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04-034P
Award August 18, 2004

GOVERNMENT OF YEMEN
FREIGHT TENDER DTD JULY 27, 2004 - RESULTS - SECTION 416(B)
USDA NO. 04-034P-1

CARRIER: P&O NEDLLOYD
PRIORITY I SERVICE

COMMODITY: NFD MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
CARGO: 1,250 NMT

LOAD: R FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS

DISCHARGE PORT: HODEIDAH AND/OR MA'ALLAH AND/OR MOKHA AND/OR 
MUKALLA AND/OR SALIF, REPUBLIC OF YEMEN AT SHIPPER'S OPTION

SHIPMENT PERIOD: NET 08/10/04 AND NLT 08/25/04

FREIGHT RATE: USD 254.00 PGMT;
THE ABOVE RATE IS BASIS ONE (1) TO THREE(3) LOAD PORTS (NEW YORK
AND/OR NORFOLK AND/OR CHARLESTON) TO ONE (1) DISCHARGE PORT BASIS 
HODEIDAH; FOR ANY CARGO DISCHARGED AT MA'ALLAH, MOKHA, MUKALLA, 
SALIF, INCREASE THE ABOVE RATES BY USD 30.00 PGMT; FOR EACH 
ADDITIONAL DISCHARGE PORT, IF USED, INCREASE THE ABOVE RATES BY USD 
40,000 LUMPSUM.

Tender July 28, 2004

Freight Tender: ISC, Section 416(b),Yemen,NFD Milk

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASH., D.C., AS AGENT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF 
YEMEN (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. 04-034P
- CARGO(ES):
UP TO 1,250 NET METRIC TONS OF NFD MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
AVAILABLE: COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPMENT PERIOD NET 08/10/04 AND
NLT 08/25/04
INLAND PLANT (WAREHOUSE)/LOCATION: MIDLAND COMMODITIES,
416 SOUTH 5TH STREET, FORT SMITH, AR 72918
CONTACT: GENE HACKLER, TEL. (479) 784-9109 FAX (479) 784-9389
- U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE FOR PACKAGED COMMODITIES, PARTS I AND II,
DATED MAY 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 THE U.S. FOOD AID 
BOOKING NOTE FOR PACKAGED COMMODITIES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO 
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP.
- 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 ESTIMATED ETA AT 
FIRST OR SOLE DISCHARGE PORT.
- PRIOR TO SUBMITTING OFFERS, OFFERORS MUST CHECK WITH THE INTERMODAL PLANT 
(WAREHOUSE) FACILITY TO DETERMINE WHAT TYPE OF CONVEYANCE IS ACCEPTABLE AT 
THE INTERMODAL PLANT (WAREHOUSE) FACILITY AS WELL AS THEIR CAPABILITY FOR 
LOADING CONTAINERS.
- THE OCEAN CARRIER MUST CONTACT THE INTERMODAL PLANT (WAREHOUSE) AT LEAST 
72 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE SHIPPING PERIOD FROM INTERMODAL 
PLANT (WAREHOUSE) TO ESTABLISH A LOADING SCHEDULE THAT BEGINS ON THE 1ST 
DAY OF THE SHIPPING PERIOD. A COPY OF THE LOADING SCHEDULE FROM EACH 
INTERMODAL PLANT (WAREHOUSE) IS REQUESTED BY USDA KCCO IN WRITING 48 HOURS 
PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF THE SHIPPER PERIOD FROM THE INTERMODAL PLANT 
(WAREHOUSE). THIS INFORMATION IS REQUIRED BY USDA KCCO/WLED IN ORDER TO 
COORDINATE CHECKLOADING OF THE MILK CONTAINERS AT THE INTERMODAL PLANT 
(WAREHOUSE) AND NO MILK CAN LOAD UNLESS AN EXAMINER IS PRESENT.
- DISCHARGE PORT(S): HODEIDAH AND/OR ADEN (MA'ALLAH) AND/OR MOKHA AND/OR 
MUKALLA AND/OR SALEEF (SALIF), REPUBLIC OF YEMEN AT SHIPPER'S OPTION. 
DECLARATION OF DISCHARGE PORT(S) IS TO BE ADVISED TO CARRIER NOT LATER THAN 
PASSING GIBRALTAR (IN CASE OF TRANS-ATLANTIC ROUTING) OR NOT LATER THAN 
PASSING SINGAPORE (IN CASE OF TRANS-PACIFIC ROUTING).
- ALL NONFAT DRY MILK MUST BE SHIPPED IN FULLY ENCLOSED MARINE CONTAINERS, 
LOADED AND SEALED AT THE WAREHOUSE ALLOCATED BY USDA, AND REMAIN IN SAME 
SEALED CONTAINER UP TO DELIVERY POINT. OFFERS OF NON-CONTAINERIZED SERVICE 
WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE TO THIS FREIGHT IFB.
- OFFERORS ARE REQUESTED TO ADVISE IN OFFER WHETHER THEY WILL PROVIDE 20 FT 
OR 40 FT CONTAINERS.
- CONTAINERIZED SHIPMENTS SHALL HAVE NO MORE THAN ONE TRANSSHIPMENT ENROUTE 
TO DISCHARGE PORT. DIRECT SERVICE TO DISCHARGE PORT IS PREFERRED. 
OFFERORS ARE TO DETAIL THEIR CONTAINER TRACKING SYSTEM IN THEIR OFFER.
- 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, 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.
- PART CARGOES OF PESTICIDES, POISONS, OR CHEMICALS HARMFUL TO NFD MILK ARE 
NOT PERMITTED TO BE SHIPPED ON SAME VESSEL AS YEMEN'S SECTION 416(b) NFD 
MILK CARGO(ES).
- OFFERS OF NAMED VESSELS ONLY.
- LOAD/DELIVERY TERMS: AS PER CLAUSE 1(B) OF PART II OF THE PROFORMA 
BOOKING NOTE.
- OCEAN 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.
- CLAUSE 2 OF PART II OF THE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE (U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING 
NOTE FOR PACKAGED COMMODITIES DATED MAY 1, 2004) IS REPLACED WITH THE 
FOLLOWING LANGUAGE:
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY TERMS: THE CARGO IS TO BE DISCHARGED AT CARRIER'S 
EXPENSE WITH NO DEMURRAGE/NO DESPATCH/NO DETENTION.
ONCE CONTAINER HAS BEEN DISCHARGED AND PLACED AT REST AT PORT OF 
DISCHARGE (CONTAINER YARD), CARRIER 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 (DE-VAN) THE CONTAINERS 
AND RETURN THE EMPTY CONTAINERS TO DISCHARGE PORT (CONTAINER YARD) AT 
RECEIVERS' TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. CARRIER 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 CARRIER STRIP THE BAGGED CARGO FROM THE CONTAINERS AND 
PLACE THE BAGGED CARGO INTO PORT WAREHOUSE / STORAGE OR ONTO RECEIVERS' 
TRUCKS AT CARRIER'S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE.
- DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT (DDA): TRANSIT TIME DDA WILL BE ASSESSED 
BASIS RED SEA AND BASIS NON-URGENT CARGO. SEE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE CLAUSE 
15 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- WITHOUT GUARANTEE FROM SHIPPER, THE FOLLOWING ARE THE VESSEL RESTRICTIONS 
AT DISCHARGE PORT(S):
(A) HODEIDAH: MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL DRAFT: 32 FT, MAXIMUM LENGTH OVERALL 
(LOA): 200 M.
(B) ADEN (MA'ALLAH): MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL DRAFT: 11 M, MAXIMUM LENGTH 
OVERALL (LOA): 187.5 M.
(C) MOKHA: MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL DRAFT: 26 FT, MAXIMUM LENGTH OVERALL 150 M.
DAYLIGHT NAVIGATION ONLY.
(D) MUKALLA: MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL DRAFT: 8.5 M, MAXIMUM LENGTH OVERALL
160 M.
(E) SALEEF (SALIF): MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL DRAFT: 16 M, MAXIMUM LENGTH 
OVERALL 400 M.
- COMPULSORY CRANE HIRE CHARGES AT DISCHARGE PORT(S), IF APPLICABLE,
ARE FOR CARRIER'S ACCOUNT.
- VESSELS ARRIVING WITH EXCESS DRAFT MAY BE SUBJECT TO FINES AT DISCHARGE 
PORT(S) AND SUCH FINES WILL BE SOLELY FOR CARRIER'S ACCOUNT IF LEVIED.
- CARRIERS 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 CARRIER'S 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 CONTAINERIZED BAGGED NFD MILK, AND 
MUST MEET VESSEL RESTRICTIONS/GEAR REQUIREMENTS FOR DISCHARGE PORT(S).
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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.
- CARRIER IS TO PROVIDE ALL EQUIPMENT WHETHER ON-BOARD VESSEL OR SHORESIDE 
REQUIRED TO DISCHARGE THE CONTAINERS.
- NON-LINER 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.
- 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.
- THE GOVERNMENT OF YEMEN RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT OFFERS.
- WITH RELATION TO CLAUSE 20 OF PART II OF THE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE, 
SHOULD GENERAL AVERAGE CONDITIONS ARISE, THE GOVERNMENT OF YEMEN (SHIPPER) 
SHALL ASSIGN THEIR RIGHTS TO THE USDA/CONTRACT RECONCILIATION DIVISION, WHO 
IN TURN SHALL BE THE PARTY WHICH WOULD CONTRIBUTE WITH THE CARRIER 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- OFFERS TO BE RECEIVED BY 1100 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME JULY 30, 2004, 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 IFB WILL BE CONSIDERED.
- 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 AND FOREIGN INLAND (IF APPLICABLE); AND (B) OCEAN FREIGHT. 
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. SEPARATE FREIGHT RATES TO BE 
PROVIDED FOR EACH DISCHARGE PORT.
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ADDITIONAL FREIGHT PER METRIC TON ON ENTIRE CARGO FOR EACH ADDITIONAL 
DISCHARGE PORT USED, IF ANY, TO BE STATED SEPARATELY. PREMIUMS FOR 
ADDITIONAL DISCHARGE PORTS WILL BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING LOWEST LANDED 
COST IN THOSE SITUATIONS WHEN COMMODITIES ARE LIKELY TO BE DISCHARGED AT 
MORE THAN ONE PORT.
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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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