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04-050P Amendment 1
September 8, 2004

Freight Tender – Amendment No. 1

Amendment Date:  September 8, 2004

Program:  Food for Progress

Tender Date:  September 3, 2004

Tender Number:  04-050P

Invitation Number:  084A

Issued By:  Muller Shipping Corporation

On Behalf of:  CARE

Under section headed “ADDITIONAL CLAUSES” the following is inserted as clause number 3:

3.  Bill of lading integrity must be maintained throughout transit.  If shipment is made breakbulk, or if cargoes that are containerized in the U.S. are trans-loaded into other conveyances while en route, carrier must assure that individual bill of lading quantities are not co-mingled through delivery to receiver's warehouse floor.

All other terms and conditions of the original tender as issued remain unchanged.


04-050P  

Tender September 3, 2004

Freight Tender

Program:  Food for Progress

Date:  September 3, 2004

Tender Number:  04-050P

Invitation Number:  084A

Issued By:  Muller Shipping Corporation

On Behalf of:  CARE

CARGO DESCRIPTION:

Country/Ref:  Tajikistan 04-050P-01 / 140120

Qty/Cmy/Pkg:  1100 NMT AP - Bags (50 Kg)

Load Point/Terms:  BNO   (1.(C)  Intermodal - Bridge)

Availability Date:  Ship NET 6-Oct / NLT 20-Oct

Discharge Port/Destination:  Dushambe

Discharge Terms (Per Part II):  2.(C)(ii)

Country/Ref:  Tajikistan 04-050P-02 / 140121

Qty/Cmy/Pkg:  490 NMT AP - Bags (50 Kg)

Load Point/Terms:  BNO   (1.(C)  Intermodal - Bridge)

Availability Date:  Ship NET 6-Oct / NLT 20-Oct

Discharge Port/Destination:  Dushambe

Discharge Terms (Per Part II):  2.(C)(ii)

 

Country/Ref:  Tajikistan 04-050P-03 / 140122

Qty/Cmy/Pkg:  1620 NMT AP - Bags (50 Kg)

Load Point/Terms:  BNO   (1.(C)  Intermodal - Bridge)

Availability Date:  Ship NET 6-Oct / NLT 20-Oct

Discharge Port/Destination:  Dushambe

Discharge Terms (Per Part II):  2.(C)(ii)

 

Country/Ref:  Tajikistan 04-050P-04 / 140123

Qty/Cmy/Pkg:  560 NMT AP - Bags (50 Kg)

Load Point/Terms:  BNO   (1.(C)  Intermodal - Bridge)

Availability Date:  Ship NET 21-Sep / NLT 5-Oct

Discharge Port/Destination:  Dushambe

Discharge Terms (Per Part II):  2.(C)(ii)

 

Country/Ref:  Tajikistan 04-050P-05 / 140124

Qty/Cmy/Pkg:  1130 NMT AP - Bags (50 Kg)

Load Point/Terms:  BNO   (1.(C)  Intermodal - Bridge)

Availability Date:  Ship NET 21-Sep / NLT 5-Oct

Discharge Port/Destination:  Dushambe

Discharge Terms (Per Part II):  2.(C)(ii)

 

Country/Ref:  Tajikistan 04-050P-06 / 140125

Qty/Cmy/Pkg:  560 NMT AP - Bags (50 Kg)

Load Point/Terms:  BNO   (1.(C)  Intermodal - Bridge)

Availability Date:  Ship NET 6-Oct / NLT 20-Oct

Discharge Port/Destination:  Dushambe

Discharge Terms (Per Part II):  2.(C)(ii)

 

Country/Ref:  Tajikistan 04-050P-07 / 140126

Qty/Cmy/Pkg:  1770 NMT AP - Bags (50 Kg)

Load Point/Terms:  BNO   (1.(C)  Intermodal - Bridge)

Availability Date:  Ship NET 21-Sep / NLT 5-Oct

Discharge Port/Destination:  Dushambe

Discharge Terms (Per Part II):  2.(C)(ii)

 

Country/Ref:  Tajikistan 04-050P-08 / 140127

Qty/Cmy/Pkg:  270 NMT AP - Bags (50 Kg)

Load Point/Terms:  BNO   (1.(C)  Intermodal - Bridge)

Availability Date:  Ship NET 6-Oct / NLT 20-Oct

Discharge Port/Destination:  Dushambe

Discharge Terms (Per Part II):  2.(C)(ii)

 

Country/Ref:  Tajikistan 04-050P-09 / 140128

Qty/Cmy/Pkg:  1500 NMT AP - Bags (50 Kg)

Load Point/Terms:  BNO   (1.(C)  Intermodal - Bridge)

Availability Date:  Ship NET 6-Oct / NLT 20-Oct

Discharge Port/Destination:  Dushambe

Discharge Terms (Per Part II):  2.(C)(ii)

 

Country/Ref:  Tajikistan 04-050P-10 / 140129

Qty/Cmy/Pkg:  1130 NMT VO - Cartons (6/4-Litre-P)

Load Point/Terms:  RMEM   (1.(B)  Intermodal - Plant)

Availability Date:  Ship NET 21-Sep / NLT 5-Oct

Discharge Port/Destination:  Dushambe

Discharge Terms (Per Part II):  2.(C)(ii)

Vendor/Contract:  Cal Western Packaging Corp. / Memphis, TN  VEPD04513

Above dates apply to contractual requirements for the vendor.  Offerors are

encouraged to coordinate with vendor to ensure a smooth loading operation.

 

Country/Ref:  Tajikistan 04-050P-11 / 140130

Qty/Cmy/Pkg:  750 NMT VO - Cartons (6/4-Litre-P)

Load Point/Terms:  RMEM   (1.(B)  Intermodal - Plant)

Availability Date:  Ship NET 6-Oct / NLT 20-Oct

Discharge Port/Destination:  Dushambe

Discharge Terms (Per Part II):  2.(C)(ii)

Vendor/Contract:  Cal Western Packaging Corp. / Memphis, TN  VEPD04513

Above dates apply to contractual requirements for the vendor.  Offerors are

encouraged to coordinate with vendor to ensure a smooth loading operation.

 

For all of the above:

LDA:  Yes – Non Urgent – $1.00/MT per day

DDA:  Yes – Non Urgent / Transit time, with delivery to Dushambe not more than sixty (60) days from date on-board / $1.00/MT per day.

 

For all flour:

Fumigation in accordance with EOD-83 is required on all flour covered by this IFB regardless of date of shipment.

 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Dispute Resolution:  Part II Clause 27.(A) [Arbitration] to be applicable to any contract(s) awarded under this IFB.

 

For any bookings made under any of the options in Part II Clause 2.(B) or 2.(C) [Discharge/Delivery Terms] the Carrier is responsible for all charges for delivery to the final point named in the bill of lading, return or repositioning of any equipment, including container and chassis, all costs associated with any container yard or other facility where the equipment is staged until final delivery, and all equipment costs.

 

Cargoes are to be delivered to Dushambe, Tajikistan on a through bill of lading.  Routing may not be made via the port of Novorossiysk, Russia.

 

All vegetable oil covered by this IFB must be shipped in fully enclosed sealed marine containers, loaded at the U.S. place of receipt, and remain in same sealed container up to delivery at receiver's warehouse door.  Breakbulk offers will be accepted for flour.  If shipped breakbulk, all inland conveyances carrying flour must be fully enclosed and sealed through to destination, and must be swept clean and have any nails or other sharp or jagged protrusions removed or covered with plywood in order to protect cargo.

 

All offers must fully describe intended routes, including discharge port, relay ports, mode of transport to final destination, customs clearance/in-transit border crossing points, estimated ocean transit time of vessel and from discharge port to destination, and security arrangements.

 

Carrier to deliver containers to Receiver’s warehouse door, unload conveyances and stack cargo at their expense into warehouse locations as instructed by Receivers, and to return empty containers to Carrier’s terminal.  All terminal or gate charges, costs for chassis or other equipment, and other expenses necessary for delivery are for Carrier’s account.

 

Receivers indicate, without guarantee, capacity for unloading at an average rate of twelve (12) containers per day if all cargoes are delivered in containers.  If both containers and railcars are being delivered the maximum number of containers per day is six (6).  The maximum number of railcars per day is four (4).  Carriers should note that normal working hours are for receiving five days per week, and that stated capacities are basis all simultaneous deliveries from carriers awarded partial quantities under this IFB and/or any separate IFB.

 

Receiver's warehouses are located near Dushambe-2 railway station in 'Pramboza Warehouse' complex.  Main warehouse address is Abdullobekov Street 6/1, Dushambe City.  Carrier rate offers should include Ministry of Trade and Transport charges for railcars and/or containers entering this complex and carriers are to pay these charges directly to the warehouse authorities.

 

Rates should be all-inclusive for the delivery on a through bill of lading to consignee's warehouse at final destination.  Carrier's through bill of lading service shall include all normal customs clearance/formalities at all points of entry/transit except final destination to ensure that cargoes move to the final destination (Dushambe) uninterrupted.  Rates to include all costs for documentation necessary for in-transit clearance that is not required by importing country, including any such documentation that must be furnished or obtained by shipper on behalf of carrier.  Rates to be in U.S. dollars/gross MT, with all component parts identified, including but not limited to (as applicable), domestic and foreign inland transportation, ocean freight, in-transit fumigation when specified, and any handling not associated with a berth terms discharge.  Offers that do not identify all components will be considered non-responsive.

 

Carrier awarded cargoes will be required to provide accurate shipment tracking information via email to shipper/receiver and their designated agents.  The information to be provided for each container or railcar is to include the bill of lading number, the last reported position and the date reported at this position, next relay or interchange point and projected date at that point, all subsequent relay or interchange points, and estimated date at final destination.  Updates must be provided at least once per week for all cargoes yet to be loaded or in transit, and daily reports are to be sent to receivers on cargoes within five days of scheduled arrival at destination.

 

A quantity of approximately 2,000 empty bags (estimated to be two pallets or two to four bundles) are to accompany the flour with the earliest estimated departure and arrival dates.  Empty bags will be delivered to the carrier’s named trans-loading facility or terminal that will receive flour, and are to be received, loaded and carried freight free.

 

ADDITIONAL CLAUSES:

 

1.  Offers must be for named vessel(s) and include reasonable and acceptable loading schedules and transit times.  Offers for carriage via vessels not in a regularly scheduled liner service must provide vessel's itinerary and current position.  Additionally, such offers should include full particulars on vessel owner's company including officers, address and bank reference (unless already on file).

 

2.  Rates offered to be all-inclusive and stated per gross metric ton.  All-inclusive rates which include costs for services other than port to port ocean transportation must include a breakdown of the ocean charge component and each of the following other charges, as applicable:  domestic inland transportation, foreign inland transportation, fumigation or destination bagging.  No minimum bill of lading quantities or charges or minimum container quantities or charges to apply.

 

4.  Evaluation and contract award: offers which do not comply with mandatory requirements of this 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. The shipper reserves the right to award without discussions. Award(s) will be to the lowest responsive offeror meeting the mandatory requirements of this IFB.

 

5.  Offers may be submitted via fax to 516-256-7701 or hand delivered in a sealed envelope to:  Muller Shipping Corporation, One Industrial Plaza, Building E, New York, NY 11581.  Telephone offers are not allowed and will not be considered.  Offers from NVOCC’s will not be considered.  Shipper reserves the right to accept or reject any or all offers.

 

6.  Offers received after 1100 hrs. U.S. Eastern Time September 9, 2004 will not be considered.

 

7.  Except to the extent as provided above, all awards under this IFB, will be subject to the terms and conditions of Part II of the U.S. Food Aid Booking Note dated May 1, 2004 which are fully incorporated herein.  A copy of these terms and conditions may be obtained from http://www.usaid.gov/business/ocean/notices/bn_ptII_May12004.pdf.  For further information call 516-256-7700.

 

8.  Total commissions 2.5%.  If offered direct, 2.5% to Muller Shipping Corporation.  If offered through a broker, 2/3 of 2.5% to Muller Shipping Corporation, and 1/3 of 2.5% to owners’ broker.

 

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