Terms & Conditions of Sale
STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE AGREEMENT: This document (“Document”) contains the standard terms and conditions of sale by Baird Mounting Systems, Inc. (“Supplier”), to Purchaser, of products, materials, or equipment (“Product”). Any additional or different terms contained in any order or other document submitted by Purchaser to Supplier shall be deemed rejected, unless expressly accepted in writing by Supplier. In no event shall Supplier’s silence or failure to respond to any such additional or different terms be deemed to constitute acceptance or approval thereof. To the extent this Sales Order is in any way deemed to be an acceptance of an offer of the Purchaser, any such acceptance of the Supplier is expressly conditioned upon the consent of the Purchaser to the terms and conditions of the Agreement. MODIFICATIONS, RESCISSION & CANCELLATION: The Agreement may be modified or rescinded only in writing signed by duly authorized representatives of the parties. For any changes requested by Purchaser to the specification, style, or quantity of the Product, Purchaser shall pay the Supplier a charge equal to the actual additional cost incurred by the Supplier as a result of such change plus a reasonable percentage of such actual cost for overhead and profit. Orders may be canceled only with Supplier’s written consent and upon terms which will save Supplier from loss, including all out-of-pocket costs and lost profits. LIMITED WARRANTY: Supplier warrants that Hot Dipped Galvanized Product to be free of material and workmanship defects for a period of TEN (10) years from the date of shipment, but said warranty is limited to material and workmanship of Product designed and manufactured by the Supplier. For product manufactured or fabricated by Supplier according to specifications or designs provided by Purchaser or Purchaser’s designee, Supplier makes no warranty concerning the adequacy or sufficiency of the specifications or designs themselves. All warranty claims alleging defects of materials or workmanship must be submitted in writing within thirty (30) days after the discovery of the defect or such claim shall be considered waived. Supplier will not accept Product returned to them for repair or replacement, unless Supplier is previously notified of the defect in writing and the return or correction is authorized by Supplier in writing. Any Product deemed by Supplier, in its sole discretion, to be defective in material or workmanship will be repaired or replaced, at Supplier’s option, F.O.B. Supplier’s facility. Supplier’s obligation to repair or replace any defective Product shall not include any obligation to reimburse the Purchaser for transportation, installation, removal, unauthorized repairs, site and/or crew mobilization, manpower, equipment costs, or any other expenses that may be incurred by the Purchaser or others in relation to any Product defect. THIS WARRANTY EXCLUDES: DAMAGE CAUSED BY IMPROPER INSTALLATION, OVERLOADING, MISUSE, ABUSE, ACCIDENT OR NEGLECT. THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE GIVEN AND ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ALL OTHER REMEDIES. THESE ARE THE ONLY REMEDIES OF PURCHASER FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CLAIM. SUPPLIER’S TOTAL LIABLITY, WHETHER ON A WARRANTY CLAIM OR A CLAIM OF NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL NOT IN ANY CASE EXCEED THE COST PAID BY PURCHASER TO SUPPLIER FOR PRODUCT. IN NO CASE SHALL SUPPLIER BE LIABILE TO PURCHASER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES. DELIVERY, FREIGHT & RISK OF LOSS: LABOR REQUIRED TO REMOVE AND/OR REINSTALL ORIGINAL OR REPLACEMENT PARTS SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CUSTOMER; DAMAGE CAUSED BY IMPROPER INSTALLATION, OVERLOADING, MISUSE, ABUSE, ACCIDENT OR NEGLECT. In addition, this warranty does not cover alterations, modifications, or additions unless the change is acknowledged and accepted, in advance in writing, by Baird Mounting Systems. DELIVERY, FREIGHT & RISK OF LOSS: All products are sold F.O.B. Baird Mounting Systems facility. For shipment destinations outside the continental U.S., freight charges will be prepaid and added to the invoice with all other applicable charges from said point of delivery being the responsibility of the customer, unless otherwise noted. The method of shipment will be solely determined by Baird Mounting Systems, using a common carrier of Baird Mounting Systems choice and delivered to the nearest destination. The customer assumes and will pay all charges for special services such as cartage, airfreight, express deliveries, parcel post and multiple deliveries on one order. PRICING: All prices and discounts are subject to change without advance notice except those shown on a specific quotation indicating the prices to be firm for thirty (30) days from the date of the quotation. For quotations accepted by Purchaser, Purchaser agrees that if the contract documents or designs or the prices of raw materials change from that contained in the quotation, Supplier has a right to charge additional compensation for increased costs, including, without limitation, costs related to freight and raw materials, as well as for increased margin associated therewith. RETURNS & CLAIMS FOR SHORTAGES: All claims for shortages must be made in writing within 10 days of receipt of shipment at destination. Supplier will not accept returns for custom-made or special products, hardware items, chimney mounts, tower mods, or other items that Baird Mounting Systems determines cannot be resold, including items in quantities exceeding our usual demand. Standard (non-custom) Product may not be returned without the written consent of Baird Mounting Systems obtained within thirty (30) days after shipment, and only upon the following conditions: (i) all returned Product must be in excellent and merchantable condition and in the original packaging and have been stored indoors; (ii) the outbound and return freight must be pre-paid; and (iv) the return is subject to certain charges depending on current pricing and product. INSTALLATION: Purchaser shall be solely responsible at its cost for the installation and erection of the Product purchased. Although Supplier may, in some cases, provide data, manuals, instructions, designs, drawings or specifications to aid Purchaser with installation or start-up, SUPPLIER ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROPER INSTALLATION OR SUPPORT OF THE PRODUCT WHEN ERECTED AND DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO SUCH INSTALLATION OR SUPPORT, WHETHER OR NOT DATA, MANUALS, INSTRUCTIONS, DESIGNS, DRAWINGS OR SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. DELAYS: Supplier will deliver or ship with reasonable promptness, but shall not be liable for delays for any reason beyond the Supplier’s reasonable control, including, but not limited to, delays caused by acts of God, war, riot, embargoes, acts of civil or military authorities, fires, floods, accidents, quarantine restrictions, mill conditions, strikes, differences with workmen, delays in transportation, shortages of cars, fuel, labor or materials. IN ANY SUCH EVENT, SUPPLIER SHALL HAVE SUCH ADDITIONAL TIME WITHIN WHICH TO PERFORM AS MAY BE REASONABLE AND NECESSARY UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, AND SUPPLIER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO PURCHASER FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM SUCH DELAYS, LOSS OF USE OR FOR OTHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER. IN NO EVENT SHALL SUPPLIER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR CLAIMS FOR LABOR RESULTING FROM FAILURE OR DELAY IN DELIVERY. TERMS, INVOICES, PAYMENT, LATE CHARGE and TAXES: Payment terms are COD unless credit terms are approved. NET thirty (30) days from the date of Supplier’s invoice, unless otherwise specified and approved in advance in writing from the Baird Mounting Systems Credit Department. Invoices will be rendered upon delivery of each order to Purchaser. All payments shall be made to the “remit to” location as stated on the Supplier’s invoice. Supplier reserves the right to invoice, and Purchaser agrees to pay for, any or all Product ready for shipment, together with expenses, costs, and losses associated therewith, whenever shipment is delayed pursuant to Purchaser's written instructions or for other reasons beyond Supplier’s control. Invoices for anchor bolts shipped in advance of the structures may be billed at the time of such anchor bolt shipment. A monthly late charge of 1.5% of the invoice amount or $50, whichever is greater, will be assessed on all past-due amounts. Any tax or other charge imposed by law on the sale of goods or the performance of services shall be paid by the Purchaser, unless the law specifically provides that such payment must be absorbed by Supplier. Purchaser shall inform the Supplier, in advance in writing, of such taxes or other charges imposed by state, municipal, or other law that are to be paid by the Supplier. DEFAULT OF PURCHASER: In the event that (i) Purchaser fails to pay any invoice when due; (ii) Purchaser breaches this Agreement or any other contract with Supplier or any of its affiliated companies; or (iii) Purchaser’s financial strength becomes unsatisfactory, Purchaser shall thereby be in default, and Supplier reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to do any one or more of the following: (i) cancel this Agreement and any work in progress, shipments, and pending orders without further notice; (ii) declare all sums owing from Purchaser to Supplier to be due and payable; (iii) require payment in advance of performance, in certified funds; (iv) foreclose any security interest; (v) require other security satisfactory to Supplier. Purchaser shall be liable to Supplier for any and all damages, whether direct, indirect, consequential, special or any other kind of damages, caused by or arising out of any breach of this agreement, provided that the exercise of any rights under this contract shall not bar Supplier from exercising its rights under the UCC or any other applicable law. The Purchaser waives any applicable statutory exemptions and shall pay all expenses incurred by Supplier in the collection of the amounts due under the Agreement, including attorneys' fees. INDEMNIFICATION & GOVERNING LAW: Purchaser shall indemnify and hold Supplier harmless from all expenses (including attorneys’ fees), claims, demands, suits, judgments, actions, costs, and liabilities (including without limitation those alleging Supplier‘s own negligence) which may arise from, relate to, or be connected with the Purchaser’s possession, installation, erection, start-up, use, maintenance, operation, removal, or resale of the Product described herein and any manuals, instructions, designs, drawings or specifications related thereto. All disputes relating to the execution, interpretation, construction or enforcement of the rights and obligations of the parties hereto shall be governed by the laws of, and resolved in the State and Federal courts in the State of Iowa, and the parties hereby consent to venue in Waterloo, Iowa. THE PURCHASER AND SUPPLIER EACH HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY ON ANY CLAIM (INCLUDING COUNTERCLAIMS) ARISING WITH RESPECT TO THE GOODS PURCHASED HEREUNDER. Any lawsuit based on or related in any way to the Agreement or the Product described therein must be commenced within Ten (10) years after delivery of the Product or other goods to the Purchaser or it shall be barred.