Standard Terms and Conditions
1.      Terms and Conditions. These Standard Terms and Conditions of CEMEX Construction Materials Florida LLC and its affiliates ("Seller"), Buyer’s Credit Application, and Seller’s Quotation, if any, (collectively, "Agreement") govern any and all purchases made by Buyer from Seller and are incorporated herein by reference. This Agreement, and any other documents prepared by Seller for Buyer in connection with Buyer’s purchase of materials contain the entire understanding between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof, and there are no other agreements or understandings except as set forth herein. Any different or additional terms or conditions contained in any writing or instrument of Buyer, whether by purchase order or otherwise, are hereby objected to by Seller and shall have no effect on, and not become part of, this Agreement.
2.      Technical Assistance. In no event shall Seller bear any responsibility for claims arising from technical advice or assistance provided to Buyer. Advice by Seller is for Buyers guidance only and Buyer agrees to rely solely on its own architects, engineers or other technical experts.
3.      Prices and Price Increases. Prices for the materials are (i) subject to material availability at the time of delivery; (ii) shall remain firm until the date set forth on the Seller’s Quotation, if any, or if no such date is given, for a period of thirty (30) days after the date the order was accepted by Seller, the price was quoted by Seller or such shorter period as set forth in the Seller’s quote; thereafter prices are subject to change by Seller; and (iii) do not include Saturday, Sunday holiday, off-hour or overtime shipments, all of which are subject to additional charges. Prices are applicable only to the job quoted or orders accepted by Seller and are available only to the specific Buyer referred to therein, are for a standard mix design, if applicable, and are only for the quantities requested by Buyer at the time the prices were quoted. Seller reserves the right to (i) increase prices on any quote or accepted orders without notice to reflect any raw material cost increases or surcharges incurred by Seller and (ii) defer or cancel any quote or accepted orders in the event Seller becomes delayed or prevented from performing due to shortages or allocation of raw materials. In the event of a delay or cancellation resulting from shortages or allocations of raw materials, Seller shall not be liable to Buyer for any damages incurred by Buyer as a result of any such delay or cancellation.
4.      Surcharges and Fees. Prices quoted may not include additional charges Buyer may be responsible for. Such additional charges include, but are not limited to, charges for additives, accelerators, winterizers/summerset, water (hot or chilled), ice and stand-by, waiting time and delivery charges due to loads in amounts less than a full truckload. Such prices shall be charged at the rate of Seller’s then-current price list for additional charges, which is incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference as if fully set forth herein and which is available to Buyer upon request. Buyer acknowledges that surcharges and fees are to recoup Seller’s costs and achieve a return on investment.
5.      Tests. Seller reserves the right to levy an additional charge on Buyer for any nonstandard tests that Buyer may require to be performed on the materials sold to Buyer. Failure of Buyer to witness any tests shall be deemed a waiver by Buyer of its right to do so and of any right to require repetition of such tests, and Buyer shall be deemed to have accepted any such test results as sufficient to meet its specifications.
6.      Payment and Interest. Buyer shall make all payments due hereunder in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and as stated on Seller’s invoices or other notices of terms, without any right of setoff or retention and without regard to any agreement Buyer may have with other parties. If Buyer fails to pay in full the invoice amount when due, Buyer agrees to pay interest on the unpaid balance from the date when due until paid in full at the rate selected by Seller, not to exceed the lesser of 18% per annum or the highest lawful rate, specifically including post judgment. Buyer agrees to pay any and all costs and expenses incurred by Seller in collecting from Buyer any past due amounts, including but not limited to reasonable attorney fees, court costs and collection agency fees. Seller may suspend pending deliveries during any period when Buyer has overdue balances or evidence of a changed financial condition.
7.      Liens. Buyer agrees to timely provide in writing to Seller information regarding bonding companies, general contractors or owners for the purpose of filing preliminary notices and claims on payment bonds or mechanic’s and material supplier’s liens.
8.      Delivery. Seller’s responsibility for delivery shall cease FOB shipping point or, if Seller agrees to deliver FOB delivery site, at the curbside or frontage of the address for delivery. Where delivery of products is to an unattended site, Seller will not be liable for any loss or damage to products, property or for unsigned delivery tickets. In absence of a specific delivery date on the Quotation, Seller will commence delivery of the materials on a date and at a rate mutually agreed upon by both Seller and Buyer.
9.      Default If Buyer is in default under this Agreement or any of its contracts or obligations with Seller, Seller may at its option and without notice: (i) declare the entire unpaid balance owed by Buyer due and payable; (ii) postpone further deliveries until such default is remedied; (iii) terminate any and all obligations under any contract; and (iv) refuse further performance without any liability to Buyer.
10.   Limited Warranty and Liability Disclaimer. Seller warrants that the materials sold under this Agreement meet solely the description and specifications for the same set forth in the applicable Quotation, if any, and shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of delivery thereof. No other express warranties are made with respect to said materials. Acceptance by Buyer of the materials shall constitute confirmation by Buyer that the materials meet the description and specifications, if any, set forth in such applicable Quotation. The foregoing warranty is subject to standard manufacturing and color variations, efflorescence, tolerances and classifications or naturally occurring substances. Seller is not responsible for installation or defective conditions caused by installation. Buyer’s exclusive remedy for breach of this warranty shall be to require Seller, at Seller’s option, to refund the purchase price for the materials failing to comply, to repair or to provide Buyer with conforming replacements for any nonconforming materials. Seller shall not be responsible for any removal or installation costs. THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF AND EXCLUDES ALL OTHER WRITTEN OR ORAL WARRANTIES OR CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY LAW OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY OR HABITABILITY. Buyer agrees that in specific consideration for receiving this warranty, it will indemnify and hold harmless Seller from any and all damages in connection with any statutory, contractual or warranty breach, negligence, strict liability, or other tortuous conduct by Seller. This Agreement may not be modified or amended except by a writing signed by both parties.
11.   Delays. If Seller is unable to complete delivery of any part of an order, Buyer shall accept such part of the order as Seller is able to deliver and Buyer shall pay for the part delivered pro rata at the same rate as the whole of the order agreed to be sold and on the same terms of payment. In the event Seller shall be delayed in or prevented from the performance of any act required under this Agreement, or it shall become commercially unreasonable to perform by reason of governmental allocations, priorities, restrictions or regulations now or hereafter in effect, storm, flood, fire, earthquake or other Acts of God, war, terrorism, riot, insurrection or other civil disturbance, strikes, lockouts, shortages of materials, labor, raw materials, fuel, power or production facilities, breakdown of equipment, transportation shortages, changes in market conditions or other contingencies beyond Seller’s reasonable control whether of a similar or dissimilar nature to the foregoing, Seller shall not be liable to Buyer for any damages incurred by Buyer as a result of any such delay or failure.
12.   Claims. Buyer agrees that all claims against Seller are waived unless presented to Seller in writing within one week from the date of delivery of the materials. Seller shall have thirty days from receipt to inspect and correct a defect if such claim is allowed. Buyer further agrees that in the event that Buyer disagrees with Seller’s decision about whether to allow the claim that the Buyer’s remedy is to formally adjudicate the claim, but the Buyer further agrees that Seller’s invoices for all materials supplied shall be paid in the interim. No claim shall be allowed after the materials purchased hereunder are incorporated, modified or processed by Buyer in any manner. SELLER’S LIABILITY ON ANY CLAIM FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PRICE OF THE MATERIALS ACTUALLY RECEIVED FROM BUYER BY SELLER WITH REGARD TO WHICH SUCH CLAIM FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE IS MADE.
13.   Waiver. Seller may, at its option, permit Buyer to remedy any default under this Agreement without waiving the default so remedied or any other default by Buyer. Buyer waives notice of default of this Agreement and waives presentment, demand, protest, and notice of dishonor as to any instrument issued or delivered to Seller.
14.   Venue. This Agreement will be governed by the applicable state and federal laws without giving effect to conflict of laws principles. The Buyer agrees that any legal actions and proceedings brought for the breach or the enforcement of this Agreement will lie in the state and county in this state of delivery. Buyer consents and submits to the jurisdiction and venue of any state, county or federal court located within that county. As a material inducement to Seller to enter into this Agreement, Buyer waives the right to trial by jury in any proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement.
15.   Notice. Any notice sent to Seller shall be in writing and sent by Certified Mail, postage prepaid, to the 10100 Katy Freeway, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77043, Attn: CEMEX Customer Care.
16.   Severability If any term, provision, covenant or condition of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated. The parties agree that each term and provision of this Agreement shall be construed according to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against any Party.
17.   Offset and/or Setoff. Seller may exercise the right of set-off under this Agreement as to any sums owed by Buyer and/or its affiliates under any other contract or agreement with Seller and/or its affiliates.
18.   Remedies Cumulative The duties and obligations imposed by this Agreement and the rights and remedies available under this Agreement are to be in addition to, and not a limitation of rights and remedies at law or in equity.
19.   Miscellaneous. Time is of the essence. Buyer consents to Seller sending information to Buyer regarding Seller’s products and prices at any time by fax to any fax number provided by Buyer, other electronic means or otherwise. A facsimile copy or electronic transmission will be treated as an original. Buyer shall not assign the Agreement or any interest herein without the prior written consent of Seller, and any attempted assignment, whether by operation of law or otherwise, shall be void without such prior written consent.
20.   Authorization for Credit Review Buyer consents to Seller’s use of a non-business consumer credit report on the Buyer in order to further evaluate the credit worthiness of the Buyer in connection with the extension of business credit as contemplated hereby. Buyer authorizes Seller to utilize a consumer credit report from time to time in connection with the extension or continuation of business credit. Buyer hereby knowingly consents to the use of such credit report consistent with the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act as contained in 15 USC @ 1681 et seq.
21.   Representations. Buyer represents to Seller that it is solvent and that any financial information provided reflects the present financial condition of the Buyer. If Buyer is not a corporation or limited liability entity, Buyer acknowledges that Seller is relying on the credit worthiness and financial ability of the owner(s) of Buyer. Each owner shall be joint and severally liable for all indebtedness of Buyer to Seller under the Agreement. Buyer warrants that all information supplied to Seller is accurate and complete. Each representation and the information contained in a Credit Application, if any, is material and given to induce Seller to provide credit. Buyer will notify Seller by certified mail, within forty-eight (48) hours after any material change in Buyer’s financial or ownership status.