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Award September 26, 2003

03-048B

GOV OF YEMEN FREIGHT TENDER DATED SEPTEMBER 2, 2003 - RESULTS

FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM

IFB NO. YE-FFP-03-048-B

USDA REQUEST#: FGR-219-3/231-00

 

CARGO: 25,000 MT WHEAT IN BULK

FIXED W/ LIBERTY SHIPPING GROUP LLC

VESSEL: M/V LIBERTY GRACE

TYPE: U.S.FLAG BULK CARRIER

LAYDAYS: DECEMBER 16-26, 2003

LOAD: 1/2 SB EACH 1/2 SP U.S. NORPAC

DISCH: 1/2 SAFE BERTH(S) EACH HODEIDAH AND/OR ADEN

AND/OR SALEEF, YEMEN.

 

FREIGHT RATE: USD 148.40 PMT

USD 5.25 PMT EXTRA ON ENTIRE CARGO IF A 2ND LOAD PORT IS USED

USD 3.50 PMT EXTRA ON ENTIRE CARGO FOR EACH ADDITIONAL DISCHARGE PORT


03-048B Tender

September 3, 2003

Freight Tender: ISC, Food for Progress, Yemen, Wheat

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASH., D.C., AS AGENT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF YEMEN, REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. AND NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS TO TRANSPORT THE FOLLOWING CARGO(ES) UNDER FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM:

- IFB NO. YE-FFP-03-048-B

- CARGO(ES): APPROXIMATELY 25,000 MT WHEAT IN BULK (1 GRADE SWW)

- CARGO QUANTITY WILL BE CONTRACTED ON MIN/MAX BASIS.

- LAYCAN: DECEMBER 16-26, 2003.

- OFFERORS SHOULD CONSIDER OFFERING VESSELS TO CARRY A WIDE RANGE OF

TONNAGES TO ACCOMODATE THE PROGRAM NEEDS.

- ANY ADDITIONAL COMPLETION CARGO(ES) MUST BE DULY SEPARATED, MUST BE COMPATIBLE AND NON-INJURIOUS TO YEMEN'S FOOD FOR PROGRESS WHEAT CARGO(ES), MUST BE DETAILED IN OFFER OR APPROVED BY CHARTERERS/USDA IF CONTRACTED AFTER FIXTURE OF YEMEN'S FOOD FOR PROGRESS WHEAT CARGO(ES). VESSEL'S ITINERARY AND GEOGRAPHIC PROXIMITY OF COMPLETION CARGO(ES) WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION BY CHARTERER/USDA IN APPROVAL OF SUCH PART CARGO(ES) IN ORDER NOT TO UNDULY IMPEDE DELIVERY OF YEMEN'S CARGO(ES) TO YEMEN.

- OFFERS RECEIVED WITH LAYDAYS BEYOND CANCELLING DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

- OFFERS OF NAMED VESSELS ONLY; NO VESSEL SUBSTITUTION IS PERMITTED WITHOUT CHARTERER'S/USDA'S APPROVAL.

- INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE: SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 50 FOR FULL DETAILS.

- 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 CARGO 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 C/P CLAUSE 32 FOR FULL DETAILS.

- FOURTEEN (14) DAY PREADVICE REQUIRED. SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 2 FOR FULL DETAILS.

- DAILY VESSEL POSITION / STATUS REPORTS REQUIRED. SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 51 FOR FULL DETAILS.

- LOAD PORT(S): ONE OR TWO SAFE BERTH(S) EACH, ONE OR TWO SAFE U.S. PORTS.

OFFERS SHOULD SPECIFY U.S. COASTAL RANGE OR RANGES AND/OR LOAD PORT(S) WHICH ARE APPLICABLE TO THEIR OFFER. FOR OFFERS BASIS U.S. GREAT LAKES UTILIZING FEEDER VESSELS, OFFER IS TO INCLUDE NAME AND DESCRIPTION OF FEEDER VESSELS. (SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 41 FOR LOAD RANGES CONSIDERED AS A SINGLE LOAD PORT.)

- DISCHARGE PORT(S): 1/2 SAFE BERTH(S) EACH HODEIDAH AND/OR ADEN AND/OR SALEEF, YEMEN.

- CHARTERER SHALL ADVISE OWNER OF DISCHARGE PORT(S) TO BE UTILIZED AT THE TIME WHEN VESSEL PASSES SINGAPORE IF TRANS-PACIFIC ROUTING AND WHEN VESSEL PASSES GIBRALTAR IF TRANS-ATLANTIC ROUTING.

- LOADING TERMS: THE CARGO IS TO BE LOADED ACCORDING TO BERTH TERMS WITH CUSTOMARY DESPATCH AT THE AVERAGE RATE AS DELINEATED BELOW BASED ON VESSEL'S CONTRACTED QUANTITY. THE RATES ARE BASIS TONS OF 2,204.6 POUNDS PER WEATHER WORKING DAY OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS EXCEPTED, EVEN IF USED. SATURDAYS PER BFC SATURDAY CLAUSE. 

BULK CARRIERS:

VESSEL CONTRACTED QUANTITY LOADING GUARANTEE

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0 - 9,999.99 MT 4,000 MT PER DAY

10,000 - 19,999.99 MT 5,000 MT PER DAY

20,000 - 29,999.99 MT 6,000 MT PER DAY

30,000 - 39,999.99 MT 7,500 MT PER DAY

40,000 - 49,999.99 MT 10,000 MT PER DAY

50,000 MT AND ABOVE 12,000 MT PER DAY

TANKERS:

VESSEL CONTRACTED QUANTITY LOADING GUARANTEE

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0 - 9,999.99 MT 4,000 MT PER DAY

10,000 - 19,999.99 MT 5,000 MT PER DAY

20,000 - 29,999.99 MT 6,000 MT PER DAY

30,000 MT AND ABOVE 7,500 MT PER DAY

TWEEN-DECKERS: THE LOAD GUARANTEE SHALL BE 3,000 MT PER DAY.

LASH BARGES: THE LOAD GUARANTEE SHALL NOT APPLY.

- DISCHARGING TERMS: THE CARGO IS TO BE DISCHARGED, FREE OF RISK AND EXPENSE TO THE VESSEL AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF 1,500 TONS OF 2,204.6 POUNDS FOR BULK CARRIERS AND TANKERS, AND AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF 1,000 TONS OF 2,204.6 POUNDS FOR TWEENDECKERS, PER WEATHER WORKING DAYS OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS AND HOLIDAYS EXCEPTED, EVEN IF USED, ON THE BASIS OF THE BILL OF LADING QUANTITY. LASH/SEABEE BARGES: THE DISCHARGE GUARANTEE SHALL NOT APPLY. CHARTERER/RECEIVERS TO APPOINT AND PAY STEVEDORES AT PORTS OF DISCHARGE.

- VESSEL RESTRICTIONS AT DISCHARGE PORTS:

ADEN, YEMEN: MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL DRAFT: 10.7 M; MAXIMUM LOA: 190 M;

HODEIDAH, YEMEN: MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL DRAFT: 32 FEET; MAXIMUM LOA: 200 M;

SALEEF, YEMEN: MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL DRAFT: 12.5 M; MAXIMUM LOA: 260 M.

OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VESSEL ARRIVING AT DISCHARGE PORTS MEETING PORTS' DRAFT/LOA RESTRICTIONS ON VESSELS AS PER ABOVE. SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 18 FOR FULL DETAILS.

- VESSEL TYPE RESTRICTIONS: TOWED BARGES ARE EXCLUDED; PUSH MODE INTEGRATED TUG BARGE UNITS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

- VESSEL GEAR REQUIREMENTS: SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 49 FOR FULL DETAILS.

HOWEVER, RECEIVERS SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL DISCHARGE GEAR AT THEIR OPTION AND AT THEIR EXPENSE.

- NON-VESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIERS (NVOCC) MAY NOT BE EMPLOYED TO CARRY U.S. FLAG OR FOREIGN FLAG SHIPMENTS.

- DEMURRAGE/DESPATCH IS APPLICABLE AT LOAD AND DISCHARGE PORTS. OWNERS ARE TO SPECIFY DEMURRAGE/DESPATCH RATES IN THEIR OFFER. DESPATCH RATES MUST BE ONE-HALF OF DEMURRAGE RATES QUOTED. LAYTIME IS NON-REVERSIBLE.

- LAYTIME ACCOUNTS ARE TO BE SETTLED DIRECTLY BETWEEN OWNERS AND COMMODITY SUPPLIER(S) AT LOAD PORT(S) AND BETWEEN RECEIVERS AND VESSEL OWNER AT DISCHARGE PORT(S). SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 9 FOR FULL DETAILS.

- VESSELS MUST BE ABLE TO BE FUMIGATED WITH AN ALUMINUM PHOSPHIDE PREPARATION IN-TRANSIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE USDA, FGIS FUMIGATION HANDBOOK AND VESSELS THAT CANNOT BE SO FUMIGATED WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. AT FINAL LOADING PORT, COMMODITY SUPPLIER WILL ARRANGE AND PAY FOR IN-TRANSIT FUMIGATION PERFORMED BY A CERTIFIED APPLICATOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE USDA, FGIS FUMIGATION HANDBOOK. FUMIGATION MUST BE WITNESSED BY FGIS, USDA, AND THE ALUMINUM PHOSPHIDE PREPARATION MUST BE CONTAINED IN PACKAGING AS DESCRIBED IN THE FUMIGATION HANDBOOK. DUST RETAINERS MUST BE USED. FOR TWEENDECKERS AND BULK CARRIERS (INCLUDING PUSH-MODE ITB), THE RECIRCULATION METHOD OF FUMIGATION WILL BE USED. FOR TANKERS, THE SURFACE METHOD OF FUMIGATION WILL BE USED.

TWEEN-DECK VESSELS WILL BE CONSIDERED PROVIDED THEY ARE ACCEPTABLE

FOR IN-TRANSIT FUMIGATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH FGIS FUMIGATION HANDBOOK.

OFFERS OF SUCH TWEEN-DECK VESSELS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A COPY OF A LETTER

FROM FGIS, USDA STATING THAT THE VESSEL CAN BE FUMIGATED UNDER THE FGIS

IN-TRANSIT FUMIGATION PROCEDURES.

IN ADDITION, TWEEN-DECK VESSELS ARE ACCEPTABLE ONLY WHEN A

CERTIFIED APPLICATOR STATES THAT THE VESSEL HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND FOUND TO BE SUITABLE FOR FUMIGATION AND SUCH WRITTEN STATEMENT FROM CERTIFIED APPLICATOR SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WITH OFFER.

AT THE DISCHARGE PORT AND UPON INSPECTION BY GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS, IF CARGO AND/OR VESSEL IS FOUND TO BE INFESTED AND PROVIDED CLEAN BILL(S) OF LADING WERE ISSUED, OWNERS WILL ARRANGE FOR THE CARGO TO BE FUMIGATED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF DISCOVERY OF SUCH INFESTATION. FUMIGATION COSTS, IF ANY, ARE FOR OWNER'S (VESSEL'S) ACCOUNT, TIME COUNTING. 

SUCCESSFUL BIDDER IS TO PROVIDE THE NAME OF THE FUMICATION COMPANY WHICH WOULD BE UTILIZED AT DISCHARGE PORT IN SUCH A CASE PRIOR TO LIFTING

SUBJECTS.

- 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. ANY EXTRA INSURANCE ON ACCOUNT OF VESSEL'S AGE, FLAG, OWNERSHIP, TYPE, CONFIGURATION, CLASSIFICATION WILL BE FOR OWNER'S ACCOUNT, BUT NOT EXCEEDING NEW YORK MARKET RATES.

- ADDITIONAL NCB CERTIFICATION (SEALING OF HATCH COVERS / OPENINGS TO CARGO SPACES) REQUIRED FOR VESSELS 15 YEARS AND OLDER, AND PUSH-MODE ITB UNITS. 

SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 24 FOR FULL DETAILS.

- 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.

- 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 (INCLUDING TUG AND/OR BARGE).

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.

- 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.

- THE GOVERNMENT OF YEMEN RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT OFFERS.

- OFFERS TO BE RECEIVED BY 1100 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME SEPTEMBER 5, 2003

AT THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., 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.

OFFERS WILL BE OPENED AND READ IN PUBLIC AT THAT PLACE AND TIME. ONLY OFFERS WHICH ARE RESPONSIVE TO THIS IFB WILL BE CONSIDERED AND NO NEGOTIATION IS PERMITTED. U.S. FLAG OFFERS "SUBJECT OPEN" WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED WHEN THE "SUBJECT OPEN" RESTRICTION IS LIFTED PRIOR TO 1100 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME SEPTEMBER 9, 2003. NO OFFERS OF NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS WITH "SUBJECT OPEN" RESTRICTION WILL BE CONSIDERED.

- OFFERS TO REMAIN VALID UNTIL 1700 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME SEPTEMBER 11, 2003.

- O'WISE: GOVERNMENT OF YEMEN'S BULK GRAIN CHARTER PARTY PROFORMA (VESSEL LOAD/FREE DISCHARGE) APPLICABLE TO FOOD FOR PROGRESS (JULY 2003).

- OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: VESSEL NAME / TYPE / FLAG / YEAR BLT / LOA / BEAM / DWT / DRAFT / GEAR / ETA AT LOAD AND DISCHARGE PORT / FULL STYLE OF OWNER.

- FREIGHT RATES TO BE QUOTED IN U.S. DOLLARS PER METRIC TON BASIS ONE LOADING PORT TO ONE DISCHARGING PORT, PLUS ADDITIONAL FREIGHT PER METRIC TON ON ENTIRE CARGO FOR EACH ADDITIONAL LOAD OR DISCHARGE PORT IF USED.

OFFERS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL PREMIUM FOR ADDITIONAL LOAD/DISCHARGE BERTH MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE TO THE TENDER.

- IF OWNERS INTEND TO LIGHTEN, THE OFFER SHOULD SPECIFY THE COST OF LIGHTENING, WHETHER PARTIAL OR FULL LIGHTENING. IF LIGHTENING IS NOT PERFORMED AT THE DISCHARGE PORT AND VESSEL DIRECTLY DISCHARGES AT BERTH, THE LIGHTENING COST WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE OCEAN FREIGHT.

- COPIES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF YEMEN'S CHARTER PARTY PROFORMA ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP.

- COMMISSION: 2.5 PCT ON FREIGHT / DEADFREIGHT TO CHARTERER'S AGENT IF OFFERED DIRECT; IF BROKER INVOLVED, 2/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO CHARTERER'S AGENT AND 1/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO BROKER.

- ALL FIXTURES ARE SUBJECT APPROVAL BY USDA.

- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASH., DC TELEPHONE 202-785-34000; FAX NO. 202-296-1160; EMAIL: mail@isc-pci.com;

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