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Award 04-046P
September 10, 2004

USDA Tracking Number 04-046P-01
Freight Tender No: 04-046P
Ref. No: Lykes booking number AIDBL00273.
Cargo: 1000 NMT Wheat Seeds in 25 KG Bags 
Load Port /Point: FAS Houston, Texas, 
Date Available: November 9-19, 2004 
Carrier: Lykes Lines Ltd.
Vessel Name: Lykes Navigator V. 070E, US Flag Built 1987 , Container vessel - P1 service. 
ETA Load Port: Nov 29, 2004 
ETS Load Port: Nov. 29, 2004 
Discharge Port: Bremerhaven, Germany 
ETA Discharge: Dec. 19, 2004 
ETA Destination: Jan 15, 2005.
Final Destination: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Delivered un-stuffed from carrier’s conveyance and stacked in receiver’s warehouse. 
Freight Charges: Ocean Freight $ 67.00 per GMT Plus Domestic Inland $16.00 per GMT Plus
Foreign Inland $172.91 per GMT = Total Freight Charges $255.91 per GMT.

04-046P

Tender September 1, 2004

Freight Tender: TAJIKISTAN – Food for Progress Program
1,000 NMT Bagged Wheat Seed 25kg Bags
Tender No.: 04-046P
Date: September 1, 2004
Trans Global Services LLC, Arlington, Virginia, 
On behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan
Requests freight offers for U.S. flag and non-U.S. flag vessels as follows:

Tender closing: 11:00 a.m. Hours Washington, DC time on September 8, 2004.

Available Loading: November 9-19, 2004
Load Point/ Port: fas HOUSTON, TEXAS.
Discharge/Destination Point: Delivered un-stuffed from carrier’s conveyance and
stacked in receivers warehouse in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
CONTAINER CARRIERS WILL BE CONSIDERED BASIS DELIVERY TO THE NAMED DESTINATION BASIS STACKED IN RECEIVERS” WAREHOUSE. 
Terms: Full liner terms all inclusive, no demurrage, no dispatch, no detention both ends. 

A) i) FAS Vessel Named Port of Loading: Cargo is to be delivered to the carrier at first point of rest within a USDA approved transport terminal within the commercial limits of the named port of loading free of wharfage assessed against the cargo by the governing port authority and/or receiving terminal. The Carrier is to nominate the transport terminal in writing within 3 business days after the 
carrier has received written notification from the shipper or its agent that all subjects on booking have been lifted. Carrier is to be liable for all costs incurred due to the failure to provide this information. The transport terminal can be a freight station, container terminal, or yard, a multipurpose cargo terminal, along side the vessel on the quay at the FAS port or any similar receiving point. 
Carrier is responsible for the cargo so delivered and shall load the said cargo on board the ocean going performing vessel at carrier’s risk, time and expense. If carrier will be containerizing said cargo, than carrier will arrange to stuff the cargo in carrier’s containers and load said stuffed containers on board ocean going performing vessel at carrier’s risk, time and expense. 

B) Discharge/Delivery Terms: At destination point: cargo to be delivered, unloaded from carrier’s conveyance and stacked on floor of receivers’ warehouse in Dushanbe Metropolitan area, at carrier’s risk time and expense. No Demurrage, No Despatch, No Detention will apply on any containers, trucks and or rail wagons. 
Warehouse location at dushanbe is :
6/1 Abdullobekova Street 
Railway Station Dushanbe-2
Tajik Railways Station Code 746208
Warehouse Code 7476 Dushanbe Tajikistan

7. Additional terms:
a) Shippers’ proforma booking note adapted for FFP FY2004 (available from trans global services)
b) Cargoes to be containerized at load port by the ocean carrier into liner operated containers, each container is to be inspected by F.G.I.S or F.G.I.S. licensed inspector and must be certified by F.G.I.S. or F.G.I.S. licensed inspector as being (1) in wind-tight and water-tight condition for the intended voyage and possible long term open storage at discharge port; (2) not more than 10 years old; (3) not being a “salvage container” from previous owners/having been mustered out from regular service. A survey report certifying/attesting to the above must be submitted along with other documents required for freight payment.
c) Payment terms as per documentary requirements of USDA.

8. Other required information:
a) Vessel’s itinerary and current position. Carriers are to submit their freight rates giving a breakdown for US Inland (if applicable), 
b) ocean freight, and foreign inland freight charges. Fumigation is required, carriers to state that in the freight break down.
c) Full particulars on intended routing from load point to final destination including port of embarkation from USA, any relay point of transshipment, port of discharge and inland routing to destinations. Shipper will require carrier to state name and point of contact of 
their inland freight contractor, 96 hours prior to shipment being loaded. This is of extreme importance to coordinate cargo delivery at destination.
d) ETS load port, estimated transit time from load port to discharge port, and estimated Transit time from discharge port to final destination must be provided.

9. Offers to be submitted via fax 703 312 0726 or delivered to Trans Global Services LLc. 1550 Wilson Blvd. Suite 701, Arlington VA. 22209.

10. Offer received after 1100 hours Washington, DC time on september 8, 2004, will not be considered. Offers will not be read in public.

11. Section 408 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998, Public Law 105-383 (46 U.S.C. paragraph 2302(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/owners 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 the cargo advertised in this IFB is a government impelled (preference) cargo, offer must warrant that vessel(s) and owner/operator are not disqualified to carry such government impelled (preference) cargo(es).

12. ISM AND ISPS CODE COMPLIANCE: OWNER GUARANTEES THAT THIS
VESSEL, IF REQUIRED BY THE ISM (NON SELF-PROPELLED BARGES ARE EXEMPT), AND ISPS CODE ISSUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA (1974) AS AMENDED (SOLAS) COMPLIES FULLY WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE AND THE INTERNATIONAL SHIP AND PORT FACILITIES SECURITY (ISPS) CODE AND WILL REMAIN SO FOR THE ENTIRETY OF HER EMPLOYMENT UNDER THIS CHARTER PARTY. UPON REQUEST, OWNERS TO PROVIDE CHARTERERS WITH A COPY OF THE RELEVANT DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCE (DOC) AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE (SMC) IN REGARD TO THE ISM CODE AND THE INTERNATIONAL SHIP SECURITY CERTIFICATE (ISSC) IN REGARD TO THE ISPS CODE. OWNERS ARE TO REMAIN FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL CONSEQUENCES FROM MATTERS ARISING AS A RESULT OF THE OWNER OR THE VESSEL BEING OUT OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE ISM AND ISPS CODE.

13. Evaluation and contract award: Offers, which do not comply with the mandatory requirements of the IFB including but not limited to the minimums and maximums specified above, will not be considered. Offers must include full particulars demonstrating the willingness and ability to meet these requirements. Shipper reserves the right to award without discussions. Award(s) will be to the lowest responsible offeror meeting the mandatory requirements of this IFB.
Cargo Preference (CP) compliance will be in accordance with the Maritime Administration January 8, 2003 letter. 

14. Shipper will impose a loading delay assessment (LDA) of USD1.00 per M/T reduction in freight rate per day. The LDA will be assessed for each day beyond the contracted load date plus a ten days grace period, that the vessel fails to present, and be accepted, at the first (or sole) load port to load the cargo under this freight tender. LDA, if any will be deducted from the freight payment.

15. Shipper will impose a delivery delay assessment (DDA) of USD 1.00 per M/T per day for all cargo arriving at point of destination 50 days after the bill of lading date of said cargo. The DDA, if any will be deducted from the ocean freight payment. 

16. Carriers shall include all actual and anticipated war risk insurance premiums in their offered rate(s). Owner bears the risk of any increase in war risk insurance premiums.

17. At discharge port and upon inspection by Government’s inspectors, if cargo and/or vessel is found to be infested and provided clean bills of lading were issued, fumigation cost, if any, are for owners account. 

18. The following USDA and USAlD “Notice to the Trade” are hereby incorporated into this booking note. The complete text of these Notices can be obtained at the USDA or USAID web site. In addition to the specific notices referenced below, any cargo booked under this booking note is subject to all relevant notices to the trade that have been issued by USDA and/or USAID prior to the date of this booking note as specified in PART I. 
(A) The USDA Kansas City Commodity Office’s “Container, Barge, and Vessel Hold Inspection Requirements Title II, PL 480 and Section 416 Export Donations” is fully incorporated in this contract.
(B) The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kansas City Commodity Office’s guidelines for “Claims for Over, Short and Damaged Cargo Documentation “, dated November 1, 1988, is fully incorporated in this contract.
(C) USDA Kansas City Commodity Office Notice to the trade EOD-68 dated May 5, 2000 “Change in VLO Requirements and Procedures” is incorporated herein. A copy of the notice can be obtained from the following FTP site: ftp://fsa.usda.gov/public/export/eod68txt. A copy of the VLO Certificate must be submitted as part of the freight payment package.
D) USDA Kansas City Commodity Office notice to the trade and USAID modifications to booking guidelines dated July 5, 1996, regarding changes in vessel loading observations procedure and clarification of FAS delivery are hereby incorporated into this booking note.

19. 2.5 % commission maximum. 2.5 % to Trans Global Services if offered direct. If owner’s offer through a broker, then 2/3 of 2.5 % to Trans Global Services and 1/3 of 2.5 % to owner’s broker.

For further information, call Trans Global Services LLC 
at 703 312 0725
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