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IFB#: 12-049P Cambodia Tender

December 24, 2013

 

FREIGHT TENDER IFB NO. 12-049P:

ISC, MCGOVERN DOLE FOOD FOR EDUCATION, IRD, CAMBODIA, PACKAGED COMMODITIES

 

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASH., D.C., AS AGENT FOR INTERNATIONAL

RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT, INC. (IRD), SHIPPER, REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. AND

NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS TO TRANSPORT THE FOLLOWING CARGO(ES) UNDER THE

MCGOVERN DOLE FOOD FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM:

 

FREIGHT TENDER DATE:  December 24, 2013

FREIGHT OFFERS TO BE SUBMITTED VIA THE WBSCM. FREIGHT OFFERS TO SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 10.00 HRS CENTRAL STANDARD TIME JANUARY 03, 2014.

 

- IFB NO. 12-049P ;  FAS INVITATION 014

- WBSCM COMMODITY BID INVITATION 2000002256

- WBSCM FREIGHT BID INVITATION 2000002257.

 

1.  CARGO(ES):

  WBSCM SALES ORDER ID 5000192639. 

   UP TO 250 NET METRIC TONS OF CORN SOY BLEND BAG HP IN 25 KG BAGS.

  AVAILABLE: SEE NOTE 'C' BELOW.AT PORT DATE – 03/20/2014

  DELIVERY POINT: KAMPONG CHHNANG, CAMBODIA VIA INTENDED DISCHARGE PORT,

  SIHANOUKVILLE AUTONOMOUS PORT, CAMBODIA.  THE RECEIVER'S DESIGNATED

  WAREHOUSE IS AT  NATIONAL ROAD #5 SRE PRING VILLAGE, SANGKAT KAMPONG

  CHHNANG, KAMPONG CHHNANG CITY, KAMPONG CHHNANG PROVINCE,  

  CAMBODIA.

  DISCHARGE/DELIVERY TERMS: AS PER PART II PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE CLAUSE

  2(C)(II) FOR ALL CARGOES.

  FUMIGATION IS REQUIRED.

 

2) ALL FREIGHT OFFERS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY VIA THE WEB BASED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (WBSCM) SYSTEM, SUBMISSION OF OFFERS BY ANY OTHER MEANS WILL RESULT IN THE OFFER DEEMED AS NON-RESPONSIVE. THE WBSCM SYSTEM CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE:

HTTP://WWW.FSA.USDA.GOV/FSA/WEBAPP?AREA=HOME&SUBJECT=COOP&TOPIC=WBS

CARRIERS MUST BE ASSIGNED AN EAUTHENTICATION LOGIN ID AND PASSWORD TO ACCESS THE WBSCM SYSTEM.  CONTACT THE WBSCM HELP DESK FOR INFORMATION REGARDNG LOGIN ID, PASSWORDS, AND WBSCM SYSTEM QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:

TELEPHONE; (877) 927-2648.

E-MAIL: WBSCMHELP@AMS.USDA.GOV.

 

3) CARRIERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO OFFER ON ANY/ALL F.A.S. POINTS AND BRIDGE POINTS AS LISTED ON THE USDA DOCUMENT - APPROVED PORTS/TERMINALS - AND FORM KC-362 AND ALL INTERMODAL PLANT POINTS AS LISTED ON FORM KC-362.

CARRIERS ARE FURTHER ENCOURAGED TO OFFER FOR THE FOLLOWING INTERMODAL

BRIDGE POINT(S), HOUSTON TERMINAL BID POINT(S) AND U.S. PORT(S) OF EXPORT TO

INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESFUL COMMODITY / FREIGHT MATCHES:

BHOU, BJCP, BMOB, HMAN, CC, JACI, FREE.

 

4) AVAILABILITY/AT PORT DATE FOR COMMODITY DELIVERIES F.A.S. VESSEL FOR

INVITATION 014, WBSCM INVITATION 2000002256 CARGO IS 03/20/2014. 

THE POTENTIAL SHIPPING PERIOD(S) FOR BIDS AT PLANT OR BRIDGEPOINT LOCATIONS CAN BE FOUND IN THE COMMODITY SOLICITATION.  THE AVAILABILITY/AT PORT DATE AND SHIPPING PERIOD(S) ARE THE CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE SUPPLIER(S).  SUCCESSFUL OCEAN CARRIERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COORDINATE WITH SUPPLIER(S) TO ENSURE A SMOOTH LOADING AND/OR TRANSFER OPERATION.

 

5) U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE FOR PACKAGED COMMODITIES, PARTS I AND II,

DATED NOVEMBER 1, 2004 IS THE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE APPLICABLE FOR THE

CARGO(ES) UNDER THIS FREIGHT INVITATION FOR BIDS.  THIS INVITATION FOR BIDS

DOES CONTAIN ADDITIONAL TERMS NOT CONTAINED IN THE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE AS WELL AS AMENDMENTS / MODIFICATIONS TO THE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE AND SUCH ADDITIONAL TERMS AND SUCH AMENDMENTS / MODIFICATIONS SHALL BE INCORPORATED INTO BOOKINGS CONTRACTED UNDER THIS IFB. COPIES OF THE U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE FOR PACKAGED COMMODITIES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP.

 

6) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

- IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE PROGRAM AGREEMENT, ALL WATER SERVICE FROM

LOAD PORT TO DISCHARGE PORT(S) IS REQUIRED.

- COMMODITY, LOAD PORT AND INTERMODAL POINT ABBREVIATIONS AS PER USDA FORM KC-362.

- OFFERORS ARE TO PROVIDE A DETAILED ITINERARY OF THE SERVICE BEING OFFERED

IN THEIR OFFER WHICH SHALL INCLUDE LOAD PORT(S) TO BE UTILIZED, ESTIMATED

LOAD DATES, ESTIMATED SAILING DATES FROM LOAD PORT(S), ESTIMATED TRANSIT

TIMES INCLUDING ANY PROJECTED TRANSSHIPMENT PORTS AND/OR PRIOR DISCHARGE

PORTS, AND ESTIMATED ETA AT DISCHARGE PORT, AND DELIVERY POINT (KAMPONG

CHHNANG, CAMBODIA).

- CARRIER SHALL PROVIDE, LAY AND ERECT ALL DUNNAGE MATERIAL (INCLUDING

PAPER, PLASTIC, WOOD, ETC.) REQUIRED FOR PROPER STOWAGE AND PROTECTION OF

THE CARGO WHETHER BREAKBULK OR CONTAINERIZED.  CARRIER SHALL ENSURE PROPER STOWAGE AND PROTECTION OF THE CARGO AT ALL TIMES, INCLUDING INLAND AND OCEAN TRANSITS, REGARDLESS OF MODE OF TRANSPORT.

- IF CARGO IS CONTAINERIZED BY CARRIER, CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH

CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD SHIPPER'S CARGO(ES) IS IN WIND AND WATER TIGHT

CONDITION, IS NOT MORE THAN TEN (10) YEARS OLD, AND IS NOT A SALVAGED

CONTAINER OR MUSTERED OUT FROM REGULAR SERVICE.  AS A CONDITION OF PAYMENT, CARRIER MUST PROVIDE A FGIS CONTAINER CONDITION INSPECTION CERTIFICATE ATTESTING TO THE SATISFACTORY CONDITION OF CONTAINERS.  CONTAINER INSPECTION IS TO BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO LOADING SHIPPER'S  CARGOES.  NO CONTAINER MINIMUMS SHALL APPLY.

- CONTAINER LOADING PROTOCOL FOR BAGGED BEANS (APPLICABLE FOR BAGGED BEANS): IF CARGO IS CONTAINERIZED BY CARRIER, THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE USAID NOTICE TO THE TRADE ISSUED APRIL 15, 2009, COVERING THE SHIPMENT OF BAGGED BEANS AND CORN SHIPPED IN CONTAINERS TO DESIGNATED COUNTRIES ARE TO APPLY TO ANY SUCH SHIPMENTS UNDER THIS FREIGHT TENDER. A COPY OF THIS NOTICE, INCLUDING DIAGRAMS FOR PROPER CONTAINER LOADING ARE AVAILABLE AT:

WWW.USAID.GOV/BUSINESS/OCEAN/NOTICES/.

- FOR NON-LINER VESSELS, ANY ADDITIONAL COMPLETION CARGO(ES) MUST BE DULY

SEPARATED, MUST BE COMPATIBLE AND NON-INJURIOUS TO SHIPPER'S MCGOVERN DOLE

FOOD FOR EDUCATION  CARGO(ES), MUST BE DETAILED IN OFFER OR APPROVED BY

SHIPPER/USDA IF CONTRACTED AFTER FIXTURE OF SHIPPER'S MCGOVERN DOLE FOOD

FOR EDUCATION CARGO(ES).

- OFFERS OF NAMED VESSELS ONLY.

 

7) LOAD/DELIVERY TERMS: AS PER PART II PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE CLAUSE 1(A)

THROUGH 1(E) AS APPROPRIATE.

 

8) DELIVERY POINT: KAMPONG CHHNANG, CAMBODIA VIA INTENDED DISCHARGE PORT,

SIHANOUKVILLE AUTONOMOUS PORT, CAMBODIA.  THE RECEIVER'S DESIGNATED

WAREHOUSE ADDRESS FOR CARGO DELIVERY BY CARRIER IS AT NATIONAL ROAD #5, SRE PRING VILLAGE, SANGKAT KAMPONG CHHNANG , KAMPONG CHHNANG CITY, KAMPONG CHHNANG PROVINCE, CAMBODIA.

 

9) DISCHARGE/DELIVERY TERMS: AS PER PART II PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE CLAUSE

(C)(II) FOR ALL CARGOES.

 

10) LOADING DELAY ASSESSMENT AS PER PART II PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE CLAUSE 15

IS APPLICABLE BASIS NON-URGENT CARGOES.

 

11) CERTAIN COMMODITIES COVERED BY THIS FREIGHT TENDER MUST BE INSPECTED BY

APHIS/PPQ OR OTHER SUCH AUTHORITIES PRIOR TO LOADING SO THAT A 

PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE CAN BE ISSUED.  SUCH INSPECTION MUST TAKE PLACE

NOT MORE THAN THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE CARGO BEING LOADED ABOARD THE VESSEL AT THE PORT OF EXPORT.  CARRIERS INTENDING TO LOAD THESE CARGOES INTO

CONTAINERS, LASH BARGES, OR OTHERWISE UNITIZE CARGOES IN A WAY THAT WILL

PROHIBIT OR RESTRICT INSPECTIONS WITHOUT SUSTAINING ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL

BE REQUIRED TO BEAR ALL SUCH ADDITIONAL EXPENSES IF THIS IS DONE BEFORE

INSPECTIONS ARE EFFECTED OR IF CARGOES ARE NOT LOADED ONBOARD A VESSEL

WITHIN THE THIRTY DAY PERIOD FOLLOWING INSPECTION.

 

12)VESSEL TYPE RESTRICTIONS:  TOWED BARGES ARE EXCLUDED.  NON-VESSEL OPERATING

 

13) COMMON CARRIERS (NVOCC) MAY NOT BE EMPLOYED TO CARRY U.S. FLAG OR FOREIGN FLAG SHIPMENTS.

 

14) CARRIER IS TO PROVIDE ALL EQUIPMENT WHETHER ON-BOARD VESSEL OR SHORESIDE REQUIRED TO DISCHARGE THE CARGO.

15) NON-LINER FOREIGN FLAG VESSELS SHOULD NOT BE OLDER THAN 20 YEARS AND MUST BE CLASSED HIGHEST IN LLOYD'S REGISTER OR ITS EQUIVALENT.  DATE OF ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION, NOT REBUILT DATE, TO GOVERN.

 

16)  NON-LINER VESSELS 15 YEARS AND OLDER AND  PUSH-MODE ITB UNITS MUST HAVE

ALL OPENINGS TO CARGO SPACES AND HATCHES' COVERS TIGHTLY SEALED WITH TAPE

OR BY OTHER MEANS TO ASSURE WATER TIGHT INTEGRITY.  THE SEALING SHALL BE DONE TO THE SATISFACTION OF ATTENDING NCB SURVEYOR AS ATTESTED BY A SPECIAL SURVEY. COST OF SEALING HATCH COVERS/OPENINGS TO CARGO SPACES AS WELL AS SPECIAL SURVEY FEES SHALL BE FOR VESSEL CARRIER'S ACCOUNT.  SPECIAL SURVEY CERTIFICATE SHALL IN NO WAY DIMINISH CARRIER'S LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES TOWARD THE CARGO.

 

17) ONE WAY RATES MUST BE QUOTED IN ADDITION TO ROUND TRIP RATES FOR U.S.

FLAG NON-LINER VESSELS WHOSE DATE OF ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION EXCEEDS 15 YEARS FROM DATE AT FIXTURE.

 

18) U.S. FLAG APPROVED RATES WILL BE REDUCED TO A LEVEL NO HIGHER THAN THE

MARITIME ADMINISTRATION FAIR AND REASONABLE RATE IN THE EVENT THAT APPROVED VESSEL IS SUBSTITUTED BY A LOWER COST VESSEL TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT .   FOR U.S. FLAG VESSELS LOADING LESS THAN A FULL CARGO, THE LESS THAN FULL CARGO FREIGHT RATE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A REDUCTION TO MEET ANY REVISED MARITIME ADMINISTRATION FREIGHT RATE GUIDELINE DUE TO VESSEL LOADING OTHER ADDITIONAL CARGO.

 

19) U.S. FLAG OFFERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF THE VESSEL OPERATOR HAS NOT

PROVIDED THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATION WITH THE VESSEL'S COSTS PRIOR TO

SUBMISSION OF OFFER.

 

20)  IRD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT OFFERS.

 

21) THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE KANSAS CITY COMMODITY OFFICE WILL PURSUE RECOVERY OF ANY CARGO LOSS AND/OR CARGO DAMAGE CLAIM ARISING FROM THIS SHIPMENT.

 

22) OFFERS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY VIA WBSCM NO LATER THAN 10.00 AM HOURS U.S. CENTRAL TIME JANUARY 03, 2014.  ONLY OFFERS WHICH ARE RESPONSIVE TO THIS IFB WILL BE CONSIDERED.

 

23) NON-LINER VESSEL OFFERS SHOULD INCLUDE:  VESSEL NAME / TYPE / FLAG /

YEARBLT / LOA / BEAM / DWT / DRAFT / GEAR / FULL STYLE OF CARRIER

 

24)COMMISSION:  2.5 PCT ON FREIGHT / DEADFREIGHT TO SHIPPER'S AGENT IF

OFFERED DIRECT; IF BROKER INVOLVED, 2/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO SHIPPER'S AGENTS AND

1/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO BROKER.

 

25) CLAUSE 18(A)(III) OF PART II OF THE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE IS AMENDED FOR

THIS TENDER TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT AS A DOCUMENT REQUIRED TO

RECEIVE PAYMENT OF OCEAN FREIGHT:  (F) INVOICE FOR PAYMENT OF COMMISSION TO SHIPPER'S AGENT MARKED "PAID" BY SHIPPER'S AGENT.

 

26) FREIGHT PAYMENT TO BE MADE THROUGH WBSCM

 

27) ALL FIXTURES ARE SUBJECT APPROVAL BY SHIPPER AND USDA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASH., DC

TELEPHONE 202-785-3400 OR FAX NO. 202-296-1160 OR EMAIL: mail@isc-pci.com.

WEB SITE: HTTP:\\WWW.ISC-PCI.COM

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