GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES
These General Terms and Conditions shall apply to all consultancy services proposed or provided by the Consultant, which are delivered entirely or partially to the Client.
In these General Terms and Conditions, the following definitions are applicable:
“Client” means the organisation or company with whom the Contract is entered into;
“Confidential Information” means any information related to the Engagement disclosed by the Client to the Consultant and by the Consultant to the Client, respectively, either directly or indirectly. Confidential Information may include, by way of example but without limitation, products, specifications, formulae, equipment, formulas, models, employee interviews, records, quality monitoring
schemes/programs, training materials, business strategies, customer lists, know-how, drawings, pricing information, inventions, ideas, and other information, or its potential
use, that is owned by or in possession of the Client and the Consultant, respectively;.
“Consultant” means.; The user of these Terms and Conditions;
“Contract” means the contract between the Client and the Consultant which defines the scope of the Engagement and the services to be rendered by the Consultant, as well as the fee schedule for said services. More specifically, the Contract shall
consist of the Purchase Order, these Terms and Conditions and any other
documents (or parts thereof) specified in the Purchase Order;
“the Engagement” means any agreement, in whatever form, reached between the Consultant and the Client pursuant to which the Consultant agrees to render services to the Client in exchange for a fee plus costs;
“Force Majeure” means any cause beyond the reasonable control of the affected party, including, but not limited to, any act of God, war, riots, acts of the public enemy, fires, strikes, labour disputes, accidents, or any act in consequence of compliance with any order of any government or governmental authority;
“Project” means the services to be provided by the Consultant to the Client as specified in the Purchase Order;
“Purchase Order” means the document (i) setting out the services to be provided by the Consultant to the Client and (ii) listing any documents and the like to be provided by the Client to the Consultant such that the Consultant may perform the Project;
“Subcontractor” means either an affiliate or subsidiary of the Consultant, or an independent contractor, respectively, which is qualified to perform the applicable services as contemplated by the Engagement and the Contract, and has been contracted by the Consultant accordingly, as evidenced by an agreement in writing.
2.1 These General Terms and Conditions govern the provision of all services from or on behalf of the Consultant to the Client and apply to all legal relationships between
the Consultant and the Client.
2.2 These General Terms and Conditions supersede any and all prior oral and written quotations, communications, agreements and understandings of the parties and shall
apply in preference to and supersede any and all terms and conditions of any order placed by the Client and any other terms and conditions submitted by the Client. Failure of the Consultant to object to terms and conditions set by the Client shall in no event be construed as an acceptance of any terms and conditions of the Client. Neither the Consultant’s commencement of performance nor the Consultant’s
delivery of services shall be deemed or constituted as acceptance of any of the Client’s terms and conditions. Any communication or conduct of the Client which confirms an agreement for the provision of services by the Consultant, as well as acceptance by the Client of any provision of services from the Consultant shall constitute an unqualified acceptance by the Client of these General Terms and Conditions.
2.3 By contracting on the basis of these General Terms and Conditions, the Client agrees to the applicability thereof in respect of future agreements between itself and the Consultant, even if this is not expressly stated.
- PERFORMANCE OF THE PROJECT
3.1 The Consultant shall determine the manner in which and the person by whom the Engagement will be carried out, taking into account, as far as is feasible, the
reasonable requests expressed by the Client.
3.2 The Consultant shall complete the Project with reasonable skill, care and diligence in accordance with the Contract.
3.3 The Client hereby accepts that the time schedule allocated for the performance of an Engagement may be subject to change in case of amendment to the Engagement
and/or the services to be provided thereunder after conclusion of the Engagement.
3.4 In case of any change of circumstances under which the Engagement is to be performed which cannot be attributed to the Consultant, the Consultant may make any such amendments to the Engagement as it deems necessary to adhere to the agreed quality standard and specifications. Any costs arising from or related to this change of circumstances will be fully borne by the client.
3.5 The Consultant may, at its discretion and, where possible, in consultation with the Client, replace the person or persons charged with performing the Engagement, if
and in so far as the Consultant believes that such replacement would benefit the performance of the Engagement.
3.6 The Consultant shall provide the Client with such reports of his work on the Project at such intervals and in such form as the Client may from time to time require.
The Client has the right to notify the Consultant that it wishes to modify its requirements in relation to the Project. Such modifications shall not enter into effect until the parties have agreed on the consequences thereof such as to the Contract fee and the completion date of the Project.
The Consultant shall be free to involve Subcontractors, availing of specific expertise, in the performance of the Project, provided that the Consultant shall have these third parties enter into confidentiality obligations similar to the confidentiality obligation applicable to the Consultant. If requested by the Client, the Consultant shall identif these Subcontractors, specifying in each case their specific expertise.
- CLIENT’S OBLIGATION
5.1 The Client shall at all times duly make available to the Consultant all information and documents that the Consultant deems necessary to be able to carry out the Engagement correctly, in the specified form and manner. Also, the Client shall provide all cooperation required for the proper and timely performance of the Engagement.
5.2 The Client guarantees that Consultant’s employees can at all times work under safe conditions, in accordance with the relevant health and safety regulations an environmental rules, and shall indemnify and hold harmless the Consultant against all loss, expense or damage arising from or relating to this guaranty by the Client.
5.3 The Client shall duly inform the Consultant of any facts and circumstances that may be relevant in connection with the execution of the Engagement.
5.4 Furthermore, the Client shall guarantee the correctness, completeness and reliability of any information provided to the Consultant.