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Award June 16, 2003

VISHNEVSKAYA-ROSTROPOVICH FOUNDATION (VRF)
FREIGHT TENDER DTD MAY 28, 2003 - RESULTS - SECTION 416(B)
IFB NO. 03-005-P

2 FIXTURES
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CARRIER: APL LTD. 
PRIORITY I SERVICE

CARGO(A): 500 NET METRIC TONS OF NFD MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPMENT PERIODS:
NET 6/16/03 AND NLT 6/30/03
COMMODITY SUPPLIER: HOOGWEGT US, INC.
LOADING: CHEHALIS, WA 
FINAL DESTINATION: BAKU, AZERBAIJAN
FREIGHT RATE: $262.73 PGMT ($45.00 ocean, $82.44 domestic inland)

CARGO(B): 255 NET METRIC TONS OF NFD MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPMENT PERIODS:
NET 6/16/03 AND NLT 6/30/03
COMMODITY SUPPLIER: HOOGWEGT US, INC.
LOADING: TIPTON, CA
FINAL DESTINATION: BAKU, AZERBAIJAN
FREIGHT RATE: $259.56 PGMT ($45.00 ocean, $79.27 domestic inland)

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CARRIER: P&O NEDLLOYD / FARRELL LINES 
PRIORITY III SERVICE

CARGO(B): 245 NET METRIC TONS OF NFD MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPMENT PERIODS:
NET 6/16/03 AND NLT 6/30/03
COMMODITY SUPPLIER: HOOGWEGT US, INC.
LOADING: TIPTON, CA
FINAL DESTINATION: BAKU, AZERBAIJAN
FREIGHT RATE: $214.00 PGMT ($123.00 ocean, $31.00 domestic inland)

Tender May 29, 2003

Freight Tender: PCI,416(b),VRF,NFD Milk, Azerbaijan

PACIFIC CARGOES, INC., WASH., D.C., AS AGENT FOR THE 
VISHNEVSKAYA-ROSTROPOVICH FOUNDATION (VRF), SHIPPER, REQUESTS OFFERS OF 
U.S. AND NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS TO TRANSPORT THE FOLLOWING CARGO(ES) UNDER 
THE SECTION 416(B) PROGRAM:
- IFB NO. 03-005-P
- CARGO(ES):
(A) UP TO 500 NET METRIC TONS OF FORTIFIED NFD MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
AVAILABLE: COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPMENT PERIOD NOT EARLIER THAN (NET) 
JUNE 16, 2003 AND NOT LATER THAN (NLT) JUNE 30, 2003
COMMODITY SUPPLIER: HOOGWEGT US, INC.
TEL. (847) 573-4920; CONTACT JEREMY J. WELLER, ACCOUNT MANAGER
THE SUBCONTRACTOR AND PLANT INFORMATION ARE AS FOLLOWS:
SUBCONTRACTOR: WEST FARM FOODS
INLAND PLANT LOCATION: 67 SW CHEHALIS AVENUE, CHEHALIS, WA 98532
CONTACT: DONARAY PARKHILL, TEL. (206) 286-6719
(B) UP TO 500 NET METRIC TONS OF FORTIFIED NFD MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
AVAILABLE: COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPMENT PERIOD NOT EARLIER THAN (NET) 
JUNE 16, 2003 AND NOT LATER THAN (NLT) JUNE 30, 2003
COMMODITY SUPPLIER: HOOGWEGT US, INC.
TEL. (847) 573-4920; CONTACT JEREMY J. WELLER, ACCOUNT MANAGER
THE SUBCONTRACTOR AND PLANT INFORMATION ARE AS FOLLOWS:
SUBCONTRACTOR: CALIFORNIA DAIRIES, INC.
INLAND PLANT LOCATION: 11894 AVENUE 120, TIPTON, CA 93272
CONTACT: STEVE COOPER, TEL. (559) 625-2200 EXT.11, (559) 625-5433.

- OFFERORS MUST CHECK WITH THE INLAND PLANT FACILITY TO DETERMINE WHAT TYPE 
OF CONVEYANCE IS ACCEPTABLE AT THE INLAND PLANT FACILITY AS WELL AS THEIR 
CAPABILITY FOR LOADING CONTAINERS.
- CONSIGNEE: VISHNEVSKAYA-ROSTROPOVICH FOUNDATION IN BAKU, AZERBAIJAN.
- FINAL DELIVERY DESTINATION POINT: SALYAN HIGHWAY 12 KM., BAKU, AZERBAIJAN 
(LOCAL RECEIVER'S WAREHOUSE).
- 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 INTERIM PORTS, ESTIMATED ETA AT NAMED 
DISCHARGE (TRANSIT) PORT, AND ETA AT FINAL DELIVERY DESTINATION POINT.
- COMMODITY, LOAD PORT AND INTERMODAL POINT ABBREVIATIONS AS PER USDA FORM
KC-362. DELIVERY TERMS PER USDA NOTICE TO THE TRADE OF APRIL 5, 1995.
- THE BAGGED NONFAT DRY MILK IS TO BE CONTAINERIZED AND OFFERS OF 
NON-CONTAINERIZED SERVICE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE TO THIS FREIGHT
IFB.
- CONTAINERIZED SHIPMENTS SHALL HAVE NO MORE THAN ONE TRANSSHIPMENT ENROUTE 
TO DISCHARGE (TRANSIT) PORT. DIRECT SERVICE TO DISCHARGE (TRANSIT) PORT IS 
PREFERRED. OFFERORS ARE TO DETAIL THEIR CONTAINER TRACKING SYSTEM IN THEIR 
OFFER. THE DISCHARGE (TRANSIT) PORT SHALL BE THE PORT WHERE FOREIGN INLAND
TRANSPORT TO FINAL DELIVERY DESTINATION POINT ORIGINATES.
- OWNER/CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD NFD MILK 
CARGO IS IN WIND AND WATER TIGHT CONDITION, HAS A METAL FLOOR, 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, OWNER/CARRIER MUST 
PROVIDE AN FGIS CONTAINER CONDITION INSPECTION CERTIFICATE ATTESTING TO THE 
SATISFACTORY CONDITION OF CONTAINERS. CONTAINER INSPECTION IS TO BE 
PERFORMED PRIOR TO LOADING NFD MILK CARGOES. NO CONTAINER MINIMUMS SHALL 
APPLY.
- OFFERS OF NAMED VESSELS ONLY; NO VESSEL SUBSTITUTION IS PERMITTED WITHOUT 
SHIPPER'S/USDA'S APPROVAL.
- AS THE CARGO ADVERTISED IN THIS IFB IS A GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE) 
CARGO, OFFERORS OF NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS MUST WARRANT THAT VESSEL(S) AND 
OWNER / OPERATOR ARE NOT DISQUALIFIED TO CARRY SUCH GOVERNMENT IMPELLED 
(PREFERENCE) CARGO(ES) AS OUTLINED IN SECTION 408 OF THE COAST GUARD 
AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 1998, PUBLIC LAW 105-383 (46 U.S.C., PARAGRAPH 
2302[E]). SEE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE CLAUSE 20 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE: SEE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE
CLAUSE 19 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- OWNERS TO PROVIDE FOURTEEN (14), SEVEN (7), FIVE (5) DAYS AND TWENTY-FOUR 
HOUR NOTICES OF VESSEL READINESS TO LOAD.
- LOADING TERMS (INTERMODAL PLANT POINT OF ORIGIN): THE COMMODITY SUPPLIER 
SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOADING THE CONTAINERS AT NAMED POINT OF ORIGIN. 
THE CARRIER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COSTS OF TRANSPORTATION FROM SAID 
NAMED POINT OF LOADING TO THE U.S. PORT OF EXPORT AND THE COST OF LOADING 
THE CARGO ON BOARD THE OCEAN GOING VESSEL.
- COMPLIANCE TO COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S LOAD CAPABILITIES: CARRIER MUST 
COMPLY WITH COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S LOAD AND CAPACITY CAPABILITIES. IF THE 
CARRIER FAILS TO COMPLY WITH COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S LOAD CAPABILITIES, ANY 
COSTS INCURRED BY THE VENDOR/USDA (CCC) INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO 
LIQUIDATED DAMAGES, STORAGE, WILL BE FOR CARRIER'S ACCOUNT. IF CONTAINERS 
ARE TO BE PLACED AT THE COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S PLANT, CARRIER MUST ENSURE 
THAT CONTAINERS ARE PLACED AT THE PLANT BY THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE 
COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPPING PERIOD AND SUPPLY CONTAINERS ON A CONTINUOUS 
BASIS UNTIL THE COMMODITY SUPPLIER FULFILLS HIS CONTRACT QUANTITY OR AS 
OTHERWISE MUTUALLY AGREED BETWEEN CARRIER AND COMMODITY SUPPLIER PROVIDED 
ALL CARGO IS DELIVERED WITHIN THE COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPPING PERIOD. IF 
COMMODITY SUPPLIER FAILS TO DELIVER ALL OF THE CARGO WITIHIN THE SHIPPING 
PERIOD, THEN COMMODITY SUPPLIER IS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DEMURRAGE OR 
DETENTION THAN MAY OCCUR ON TRUCKS/CONTAINERS/TRAILERS/BARGES OR RAIL CARS 
OR DEADFREIGHT ON VESSEL.
- CARRIER MUST GIVE AT LEAST 24 HOURS NOTICE OF INTENT TO PICK UP NFD MILK. 
WHEN CALLING TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, YOU MAY NEED THE COMMODITY 
SUPPLIER'S RELEASE NUMBER.
- DISCHARGING / DELIVERY TERMS: THE CARGO IS TO BE DISCHARGED AT DISCHARGE 
(TRANSIT) PORT ACCORDING TO BERTH TERMS WITH NO DEMURRAGE/NO DESPATCH/NO 
DETENTION. CARGO IS TO BE DELIVERED UNDER THROUGH BILL(S) OF LADING TO 
FINAL DELIVERY DESTINATION POINT IN BAKU, AZERBAIJAN AT CARRIER'S TIME, 
RISK AND EXPENSE (DOOR DELIVERY). THE CONSIGNEE SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR 
CUSTOM CLEARANCE OF THE CARGO IN BAKU, AZERBAIJAN. CARRIER TO PROVIDE 
FIFTEEN (15) DAYS CONTAINER FREE TIME TO THE CONSIGNEE'S DESIGNATED LOCAL 
RECEIVER(S) WHO WILL STRIP THE CONTAINERS AT THEIR WAREHOUSE. CARRIER IS 
TO PROVIDE CONTAINER DEMURRAGE RATE TO BE APPLICABLE IF LOCAL RECEIVER(S) 
FAIL TO STRIP THE CONTAINERS WITHIN THE FIFTEEN (15) DAYS FREE TIME 
ALLOTED. CONSIGNEE'S DESIGNATED LOCAL RECEIVERS SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR 
SETTLING CONTAINER DEMURRAGE, IF ANY, INCURRED ON THIS SHIPMENT WITH THE 
CARRIER.
- DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT: SHIPPER REQUIRES THAT THE BAGGED NFD MILK 
CARGO ARRIVE AT FINAL DELIVERY DESTINATION POINT NOT LATER THAN AUGUST 22, 
2003. SHIPPER WILL ASSESS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES OF TWO DOLLARS ($2.00), U.S. 
CURRENCY, PER METRIC TON IF ALL CONTAINERS HAVE NOT BEEN DELIVERED TO FINAL 
DELIVERY DESTINATION POINT ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 22, 2003, AND SHIPPER WILL 
CONTINUE TO ASSESS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES FOR EACH AND EVERY DAY'S DELAY UNTIL 
ALL CONTAINERS HAVE BEEN DELIVERED TO THE FINAL DELIVERY DESTINATION POINT. 
DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT, IF ANY, WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM OCEAN FREIGHT 
PAYMENT.
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- VESSEL TYPE RESTRICTIONS: NON-VESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIERS (NVOCC) 
MAY NOT BE EMPLOYED TO CARRY U.S. FLAG OR FOREIGN FLAG SHIPMENTS.
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- CARRIER IS TO PROVIDE ALL EQUIPMENT WHETHER ON-BOARD VESSEL OR SHORESIDE 
REQUIRED TO DISCHARGE THE CONTAINERS.
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- FOREIGN FLAG VESSELS SHOULD NOT BE OLDER THAN 20 YEARS OF AGE AND MUST BE 
CLASSED HIGHEST IN LLOYD'S REGISTER OR ITS EQUIVALENT. DATE OF ORIGINAL 
CONSTRUCTION, NOT REBUILT DATE, TO GOVERN. ANY EXTRA INSURANCE DUE TO 
VESSEL'S AGE, IF INCURRED UNDER THE MARINE CARGO INSURANCE POLICY COVERING 
THIS SHIPMENT, SHALL BE FOR CARRIER'S ACCOUNT.
- 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.
- VRF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT OFFERS.
- SHOULD GENERAL AVERAGE CONDITIONS ARISE, VRF (SHIPPER) SHALL ASSIGN THEIR 
RIGHTS TO THE USDA/DEBT MANAGEMENT SECTION, WHO IN TURN SHALL CONTRIBUTE 
WITH THE OWNERS IN GENERAL AVERAGE TO THE PAYMENT OF ANY SACRIFICES, LOSSES 
OR EXPENSES OF A GENERAL AVERAGE NATURE THAT MAY BE INCURRED INCLUDING 
SALVAGE AND SPECIAL CHARGES INCURRED IN RESPECT TO THE GOODS. IF A SALVING 
SHIP IS OWNED OR OPERATED BY THE OWNERS, SALVAGE SHALL BE PAID FOR AS FULLY 
AS IF THE SAID SALVING SHIP OR SHIPS BELONGED TO STRANGERS. GENERAL 
AVERAGE SHALL BE PAYABLE ACCORDING TO YORK/ANTWERP RULES, 1990. CARGO TO 
BE RELEASED WITHOUT GENERAL AVERAGE SECURITY.
- THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE KANSAS CITY COMMODITY 
OFFICE'S GUIDELINES DATED DECEMBER 21, 1989 FOR CONTAINER, BARGE AND
VESSEL HOLD INSPECTIONS IS HEREBY INCORPORATED.
- THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE KANSAS CITY COMMODITY
OFFICE'S NOTICE TO THE TRADE DATED JULY 5, 1996, REGARDING CHANGES IN THE 
VESSEL LOADING OBSERVATIONS PROCEDURE AND CLARIFICATION OF F.A.S. DELIVERY 
ARE HEREBY INCORPORATED.
- THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HAS ISSUED A NOTICE TO THE 
TRADE (EOD-68) REGARDING VESSEL LOADING OBSERVATION, DATED MAY 5, 2000, 
WHICH NOTICE IS HEREBY INCORPORATED IN THIS IFB. QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE 
REQUIREMENTS OR COPIES OF THE NOTICES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MR. NELSON 
RANDALL, CHIEF, PROCESSED COMMODITIES BRANCH, AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF 
AGRICULTURE KANSAS CITY COMMODITY OFFICE, TELEPHONE: (816) 926-6658.
- IN KEEPING WITH U.S. CUSTOMS' ENFORCED COMPLIANCE PROGRAM FOR OUTBOUND 
DOCUMENTATION, CARRIERS ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT ANY PENALTY ASSESSED 
AGAINST THE CARGO DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART TO DELAY BY CARRIER IN VERIFYING 
FINAL LOAD COUNT AND PROVIDING SAME TO SHIPPER'S FORWARDER, WILL BE SOLELY 
FOR CARRIER'S ACCOUNT.
- CARRIER SHALL INCLUDE ALL ACTUAL AND ANTICIPATED WAR RISK INSURANCE 
PREMIUMS IN THEIR OFFERED RATES. CARRIER BEARS THE RISK OF ANY INCREASE IN 
WAR RISK PREMIUMS.
- CARRIER SHALL SPECIFY IN THEIR OFFER WHETHER RATE OFFERED IS THE SAME AS 
OR LOWER THAN CARRIER'S APPLICABLE TARIFF RATE AT TIME OF OFFERING. 
CARRIER MUST DECLARE FMC TARIFF NUMBER AND STATE WHETHER RATE OFFERED IS A
CARRIER TARIFF RATE OR A CONFERENCE TARIFF RATE AND WHETHER RATE IS TO BE 
FILED, TO BE MAINTAINED, OR TO BE AMENDED.
- OFFERS TO BE RECEIVED BY 1100 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME JUNE 2, 2003, AT THE 
OFFICE OF PACIFIC CARGOES, INC., 1629 K STREET, N.W., SUITE 700, WASH., 
D.C. BY SEALED HAND DELIVERED LETTER OR TELEFAX (202) 296-1160. ONLY 
SEALED HAND DELIVERED OR FAX OFFERS RECEIVED PRIOR TO TENDER CLOSING TIME 
WILL BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED. NO PHONE OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 
(OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO HAND DELIVER OFFERS TO PACIFIC CARGOES, INC.). 
ONLY OFFERS WHICH ARE RESPONSIVE TO THIS IFB WILL BE CONSIDERED.
- OFFERS TO REMAIN VALID UNTIL 1700 HRS WASH., D.C., JUNE 4, 2003.
- 100 PCT FREIGHT PAYMENT SHALL BE MADE DIRECTLY BY CCC (CCC OPERATIONS 
DIVISION, WASH., D.C.) PER SECTION 416(B) REGULATIONS AND BOOKING NOTE 
TERMS.
- OTHERWISE: VRF PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE APPLICABLE TO SECTION 416(B) NFD 
MILK (MAY 2003).
- OFFER SHOULD INCLUDE: VESSEL NAME / TYPE / FLAG / YEARBLT / LOA / BEAM / 
DWT / DRAFT / GEAR / ETA AT LOAD AND DISCHARGE PORT / FULL STYLE OF CARRIER
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- FREIGHT RATES MUST BE BROKEN DOWN TO COVER THE FOLLOWING:
(A) DOMESTIC INLAND; (B) OCEAN FREIGHT; AND (C) FOREIGN INLAND. OFFERS 
WHICH DO NOT PROVIDE FREIGHT RATE BREAKDOWN WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED 
RESPONSIVE TO THIS TENDER.
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- FREIGHT RATES TO BE QUOTED IN U.S. DOLLARS PER METRIC TON BASIS DOOR TO 
DOOR DELIVERY.
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- COPIES OF VRF'S PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO 
PACIFIC CARGOES, INC.
- 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.
- ALL FIXTURES ARE SUBJECT APPROVAL BY USDA.
- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL PACIFIC CARGOES, INC., 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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