Standard Terms and Conditions of Contract

  1. By supplying an instruction to proceed, the Client implicitly accepts these Terms and Conditions of Contract, unless variation is agreed in writing.
  2. All agreements are made solely between the Client and Glass Prism Ltd (“Contractor“). These terms and conditions will be included in any other contract for the provision of consultancy, training or other services.
  3. Both parties will enter into a contract based on a Scope of Work (SOR) or proposal and these terms and conditions. The Scope of Work or Proposal will cover, as a minimum, the following:-
  4. a) the objectives of the assignment;
  5. b) scope of the assignment including any methodology;
  6. c) the responsibilities of the parties including any to be undertaken by the Client;
  7. d) the stages of the assignment including if applicable provision for any progress meetings, staged payments, etc.;
  8. e) the output of the assignment, e.g. report, recommendations etc.;
  9. f) the agreed fee or rates and payment terms for the assignment.
  10. Should a change of scope be required, representation must be made in writing to Contractor by the Client and a revised proposal submitted to the Client by Contractor. The Client will provide agreement in writing to the new proposal or SOR prior to implementation of the new scope.
  11. Unless otherwise agreed, the Client shall reimburse all expenses based upon £0.45 per mile travelled, flights, trains, etc and any hotel and subsistence that may be required to a maximum of £150.00 per day. Contractor will invoice the Client monthly for expenses.
  12. Client will pay Contractor 50% of the agreed payment in advance of commencement of contract, except where this is specifically waived by Contractor.
  13. Invoices will be issued by Contractor at the intervals agreed in the written proposal, with electronic payment due fourteen (14) working days later. Interest will accrue on late payments at 3% above LIBOR.
  14. The Client may terminate an assignment upon giving written notice to Contractor, in which case the Client is responsible for fees accrued and expenses incurred up to that point, in addition to any agreed notice period, as detailed in the written proposal.
  15. Contractor reserves the right to withdraw from an assignment if conditions develop which impair the successful completion of the assignment or lead to a conflict of interest or other problems of an ethical nature. Contractor will not be responsible for any Client costs thereby incurred.
  16. Contractor shall treat any information about the affairs of the Client gained in the course of an assignment as confidential and will not disclose such information without the express permission of the Client unless it has already been disclosed.
  17. Contractor shall not enter into an agreement with two or more Clients with competing interests without first securing the Clients’ agreement.
  18. Contractor assigns to the Client the copyright and all intellectual property rights resulting from the work carried out specifically on behalf of the Client and as agreed in advance with the Client. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no rights are hereby transferred to the Client or any third party in any copyright or other intellectual property rights that were owned by Contractor or its consultants prior to the commencement of the assignment.  For the avoidance of doubt, Contractor shall also be free to utilise in its ordinary course of business the intellectual property rights acquired during the work for the Client.
  19. Client shall indemnify Contractor against all claims and proceedings resulting from work performed by the Contractor on behalf of the
  20. The Contractor’s liability for any claim made by the Client as a result of work provided shall be limited to a maximum of the fee payable as a result of the work undertaken.
  21. Contractor, if required to be present at any legal proceedings due to its work on behalf of the Client, will charge the Client at £800 per day, plus expenses as detailed in paragraph 6 above.
  22. In the unlikely event of a contractual dispute this contract is governed by English law and subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.