Surveyors of Sea Technical Center operates under the below listed Terms &Condition
1. Definitions
"Surveyor/Consultant" is the Surveyor/Consultant trading under these conditions.
"Client" is the party at whose request or on whose behalf the Surveyor/Consultant undertakes surveying services.
"Report" means any report or statement supplied by the Surveyor/Consultant in connection with instructions received from the Client.
“Disbursements" means the cost of all reasonable and appropriate expenses traveling, food and hotel accommodation, embarkation, custom and immigration formalities, boat services.
"Fees" means the fees charged by the Surveyor/Consultant to the Client and including any value added tax where applicable and any Disbursements.
2. Scope
The Surveyor/Consultant shall provide its services solely in accordance with these terms and conditions.
3. Work
The Client will set out in writing the services which he requires the Surveyor/Consultant to provide.
The Surveyor/Consultant will confirm in writing that he accepts those instructions alternatively what services it will perform in connection with the Client's instructions.
The survey will start once the Surveyor/Consultant and the Client have agreed what services are to be performed.
If any subsequent changes or additional condition arise, such must be agreed by both parties in writing.
The Client shall provide to the Surveyor/Consultant in writing, agreed “Scope of Survey” by the Owner/Manager of inspected Vessel/Object.
4. Payment Terms
The Client shall pay the Surveyor/Consultant's Fees punctually in accordance with these Conditions and in any event not later than 30 days following the relevant invoice date, or in such other manner as may have been agreed in writing between the parties.
5. Obligations and Responsibilities
5.1. Client
The Client undertakes to ensure that full instructions are given to the Surveyor/Consultant and are provided in sufficient time to enable the required services to be performed effectively and efficiently and to procure all necessary access for the Surveyor/Consultant to goods, premises, vessels, installations and transport and to ensure that all appropriate safety measures are taken to provide safe and secure working conditions.
The Client shall provide sufficient time to the Surveyor/Consultant for arrangement of traveling.
The Surveyor/Consultant shall not be liable for the consequences of late, incomplete, inadequate, inaccurate or ambiguous instructions.
5.2. Surveyor
The Surveyor/Consultant shall use reasonable care and skill in the performance of the services in accordance with sound marine surveying/consulting practice.
The Surveyor/Consultant is obligated to arrange his travel/survey/accommodation in most economic way in order to reduce Client’s expenses.
5.3. Reporting
The Surveyor/Consultant shall submit a final written Report to the Client as per agreed “Scope of Survey “3 (three) days after returning to home base.
Pictures taken during the survey (500 ~ 1000) shall be sent to the Client one ( 1 ) day after returning to home base via “Dropbox”.
5.4. Confidentiality
The Surveyor/Consultant undertakes not to disclose any information provided in confidence by the Client to any third party and will not permit access to such information by any third party unless the Client expressly instructs to do so.
5.5. Property
The right of ownership in respect of all original work created by the Surveyor/Consultant remains the property of the Surveyor/Consultant.
5.6. Conflict of Interest/Qualification
The Surveyor/Consultant shall promptly notify the Client of any matter including conflict of interest or lack of suitable qualifications and experience, which would render it undesirable for the Surveyor/Consultant to continue its involvement with the appointment. The Client shall be responsible for payment of the Surveyor/Consultant's Fees up to the date of notification.
6. Force Majeure
Neither the Surveyor/Consultant nor the Client shall, except as otherwise provided in these Conditions, be responsible for any loss, damage, delay or failure in performance hereunder arising or resulting from act of God, weather conditions, disasters, act of war, seizure under legal process, quarantine restrictions, strikes, boycotts, lockouts, riots, civil commotions and arrest or restraint of princes, rulers or people.
7. Insurance
The Surveyor/Consultant shall effect and maintain, at no cost to the Client Personal Health Isurance.
The Client will not be health liable for any accident to the Surveyor/Consultant during the project.
8. Surveyor's/Consultant's Right to Sub-contract
The Surveyor/Consultant shall have the right to sub-contract any of the services provided under the Conditions, subject to the Client's right to object on reasonable grounds. In the event of such a sub-contract the Surveyor/Consultant shall remain fully liable for the due performance of its obligations under these Conditions.
9. Jurisdiction and Law
These Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Bulgaria and any dispute shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Varna Court.