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Oct. 5, 2004  Award
04-074P El Salvador
 
FREIGHT EXPEDITERS issues Award Notice for Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

1) Invitation Number 04-074-P
2) Dated October 5, 2004
3) Issued by FREIGHT EXPEDITERS, Middleburg Heights, Ohio
4) On behalf of Catholic Relief Services
For carriage of Sec. 416(b) commodities as follows: 

FULL CARGO DESCRIPTION

AA: CRS-SV-01 SEE NOTES 1 & 2
CARGO: 62 NMT NFDM 25 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-074-P-1
CARGO AVAILABILITY: PARIS BROS WAREHOUSE
880 NE UNDERGROUND DR
KANSAS CITY, MO 64161
(Ctc: Joe Paris Tel:816-455-4188 Fax:816-455-6538)
AVAILABILITY DATE: NET 10/11/04 NLT 10/22/04 
DISPORT: ACAJUTLA
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: AMERICA CARGO TRANSPORT INC
VESSEL/FLAG: DELAWARE TRADER/ P1
RATE: OCEAN $180.00 + US INL $194.00 TOTAL $374.00/GMT


BB: CRS-SV-02 SEE NOTES 1 & 2
CARGO: 108 NMT NFDM 25 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-074-P-2
CARGO AVAILABILITY: STICKLE WAREHOUSING
500 STICKLE DRIVE, NE
P.O. BOX 5399
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52406
(Ctc: Dave Tel:319-366-5854 Fax:319-362-8212)
AVAILABILITY DATE: NET 10/11/04 NLT 10/22/04
DISPORT: ACAJUTLA
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: AMERICA CARGO TRANSPORT INC
VESSEL/FLAG: DELAWARE TRADER/ P1
RATE: OCEAN $180.00 + US INL $124.00 TOTAL $304.00/GMT


CC: CRS-SV-03 SEE NOTES 1 & 2
CARGO: 108 NMT NFDM 25 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-074-P-3
CARGO AVAILABILITY: C&C DISTRIBUTION SERVICES
205 EAST 18TH STREET
DES MOINES, IA 50316
(Ctc: Charles Colosimo Tel:515-264-9456 Fax:515-244-6803)
AVAILABILITY DATE: NET 10/11/04 NTL 10/22/04
DISPORT: ACAJUTLA
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: AMERICA CARGO TRANSPORT INC
VESSEL/FLAG: DELAWARE TRADER/ P1
RATE: OCEAN $180.00 + US INL $146.00 TOTAL $326.00/GMT


DD: CRS-SV-04 SEE NOTES 1 & 2 
CARGO: 54 NMT NFDM 25 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-074-P-4
CARGO AVAILABILITY: WOW LOGISTICS CO
1381 PARTNERSHIP DR
GREEN BAY, WI 54304
(Ctc. Jerry Wicker Tel:920-830-5301 Fax:920-734-2679)
AVAILABILITY DATE: NET 10/11/04 NLT 10/22/04
DISPORT: ACAJUTLA
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: AMERICA CARGO TRANSPORT INC
VESSEL/FLAG: DELAWARE TRADER/ P1
RATE: OCEAN $180.00 + US INL $106.00 TOTAL $286.00/GMT


EE: CRS-SV-05 SEE NOTES 1 & 2
CARGO: 108 NMT NFDM 25 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-074-P-5
CARGO AVAILABILITY: HANSEN STORAGE CO
8100 NORTH TEUTONIA AVE
BROWN DEER, WI
(Ctc. Steve Draeger Tel:414-476-9221)
AVAILABILITY DATE: NET 10/11/04 NTL 10/22/04
DISPORT: ACAJUTLA
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: AMERICA CARGO TRANSPORT INC
VESSEL/FLAG: DELAWARE TRADER/ P1
RATE: OCEAN $180.00 + US INL $110.00 TOTAL $290.00/GMT


FF: CRS-SV-06 SEE NOTES 1 & 2
CARGO: 550 NMT FORT-NFDM 25 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-074-P-6
CARGO AVAILABILITY: MIDLAND COMMODITIES
8790 WALLACEVILLE RD
HOUSTON, TX 77029
AVAILABILITY DATE: NET 10/11/04 NTL 10/22/04
DISPORT: ACAJUTLA
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: AMERICA CARGO TRANSPORT INC
VESSEL/FLAG: DELAWARE TRADER/ P1
RATE: OCEAN $180.00 + US INL $18.00 TOTAL $198.00/GMT


GG: CRS-SV-07 SEE NOTE 1
CARGO: 350 NMT FORT-NFDM 25 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-074-P-7
CARGO AVAILABILITY: MIDLAND COMMODITIES
8790 WALLACEVILLE RD
HOUSTON, TX 77029
AVAILABILITY DATE: NET 11/10/04 NLT 11/19/04
DISPORT: ACAJUTLA
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: AMERICA CARGO TRANSPORT INC
VESSEL/FLAG: DELAWARE TRADER/ P1
RATE: OCEAN $180.00 + US INL $18.00 TOTAL $198.00/GM


Tender Sept 23, 2004
04-074P El Salvador

FREIGHT EXPEDITERS issues freight tender for Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

1) Invitation Number 04-074-P
2) Dated September 23, 2004
3) Issued by FREIGHT EXPEDITERS, Middleburg Heights, Ohio
4) On behalf of Catholic Relief Services
For carriage of Sec. 416(b) commodities as follows: 

FULL CARGO DESCRIPTION

AA: CRS-SV-01 SEE NOTES 1 & 2
CARGO: 62 NMT NFDM 25 KILO BAGS
CARGO AVAILABILITY: PARIS BROS WAREHOUSE
880 NE UNDERGROUND DR
KANSAS CITY, MO 64161
(Ctc: Joe Paris Tel:816-455-4188 Fax:816-455-6538)
AVAILABILITY DATE: NET 10/11/04 NLT 10/22/04 
DISPORT: ACAJUTLA
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

BB: CRS-SV-02 SEE NOTES 1 & 2
CARGO: 108 NMT NFDM 25 KILO BAGS
CARGO AVAILABILITY: STICKLE WAREHOUSING
500 STICKLE DRIVE, NE
P.O. BOX 5399
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52406
(Ctc: Dave Tel:319-366-5854 Fax:319-362-8212)
AVAILABILITY DATE: NET 10/11/04 NLT 10/22/04
DISPORT: ACAJUTLA
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

CC: CRS-SV-03 SEE NOTES 1 & 2
CARGO: 108 NMT NFDM 25 KILO BAGS
CARGO AVAILABILITY: C&C DISTRIBUTION SERVICES
205 EAST 18TH STREET
DES MOINES, IA 50316
(Ctc: Charles Colosimo Tel:515-264-9456 Fax:515-244-6803)
AVAILABILITY DATE: NET 10/11/04 NTL 10/22/04
DISPORT: ACAJUTLA
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

DD: CRS-SV-04 SEE NOTES 1 & 2 
CARGO: 54 NMT NFDM 25 KILO BAGS
CARGO AVAILABILITY: WOW LOGISTICS CO
1381 PARTNERSHIP DR
GREEN BAY, WI 54304
(Ctc. Jerry Wicker Tel:920-830-5301 Fax:920-734-2679)
AVAILABILITY DATE: NET 10/11/04 NLT 10/22/04
DISPORT: ACAJUTLA
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

EE: CRS-SV-05 SEE NOTES 1 & 2
CARGO: 108 NMT NFDM 25 KILO BAGS
CARGO AVAILABILITY: HANSEN STORAGE CO
8100 NORTH TEUTONIA AVE
BROWN DEER, WI
(Ctc. Steve Draeger Tel:414-476-9221)
AVAILABILITY DATE: NET 10/11/04 NTL 10/22/04
DISPORT: ACAJUTLA
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

FF: CRS-SV-06 SEE NOTES 1 & 2
CARGO: 550 NMT FORT-NFDM 25 KILO BAGS
CARGO AVAILABILITY: MIDLAND COMMODITIES
8790 WALLACEVILLE RD
HOUSTON, TX 77029
AVAILABILITY DATE: NET 10/11/04 NTL 10/22/04
DISPORT: ACAJUTLA
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

GG: CRS-SV-07 SEE NOTE 1
CARGO: 350 NMT FORT-NFDM 25 KILO BAGS
CARGO AVAILABILITY: MIDLAND COMMODITIES
8790 WALLACEVILLE RD
HOUSTON, TX 77029
AVAILABILITY DATE: NET 11/10/04 NLT 11/19/04
DISPORT: ACAJUTLA
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii





***U.S. FOOD AID PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE FOR PACKAGED COMMODITIES - PART II,
DATED MAY 1, 2004 TO APPLY IN FULL. A COPY OF THESE GUIDELINES CAN BE FOUND
ON THE USAID WEBSITE, WWW.USAID.GOV


10) Approved Exceptions to Standard U.S. Food Aid Proforma Booking Note Terms,
Procedures and Formats, and other special terms and conditions (These items
will apply to above cargo, unless specified otherwise.

Full Liner Berth Terms, All Inclusive. No Demurrage - No Despatch - No Detention

For all parcels, please refer to Clause 14 of Booking Guidelines for Notice
requirements.

All offers MUST include ETA loadport, ETS loadport, and ETA destination, along
with routing information.

IF OFFERED VESSEL IS A BARGE, SAME MUST BE OF SUCH A TYPE TO ADEQUATELY PROTECT
THE CARGO, EITHER BY DESIGN (SUCH AS A HOUSE BARGE OR MULTI-DECK BARGE) OR BY 
THE USE OF PERMANENT BREAKWATER WALLS OF AT LEAST EIGHT FEET IN HEIGHT AND 
ENCOMPASSING AT LEAST EIGHTY (80) PERCENT OF THE BARGE. CONTAINERS NOT HAULING 
USDA CARGO OR NON-PERMANENT WALLS MAY BE USED AS BREAKWATER WALLS FOR UP TO TWENTY
(20) PERCENT OF THE PROTECTING WALL. ANY/ALL OTHER BARGES WILL BE DEEMED 
NON-RESPONSIVE TO THIS TENDER.


For ALL CRS CARGOES. Owner and/or their agent must return signed Bills of Lading
and related documents to Freight Expediters within 48 hours (2 business days)
after receipt of approved masters.

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 SHIPPING 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.

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 SELAED CONTAINER
UP TO DELIVERY POINT. OFFERS OF NON-CONTAINERIZED SERVICE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
RESPONSIVE TO THIS FREIGHT IFB.

OWNER/CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD NFD MILK CARGO IS:
(A) IN WIND AND WATER TIGHT CONDITION
(B) NOT MORE THAN TEN (10) YEARS OLD
(C) NOT A SALVAGED CONTAINER OR MUSTERED OUT FROM REGULAR SERVICE
AS A CONDITION OF PAYMENT, OWNER/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.

CARRIER IS TO PROVIDE UP TO 21 DAYS FREE TIME ON CONTAINERS AT DISCHARGE.

Vessel Loading observation requirements and procedures, as per The U.S. Department
of Agriculture Kansas City Commodity Office’s notice to the trade of May 5, 2000,
is hereby incorporated. A copy of which can be furnished upon request. 

Delivery Delay Assessment (DDA) applicable when specified in above cargo details:

Note 1: Carrier to guarantee vessel arrival at discharge port (Acajutla)
in accordance with transit time ranges as per Clause 15 of the Booking
Guidelines (15 days after completion of loading at the last U.S. port). 
CRS will impose liquidated Delivery Delay Assessment (DDA) damages of
USD $1.00 per metric ton per day, or pro-rata, if vessel is delayed in arriving
at Acajutla beyond the transit time range of 15 days.
Said assessment, if any, will be deducted from freight payment. 

Note 2: Cargoes AA - EE, totalling 440 MT must travel together. Shipper
prefers Cargo FF (550 MT) to travel together with Cargoes AA - EE.

Application of DDA's will be specific to CRS cargo. 

Vessel substitutions must be approved by the Shipper and USDA, as applicable, 
and cargo shall not be loaded into unapproved substitute vessels.

In keeping with U.S. Customs enforced compliance program for outbound
documentation, carriers are hereby notified that any assessments against the
cargo due in whole or in part to delay by carrier in verifying final load count, 
and providing same to FREIGHT EXPEDITERS, will be solely for carrier’s account.

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.

For any commodities allocated basis intermodal supplier's plant, vessel owners must
comply with supplier's load and capacity capabilities.  If the vessel fails to
comply with supplier's load capabilities, any costs incurred by CCC including but
not limited to carrying charges, liquidated damages, storage, will be for the
vessel's account.  If containers are placed at the supplier's plant, carrier must
ensure that containers are placed at the plant by the commencement of the supplier's
shipping period and supply containers on a continuous basis until the supplier
fulfills his contract quantity.  Owners are responsible to offer only for vendors
who match owners'capabilities. Owners are encouraged to refer to KC-362 for the
list of plant locations and capabilities. 


11) Other requirements or pertinent information:

A. Vessel’s itinerary and current position.
B. Full particulars on vessel owner’s company including officers, address and bank
references.
C. Voyage number for vessel being offered.

12) Offers to be submitted to FREIGHT EXPEDITERS, at 6920 Engle Road, Suite II,
Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130, Attn: Brian Donovan or Anna Hasman 
(telephone: 440-260-0116), or by fax at 440-260-0232.

13) Offers are due by 11:00 hrs Eastern, 27 September 2004. Any offers received
thereafter will not be considered. 

14) 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.
Catholic Relief Services reserves the right to award without discussions with USDA
approval. Award will be to the lowest responsible offeror meeting the mandatory
requirements of this IFB.

15) Contract and Payment Terms: Except to the extent provided above, this IFB
is subject to the standard U.S. Food Aid Cooperating Sponsor Booking Guidelines
(INCLUDING ANY AND ALL AMENDMENTS AND ATTACHMENTS), which are fully incorporated
herein. Copies of these guidelines may be obtained from USAID website, www.usaid.gov.

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