Standard Terms and Conditions  

1    The above price is our best estimate for the work specified above. Actual on-site conditions may impact on the cost of erecting the proposed signage. Every effort has been made to anticipate contingencies but material differences on-site, or in your requirements, will change the validity of this estimate.
    We will advise you before we commission any work that will attract additional fees.

2    Before SignForce processes your order, all jobs valued at less than R5,000.00 ex VAT require a 100% initial payment.  All other jobs require a 70% initial payment.  Should a job consist of multiple elements, all listed separately on the estimate and invoice, a tranche payment will be required for each individual element, once each individual element is completed.   No cross subsidization of individual elements of signs will be allowed.  Full payment to be received before goods for collection or cross border goods will be released.

3    The balance of the estimated, and any other agreed additional charges, becomes due and payable on completion of the job.

4    On your order we will commit to a final delivery date.

5    Should we miss the committed written deadline, though reasons within our control, we will immediately credit you with 15% of the job price.

6    All work will be done in normal weekday work hours. If the task moves into weekend time as a result of changes you make, overtime charges will apply.

7    Our work carries the Sign-Force guarantee. The details of this vary from job to job, but our minimum standards are:
•    12 months guarantee on all workmanship
•    Cut vinyl used will not shrink, fade, peel or crack within 36 months of erection
•    Paints used will not fade, peel or crack within 12 months of erection
•    Prints are expected to last up to a maximum 36 months outdoors, depending on the colour and proximity to the sun.

8    This estimate is valid for 15 days and because of the fluidity of the rand exchange rate will be confirmed on receipt of order.

9    Suitable artwork is to be provided by you. In the case that the artwork has to be created, or reworked to make it suitable for use, we reserve the right to charge for this service at R480.00 per hour. The file must be in PC format. The file must be in a VECTOR format (no rasters or bitmaps). Any text to be converted to curves. Ideally drawing should be full size. File formats may be either : *.eps, *.cdr, *.plt, *.ai (version 3)

10    All signage work done remains the property of Sign Force until paid in full.

11    This estimate includes all electrical components within the sign but specifically excludes running power to and connecting the sign.

12    All goods not paid for seven (7) days from receipt of invoice or statement as per negotiated terms, will be charged interest at the current prime rate of Standard Bank of South Africa plus five (5) percent.

13    This estimate supersedes and nullifies all previous estimates.

14    Without prejudicing the above, SignForce cedes all responsibilities for ownership and maintenance of the sign (without detracting from the guarantee), and takes no further responsibility for the same, once the sign has been erected and SignForce also hand over all responsibility for personal and any other liability at the time of hand over.  Please note that SignForce carry contractors insurance that covers the sign UNTIL it is installed. Once your sign(s) is / are installed, SignForce recommend that you cover the signs under your standard property insurance contract.

15    I understand that by accepting this estimate I am also waiving and abandoning the defence of prescription to any claim that SignForce should have against me for outstanding payments.

16    No indulgence or latitude  by or failure of SignForce to enforce any of the terms of this document shall constitute a waiver of any of it's rights, which shall not thereby be precluded from exercising any rights which may have arisen in the past or may arise in the future.

17    No amendment or agreed alteration to the above terms shall be of any force or effect unless recorded in writing and signed by both parties.

18    Where you have been given a price per sign, please note that if less than the full number of signs estimated on is ordered, the price per sign may increase to cover additional transport and all fixed costs.

19    Unless otherwise stated, the delivery and / or installation of the estimated signs requires between seven and 10  working days from the last date, being the order being received, deposit payment being received and artwork being signed off.

20    SignForce only work with trained professional staff, agents and contractors. As such, while every care will be taken while working on your premises, SignForce and it’s agents or contractors cannot be held liable for any peripheral damage such as broken glass, that is not caused by any direct action.

21      Any provision in this Agreement which is or may become illegal, invalid or unenforceable shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability and shall be treated pro non scripto and severed from the balance of this Agreement, without invalidating the remaining provisions of this Agreement or affecting the validity or enforceability of such provisions.

22    The quote to be signed and returned and if not signed and returned, the deposit payment will be considered tacit agreement to SignForce's terms and conditions.

23    I agree that in the event of any breach, specifically non payment, I commit to be  liable for all collection costs incurred.

24    Should it become necessary for SignForce to institute legal proceedings for any reason whatsoever, it is agreed that the action will fall under the jurisdiction of the magistrates court for the district of Johannesburg not withstanding the amount being claimed. In the event of legal proceedings being instituted, it is understood and agreed the client named above shall be liable for SignForce's costs on the scale as between attorney and own client and also all collection commissions and fees in accordance with the applicable tarrif.

25    I confirm that I am authorized and entitled to sign and commit myself and my business to the terms of this quote.

26    Should standing time be required we will request such in writing and commit to pay for such standing time at an agreed rate.

27    Unless stated otherwise this quote specifically excludes the cost of a safety file for installations.