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04-055B

Award October 8, 2004

INTERNATIONAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT
FREIGHT RETENDER DTD SEPT 16, 2004 - RESULTS - FOOD FOR PROGRESS
USDA NO. 04-055b

OWNER: TECO OCEAN SHIPPING

VESSEL: SHEILA MCDEVITT
U.S. FLAG GEARED BULK CARRIER

CARGO:5,000 MT WHEAT IN BULK 
IN COMBO WITH WHEAT AND SOYBEAN MEAL TO VIETNAM UNDER COUNTERPART CHARTER
AND WHEAT TO ZAMBIA UNDER FINCA CHARTER
LAYCAN: DECEMBER 1-10, 2004
L/P: 1/2 SB 1/2 SP USG 
TRANSIT PORT: HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
FINAL DISCHARGE PORT: 1/2 SAFE BERTH(S) PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA.

OCEAN TRANSPORTATION (INCL USD 7.00 PMT FOR BULK DISCHARGE): USD 132.05 PMT
INLAND TRANSPORTATION: USD 30.00 PMT

PLUS USD 10.00 PMT IF A SECOND LOADING PORT IS USED. 
PLUS USD 10.00 PMT IF LOADED AT A DIFFERENT BERTH THAN COUNTERPART 
INTERNATIONAL'S VIETNAM CARGO.

Retender September 17, 2004

Freight Retender: ISC, FFP, IRD, Cambodia

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASHINGTON, D.C., FOR AND ON BEHALF OF 
INTERNATIONAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT, INC. (IRD), REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. 
AND NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS TO TRANSPORT THE FOLLOWING CARGO(ES) UNDER THE 
FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM:
- IFB NO. 04-055B (RETENDER)
- CARGO: APPROXIMATELY 5,000 MT WHEAT IN BULK. CONTRACTED QUANTITY WILL BE 
ON A MIN/MAX BASIS.
- LAYCAN: DECEMBER 1-15, 2004 TO BE NARROWED TO 10 DAY SPREAD AT 
CHARTERER'S OPTION.
- OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO OFFER TO LIFT IRD'S WHEAT CARGO WITH CARGOES 
OF BULK WHEAT AND/OR BULK SOYBEAN MEAL DESTINED FOR VIETNAM UNDER SEPARATE 
FFP PROGRAM (COUNTERPART INTL) .
- ANY ADDITIONAL COMPLETION CARGO(ES) MUST BE DULY SEPARATED, MUST BE 
COMPATIBLE AND NON-INJURIOUS TO IRD'S FFP WHEAT CARGO(ES), MUST BE DETAILED 
IN OFFER OR APPROVED BY CHARTERERS/USDA IF CONTRACTED AFTER FIXTURE OF 
IRD'S FFP WHEAT CARGO(ES). VESSEL'S ITINERARY AND GEOGRAPHIC PROXIMITY OF 
COMPLETION CARGO(ES) WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION BY CHARTERER/USDA IN 
APPROVAL OF SUCH PART CARGO(ES) IN ORDER NOT TO UNDULY IMPEDE DELIVERY OF 
IRD'S CARGO(ES) TO CAMBODIA.
- OFFERS RECEIVED WITH LAYDAYS BEYOND CANCELLING DATE WILL NOT BE 
CONSIDERED.
- OFFERS OF NAMED VESSELS ONLY; NO VESSEL SUBSTITUTION IS PERMITTED WITHOUT 
CHARTERER'S/USDA'S APPROVAL.
- INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE REQUIREMENT: SEE PROFORMA 
CHARTER PARTY (C/P) CLAUSE 44 FOR FULL DETAILS. PLEASE NOTE THAT
PARAGRAPH C OF THIS C/P CLAUSE WILL NOT APPLY AND WILL BE DELETED.
- ISPS CODE REQUIREMENT: SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 50 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- AS THE CARGO ADVERTISED IN THIS TENDER IS A GOVERNMENT IMPELLED 
(PREFERENCE) CARGO, OFFERORS OF NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS MUST WARRANT THAT 
VESSELS AND OWNER / OPERATOR ARE NOT DISQUALIFIED TO CARRY SUCH GOVERNMENT 
IMPELLED (PREFERENCE) CARGOES 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 C/P CLAUSE 45 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- FOURTEEN (14) DAY PREADVICE NOTICE REQUIRED. DAILY VESSEL POSITION / 
STATUS REPORTS REQUIRED. SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 2 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- LOAD PORT(S): 1/2 SAFE BERTH(S) EACH 1/2 SAFE U.S. PORT(S), INCLUDING 
GREAT LAKE PORT(S). OFFERS SHOULD SPECIFY U.S. COASTAL RANGE OR RANGES 
AND/OR LOAD PORTS WHICH ARE APPLICABLE TO THEIR OFFER. FOR OFFERS BASIS
U.S. GREAT LAKES UTILIZING FEEDER VESSELS, OFFER IS TO INCLUDE NAME AND 
DESCRIPTION OF FEEDER VESSELS.
- TRANSIT PORT: HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
- FINAL DISCHARGE PORT: 1/2 SAFE BERTH(S) PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA.
- LOADING TERMS: THE CARGO IS TO BE LOADED ACCORDING TO BERTH TERMS WITH 
CUSTOMARY DESPATCH AT THE AVERAGE RATE AS DELINEATED BELOW BASED ON 
VESSEL'S CONTRACTED QUANTITY. THE RATES ARE BASIS TONS OF 2,204.6 POUNDS 
PER WEATHER WORKING DAY OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS 
EXCEPTED, EVEN IF USED. SATURDAYS PER BFC SATURDAY CLAUSE.
BULK CARRIERS:
VESSEL CONTRACTED QUANTITY LOADING GUARANTEE
-------------------------- -----------------
0 - 9,999.99 MT 4,000 MT PER DAY
10,000 - 19,999.99 MT 5,000 MT PER DAY
20,000 - 29,999.99 MT 6,000 MT PER DAY
30,000 - 39,999.99 MT 7,500 MT PER DAY
40,000 - 49,999.99 MT 10,000 MT PER DAY
50,000 MT AND ABOVE 12,000 MT PER DAY
TANKERS:
VESSEL CONTRACTED QUANTITY LOADING GUARANTEE
-------------------------- -----------------
0 - 9,999.99 MT 4,000 MT PER DAY
10,000 - 19,999.99 MT 5,000 MT PER DAY
20,000 - 29,999.99 MT 6,000 MT PER DAY
30,000 MT AND ABOVE 7,500 MT PER DAY
TWEEN-DECKERS: THE LOAD GUARANTEE SHALL BE 3,000 MT PER DAY.
LASH/SEABEE BARGES: THE LOAD GUARANTEE SHALL NOT APPLY.
- DISCHARGING / DELIVERY TERMS:
OWNER IS TO DISCHARGE THE CARGO AT TRANSIT PORT OF HO CHI MINH CITY FROM 
THE OCEAN VESSEL INTO BARGES (SUITABLE FOR TRANSITING THE MEKONG RIVER 
SYSTEM TO THE FINAL DISCHARGE PORT OF PHNOM PENH) AT OWNER'S TIME, RISK AND 
EXPENSE. OWNER IS TO ARRANGE DELIVERY OF THE LOADED BARGES UNDER THROUGH 
BILL(S) OF LADING TO RECEIVERS' DESIGNATED FACILITIES AT THE PORT OF PHNOM 
PENH VIA THE MEKONG RIVER SYSTEM AT OWNER'S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. AT 
PHNOM PENH, THE CARGO IS TO BE DISCHARGED, FREE OF RISK AND EXPENSE TO THE 
VESSEL(S) IN ACCORDANCE WITH CUSTOMARY QUICK DESPATCH (NO GUARANTEED 
DISCHARGE RATE APPLIES).
AT HO CHI MINH CITY, PRIOR TO TRANSFER OF CARGO FROM OCEAN VESSEL TO 
BARGES, OWNER IS TO OBTAIN AN INSPECTION CERTIFICATE FROM A FIRST CLASS 
INDEPENDENT SURVEYOR ATTESTING TO THE SUITABILITY / CLEANLINESS OF THE 
BARGES INTO WHICH THE WHEAT IS TO BE TRANSFERRED AND ALSO CERTIFYING THAT 
ALL OPENINGS TO CARGO SPACES AND ALL HATCH COVERS HAVE BEEN TIGHTLY SEALED 
WITH TAPE OR BY OTHER MEANS TO ASSURE WATER TIGHT INTEGRITY. SUCH 
INSPECTIONS ARE TO BE ARRANGED AND PAID FOR BY OWNER.
WITHOUT GUARANTEE FROM CHARTERER, INTENDED DISCHARGE BERTHS IN PHNOM 
PENH ARE THOSE FOR THE ASIA FLOUR MILL AND THE MEN SA RUN FLOUR MILL AND 
MEANS OF DISCHARGE IS BY PNEUMATIC SUCTION EQUIPMENT AT ASIA FLOUR MILL AND 
BY CRANES WITH GRABS AND/OR PNEUMATIC SUCH EQUIPMENT AT MEN SA RUN FLOUR 
MILL.
- OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VESSELS (INCLUDING BARGES) ARRIVING AT LOAD 
PORT(S), TRANSIT PORT (HO CHI MINH CITY), DISCHARGE PORT (PHNOM PENH) 
INCLUDING INTENDED DISCHARGE BERTHS (ASIA FLOUR MILL AND MEN SA RUN FLOUR 
MILL) MEETING ANY VESSEL RESTRICTIONS INCLUDING DRAFT/LOA/BEAM. ANY AND 
ALL COSTS, INCLUDING LIGHTENING, NECESSARY FOR VESSELS / BARGES TO MEET 
RELEVANT PORT/BERTH RESTRICTIONS INCLUDING DRAFT/LOA/BEAM ARE FOR OWNER'S 
TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. WITHOUT GUARANTEE FROM CHARTERER, CHARTERER HAS 
BEEN ADVISED THAT SAFE DRAFTS AT THE PORT OF PHNOM PENH FLUCTUATE DEPENDING 
ON SEASON AND THAT SAFE DRAFTS CAN BE AS LOW AS 4 METERS DURING THE DRY 
SEASON (FEB-JULY).
LIGHTENING BY OWNERS TO MEET PORT/BERTH RESTRICTIONS, IF REQUIRED, TO 
BE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF VIETNAM AND/OR CAMBODIA, AS 
APPLICABLE.
- OFFEROR IS TO PROVIDE NAME OF TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTOR FOR BARGE 
MOVEMENT FROM HO CHI MINH CITY TO PHNOM PENH PRIOR TO CHARTERER'S / USDA'S 
FINAL APPROVAL OF FREIGHT FIXTURE.
- 60% OF THROUGH BILL OF LADING FREIGHT WILL BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE TO C/P 
TERMS FOLLOWING VESSEL'S ARRIVAL AT TRANSIT PORT OF HO CHI MINH CITY, 
VIETNAM. 40% OF THROUGH BILL OF LADING FREIGHT WILL BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE 
WITH C/P TERMS FOLLOWING CONFIRMATION FROM CHARTERER THAT OWNERS HAVE 
DELIVERED THE CARGO TO PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA AND HAVE FULFILLED ALL THEIR 
OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS CONTRACT. SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 28 FOR FULL 
DETAILS.
- DEMURRAGE/DESPATCH IS APPLICABLE AT LOAD PORT(S) ONLY. OWNERS ARE TO 
SPECIFY DEMURRAGE/DESPATCH RATES IN THEIR OFFER. DESPATCH RATES MUST BE 
ONE-HALF OF DEMURRAGE RATES QUOTED.
- LAYTIME ACCOUNTS ARE TO BE SETTLED DIRECTLY BETWEEN OWNERS AND COMMODITY 
SUPPLIER(S) AT LOAD PORT(S). SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 9 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- 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 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 FUMIGATION HANDBOOK. DUST RETAINERS MUST BE USED. FOR
TWEENDECKERS AND BULK CARRIERS (INCLUDING PUSH-MODE ITB), THE RECIRCULATION 
METHOD OF FUMIGATION WILL BE USED. FOR TANKERS, THE SURFACE 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.
- AT THE TRANSIT PORT (HO CHI MINH CITY) AND/OR DISCHARGE PORT (PHNOM 
PENH), AND UPON INSPECTION BY GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS, IF CARGO AND/OR VESSEL 
IS FOUND TO BE INFESTED AND PROVIDED CLEAN BILL(S) OF LADING WERE ISSUED, 
OWNERS WILL ARRANGE FOR THE CARGO TO BE FUMIGATED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF 
DISCOVERY OF SUCH INFESTATION. FUMIGATION COSTS, IF ANY, ARE FOR OWNER'S 
(VESSEL'S) ACCOUNT.
- CUSTOM CLEARANCE: OWNER IS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TRANSIT CLEARANCES. 
THE CONSIGNEE IS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE OF THE CARGO FOR 
THE DESTINATION COUNTRY.
- FOREIGN FLAG VESSELS SHOULD 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. ANY EXTRA INSURANCE ON ACCOUNT 
OF VESSEL'S AGE, FLAG, OWNERSHIP, TYPE, CONFIGURATION, CLASSIFICATION WILL 
BE FOR OWNER'S ACCOUNT, BUT NOT EXCEEDING NEW YORK MARKET RATES.
- 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. SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 24 
FOR FULL DETAILS.
- VESSEL TYPE EXCLUSION: TOWED BARGES ARE EXCLUDED FOR OCEAN TRANSIT. PUSH 
MODE INTEGRATED TUG/BARGE UNITS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR OCEAN TRANSIT. 
NON-VESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIERS (NVOCC) MAY NOT BE EMPLOYED TO CARRY 
U.S. FLAG OR FOREIGN FLAG SHIPMENTS.
- 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.
- INTERNATIONAL RELIEF AND DEVLOPMENT, INC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR 
REJECT OFFERS.
- OFFERS TO BE RECEIVED BY 1000 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME SEPTEMBER 20, 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. 
OFFERS WILL BE OPENED IN PUBLIC AT THAT PLACE AND TIME. ONLY OFFERS WHICH 
ARE RESPONSIVE TO THIS IFB WILL BE CONSIDERED AND NO NEGOTIATION IS 
PERMITTED. U.S. FLAG OFFERS "SUBJECT OPEN" WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED WHEN 
THE "SUBJECT OPEN" RESTRICTION IS LIFTED PRIOR TO 1100 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME 
SEPTEMBER 21, 2004. NO OFFERS OF NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS WITH "SUBJECT 
OPEN" RESTRICTION WILL BE CONSIDERED.
- OFFERS TO REMAIN VALID UNTIL 1700 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME SEPTEMBER 23, 
2004.
- OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT THEIR OFFER IN THE FORMAT SET FORTH IN 
"EXPORT FREIGHT OFFERS". THIS FORMAT IS AVAILABLE AT THE OFFICES OF 
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP, WASH., D.C.; TEL: 202-785-3400, AND CAN BE 
DOWNLOADED FROM ITS HOME PAGE: (http:\\www.isc-pci.com).
- THROUGH BILL OF LADING FREIGHT RATES TO BE QUOTED IN U.S. DOLLARS PER 
METRIC TON BASIS ONE LOADING PORT TO ONE DISCHARGING PORT, PLUS ADDITIONAL 
FREIGHT PER METRIC TON ON ENTIRE CARGO FOR EACH ADDITIONAL LOAD PORT IF 
USED.
THROUGH BILL OF LADING FREIGHT RATE QUOTATIONS ARE TO PROVIDE PER METRIC 
TON BREAKDOWN OF RATE FOR:
(A) OCEAN TRANSPORTATION TO TRANSIT PORT OF HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM;
(B) BULK DISCHARGE INTO BARGES;
(C) BARGE TRANSPORTATION FROM HO CHI MINH CITY (TRANSIT PORT) TO DISCHARGE 
PORT, PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA.
- OFFEROR SHOULD PROVIDE VESSEL'S FULL ITINERARY IN THE OFFER INCLUDING 
VESSEL'S ETA AT LOAD, TRANSIT, AND DISCHARGE PORTS.
- O'WISE: IRD'S BULK GRAIN CHARTER PARTY PROFORMA (VESSEL LOAD/BERTH TERMS 
DISCHARGE/THROUGH BILL OF LADING DELIVERY - APPLICABLE TO FFP - AUGUST 2004 
- CAMBODIA).
- COPY OF IRD'S CHARTER PARTY PROFORMA IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO 
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP AND IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON INTERNATIONAL SERVICES 
CORP'S WEB PAGE (http:\\www.isc-pci.com).
- COMMISSION: 2.5 PCT ON FREIGHT / DEADFREIGHT TO CHARTERER'S AGENT IF 
OFFERED DIRECT; IF BROKER INVOLVED, 2/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO CHARTERER'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, FAX NO. 202-296-1160, EMAIL: mail@isc-pci.com,
and Web Page: http:\\www.isc-pci.com

Tender, 04-055B

September  8, 2004

Freight Tender: ISC, FFP, IRD, Cambodia

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASHINGTON, D.C., FOR AND ON BEHALF OF 
INTERNATIONAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT, INC. (IRD), REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. 
AND NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS TO TRANSPORT THE FOLLOWING CARGO(ES) UNDER THE 
FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM:
- IFB NO. 04-055B
- CARGO: APPROXIMATELY 5,000 MT WHEAT IN BULK. CONTRACTED QUANTITY WILL BE 
ON A MIN/MAX BASIS.
- LAYCAN: NOVEMBER 20-30, 2004
- ANY ADDITIONAL COMPLETION CARGO(ES) MUST BE DULY SEPARATED, MUST BE 
COMPATIBLE AND NON-INJURIOUS TO IRD'S FFP WHEAT CARGO(ES), MUST BE DETAILED 
IN OFFER OR APPROVED BY CHARTERERS/USDA IF CONTRACTED AFTER FIXTURE OF 
IRD'S FFP WHEAT CARGO(ES). VESSEL'S ITINERARY AND GEOGRAPHIC PROXIMITY OF 
COMPLETION CARGO(ES) WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION BY CHARTERER/USDA IN 
APPROVAL OF SUCH PART CARGO(ES) IN ORDER NOT TO UNDULY IMPEDE DELIVERY OF 
IRD'S CARGO(ES) TO CAMBODIA.
- OFFERS RECEIVED WITH LAYDAYS BEYOND CANCELLING DATE WILL NOT BE 
CONSIDERED.
- OFFERS OF NAMED VESSELS ONLY; NO VESSEL SUBSTITUTION IS PERMITTED WITHOUT 
CHARTERER'S/USDA'S APPROVAL.
- INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE REQUIREMENT: SEE PROFORMA 
CHARTER PARTY (C/P) CLAUSE 44 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- ISPS CODE REQUIREMENT: SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 50 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- AS THE CARGO ADVERTISED IN THIS TENDER IS A GOVERNMENT IMPELLED 
(PREFERENCE) CARGO, OFFERORS OF NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS MUST WARRANT THAT 
VESSELS AND OWNER / OPERATOR ARE NOT DISQUALIFIED TO CARRY SUCH GOVERNMENT 
IMPELLED (PREFERENCE) CARGOES 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 C/P CLAUSE 45 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- FOURTEEN (14) DAY PREADVICE NOTICE REQUIRED. DAILY VESSEL POSITION / 
STATUS REPORTS REQUIRED. SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 2 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- LOAD PORT(S): 1/2 SAFE BERTH(S) EACH 1/2 SAFE U.S. PORT(S), INCLUDING 
GREAT LAKE PORT(S). OFFERS SHOULD SPECIFY U.S. COASTAL RANGE OR RANGES 
AND/OR LOAD PORTS WHICH ARE APPLICABLE TO THEIR OFFER. FOR OFFERS BASIS
U.S. GREAT LAKES UTILIZING FEEDER VESSELS, OFFER IS TO INCLUDE NAME AND 
DESCRIPTION OF FEEDER VESSELS.
- TRANSIT PORT: HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
- FINAL DISCHARGE PORT: 1/2 SAFE BERTH(S) PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA.
- LOADING TERMS: THE CARGO IS TO BE LOADED ACCORDING TO BERTH TERMS WITH 
CUSTOMARY DESPATCH AT THE AVERAGE RATE AS DELINEATED BELOW BASED ON 
VESSEL'S CONTRACTED QUANTITY. THE RATES ARE BASIS TONS OF 2,204.6 POUNDS 
PER WEATHER WORKING DAY OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS 
EXCEPTED, EVEN IF USED. SATURDAYS PER BFC SATURDAY CLAUSE.
BULK CARRIERS:
VESSEL CONTRACTED QUANTITY LOADING GUARANTEE
-------------------------- -----------------
0 - 9,999.99 MT 4,000 MT PER DAY
10,000 - 19,999.99 MT 5,000 MT PER DAY
20,000 - 29,999.99 MT 6,000 MT PER DAY
30,000 - 39,999.99 MT 7,500 MT PER DAY
40,000 - 49,999.99 MT 10,000 MT PER DAY
50,000 MT AND ABOVE 12,000 MT PER DAY
TANKERS:
VESSEL CONTRACTED QUANTITY LOADING GUARANTEE
-------------------------- -----------------
0 - 9,999.99 MT 4,000 MT PER DAY
10,000 - 19,999.99 MT 5,000 MT PER DAY
20,000 - 29,999.99 MT 6,000 MT PER DAY
30,000 MT AND ABOVE 7,500 MT PER DAY
TWEEN-DECKERS: THE LOAD GUARANTEE SHALL BE 3,000 MT PER DAY.
LASH/SEABEE BARGES: THE LOAD GUARANTEE SHALL NOT APPLY.
- DISCHARGING / DELIVERY TERMS:
OWNER IS TO DISCHARGE THE CARGO AT TRANSIT PORT OF HO CHI MINH CITY FROM 
THE OCEAN VESSEL INTO BARGES (SUITABLE FOR TRANSITING THE MEKONG RIVER 
SYSTEM TO THE FINAL DISCHARGE PORT OF PHNOM PENH) AT OWNER'S TIME, RISK AND 
EXPENSE. OWNER IS TO ARRANGE DELIVERY OF THE LOADED BARGES UNDER THROUGH 
BILL(S) OF LADING TO RECEIVERS' DESIGNATED FACILITIES AT THE PORT OF PHNOM 
PENH VIA THE MEKONG RIVER SYSTEM AT OWNER'S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. AT 
PHNOM PENH, THE CARGO IS TO BE DISCHARGED, FREE OF RISK AND EXPENSE TO THE 
VESSEL(S) IN ACCORDANCE WITH CUSTOMARY QUICK DESPATCH (NO GUARANTEED 
DISCHARGE RATE APPLIES).
AT HO CHI MINH CITY, PRIOR TO TRANSFER OF CARGO FROM OCEAN VESSEL TO 
BARGES, OWNER IS TO OBTAIN AN INSPECTION CERTIFICATE FROM A FIRST CLASS 
INDEPENDENT SURVEYOR ATTESTING TO THE SUITABILITY / CLEANLINESS OF THE 
BARGES INTO WHICH THE WHEAT IS TO BE TRANSFERRED AND ALSO CERTIFYING THAT 
ALL OPENINGS TO CARGO SPACES AND ALL HATCH COVERS HAVE BEEN TIGHTLY SEALED 
WITH TAPE OR BY OTHER MEANS TO ASSURE WATER TIGHT INTEGRITY. SUCH 
INSPECTIONS ARE TO BE ARRANGED AND PAID FOR BY OWNER.
WITHOUT GUARANTEE FROM CHARTERER, INTENDED DISCHARGE BERTHS IN PHNOM 
PENH ARE THOSE FOR THE ASIA FLOUR MILL AND THE MEN SA RUN FLOUR MILL AND 
MEANS OF DISCHARGE IS BY PNEUMATIC SUCTION EQUIPMENT AT ASIA FLOUR MILL AND 
BY CRANES WITH GRABS AND/OR PNEUMATIC SUCH EQUIPMENT AT MEN SA RUN FLOUR 
MILL.
- OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VESSELS (INCLUDING BARGES) ARRIVING AT LOAD 
PORT(S), TRANSIT PORT (HO CHI MINH CITY), DISCHARGE PORT (PHNOM PENH) 
INCLUDING INTENDED DISCHARGE BERTHS (ASIA FLOUR MILL AND MEN SA RUN FLOUR 
MILL) MEETING ANY VESSEL RESTRICTIONS INCLUDING DRAFT/LOA/BEAM. ANY AND 
ALL COSTS, INCLUDING LIGHTENING, NECESSARY FOR VESSELS / BARGES TO MEET 
RELEVANT PORT/BERTH RESTRICTIONS INCLUDING DRAFT/LOA/BEAM ARE FOR OWNER'S 
TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. WITHOUT GUARANTEE FROM CHARTERER, CHARTERER HAS 
BEEN ADVISED THAT SAFE DRAFTS AT THE PORT OF PHNOM PENH FLUCTUATE DEPENDING 
ON SEASON AND THAT SAFE DRAFTS CAN BE AS LOW AS 4 METERS DURING THE DRY 
SEASON (FEB-JULY).
LIGHTENING BY OWNERS TO MEET PORT/BERTH RESTRICTIONS, IF REQUIRED, TO 
BE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF VIETNAM AND/OR CAMBODIA, AS 
APPLICABLE.
- OFFEROR IS TO PROVIDE NAME OF TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTOR FOR BARGE 
MOVEMENT FROM HO CHI MINH CITY TO PHNOM PENH PRIOR TO CHARTERER'S / USDA'S 
FINAL APPROVAL OF FREIGHT FIXTURE.
- 60% OF THROUGH BILL OF LADING FREIGHT WILL BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE TO C/P 
TERMS FOLLOWING VESSEL'S ARRIVAL AT TRANSIT PORT OF HO CHI MINH CITY, 
VIETNAM. 40% OF THROUGH BILL OF LADING FREIGHT WILL BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE 
WITH C/P TERMS FOLLOWING CONFIRMATION FROM CHARTERER THAT OWNERS HAVE 
DELIVERED THE CARGO TO PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA AND HAVE FULFILLED ALL THEIR 
OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS CONTRACT. SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 28 FOR FULL 
DETAILS.
- DEMURRAGE/DESPATCH IS APPLICABLE AT LOAD PORT(S) ONLY. OWNERS ARE TO 
SPECIFY DEMURRAGE/DESPATCH RATES IN THEIR OFFER. DESPATCH RATES MUST BE 
ONE-HALF OF DEMURRAGE RATES QUOTED.
- LAYTIME ACCOUNTS ARE TO BE SETTLED DIRECTLY BETWEEN OWNERS AND COMMODITY 
SUPPLIER(S) AT LOAD PORT(S). SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 9 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- 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 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 FUMIGATION HANDBOOK. DUST RETAINERS MUST BE USED. FOR
TWEENDECKERS AND BULK CARRIERS (INCLUDING PUSH-MODE ITB), THE RECIRCULATION 
METHOD OF FUMIGATION WILL BE USED. FOR TANKERS, THE SURFACE 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.
- AT THE TRANSIT PORT (HO CHI MINH CITY) AND/OR DISCHARGE PORT (PHNOM 
PENH), AND UPON INSPECTION BY GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS, IF CARGO AND/OR VESSEL 
IS FOUND TO BE INFESTED AND PROVIDED CLEAN BILL(S) OF LADING WERE ISSUED, 
OWNERS WILL ARRANGE FOR THE CARGO TO BE FUMIGATED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF 
DISCOVERY OF SUCH INFESTATION. FUMIGATION COSTS, IF ANY, ARE FOR OWNER'S 
(VESSEL'S) ACCOUNT.
- CUSTOM CLEARANCE: OWNER IS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TRANSIT CLEARANCES. 
THE CONSIGNEE IS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE OF THE CARGO FOR 
THE DESTINATION COUNTRY.
- FOREIGN FLAG VESSELS SHOULD 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. ANY EXTRA INSURANCE ON ACCOUNT 
OF VESSEL'S AGE, FLAG, OWNERSHIP, TYPE, CONFIGURATION, CLASSIFICATION WILL 
BE FOR OWNER'S ACCOUNT, BUT NOT EXCEEDING NEW YORK MARKET RATES.
- 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. SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 24 
FOR FULL DETAILS.
- VESSEL TYPE EXCLUSION: TOWED BARGES ARE EXCLUDED FOR OCEAN TRANSIT. PUSH 
MODE INTEGRATED TUG/BARGE UNITS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR OCEAN TRANSIT. 
NON-VESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIERS (NVOCC) MAY NOT BE EMPLOYED TO CARRY 
U.S. FLAG OR FOREIGN FLAG SHIPMENTS.
- 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.
- INTERNATIONAL RELIEF AND DEVLOPMENT, INC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR 
REJECT OFFERS.
- OFFERS TO BE RECEIVED BY 1100 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME SEPTEMBER 14, 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. 
OFFERS WILL BE OPENED IN PUBLIC AT THAT PLACE AND TIME. ONLY OFFERS WHICH 
ARE RESPONSIVE TO THIS IFB WILL BE CONSIDERED AND NO NEGOTIATION IS 
PERMITTED. U.S. FLAG OFFERS "SUBJECT OPEN" WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED WHEN 
THE "SUBJECT OPEN" RESTRICTION IS LIFTED PRIOR TO 1100 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME 
SEPTEMBER 15, 2004. NO OFFERS OF NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS WITH "SUBJECT 
OPEN" RESTRICTION WILL BE CONSIDERED.
- OFFERS TO REMAIN VALID UNTIL 1700 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME SEPTEMBER 16, 
2004.
- OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT THEIR OFFER IN THE FORMAT SET FORTH IN 
"EXPORT FREIGHT OFFERS". THIS FORMAT IS AVAILABLE AT THE OFFICES OF 
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP, WASH., D.C.; TEL: 202-785-3400, AND CAN BE 
DOWNLOADED FROM ITS HOME PAGE: (http:\\www.isc-pci.com).
- THROUGH BILL OF LADING FREIGHT RATES TO BE QUOTED IN U.S. DOLLARS PER 
METRIC TON BASIS ONE LOADING PORT TO ONE DISCHARGING PORT, PLUS ADDITIONAL 
FREIGHT PER METRIC TON ON ENTIRE CARGO FOR EACH ADDITIONAL LOAD PORT IF 
USED.
THROUGH BILL OF LADING FREIGHT RATE QUOTATIONS ARE TO PROVIDE PER METRIC 
TON BREAKDOWN OF RATE FOR:
(A) OCEAN TRANSPORTATION TO TRANSIT PORT OF HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM;
(B) BULK DISCHARGE INTO BARGES;
(C) BARGE TRANSPORTATION FROM HO CHI MINH CITY (TRANSIT PORT) TO DISCHARGE 
PORT, PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA.
- OFFEROR SHOULD PROVIDE VESSEL'S FULL ITINERARY IN THE OFFER INCLUDING 
VESSEL'S ETA AT LOAD, TRANSIT, AND DISCHARGE PORTS.
- O'WISE: IRD'S BULK GRAIN CHARTER PARTY PROFORMA (VESSEL LOAD/BERTH TERMS 
DISCHARGE/THROUGH BILL OF LADING DELIVERY - APPLICABLE TO FFP - AUGUST 2004 
- CAMBODIA).
- COPY OF IRD'S CHARTER PARTY PROFORMA IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO 
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP AND IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON INTERNATIONAL SERVICES 
CORP'S WEB PAGE (http:\\www.isc-pci.com).
- COMMISSION: 2.5 PCT ON FREIGHT / DEADFREIGHT TO CHARTERER'S AGENT IF 
OFFERED DIRECT; IF BROKER INVOLVED, 2/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO CHARTERER'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, FAX NO. 202-296-1160, EMAIL: mail@isc-pci.com,
and Web Page: http:\\www.isc-pci.com

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