TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These Terms &
Conditions supersede all earlier sets of conditions and apply to every contract
entered into by High Tech Tubes Ltd (The seller) for sale or supply of goods to
any other person, firm or Company (the Buyer).
Unless other terms
& Conditions are expressly accepted by the seller by means of written
amendment to these terms or conditions to be amended, any contract howsoever
made between the Seller and Buyer (the contract) shall incorporate these terms
& conditions to the exclusion of any other, or referred to any purchase
order or other document delivered by the Buyer to the Seller.
‘Goods’ means the
goods, articles and materials, which are to be supplied by the Seller pursuant
to the Contract.
All prices quoted are
exclusive of value added tax/and/or any other form of tax currently in force,
which will be charged at the appropriate rate ruling at the date of despatch.
The Seller reserves
the right to amend or correct any accidental error or omission in any quotation.
Goods purchased for
export or shipment from the UK are sold on any of the following basis:
& freight and the Seller will specify in such quotation which of the above
basis applies provided that in the event of the Seller failing to specify in the said quotation which basis applies, the price is deemed to be
quoted ex work
In cases where the
Seller has quoted for the sale of goods, acceptance of such quotation by the
Buyer, by the despatch of an order or otherwise, shall be deemed to constitute
acceptance of these conditions and of any additional terms & conditions
contained in any document of the Buyer, shall be void unless accepted in
writing by the Seller in accordance with paragraph 1 above.
cases where the Seller supplies goods in response to an order from the Buyer,
the Seller accepts such an order only on these Terms & Conditions and no
others. The Buyer shall be deemed to have notice of the terms & conditions
and the acceptance of the Buyers order on these terms & conditions will be
conclusive evidence that the contract has been made subject to these terms
The Seller reserves
the right to invoice at prices ruling according to the Seller’s price current
at the acceptance of the order.
any increased costs are imposed on the Seller during manufacture, whether
resulting from any unforeseen circumstances, or arising from any inadequate or
instructions or drawings given to the Seller by the buyer, or arising from some
failure by the Buyer, or from any other cause whatsoever, then such increased
costs may be applied in the order price and shall be binding on both parties
and shall not give rise to any right of cancellation by the Buyer.
Delivery of the goods
shall be made to the Buyer at the place agreed between the parties and the risk
in respect of all goods shall pass to the Buyer at the time of delivery. If no
place for delivery is agreed, delivery shall take place at the Seller’s works
immediately prior to loading for despatch to the Buyer. Notwithstanding such
delivery, the property in the title to the goods shall not pass to the Buyer
except as provided in Condition 10 hereof. Where the Seller does not deliver on
its own transport and the goods are sold ex-works the Seller shall on behalf of
the Buyer and at the Buyer’s expense arrange for the carriage of the goods and
the carrier selected by the Seller shall be the agent of the Buyer. Special
notice is directed to the fact that in accordance with the provisions of
Section 32 of the Sales of Goods Act 1979 delivery to the carriers will; in
such circumstances constitute delivery to the Buyer.
Any time or date for
delivery will be an estimate only and unless otherwise stated, the time for
delivery shall not be of the essence of the contract.
If the delivery of
the goods is prevented or delayed by reason of an industrial dispute, or by
other cause beyond the Seller’s control, then the time for delivery shall be
extended for such period as is reasonable.
Any delay in the
estimated date for delivery shall not give rise to any right of cancellation by
the Buyer, nor shall the Seller be liable for any damages, costs or expenses
arising from such delay.
Failure by the Seller
to deliver in accordance with one order of a series of orders shall not entitle
the buyer to treat such failure as a repudiation of subsequent order in the
Every endeavour has
been made to ensure that goods are accurately described in the Seller’s catalogue,
web site, but no warranty to this effect is given and no responsibility will be
accepted in the event of any error or mis-discription in any catalogue/web
site, or for any loss or damage resulting there from.
goods are to be supplied to the Buyer’s specification, the Buyer shall supply
such specifications with sufficient information to enable the Seller to
complete the delivery within the estimated period stated. Any alterations,
which have to be made as a result of any failure by the Buyer to supply the
necessary information, shall be the subject of an extra charge and the Seller
shall not be responsible for any delay in delivery resulting there from.
Buyer shall indemnify the Seller against all actions, claims, damages,
penalties, costs and expenses to which the Seller may become liable, arising
from any infringement of any letters patent, trade mark, trade name, copyright
or similar right to which specifications or information, supplied by the Buyer
must be subject.
drawings, materials patterns, tools and tooling supplied by the buyer must be
in good condition, free of defect and safe for the use by the Seller. The
Seller does not accept any liability for the value of such items, which are
lost, damaged, or destroyed whilst in the Seller’s possession.
All consignments must
be checked and signed for upon receipt by the Buyer.
The Seller accepts no
responsibility for any damage shortage or loss in transit where goods are being
sold ex- works and delivered by carrier.
Where goods are being
delivered by the Seller or a carrier, no claim for damage in transit, shortage
of delivery, or loss of goods will be entertained unless notice in writing is
given to the Seller within five working days from delivery. This time limit
must not exceed and no claim will be accepted unless notified.
In the case of export
sales, the Buyer shall be deemed to have had the opportunity of examine and
rejecting the goods in the UK before actual shipment and in the case of any
claim arising in respect of any such goods the liability of the Seller to the
Buyer shall not extend to the cost of any freight or other transport charges or
any pecuniary damage, loss or consequential loss, nor shall there be any
liability on the seller to indemnify the buyer against any claim made by third
Upon any default in
payment by the Buyer, the Seller shall be entitled forthwith to resell the
goods and the Buyer shall be liable to the Seller for any loss involved on such
The Seller shall have
no liability whatsoever for any costs, charges, expenses or other claims
arising from demurrage, customs dues and duties and local taxes imposed in
respect of the country or district to which the goods are exported.
Subject to anything
contrary in the contract, the Buyer must make payment for the goods to the
Seller within 30 days from date of invoice in respect of the goods.
We reserve the right
to amend payment terms, if continually receive late payments to ‘cash before
We reserve the right
to use: Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998. Interest
will be charged @ the Bank of England base rate plus 8%, from the period of 30
days after the invoice date to actual payment.
On export orders,
terms of sale are nett cash, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Seller.
The time stipulated
for payment shall not be an essence of the contract and failure to pay within
the period specified shall entitle the seller upon expiration of five days’ notice in writing to the Buyer to suspend
further performance of the contract pending payment and in addition the Seller
shall be entitled without liability to the Buyer to cancel in whole or in part
the contract or any other contract between the Seller and Buyer without
prejudice to any other remedy available to the Seller in respect of such default in payment.
agreed in writing the Buyer shall not be entitled to set off against any monies
due to the Seller under the contract, any amount claimed by or due to the Buyer
from the Seller whether pursuant to the contract or on any other account
The legal and
beneficial ownership and title in the goods shall remain vested in the Seller
until the Buyer has paid to the Seller all amounts outstanding in respect of
the goods comprised in the contract and all other due from the Buyer to the
Seller on any other account has been paid or satisfied in.
Until the title to
and the property in the goods pass to the Buyer: -
The Buyer shall store
the Seller’s goods and material in such a way that they are clearly identified
as being the Seller’s property.
The Seller shall be
entitled to examine the goods in storage at any time during normal business
hours and upon giving the Buyer reasonable notice:
The Seller shall be
entitled without prior notice to the Buyer to repossess and resell the goods if
any of the events specified in Condition 14 hereof shall occur or if any sum
owed to the Seller under the contract or any such other contract is not paid on
the due date for payment. For the purposes of exercising its right under this
sub-clause the Seller, its employees or an agent together with all vehicles and
plant considered by the Seller to be necessary shall be entitled at any time
without prior notice to the Buyer to free and unrestricted entry upon the
|Buyer’s premises or elsewhere where the goods are situated.
If at any time when
the Buyer is in default of payment for any goods an those goods have been
resold, the Buyer shall inform the Seller of the fact and unless the seller
otherwise agrees, the proceeds of the sale thereof, or such proportion thereof
as represents the unpaid price of the goods shall be held by the Buyer as
trustee for the Seller
The rights and
remedies conferred upon the Seller by this condition 10 are in addition to and
shall not in any way prejudice warrant or restrict any other rights or remedies
of the Seller under the Contract or any other contract between the Seller and
Every effort is made
to ensure sound material and good workmanship, but all warranties and
conditions expressed or implied as to materials or workmanship, or the
merchantability or fitness of goods for any particular purpose, whether such
purpose be known to the Seller or not, are excluded. In the event of any goods
proving defective however, the Seller is prepared as its sole option either: -
To replace such
material free of charge, at the place of delivery and in the condition
originally specified or
Refund to the Buyer
the Contract price of such goods if required to do so within a reasonable time,
but no later than 12 months from date of delivery. Any liability is limited to
such replacement or refund and does not extend to any other expenditure
incurred or to any consequential damages. For the warranty to apply the goods
Have been accepted
and paid for by the Buyer
Be found upon
examination by the Seller to be defective, owing to faulty materials or
workmanship. The Seller accepts no responsibility for fair wear and tear,
incorrect or defective storage, fitting installation use, unauthorised
reconditioning or repair, accident, neglect or cause beyond the Seller’s
Nothing in these
conditions shall: -
Limit or exclude the
liability of the Seller in respect of death or personal injury resulting from
negligence of the Seller, its employees or agents, or
Limit or exclude the
respective rights and remedies of the Seller and the Buyer under the Unfair
Contract Act 1977 or
conditions and warranties implied by Section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979
and where the Buyer deals as a consumer, the conditions implied by Section 13
to 15 inclusive of the said Act.
a) The Seller accepts no responsibility for any damage direct, consequential or
contingent, or for the resulting loss, loss of profit, costs charges, expenses
or any other liability,
whether of the Buyer or of any other third party howsoever arising, the
Seller’s responsibility being strictly limited to replacement as set out above.
This exclusion is subject to any statutory enactment.
b) A claim in respect of any defect or failure to comply with the specification or
order, or in respect of any part thereof, shall not entitle the Buyer to cancel
or refuse delivery of or payment for any other order, delivery or instalment,
or any part of the same order, delivery or instalment.
the event of war, invasion, act of foreign enemy, hostilities (whether war has
been declared or not) civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection or
military or usurped power, the Seller shall be relieved of all liabilities
incurred under the contract wherever and to the extent of which the fulfilment
of such obligation is affected prevented, frustrated or impeded or delayed as a
consequence of any such event or by statutes, rules regulations, orders of
requisitions issued by any Government Department Council or other duly
constituted authority, including the imposition of restrictions or quotas or
levies on the exportation or importation of the goods or from strikes, lock
outs, labour disputes, breakdown, natural catastrophe, fire or accident to the
plant of the Seller, or a relevant supplier of the Seller, or any other cause
(whether or not of a like nature) beyond the Seller’s control.
The contract will
terminate immediately upon service of written notice of termination by the
Seller on the Buyer on any one or more of the following grounds: -
If the Buyer commits
any act of bankruptcy or makes an arrangement or composition with creditors, or
otherwise takes the benefit of any act for the time being in force for the
relief of insolvent debtors, or has suffered or allowed any execution whether
legal or equitable to be levied upon his or its property or obtained against
him or (being a body corporate) had conversed a meeting of creditors (whether
formal or informal) or has entered into liquidation, whether voluntary or
compulsory (expect a voluntary liquidation for the purpose only of
reconstruction or amalgamation) or has a receiver appointed of its undertaking
or any part thereof.
If the performance of
the Contract or any part thereof is prevented or rendered impracticable for a
continuous period of 90 days by reason accidental damage of any kind whatsoever
and however arising or by reason of any mechanical failure of the Seller’s
machinery or by the act or default of any person other than the Seller, but
including the Buyer.
Termination of the
contract in anyway whatsoever will be without prejudice to the rights,
obligations and liabilities of either party accrued prior to termination.
Without prejudice to
any of the Seller’s other rights to claim damages, the Buyer will on
termination of the contract for any reason whatsoever, or if the Buyer cancels,
extends or delays or purports to cancel, extend or delay the Contract, or fails
to take delivery of any goods, indemnify the Seller against any loss, damage or
expense incurred by the Seller in connection with the contract, including but
not limited to the payment of the costs of any goods, materials, plant or tools
used or intended to be used therefore and the cost of labour and other
overheads, including a percentage in respect to profit.
The Seller reserves the right to assign
or sub-contract the fulfilment of the contract or any part of the contract.
If at anytime any one or more of these
conditions (or any paragraph, sub-paragraph or any part thereof) is held to be
or becomes void or otherwise unenforceable for any reason under any applicable
law, the same shall be deemed omitted here from the validity and/or
enforceability of the remaining provisions of these conditions shall not in
anyway be affected or impaired thereby.
The rights and remedies of the Seller
under the contract shall not be diminished waived or extinguished by the
granting of any indulgence, forbearance or extension of time by the Seller nor
by any failure of or delay by the Seller in asserting or exercising any such
rights or remedies.
No agent, distributor, dealer or
representative appointed by or representing the Seller is authorised to make
or give representation or warranty, or
enter into any commitment on behalf of the Seller, not in accordance with these
terms & Conditions, unless the same is confirmed in writing by a Director of
The Buyer undertakes
that he will not alter, remove or otherwise interfere with the packaging
branding trade or other marks and
label supplied with or relating to goods intended for resale in the form in
which they are supplied by the Seller, or any product, datasheets, warnings,
notices and instructions supplied with or relating to the goods as the
property, application, fitting, servicing or use thereof, or intended for the
information of the ultimate user thereof and that he will observe all
recommendations and instructions of the Seller as to the correct storage and
where applicable as to the correct installation and use of the goods. The Buyer
will indemnify the Seller against any failure by the Buyer to carry out this
RETURN OF GOODS
Any goods, which have been supplied in
accordance with the buyer’s order and are subsequently returned with the
consent of the Seller, will only be accepted for credit providing the Buyer
first obtains the Seller’s written agreement. Credit if given will be allowed
at current scrap metal price, as determined by the Seller, less a handling
charge of 20%.
The Seller reserves the right to make
deliveries of quantities which may differ from the buyer’s ordered quantities
by up to +/- 10% without such difference being grounds for rejection of any
excess or renunciation of the contract by the Buyer for short delivery. The
Buyer shall not have ground for refusing payment for any excess up to this
These conditions and each and every contract
pursuant thereto will be construed and operate in accordance with English law
and the Seller and the Buyer hereby irrevocably submits to non-exclusive
jurisdiction of the English Courts.
The headings to these conditions are inserted
for the convenience of references only and do not form part of these Terms and
The Buyer and
regulatory agencies shall be afforded the right of entry to determine and
verify the quality of contracted work, records and material.
Requirements from a Supplier:
1)To notify High Tech
Tubes Ltd of any non- conforming product.
2) To obtain High Tech Tubes Ltd of any
changes in product and/ or process, changes in suppliers, change in
manufacturing facility location ` and, where required, obtain High Tech Tubes
Ltd approval and flow down to the supply chain the applicable requirements
including customer requirements.
3) Records retention requirements all relevant documents for High Tech
Tubes Ltd to be held by the supplier for 10 years minimum.