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03-049B Award
September 30, 2003

Fettig & Donalty, Inc., on behalf of Partners for Development, announce
Freight tender results under IFB No. NIG-PFD-FFP-03-049b

"African Gardenia"
5,800 mt bulk soybean meal
US Gulf to Sapele, Nigeria
October 20-30, 2003
Freight rate: USD 99.00 per mt
add USD 3.50 per mt for second loadport if used
4,000 mt vsl ld / 600 mt free out


"Noble Star" (U.S. flag)
5,800 mt bulk soybean meal
US Gulf to Sapele, Nigeria
December 10-20, 2003
Freight Rate: USD 235.23 per mt
One way rate: USD 191.97 per mt
add USD 15.00 per mt for second loadport if used
add USD 10.00 per mt if Myrtle Grove load
Freight rate includes USD 108.50 per mt for full lightening
4,000 mt vsl ld / 600 mt free out


03-049B Tender

September 10, 2003

FETTIG & DONALTY ISSUE FREIGHT TENDER ON BEHALF OF PARTNERS FOR DEVELOPMENT
FOR BULK SOYBEAN MEAL TO NIGERIA

Freight Tender: FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM SOYBEAN MEAL TO NIGERIA
FETTIG & DONALTY ISSUE FREIGHT TENDER UNDER THE
FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM FOR TRANSPORT OF SOYBEAN MEAL IN BULK TO NIGERIA
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IFB NUMBER - NIG-PFD-FFP-03-49B

FETTIG & DONALTY, INC., WASHINGTON, D.C., AS AGENTS FOR PARTNERS FOR
DEVELOPMENT (PFD) ANNOUNCE A FREIGHT TENDER, UNDER THE FOOD FOR PROGRESS
PROGRAM, FOR U.S. FLAG AND NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS (OCEAN GOING TOWED BARGES
ARE EXCLUDED) AS FOLLOWS:

1. COMMODITY/QUANTITY: TWO (2) CARGOES OF APPROX. 5,800 MT EACH SOYBEAN MEAL
IN BULK.

OFFERORS SHOULD CONSIDER OFFERING VESSELS TO CARRY A RANGE OF TONNAGES IN
THE EVENT THAT THE QUANTITY PURCHASED IS MORE OR LESS THAN THE QUANTITY
STATED IN THIS TENDER.
-CONTRACTED QUANTITY TO BE ON A MIN/MAX BASIS.
ANY ADDITIONAL COMPLETION CARGOES MUST BE DULY SEPARATED AND MUST BE
COMPATIBLE AND NON-INJURIOUS TO PFD’S CARGO AND MUST BE DETAILED IN OFFER OR
APPROVED BY CHARTERERS/USDA IF CONTRACTED AFTER FIXTURE OF PFD’S CARGO.
VESSEL'S ITINERARY AND GEOGRAPHIC PROXIMITY OF COMPLETION CARGO(ES) WILL BE
TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION BY CHARTERERS/USDA IN APPROVAL OF SUCH PART
CARGO(ES) IN ORDER NOT TO UNDULY IMPEDE DELIVERY OF CARGO TO NIGERIA.

2. LAYDAYS: A) APPROX 5,800 MT OCTOBER 20-30, 2003
B) APPROX 5,800 MT DECEMBER 10-20, 2003

OFFERS OF NAMED VESSELS ONLY WILL BE CONSIDERED. OWNERS WILL NOT HAVE THE
RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE WITHOUT CHARTERERS AND USDA APPROVAL.
VESSELS OFFERED WITH LAYDAYS / CANCELING BEYOND THOSE SPECIFIED ABOVE WILL
NOT BE CONSIDERED.

3. NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS SHOULD NOT BE OLDER THAN 15 YEARS AND MUST BE A
SINGLE DECK BULK CARRIER WITH MIN 8 TON GEAR OR SELF DISCHARGING, CLASSED
HIGHEST LLOYDS REGISTER OR EQUIVALENT. DATE OF ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION, NOT
REBUILT DATE, TO GOVERN. ANY EXTRA INSURANCE ON ACCOUNT OF VESSEL'S AGE,
CLASS, TYPE, FLAG, OWNERSHIP OR CONFIGURATION WILL BE FOR OWNERS ACCOUNT,
BUT NOT EXCEEDING NEW YORK MARKET RATES FOR U. S. FLAG VESSELS AND LONDON
MARKET RATES FOR NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS.

VESSEL TO PROVIDE MINIMUM 14 DAYS PRE-ADVICE OF VESSELS' READINESS TO LOAD.
PRE-ADVICE MUST BE RECEIVED BY FETTIG & DONALTY BY LATEST 11:00 HRS.
WASHINGTON, D.C., TIME ON A REGULAR BUSINESS DAY TO BE CONSIDERED RECEIVED
ON THE SAME DAY. PRE-ADVICE RECEIVED AFTER 11 A.M. WASHINGTON D.C. TIME ON A
REGULAR BUSINESS DAY OR ON A WEEKEND/HOLIDAY WILL BE CONSIDERED RECEIVED ON
THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.

4.LOADING: 1/2 SB EACH, 1/2 SAFE PORT U. S. PORTS.
THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE TO BE CONSIDERED, RESPECTIVELY, AS ONE PORT:
MISSISSIPPI RIVER, NOT NORTH OF BUT INCLUDING BATON ROUGE
COLUMBIA RIVER DISTRICT, INCLUDING PORTLAND
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, INCLUDING STOCKTON/SACRAMENTO


5. FUMIGATION: 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(S) 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
FGIS FUMIGATION HANDBOOK. DUST RETAINERS MUST BE USED. FOR TWEEN DECKERS
AND BULK CARRIERS (INCLUDING PUSH MODE ITB'S) THE RECIRCULATION 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.

6. DISCHARGING: 1/2 BERTHS SAPELE, NIGERIA.

PORT RESTRICTIONS/LIMITATIONS AT SAPELE (WOG) ARE AS FOLLOWS:

5.95 M FRESH WATER ARRIVAL DRAFT
MAX LOA 170 M

VESSELS DEVIATING FROM THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED BASIS FULL
OR PARTIAL LIGHTENING.

7. FREIGHT RATE: TO BE QUOTED PER METRIC TON VESSEL LOAD/FREE DISCHARGE
BASIS ONE LOADPORT TO ONE DISCHARGE PORT. ADDITIONAL FREIGHT PER MT ON
ENTIRE CARGO FOR EACH ADDITIONAL LOADPORT, IF USED, TO BE STATED SEPARATELY.
OFFERS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR ADDITIONAL LOAD/DISCHARGE BERTH(S)
WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE TO THIS TENDER. IF OWNER INTENDS TO
LIGHTEN, THE OFFER SHOULD SPECIFY THE COST OF LIGHTENING, WHETHER PARTIAL OR
FULL LIGHTENING. IF INTENDED LIGHTENING IS NOT PERFORMED AT DISCHARGE PORT
AND VESSEL DISCHARGES DIRECTLY AT BERTH, USDA WILL DEDUCT COST OF LIGHTENING
FROM OCEAN FREIGHT.

8. IN THE EVENT OF FULL LIGHTENING, LAYTIME TO COMMENCE AT 0800 HRS. NEXT
DAY AFTER DAUGHTER VESSEL HAS PRESENTED NOTICE OF READINESS TO DISCHARGE.
IN THE EVENT OF PARTIAL LIGHTENING, VESSEL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED READY
UNTIL OWNER HAS ARRANGED LIGHTENING AND VESSEL REACHES SAFE DRAFT. ALL TIME
LOST BEFORE VESSEL REACHES A SAFE DRAFT, WILL NOT COUNT AS LAYTIME USED.
LAYTIME IS NOT TO COMMENCE PRIOR TO 0800 ON THE NEXT WORKING DAY FOLLOWING
COMPLETION OF PARTIAL LIGHTENING AND PRESENTATION OF VALID NOTICE OF
READINESS TO DISCHARGE. MOTHER VESSEL AND LIGHTER(S) TO TAKE TURNS AT
DISCHARGE AND TIME ON SECOND AND SUBSEQUENT VESSELS NOT TO COUNT UNTIL
PREVIOUS VESSEL IS COMPLETED DISCHARGING.

FREIGHT PAYMENT:
9. 100% PAYABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHARTER PARTY TERMS AFTER VESSEL'S
ARRIVAL AT THE DISCHARGE PORT. PLEASE REFER TO CLAUSE 27 OF THE CHARTER
PARTY REGARDING FREIGHT PAYMENT. THE ORIGINAL OFFICIAL STOWAGE EXAMINATION
CERTIFICATE AND 1 (ONE) SIGNED COPY (PHOTOCOPY NOT ACCEPTABLE) ARE TO BE
FURNISHED TO THE CHARTERER’S AGENT WITHIN 2 (TWO) DAYS OF INSPECTION.

10. TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
-LOAD TERMS: CARGO TO BE LOADED ACCORDING TO BERTH TERMS WITH CUSTOMARY
DESPATCH AT THE AVERAGE RATE AS DELINEATED BELOW ON VESSEL'S CONTRACTED
QUANTITY. THE RATES ARE BASIS TONS OF 2204.6 POUNDS PER WEATHER WORKING DAY
OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS EXCEPTED, EVEN IF USED.
SATURDAYS AS PER BFC SATURDAY CLAUSE. ANY STOWING AND/OR TRIMMING TO BE FOR
OWNER’S ACCOUNT.

BULK CARRIERS:
VESSEL CONTRACTED QUANTITY LOADING GUARANTEE
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0 - 9999.99 MT 4000 MT PER DAY
10000 - 19999.99 MT 5000 MT PER DAY
20000 - 29,999.99 6000 MT PER DAY

TWEENDECKERS: THE LOAD RATE GUARANTEE SHALL BE 3,000 MT PER DAY

LASH/SEABEE BARGES: LOAD GUARANTEE NOT TO APPLY.
LAYTIME ACCOUNTS ARE TO BE SETTLED DIRECTLY BETWEEN OWNERS AND COMMODITY
SUPPLIER(S) AT LOAD PORT(S). LAYTIME CALCULATION, OVERTIME AND TRIMMING TO
BE IN ACCORDANCE TO ADDENDUM NO.1 OF THE NORTH AMERICAN EXPORT GRAIN
ASSOCIATION, INC. F.O.B. CONTRACT NO. 2 (REVISED AS OF AUGUST 1, 1988)
CLAUSES NO. 1-10 INCLUSIVE, (HEREINAFTER N.A.E.G.A.) REGARDLESS OF TYPE OF
VESSEL. FURTHER THE FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS TO N.A.E.G.A. WILL APPLY:
ANYWHERE THE WORD "BUYER" APPEARS, THE WORDS "VESSEL OWNER" SHOULD BE
SUBSTITUTED IN ITS PLACE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CCC OR CHARTERERS BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES INVOLVING THE CALCULATION OF LAYTIME OR
THE PAYMENT OF DEMURRAGE OR DESPATCH BETWEEN THE VESSEL OWNERS AND THE
COMMODITY SUPPLIER(S). ANY/ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN VESSEL OWNERS AND THE
COMMODITY SUPPLIER(S) ARISING OUT OF THIS CONTRACT RELATING TO THE
SETTLEMENT OF LAYTIME ISSUES SHALL BE ARBITRATED IN NEW YORK SUBJECT TO THE
RULES OF THE SOCIETY OF MARINE ARBITRATORS, INC.

11. DISCHARGE TERMS: CARGO IS TO BE DISCHARGED, FREE OF RISK AND
EXPENSE TO THE VESSEL, AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF 600 MT OF 2,204.6 POUNDS FOR
BULK CARRIERS AND AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF 500 MT OF 2,204.6 POUNDS FOR
TWEENDECKERS (U.S. FLAG ONLY), PER WEATHER WORKING DAY OF 24 CONSECUTIVE
HOURS WITH SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS, CHARTER PARTY HOLIDAYS AND HOLIDAYS EXCEPTED,
EVEN IF USED.

LASH/SEABEE BARGES: THE DISCHARGE GUARANTEE SHALL NOT APPLY.

- CHARTERER/RECEIVERS TO APPOINT AND PAY STEVEDORES AT PORTS OF DISCHARGE.
- OWNERS TO SPECIFY DEM/DES RATES AT LOAD AND DISCHARGE PORT IN OFFER.
DESPATCH RATES MUST BE ONE-HALF OF DEMURRAGE RATES QUOTED.
- NOTICE OF READINESS IN WRITING SHALL BE DELIVERED AT THE OFFICE OF THE
RECEIVER/HIS AGENTS BETWEEN 0800-1700 HOURS ON ALL DAYS EXCEPT SATURDAYS,
SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS.
- LAYTIME TO COMMENCE AT 0800 HOURS THE NEXT WORKING DAY AFTER NOR IS
TENDERED. PRIOR TIME USED BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF THE LAYTIME NOT TO COUNT.
LAYTIME WILL STOP COUNTING ON FRIDAY AT 1700 AND RESUME ON MONDAY AT 0800.
- VESSEL TO PROVIDE GEAR AS NECESSARY FOR DISCHARGE. GUIDANCE WOG: MIN 8 TON
GEAR OR SELF DISCHARGING VESSEL.

12. OWNER'S TO APPOINT AND PAY FOR THE CHARTERERS’ NOMINATED AGENT AT
DISCHARGE PORT PROVIDED THE FEE IS COMPETITIVE AND CUSTOMARY FOR THE PORT.

13. VESSELS OVER 20 YEARS OF AGE AND ITB'S TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL
CERTIFICATES FROM NCB CERTIFYING THAT VESSEL HATCH COVERS AND ANY OTHER
OPENING LEADING TO CARGO COMPARTMENTS HAVE BEEN SEALED TO PREVENT ANY
OUTSIDE WATER FROM ENTERING THE CARGO COMPARTMENTS.
OFFERS OF THE U.S. FLAG VESSELS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF THE VESSEL
OPERATOR HAS NOT PROVIDED THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATION WITH THE VESSEL'S
COSTS PRIOR TO SUBMISSION OF THE OFFER.
U. S. FLAG VESSELS OFFERED SUBJECT TO MARAD APPROVAL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
IF MARAD APPROVAL OF VESSEL IS REQUIRED, SAME MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO
SUBMISSION OF OFFER.
U.S. FLAG APPROVED FREIGHT RATES WILL BE REDUCED TO A LEVEL NO HIGHER THAN
THE U.S. MARITIME ADMINISTRATION FAIR AND REASONABLE RATE IN THE EVENT THAT
THE ORIGINAL APPROVED VESSEL (INCLUDING ITB'S) 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 RATE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A REDUCTION TO MEET ANY REVISED MARAD FREIGHT
RATE GUIDELINE DUE TO VESSEL LOADING OTHER ADDITIONAL CARGO.
NON VESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIERS (NVOCC) MAY NOT BE EMPLOYED TO CARRY U.
S. OR FOREIGN FLAG SHIPMENTS.
U.S. FLAG NON-LINER VESSELS OVER 15 YEARS OLD MUST OFFER AN ALTERNATE
FREIGHT RATE TO BE APPLICABLE IN THE EVENT THE VESSEL IS EITHER SCRAPPED OR
VESSEL OWNERSHIP IS TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER OWNER AFTER DISCHARGE AT
DESTINATION, BUT PRIOR TO ITS RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES.
-OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE USUAL INFORMATION SUCH AS:
NAME OF OWNERS/OPERATORS, FLAG, YEAR BUILT, TYPE, LOA, BEAM, FULLY LOADED
DRAFT, GEAR, SPEED AND NO. OF HOLDS/HATCHES.

14. OWNER GUARANTEES THAT THIS VESSEL COMPLIES FULLY WITH THE
INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE, IF REQUIRED, AND IS IN
POSSESSION OF A VALID DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
CERTIFICATE AND WILL REMAIN SO FOR THE ENTIRETY OF HER EMPLOYMENT UNDER THIS
CHARTER PARTY. OWNERS ARE TO PROVIDE CHARTERERS WITH SATISFACTORY EVIDENCE
OF COMPLIANCE IF REQUIRED TO DO SO AND TO REMAIN FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
AND ALL CONSEQUENCES RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY MATTER
ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS VESSEL AND THE ISM CODE.

15. SECTION 408 OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 1998, PUBLIC
LAW 105-383 (46 U.S.C. SECTION 3202 (E)) ESTABLISHES, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1,
1999, WITH RESPECT TO NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS AND OPERATORS/OWNERS, THAT
SUBSTANDARD VESSELS AND VESSELS OPERATED BY OPERATORS OF SUBSTANDARD VESSELS
ARE PROHIBITED FROM THE CARRIAGE OF GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE)
CARGO(ES) FOR UP TO ONE YEAR AFTER SUCH SUBSTANDARD DETERMINATION HAS BEEN
PUBLISHED ELECTRONICALLY. AS THIS MAY BE PREFERENCE CARGO, OWNERS HEREBY
WARRANT THAT VESSEL(S) ARE NOT DISQUALIFIED TO CARRY THIS CARGO.

OFFERS "SUBJECT OPEN" WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED WHEN THE "SUBJECT OPEN"
RESTRICTION IS LIFTED PRIOR TO 1100 HRS WASHINGTON DC TIME SEPTEMBER 17,
2003.
COMMISSION - 2.5 PCT ON FREIGHT/DEADFREIGHT TO CHARTERERS AGENT, IF OFFERED
DIRECT. IF BROKER INVOLVED, 2/3 OF 2.5% TO CHARTERERS AGENT AND 1/3 OF 2.5%
TO BROKER.
THE CHARTERER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT OFFERS.
ONLY OFFERS IN WRITING WILL BE ACCEPTED. PHONE OFFERS WILL NOT BE
CONSIDERED. OFFERS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO TENDER CLOSING TIME. LATE
OFFERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. OFFERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY LETTER OR TELEFAX
TO:
FETTIG & DONALTY, INC.
1225 EYE STREET, NW; SUITE 1200
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20005
TELEFAX 202 639 8276
ALL OFFERS AND SUBSEQUENT AWARDS ARE SUBJECT TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF
THE FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM. ALL AWARDS WILL BE SUBJECT TO USDA APPROVAL.
OFFERS ARE TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 1100 HRS SEPTEMBER 15, 2003 FOR
REPLY COB SEPTEMBER 19, 2003. TELEFAX OFFERS WHICH START PRINTING BY 1100
HRS SEPT 15, 2003 AND CONTINUE TO PRINT PAST THAT TIME, WILL BE CONSIDERED
AS BEING RECEIVED ON-TIME.
-ALL OFFERS WILL BE OPENED AND READ IN PUBLIC AT THE OFFICES OF
FETTIG & DONALTY, INC. AT THAT TIME.
ONLY OFFERS THAT ARE RESPONSIVE TO THE TERMS OF THE TENDER WILL BE
CONSIDERED AND NO NEGOTIATION WILL BE PERMITTED.
-OTHERWISE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PFD PROFORMA CHARTER
PARTY FOR BULK GRAIN (COPIES OF WHICH ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CALL FETTIG & DONALTY AT 202 628 5700
FETTIG & DONALTY, INC., AS AGENTS FOR PARTNERS FOR DEVELOPMENT

ISSUED SEPTEMBER 10, 2003

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