permitted to waive.
(i) Each party waives its rights to receive anything from any other party under section 275 of the PPSA and agrees not to make any request of any other party under that section.
The Seller reserves the right to immediately suspend, cancel or discontinue the supply of goods to the Buyer without further notice to the Buyer where:
(a) the Buyer is in breach of these terms and conditions; or
(b) the Buyer is otherwise in breach of its payment obligations to the Seller (whether arising under these terms and conditions or otherwise),
and the Seller will not incur any liability to the Buyer in respect of such suspended, cancelled or discontinued supply.
10. PART DELIVERIES
The Seller reserves the right to make part deliveries of any purchase order, and each part delivery shall constitute a separate sale of goods upon these terms and conditions. A part delivery of a purchase order shall not invalidate the balance of a purchase order.
The Seller’s Quotation or Sale Invoice is made on a supply only basis unless otherwise agreed in an accepted purchase order. Any training in the use of the goods or other fitting services (if any) are at the expense of the Buyer unless otherwise specified in writing by the Seller.
12. DIMENSIONS, LABELLING, PERFORMANCE DATA AND OTHER DESCRIPTIVE DETAILS
(a) All technical information (including photographs, drawings, illustrations, weights, dimensions and any other particulars accompanying, associated with or given in a Quotation, descriptive literature or a catalogue) is approximate only and, to the extent permitted by law, the Seller gives no warranty and makes no representation with respect to the correctness, compliance, adequacy or otherwise of that information. To the extent permitted by law, the Buyer agrees that it uses that information at its own risk.
(b) To the extent permitted by statute, any performance data provided by the Seller, a supplier or manufacturer is an estimate only and should be construed accordingly.
(c) Unless agreed to the contrary in writing, the Seller reserves the right to supply an alternative brand or substitute product that has characteristics that are materially consistent with the goods offered when necessary. Such substitutions will not be given effect to until approval is received from the Buyer (either verbally or in writing).
(d) Buyer must not, without Seller’s written consent, alter, remove or obliterate any labels which are attached to or incorporated in the goods.
13. SHIPMENT AND DELIVERY
(a) Upon acceptance of a purchase order by the Seller, the Seller will seek confirmation of the period of shipment or delivery. If any variation has occurred in the quoted period, the Seller will notify the Buyer.
(b) The Seller may impose a delivery charge on all deliveries (subject to such charge being notified to the Buyer in advance) with the exception of back order deliveries which are part of an original purchase order that has been partly fulfilled.
14. MINIMUM ORDER VALUE
The Seller reserves the right to:
(a) refuse to supply goods where the value of the goods ordered by the Buyer is less than the Seller’s minimum supply value (as notified by the Seller to the Buyer from time to time); or
(b) (with the consent of the Buyer) increase the aggregate price payable for the goods ordered by the Buyer such that the price is at least equal to the Seller’s minimum supply value.
Any charge, duty, impost, sales tax or other expenditure which is not applicable at the date of Quotation or Sales Invoice but which is subsequently levied upon the Seller in relation to a Quotation or Sales Invoice as a result of the introduction of any legislation, regulation or governmental policy, shall be to the Buyer's account.
16. FORCE MAJEURE
The Seller shall be excused from the performance or observance of any obligations of the Seller to the extent its performance or observance is prevented, restricted or affected by reason of a force majeure event including strike, lock out, industrial dispute, raw material shortage, breakdown of plant, transport or equipment, epidemic, pandemic, quarantine restriction, public health emergency, communicable disease outbreak (including the Covid-19 outbreak), measures or actions taken by any government or government body including, without limitation, in connection with bio-security, public health and importation of goods or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Seller. The Seller may, in its absolute discretion give prompt notice of that cause to the Buyer.
17. BUYER’S CANCELLATION
(a) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the Buyer shall have no right to cancel a purchase order which has been accepted by the Seller. If a right of cancellation is expressly reserved to the Buyer, such right of cancellation must be exercised by notice in writing from the Buyer to the Seller with which the purchase order has been placed not later than 7 days prior to the estimated date of shipment by the manufacturer or the Seller as the case may be.
(b) Unless otherwise agreed between the Buyer and Seller, upon cancellation prior to shipment any deposit paid by the Buyer shall be forfeited to the manufacturer or Seller (as the case may be).
(c) Despite the cancellation of any purchase order for any reason, the Buyer must still purchase from the Seller any goods ordered by the Buyer which constitute Exclusive Goods (whether in store, in transit or being manufactured) which were procured or ordered by the Seller before such cancellation, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Seller.
18. WARRANTY AND LIABILITY OF SELLER
(a) Buyer shall as soon as practicable notify the Seller in writing of any defect in the goods or services supplied by the Seller. The Buyer shall not carry out any remedial work to allegedly defective goods or services without first obtaining the written consent of the Seller to do so. The provisions of this clause 18(a) do not constitute a warranty in relation to the quality or fitness of the goods, or require the Seller to repair or replace goods, or offer a refund in relation to goods, in circumstances other those set out in Australian Consumer Law (to the extent that the Australian Consumer Law applies to the supply of the goods)
(b) The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and the Australian Consumer Law guarantees certain conditions, warranties and undertakings, and provides Consumers other legal rights, in relation to the quality and fitness for purpose of consumer goods and services sold in Australia. These guarantees cannot be modified nor excluded by any contract. Nothing in these terms and conditions purports to modify or exclude the conditions, warranties, guarantees and undertakings, and other legal rights, under the Australian Consumer Law and other laws which cannot be modified or excluded.
(c) Except as expressly set out in these terms and conditions and the Australian Consumer Law, the Seller makes no warranties or other representations under these terms and conditions. The Seller’s liability in respect of these warranties, representations, undertakings and guarantees is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.
(d) Without limiting clause 18(b), where the Seller sells goods to the Buyer, and the Buyer purchases them as a Consumer, then the Australian Consumer Law provides certain guarantees in relation to the goods. The rights of the Buyer buying goods as a Consumer include those set out in clause 18(e) below.
(e) Where goods are supplied to Consumers under these terms and conditions that supply is subject to guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. In these circumstances, the Buyer is entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. The Buyer is also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
(f) To the extent permitted by statute, the liability, if any, of the Seller arising from the breach of any implied conditions or warranties, or failure to comply with a statutory guarantee under the Australian Consumer Law, in relation to the supply of goods other than goods of a kind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use or consumption, shall at the Seller’s option be limited to:
a. in the case of goods:
i. the replacement of the faulty goods or the supply of equivalent goods;
ii. the repair of the goods;
iii. the reimbursement of the cost of the repair of the goods; and
iv. the payment of the cost for the repair of the goods; and
b. in the case of services:
i. the re-supply of the Services; or
ii. ii. the reimbursement of the cost of having the Services supplied again.
(g) Subject to clause 18(b), to the extent permitted by law, the Seller shall not in any circumstances be liable to the Buyer for or in respect of any Excluded Loss.
(h) Subject to clauses 18(e) to (g) above, and except in the case of fraud or wilful misconduct of the Seller, the total aggregate liability of the Seller, whether in contract, in tort (including but not limited to negligence), in equity, under any warranties or indemnities, by operation of statute or otherwise, will, to the extent permitted by law, be limited to the Purchase Price.
(i) The Seller makes no express warranties in relation to the suitability for any purpose of goods or materials supplied by the Seller.
(j) To the extent permitted by statute, all warranties, conditions and guarantees (whether express, implied or applied, and whether given by the Seller, the manufacturer or a third party) and any obligation of the Seller to repair or replace any goods are void in respect of any goods which the Buyer tampers with or alters.
19. EXCLUSIVE GOODS
Where the Seller manufactures Exclusive Goods for the Buyer:
(a) The parties agree that the Seller may hold an inventory of stock in respect of Exclusive Goods, based on the Seller’s good faith forecast of the Buyer’s future Exclusive Good purchasing levels.
(i) the Buyer discontinues or ceases to purchase a particular Exclusive Good; or
(ii) the Goods supply arrangement to which these terms and conditions are to apply to ceases, expires or is otherwise terminated,
the Buyer must purchase all Exclusive Goods (together with any fabric inventory or works in progress held exclusively or predominantly for the purpose of manufacturing Exclusive Goods) from the Seller upon demand.
(c) If Exclusive Goods are required to be purchased by the Buyer as a result of this clause 19, the Supplier must prepare and submit to the Buyer a Sales Invoice detailing the current holding of Exclusive Goods to be purchased by the Buyer.
(d) The price payable by the Buyer for the Exclusive Goods (other than fabric inventory or works in progress) under the Sales Invoice must be no more than the maximum price per Exclusive Good previously charged to the Buyer under the relevant Instrument of Agreement or any previous Quotation or Sales Invoice. The price payable in respect of all fabric inventory or works in progress comprising Exclusive Goods will be cost to the Seller plus 10%.
(e) Payment for Exclusive Goods will be in accordance with clause 3 of these terms and conditions.
20. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Nothing in these terms and conditions creates any right, title or interest in any intellectual property right (including trademark, copyright, patent or registered design) (Intellectual Property) in favour of the Buyer with respect to any goods or services supplied under these terms and conditions.
Unless the parties otherwise agree in writing, the ownership of all Intellectual Property supplied or created by the Seller in connection with or as a result of the supply of goods and/or services will vest in the Seller upon creation.
The Buyer indemnifies the Seller from and against all losses, claims, liabilities, demands and expenses (Claims) arising from or relating to the use or infringement of any third party’s Intellectual Property to the extent that such Claim relates to or is in connection with any Intellectual Property provided to the Seller by the Buyer in connection with the supply of goods and/or services to the Buyer.
21. ALTERATION TO CONDITIONS
The Seller may, at any time and from time to time, alter these terms and conditions without notice and with immediate effect once posted on the Seller’s website, provided that any variation to these standard terms and conditions will not apply to any:
(a) purchase orders placed but not yet fulfilled prior to the date of such variation taking effect; or
(b) contract for a specified term that incorporates a version of these standard terms and conditions released prior to the variation.
22. VIENNA SALES CONVENTION
To the fullest extent permitted by law, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna 1980) known as the Vienna Sales Convention does not apply to the contract comprised by these terms and conditions nor do any of the terms and conditions express or implied by the Vienna Sales Convention form part of the contract.
23. GOVERNING LAW
These terms and conditions and any contract including them shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria and the Seller and the Buyer submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Victoria.