Terms & Conditions 2018
These Terms and Conditions shall apply to the provision of the services detailed on the Schedule overleaf (“Services”) by ICS Funding, a trading division of ICS Support Services LTD. a company registered in England & Wales under number 8989618 whose registered office is at Edwinstowe House Centre for Business Excellence, High Street, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9PR (“Supplier”) to you (“Client”). No other terms and conditions shall apply to the provision of Services unless agreed upon in writing between the Provider and the Client.
2.1 A “business day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or Bank/Public Holiday.
2.2 The headings in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.
2.3 Words imparting the singular number shall include the plural and vice-versa.
3.1 With effect from the commencement date stated in the agreement and in consideration of the Fees being paid in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, the Supplier shall provide the Services to the Client.
3.2 The Supplier shall use reasonable care and skill in its performance of the Services and shall ensure compliance with any and all relevant codes of practice.
3.3 The Supplier shall use its best and reasonable endeavours to complete its performance of the Services within any time scales agreed.
4. Client Obligations
4.1 The Client shall use its best and reasonable endeavours to provide the Supplier with access to any and all relevant information, materials, properties and other matters which are required to enable the Supplier to provide the Services.
4.2 The Client shall use its best and reasonable endeavours to acquire any permissions, consents, licences or other matters which are required to enable the Supplier to provide the Services.
4.2 The Supplier shall not be liable for any delay or failure to provide the Services where such delay or failure is due to the Client’s failure to comply with the provisions of this Clause 4.
5.1 The fees (“Fees”) for the Services are set out in the Schedule overleaf.
5.2 In addition to the Fees, the Supplier shall be entitled to recover from the Client reasonable incidental expenses for materials used and for third party goods and / or services supplied in connection with the Services.
5.3 The Client shall pay the Supplier for any additional services provided or for costs incurred by the Supplier in accordance with the Schedule overleaf. The provisions of sub-Clause 5.2 shall also apply to such additional services or costs.
5.4 The Fees are exclusive of any applicable VAT and other taxes or levies which are imposed or charged by any competent authority.
6. Contract and Variation
6.1 The Supplier is not obliged to accept an order for Services from the Client unless the Client has supplied references which are requested by, and satisfactory to, the Supplier.
6.2 This Agreement constitutes written acceptance and confirmation by the Supplier of the Client’s order for the Services (as agreed between the Supplier and the Client).
6.3 Having issued this Agreement which is a contractual agreement to provide the Services, the Supplier agrees to enter into a contract for the provision of Services upon the Client’s written acceptance of the Schedule and of these Terms and Conditions.
6.4 Either the Supplier or the Client may cancel the order for any reason prior to the Client’s acceptance (or rejection) of this Agreement.
6.5 If the Client wishes to vary any details of the Services it must notify the Supplier in writing as soon as possible. The Supplier shall endeavour to make any required changes and additional costs shall be invoiced to the Client where appropriate.
6.6 If, due to circumstances beyond its control, the Supplier has to make any change in the Services or the arrangements relating to the provision thereof, it shall notify the Client immediately. The Supplier shall endeavour to keep any such changes to a minimum and shall seek to offer the Client arrangements as close to the original as is reasonably possible in the circumstances.
7.1 Following the Client’s acceptance of this Agreement and attached Schedule, the Supplier shall invoice the Client for the Fees upon notification of a successful grant offer.
7.2 The Client shall pay the Fees due within 14 days of the date of the Supplier’s invoice or otherwise in accordance with any credit terms agreed between the Supplier and the Client.
7.3 Time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract between the Supplier and the Client.
7.4 If the Client fails to make payment within the period in sub-Clause 7.2, the Supplier shall charge the Client interest at the rate 8% per annum above HSBC Bank base rate from time to time on the amount outstanding until payment is received in full.
7.5 If the Client fails to make payment within the period in sub-Clause 7.2, the Supplier shall have the right to suspend any further provision of the Services and to cancel any future services which may have been ordered by, or otherwise arranged with, the Client.
7.6 Receipts for payment will be issued by the Supplier only at the Client’s request.
7.7 Where the agreement is on a “No Win No Fee Basis” and all parties have agreed to payment terms on successful award of funding. If the client fails to submit mutually agreed Funding Applications for reason beyond the control of the Supplier, then the client shall be liable to pay a sum of £750 plus VAT (if applicable) for the work and time undertaken in the compilation and completion of each funding application.
7.8 All payments must be made in Pounds Sterling.
8.1 The Supplier shall be free to sub-contract the provision of the Services (or any part thereof) to a fully qualified and experienced associate or professional person.
8.2 Where the Supplier sub-contracts the provision of the Services or any part thereof it shall ensure that any and all sub-contractors are reasonably skilled in the relevant practices and shall not pass any additional charges that may be incurred through the use of such sub-contractors on to the Client.
9. Term & Termination
9.1 This Agreement shall come into force on as per the date on the Client Information Checklist and shall continue for a Term of 12 months from that date, subject to the provisions of this Clause 9.
9.1 The Supplier may terminate the provision of the Services immediately if:
(a) the Client commits a material breach of its obligations under these Terms and Conditions; or
(b) the Client is or becomes the subject of a bankruptcy order or takes advantage of any other statutory provision for the relief of insolvent debtors.
(c) the Client enters into a voluntary arrangement under Part 1 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or any other scheme or arrangement is made with its creditors; or
(d) the Client convenes any meeting of its creditors, enters into voluntary or compulsory liquidation, has a receiver, manager, administrator or administrative receiver appointed in respect of its assets or undertakings or any part thereof, any documents are filed with the court for the appointment of an administrator in respect of the Client, notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given by the Client or any of its directors or by a qualifying floating charge holder (as defined in para. 14 of Schedule B1 of the Insolvency Act 1986), a resolution is passed or petition presented to any court for the winding up of the Client or for the granting of an administration order in respect of the Client, or any proceedings are commenced relating to the insolvency or possible insolvency of the Client.
10. Intellectual Property
The Supplier reserves all copyright and any other intellectual property rights (if any) which may subsist in the products of, or in connection with, the provision of the Services. The Supplier reserves the right to take such action as may be appropriate to restrain or prevent the infringement of such intellectual property rights.
11. Liability and Indemnity
11.1 The Supplier will not by reason of any representation, implied warranty, condition or other term, or any duty at common law or under these Terms and Conditions, be liable for any loss of profit or any indirect, special or consequential loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims (whether caused by the Supplier’s employees, agents or otherwise) in connection with its provision of the Services or the performance of any of its other obligations under these Terms and Conditions or with the use by the Client of the Services supplied.
11.2 The Supplier shall not be liable to the Client or be deemed to be in breach of these Terms and Conditions by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of the Supplier’s obligations if such delay or failure is due to any cause beyond the Supplier’s reasonable control.
11.3 The Client shall indemnify the Supplier against all damages, costs, claims and expenses suffered by the Supplier arising from any loss or damage to any equipment (including that belonging to third parties) caused by the Client or its agents or employees.
11.4 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall limit or exclude the Supplier’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other matters for which it would be unlawful to exclude or limit liability.
12. Force Majeure
Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performing their obligations where such failure or delay results from any cause that is beyond the reasonable control of that party. Such causes include, but are not limited to: power failure, Internet Service Provider failure, industrial action, civil unrest, fire, flood, storms, earthquakes, acts of terrorism, acts of war, governmental action or any other event that is beyond the control of the party in question.
13.1 All notices under these Terms and Conditions shall be in writing and signed by, or on behalf of, the party giving notice (or a duly authorised officer of that party).
13.2 Notices shall be deemed to have been duly given:
(a) when delivered, if delivered by courier or other messenger (including registered mail) during the normal business hours of the recipient;
(b) when sent, if transmitted by fax or email and a successful transmission report or return receipt is generated;
(c) on the fifth business day following mailing, if mailed by national ordinary mail; or
(d) on the tenth business day following mailing, if mailed by airmail.
13.3 All notices under these Terms and Conditions shall be addressed to the most recent address, email address or fax number notified to the other party.
14. No Waiver
14.1 No waiver by the Supplier of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by the Client shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.
14.2 No failure or delay on the part of either the Supplier or the Client to exercise any right, power or privilege under these Terms and Conditions shall operate as a waiver of, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such right, power or privilege preclude, any other or further exercise of any other right, power or privilege.
In the event that one or more of these Terms and Conditions is found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that / those provisions shall be deemed severed from the remainder of these Terms and Conditions (which shall remain valid and enforceable).
16.1 Neither Supplier or Client will use any Confidential Information for any purpose, or disclose it to any other person, to the extent only that it is at the date of this Agreement, or at any time after that date becomes, public knowledge through no fault of that Party, provided that in doing so that Party does not disclose any part of that Confidential Information which is not public knowledge.
16.2 The provisions of this Clause 8 shall continue in force in accordance with their terms, notwithstanding the termination of this Agreement for any reason.
17. Law and Jurisdiction
17.1 These Terms and Conditions (including any non-contractual matters and obligations arising therefrom or associated therewith) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England and Wales.
17.2 Any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim between the Seller and the Buyer relating to these Terms and Conditions (including any non-contractual matters and obligations arising therefrom or associated therewith) shall fall within the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.