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Award Oct. 21, 2003
03-055P

GOV OF YEMEN FREIGHT TENDER DTD SEPT 24, 2003 - RESULTS
FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM
IFB NO. YE-FFP-03-055-P

CARGO(ES):

A) UP TO 100 NET METRIC TONS OF WHEAT FLOUR IN 50 KG BAGS
AVAILABLE: 11/25/03
COMMODITY SUPPLIERS: ADM MILLING CO.
LOAD PORT: NORFOLK, VA

(B) UP TO 2,860 NET METRIC TONS OF WHEAT FLOUR IN 50 KG BAGS
AVAILABLE: 12/10/03
COMMODITY SUPPLIERS: ADM MILLING CO. FOR 2,350 NMT AND
HORIZON MILLING FOR 510 NMT.
LOAD PORT: NORFOLK, VA

(C) UP TO 1,700 NET METRIC TONS OF WHEAT FLOUR IN 50 KG BAGS
AVAILABLE: COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPMENT PERIOD NET
11/06/03 AND NLT 11/20/03
COMMODITY SUPPLIER: BARTLETT MILLING FOR 1,020 NMT AND
CONAGRA INC FOR 680 NMT.
INTERMODAL BRIDGE POINT: CHICAGO, IL (BCHI)

(D) UP TO 340 NET METRIC TONS OF WHEAT FLOUR IN 50 KG BAGS
AVAILABLE: COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPMENT PERIOD NET
11/06/03 AND NLT 11/20/03
COMMODITY SUPPLIER: CONAGRA INC
INTERMODAL BRIDGE POINT: MEMPHIS, TN (BMEM)

USDA REFERENCE NOS:
CARGO (A): 03-055P-01
CARGO (B): 03-055P-02
CARGO (C): 03-055P-03
CARGO (D): 03-055P-04

FIXED WITH: P&O NEDLLOYD / FARRELL LINES
PRIORITY I SERVICE
LOAD PORT: NORFOLK, VA

DISCHARGE PORT(S): 1/2 SB EACH 1/2 SP HODEIDAH A/O ADEN

DISCHARGE PORT CARGO OCEAN D. INLAND TOTAL FRT

HODEIDAH OR ADEN A & B 133.00 N/A 133.00
HODEIDAH OR ADEN C 133.00 42.00 175.00
HODEIDAH OR ADEN D 133.00 46.00 179.00
PLUS USD 5.00 PGMT FOR 2ND DISCHARGE PORT


Tender Sept. 24, 2003
03-055P

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

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASH., D.C., AS AGENT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF 
YEMEN (SHIPPER), REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. AND NON-U.S. FLAG GEARED VESSELS 
TO TRANSPORT THE FOLLOWING CARGO(ES) UNDER THE FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM:
- IFB NO. YE-FFP-03-055-P
- APPLICABLE USDA KCCO INVITATION: 093A
- CARGO(ES):

(A) UP TO 100 NET METRIC TONS OF WHEAT FLOUR IN 50 KG BAGS
AVAILABLE: 11/25/03
COMMODITY SUPPLIERS: ADM MILLING CO.
LOAD PORT: NORFOLK, VA

(B) UP TO 2,860 NET METRIC TONS OF WHEAT FLOUR IN 50 KG BAGS
AVAILABLE: 12/10/03
COMMODITY SUPPLIERS: ADM MILLING CO. FOR 2,350 NMT AND
HORIZON MILLING FOR 510 NMT.
LOAD PORT: NORFOLK, VA

(C) UP TO 1,700 NET METRIC TONS OF WHEAT FLOUR IN 50 KG BAGS
AVAILABLE: COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPMENT PERIOD NET 11/06/03 AND
NLT 11/20/03
COMMODITY SUPPLIER: BARTLETT MILLING FOR 1,020 NMT AND CONAGRA INC
FOR 680 NMT.
INTERMODAL BRIDGE POINT: CHICAGO, IL (BCHI)

(D) UP TO 340 NET METRIC TONS OF WHEAT FLOUR IN 50 KG BAGS
AVAILABLE: COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPMENT PERIOD NET 11/06/03 AND
NLT 11/20/03
COMMODITY SUPPLIER: CONAGRA INC
INTERMODAL BRIDGE POINT: MEMPHIS, TN (BMEM)

- DISCHARGE PORT(S): 1/2 SB EACH 1/2 SP REPUBLIC OF YEMEN OUT OF HODEIDAH 
AND ADEN AT SHIPPER'S OPTION FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE CARGOES. SHIPPER SHALL 
ADVISE CARRIER OF DISCHARGE PORT(S) TO BE UTILIZED AT THE TIME WHEN VESSEL 
PASSES GIBRALTAR. WITHOUT GUARANTEE, SHIPPER'S CURRENT INTENTION IS FOR 
DISCHARGE OF ALL THE CARGO AT HODEIDAH.
- 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, AND ESTIMATED ETA AT FIRST OR 
SOLE DISCHARGE PORT.
- CARRIERS OFFERING FOR A RANGE OF TONNAGES MUST SUBMIT AN OFFER IN 
INCREMENTS OF 1000 MT BEGINNING WITH THE MINIMUM TONNAGE UP TO THE MAXIMUM 
TONNAGE. CARRIERS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A SPECIFIC TONNAGE ON A 
MIN/MAX BASIS ONLY SHOULD SUBMIT ONE RATE FOR THAT TONNAGE.
- 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.
- IF CARGO IS CONTAINERIZED BY OWNER/CARRIER, OWNER/CARRIER MUST CERTIFY 
THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD YEMEN WHEAT FLOUR 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 A FGIS CONTAINER 
CONDITION INSPECTION CERTIFICATE ATTESTING TO THE SATISFACTORY CONDITION OF 
CONTAINERS. CONTAINER INSPECTION IS TO BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO LOADING 
YEMEN'S WHEAT FLOUR CARGOES. NO CONTAINER MINIMUMS SHALL APPLY.
- FOR NON-LINER VESSELS, ANY ADDITIONAL COMPLETION CARGO(ES) MUST BE DULY 
SEPARATED, MUST BE COMPATIBLE AND NON-INJURIOUS TO YEMEN'S FOOD FOR 
PROGRESS WHEAT FLOUR CARGO(ES), MUST BE DETAILED IN OFFER OR APPROVED BY 
SHIPPER/USDA IF CONTRACTED AFTER FIXTURE OF YEMEN'S FOOD FOR PROGRESS WHEAT 
FLOUR CARGO(ES). FOR ALL VESSELS, PART CARGOES OF PESTICIDES, POISONS, OR 
CHEMICALS HARMFUL TO FLOUR ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE SHIPPED ON SAME VESSEL 
AS YEMEN'S FOOD FOR PROGRESS WHEAT FLOUR CARGO(ES).
- OFFERS OF NAMED VESSELS ONLY; NO VESSEL SUBSTITUTION IS PERMITTED WITHOUT 
SHIPPER'S/USDA'S APPROVAL.
- INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE: SEE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE
CLAUSE 20 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 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 21 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- OWNERS TO PROVIDE TWENTY-ONE (21), FOURTEEN (14), SEVEN (7), FIVE (5) 
DAYS AND TWENTY-FOUR HOUR NOTICES OF VESSEL READINESS TO LOAD.
- LOADING TERMS: THE CARGO IS TO BE LOADED ACCORDING TO BERTH TERMS WITH
NO DEMURRAGE/NO DESPATCH/NO DETENTION. IF CARGO IS CONTAINERIZED, CARGO TO
BE STUFFED (LOADED) INTO CONTAINERS AT CARRIER'S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE.
FOR F.A.S PORT DELIVERIES, THE FOLLOWING IS ALSO APPLICABLE: THE CARRIER 
IS TO NOMINATE THE TRANSPORT TERMINAL WHEN REQUESTED TO DO SO BY THE 
SHIPPER. CARRIER IS TO BE LIABLE FOR ALL COSTS INCURRED DUE TO THE FAILURE 
TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION.
FOR INTERMODAL BRIDGE POINT OF ORIGIN, THE FOLLOWING IS ALSO APPLICABLE:
CARRIER IS TO PROVIDE THE EXACT LOCATION FOR DELIVERY AT THE NAMED BRIDGE 
POINT WHEN REQUESTED TO DO SO BY THE SHIPPER. CARRIER IS TO BE LIABLE FOR 
ALL COSTS INCURRED DUE TO THE FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION. CARGO 
IS TO BE DELIVERED TO THE CARRIER IN RAIL CARS, TRUCKS OR CARRIER SUPPLIED 
CONVEYANCES AT THE NAMED BRIDGE POINT. CARRIERS SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR 
THE TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES INCURRED TO MOVE THE CARGO TO A USDA APPROVED 
U.S. PORT OF EXPORT AND ALL CHARGES INCURRED TO LOAD THE OCEAN-GOING 
VESSEL.
(THE LOADING TERMS HAVE BEEN MODIFIED IN THIS IFB AND THE BOOKING NOTE IS
SIMILARLY AMENDED TO REFLECT THIS LANGUAGE.)
- DISCHARGING RATE/TERMS: THE CARGO IS TO BE DISCHARGED ACCORDING TO BERTH 
TERMS (END OF SHIP'S TACKLE) WITH NO DEMURRAGE/NO DESPATCH/NO DETENTION. 
WITHOUT GUARANTEE FROM SHIPPER, TYPICAL UNLOADING IS VIA VESSEL'S GEAR TO 
TRUCKS ALONGSIDE VESSEL, AND TYPICAL UNLOADING RATE FOR BAGGED FLOUR IS 
1,000 MT PER DAY AT ADEN AND HODEIDAH.
IF CARGO IS CONTAINERIZED, ONCE CONTAINER HAS BEEN DISCHARGED AND PLACED 
AT REST AT PORT OF DISCHARGE (CONTAINER YARD), OWNER IS TO PROVIDE THIRTY 
(30) DAYS CONTAINER FREE TIME TO RECEIVERS WHO MAY MOVE CONTAINERS TO 
LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE PORT IN WHICH CASE RECEIVERS WILL STRIP THE 
CONTAINERS AND RETURN SAME TO DISCHARGE PORT (CONTAINER YARD) AT RECEIVERS' 
TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. OWNER IS TO PROVIDE CONTAINER DEMURRAGE RATE TO BE 
APPLICABLE IF RECEIVERS FAIL TO STRIP CONTAINERS WITHIN THE THIRTY (30) 
DAYS FREE TIME ALLOTED. ALTERNATIVELY, RECEIVERS MAY ELECT TO HAVE OWNERS 
STRIP THE BAGGED CARGO FROM THE CONTAINERS AND PLACE THE BAGGED CARGO INTO 
PORT WAREHOUSE / STORAGE OR ONTO RECEIVERS' TRUCKS AT OWNERS' TIME, RISK 
AND EXPENSE.
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THE FOLLOWING TWO PROVISIONS RELATING TO FUMIGATION AND DELIVERY DELAY 
ASSESSMENT ARE APPLICABLE TO YEMEN'S BAGGED WHEAT FLOUR CARGOES:
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SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR BAGGED FLOUR AND APPLICABLE ONLY TO YEMEN:
(1) FLOUR SHALL BE FUMIGATED WITHIN 5 DAYS PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF ITS 
LOADING INTO THE CONVEYANCE (LASH BARGE, CONTAINER, AND/OR VESSEL). FOR 
LASH BARGES, IF LASH BARGES CANNOT BE FUMIGATED AT POINT OF LOADING TO LASH 
BARGE, THEN LASH BARGES ARE TO BE FUMIGATED WITHIN 5 DAYS PRIOR TO LASH 
BARGES BEING LOADED ABOARD LASH CARRIER (MOTHER VESSEL) AT U.S. LOAD PORT. 
THE FUMIGATION IS TO BE WITNESSED BY THE FEDERAL GRAIN INSPECTION SERVICE 
(FGIS). FGIS WILL ISSUE A LETTER TO THE SHIP OWNER EVIDENCING THAT THE 
FUMIGATION TOOK PLACE. A COPY OF FGIS'S LETTER MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE 
OWNERS AS PART OF THE DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PAYMENT OF THE OCEAN 
FREIGHT. ALL COSTS RELATIVE TO THE FUMIGATION OF CARGO, INCLUDING 
WITNESSING BY FGIS AND SUBSEQUENT LETTER PROVING SUCH, ARE FOR THE SHIP 
OWNER'S ACCOUNT. FUMIGATION TO BE IN ACCORDANCE TO USDA KCCO'S NOTICE TO 
THE TRADE EOD-83 AND THE APPLICABILITY DATES OF THE NOTICE ARE WAIVED.
(2) AT DISCHARGE PORT AND UPON INSPECTION BY YEMENI GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS, 
IF CARGO AND/OR VESSEL IS FOUND TO BE INFESTED, AND PROVIDED CLEAN ON BOARD 
BILLS OF LADING WERE ISSUED, OWNERS WILL ARRANGE FOR THE CARGO AND VESSEL 
TO BE FUMIGATED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF DISCOVERY OF SUCH INFESTATION, AT 
OWNERS' TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. OWNERS' DESIGNATED FUMIGATION CONTRACTOR 
THAT WOULD BE UTILIZED BY OWNERS AT DISCHARGE PORT(S), SHOULD OWNERS BE 
REQUIRED TO FUMIGATE THE CARGO AS PER ABOVE CIRCUMSTANCES, IS TO BE NAMED 
TOGETHER WITH FUMIGATION COMPANY'S FULL STYLE IN OWNERS' FREIGHT OFFER 
UNDER THIS FREIGHT TENDER.
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- DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT:
(A) IN CASES WHERE THE BAGGED FLOUR CARGO IS CONTRACTED TO BE LIFTED 
UNDER THIS BOOKING NOTE FROM A U.S. COASTAL RANGE (INCLUDING INTERMODAL
BRIDGE POINTS AT A U.S. COASTAL RANGE) AND VESSEL LIFTS THE CARGO FROM THAT 
U.S. COASTAL RANGE AND SAILS FOREIGN, SHIPPER REQUIRES THAT THE BAGGED 
FLOUR CARGO ARRIVE AT FIRST OR SOLE DISCHARGE PORT NOT LATER THAN JANUARY 
12, 2004 FOR CARGO A, AND NOT LATER THAN JANUARY 27, 2004 FOR CARGO B.
(B) IN CASES WHERE THE BAGGED FLOUR CARGO IS CONTRACTED TO BE LIFTED 
UNDER THIS BOOKING NOTE FROM A U.S. COASTAL RANGE (INCLUDING INTERMODAL
BRIDGE POINTS AT A U.S. COASTAL RANGE) AND CARRIER ELECTS TO TRANSPORT THE 
CARGO TO ANOTHER COASTAL RANGE PRIOR TO SAILING FOREIGN, OR IF CARGO IS 
CONTAINERIZED AT A U.S. LOCATION/U.S. COASTAL RANGE, SHIPPER REQUIRES THAT 
CARGO ARRIVE AT FIRST OR SOLE DISCHARGE PORT NOT LATER THAN JANUARY 22, 
2004 FOR CARGO A, AND NOT LATER THAN FEBRUARY 6, 2004 FOR CARGO B. THIS 
CARGO ARRIVAL DATE AT FIRST OR SOLE DISCHARGE PORT TAKES INTO CONSIDERATION 
THE TRANSIT TIME FROM ONE U.S. LOCATION TO ANOTHER U.S. LOCATION PRIOR TO 
OCEAN GOING VESSEL SAILING FOREIGN.
(C) IN CASES WHERE THE BAGGED FLOUR CARGO IS CONTRACTED TO BE LIFTED 
UNDER THIS BOOKING NOTE FROM INTERMODAL BRIDGE CHICAGO, IL (BCHI) OR 
INTERMODAL BRIDGE MEMPHIS, TN (BMEM) [CARGOES C AND D], SHIPPER REQUIRES 
THAT CARGO ARRIVE AT FIRST OR SOLE DISCHARGE PORT NOT LATER THAN JANUARY 
27, 2004 (IF CARGO IS NOT CONTAINERIZED), AND NOT LATER THAN FEBRUARY 6, 
2004 (IF CARGO IS CONTAINERIZED AT A U.S. LOCATION/U.S. COASTAL RANGE). 
THIS CARGO ARRIVAL DATE AT FIRST OR SOLE DISCHARGE PORT TAKES INTO 
CONSIDERATION THE TRANSIT TIME FROM ONE U.S. LOCATION TO ANOTHER U.S. 
LOCATION PRIOR TO OCEAN GOING VESSEL SAILING FOREIGN.
(D) IN THE ABOVE CASES, SHIPPER WILL ASSESS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES OF TWO 
DOLLARS ($2.00), U.S. CURRENCY, PER METRIC TON IF THE NOTICE OF READINESS 
TO DISCHARGE FOR THIS CARGO HAS NOT BEEN ACCEPTED PER BOOKING NOTE TERMS ON 
OR BEFORE THE APPLICABLE DATE AS PER CLAUSES (A), (B), AND (C) ABOVE, AND 
SHIPPER WILL CONTINUE TO ASSESS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES FOR EACH AND EVERY DAY'S 
DELAY UNTIL THE NOTICE OF READINESS TO DISCHARGE FOR THIS CARGO IS ACCEPTED 
PER BOOKING NOTE TERMS OR UNTIL COMMENCEMENT OF DISCHARGE, WHICHEVER IS 
EARLIER. DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT, IF ANY, WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM OCEAN 
FREIGHT PAYMENT.
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- VESSEL RESTRICTIONS AT DISCHARGE PORT(S):
(A) ADEN: MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL DRAFT: 35 FT, MAXIMUM LENGTH OVERALL (LOA): 
190 M.
(B) HODEIDAH: MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL DRAFT: 32 FT, MAXIMUM LENGTH OVERALL 
(LOA): 200 M.
- COMPULSORY CRANE HIRE CHARGES AT DISCHARGE PORT(S), IF APPLICABLE,
ARE FOR OWNERS' ACCOUNT.
- VESSELS ARRIVING WITH EXCESS DRAFT MAY BE SUBJECT TO FINES AT DISCHARGE 
PORT(S) AND SUCH FINES WILL BE SOLELY FOR OWNERS' ACCOUNT IF LEVIED.
- OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VESSEL ARRIVING AT DISCHARGE PORT(S) MEETING 
THESE VESSEL RESTRICTIONS. ANY LIGHTENING REQUIRED AS A RESULT OF 
VESSEL'S FAILURE TO ARRIVE AT DISCHARGE PORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE 
STATED VESSEL RESTRICTIONS IS FOR OWNERS' TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. 
LIGHTENING, IF REQUIRED, TO BE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF 
YEMEN AND TO BE CERTIFIED. LIGHTENING MUST BE INTO DAUGHTER VESSEL(S) 
WHICH MUST BE SUITABLE TYPE VESSELS FOR BAGGED WHEAT FLOUR, AND MUST MEET 
VESSEL RESTRICTIONS/GEAR REQUIREMENTS FOR DISCHARGE PORT(S).
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- VESSEL TYPE RESTRICTIONS: TANKERS ARE EXCLUDED.
NON-VESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIERS (NVOCC) MAY NOT BE EMPLOYED TO CARRY 
U.S. FLAG OR FOREIGN FLAG SHIPMENTS.
TOWED BARGES TO BE CONSIDERED ON A TRAIL BASIS INTRANSIT ATLANTIC TRADE 
PROVIDED ALL CARGOES ARE CONTAINERIZED AND STOWED UNDER DECK. NO OTHER 
STOWAGE ARRAGEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED.
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- VESSEL GEAR REQUIREMENTS (BREAKBULK): VESSELS TO SUPPLY CRANES OR 
SWINGING DERRICKS AT EACH HATCH, IN GOOD WORKING ORDER, GINS AND FALLS AND 
NECESSARY MOTIVE POWER FOR FUNCTIONING THEM 24 HOURS A DAY, ON ANY DAY, AT 
OWNERS' EXPENSE. VESSEL TO HAVE MECHANICAL OR HYDRAULIC HATCH COVERS. IF 
NOT, OWNERS ARE TO PROVIDE RAIN TENTS FOR ALL THE HATCHES. OPENING AND 
CLOSING OF HATCHES TO BE CARRIED OUT BY VESSEL'S CREW FREE OF CHARGE TO 
RECEIVERS. SLINGS AT THE DISCHARGING PORT ARE TO BE SUPPLIED BY 
OWNERS/VESSEL FREE OF CHARGE TO RECEIVERS. NOTICE OF VESSEL'S READINESS TO 
DISCHARGE MAY NOT BE TENDERED BEFORE VESSEL FULLY EQUIPPED WITH DISCHARGING 
EQUIPMENT.
FOR CONTAINERIZED CARGO, CARRIER IS TO PROVIDE ALL EQUIPMENT WHETHER 
ON-BOARD VESSEL OR SHORESIDE REQUIRED TO DISCHARGE THE CONTAINERS.
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- FOREIGN FLAG VESSELS MUST 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.
- FOR 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 OWNERS' ACCOUNT. SPECIAL 
SURVEY CERTIFICATE SHALL IN NO WAY DIMINISH OWNER'S LIABILITY AND 
RESPONSIBILITIES TOWARD THE CARGO.
- 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.
- SHOULD GENERAL AVERAGE CONDITIONS ARISE, THE GOVERNMENT OF YEMEN 
(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 RFP. 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. OWNER 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 1200 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME SEPTEMBER 26, 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. 
(OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO HAND DELIVER OFFERS TO INTERNATIONAL SERVICES 
CORP). ONLY OFFERS WHICH ARE RESPONSIVE TO THIS RFP WILL BE CONSIDERED.
- OFFERS TO REMAIN VALID UNTIL 1700 HRS WASH., D.C., SEPTEMBER 30, 2003.
- 100 PCT FREIGHT PAYMENT SHALL BE MADE DIRECTLY BY CCC (CCC OPERATIONS 
DIVISION, WASH., D.C.) PER FOOD FOR PROGRESS REGULATIONS AND BOOKING NOTE 
TERMS.
- OTHERWISE: GOVERNMENT OF YEMEN PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE APPLICABLE TO FOOD 
FOR PROGRESS WHEAT FLOUR (JULY 2003).
- OFFER SHOULD INCLUDE: VESSEL NAME / TYPE / FLAG / YEARBLT / LOA / BEAM / 
DWT / DRAFT / GEAR / ETA AT LOAD AND DISCHARGE PORT / FULL STYLE OF OWNER
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- FREIGHT RATES MUST BE BROKEN DOWN TO COVER THE FOLLOWING:
(A) DOMESTIC INLAND (IF APPLICABLE); (B) OCEAN FREIGHT; AND (C) COST OF 
FUMIGATION. 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 ONE 
LOADING PORT TO ONE DISCHARGING PORT.
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ADDITIONAL FREIGHT PER METRIC TON ON ENTIRE CARGO FOR EACH ADDITIONAL LOAD 
OR DISCHARGE PORT USED TO BE STATED SEPARATELY. PREMIUMS FOR ADDITIONAL 
LOAD OR DISCHARGE PORTS WILL BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING LOWEST LANDED 
COST IN THOSE SITUATIONS WHEN COMMODITIES ARE LIKELY TO BE LOADED OR 
DISCHARGED AT MORE THAN ONE PORT.
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- COPIES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF YEMEN'S PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE ARE AVAILABLE 
UPON REQUEST TO INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP.
- 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 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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