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04-079P

Award October 18, 2004

FREIGHT EXPEDITERS issues Award Notice for Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

1) Invitation Number 04-079-P
For parcels purchased under Commodity Invitation 094A
2) Dated October 15, 2004
3) Issued by FREIGHT EXPEDITERS, Middleburg Heights, Ohio
4) On behalf of Catholic Relief Services
For carriage of Food For Progress commodities as follows: 

FULL CARGO DESCRIPTION

AA: CRS-PH-01 
CARGO: 1,400 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-079P-1
LOAD PORT: SAN PEDRO VIA NORF
DISPORT: MICT or Subic
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: American President Lines, Ltd.
RATE: OCEAN $65.00 + US INLAND $175.55 TOTAL $240.55/GMT


BB: CRS-PH-02 
CARGO: 210 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-079P-2
LOAD PORT: SAN PEDRO VIA NORF
DISPORT: MICT or Subic
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: American President Lines, Ltd.
RATE: OCEAN $65.00 + US INLAND $175.55 TOTAL $240.55/GMT


CC: CRS-PH-03 
CARGO: 210 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-079P-3
LOAD PORT: SAN PEDRO VIA NORF
DISPORT: MICT or Subic
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: American President Lines, Ltd.
RATE: OCEAN $65.00 + US INLAND $175.55 TOTAL $240.55/GMT


DD: CRS-PH-04 
CARGO: 210 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-079P-4
LOAD PORT: SAN PEDRO VIA NORF
DISPORT: MICT or Subic
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: American President Lines, Ltd.
RATE: OCEAN $65.00 + US INLAND $175.55 TOTAL $240.55/GMT


EE: CRS-PH-05 
CARGO: 70 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-079P-5
LOAD PORT: SAN PEDRO VIA BCHI
DISPORT: MICT or Subic
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: American President Lines, Ltd.
RATE: OCEAN $65.00 + US INLAND $169.04 TOTAL $234.04/GMT


FF: CRS-PH-06 
CARGO: 280 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-079P-6
LOAD PORT: SAN PEDRO VIA BCHI
DISPORT: MICT or Subic
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: American President Lines, Ltd.
RATE: OCEAN $65.00 + US INLAND $169.04 TOTAL $234.04/GMT


GG: CRS-PH-07 
CARGO: 194 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-079P-7
LOAD PORT: SAN PEDRO VIA BCHI
DISPORT: MICT or Subic
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: American President Lines, Ltd.
RATE: OCEAN $65.00 + US INLAND $169.04 TOTAL $234.04/GMT


HH: CRS-PH-08 
CARGO: 60 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-079P-8
LOAD PORT: SAN PEDRO VIA BCHI
DISPORT: MICT or Subic
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: American President Lines, Ltd.
RATE: OCEAN $65.00 + US INLAND $169.04 TOTAL $234.04/GMT


II: CRS-PH-09 
CARGO: 350 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
TRACKING: 04-079P-8
LOAD PORT: SAN PEDRO VIA NORF
DISPORT: MICT or Subic
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii
CARRIER: American President Lines, Ltd.
RATE: OCEAN $65.00 + US INLAND $175.55 TOTAL $240.55/GMT

Amendment Oct 1, 2004

OCTOBER 1, 2004

AMENDMENT 1. INV. 04-079-P

FREIGHT EXPEDITERS, ON BEHALF OF CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES, AMENDS THE REFERENCED FREIGHT TENDER AS FOLLOWS:

HH: CRS-PH-08 SEE NOTES 1 AND 2
CARGO: 60 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
LOAD PORT: BCHI
DISPORT: MICT (Manilla International Container Terminal) and/or
Subic at Shipper's option. Declaration of discharge
port(s) to be advised to Carrier not later than the
vessel's completion of loading
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE FREIGHT TENDER ISSUED SEPTEMBER 24, 2004 REMAIN UNCHANGED.

Philippines 04-079P
Sept 30, 2004 Tender

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

1) Invitation Number 04-079-P
For parcels purchased under Commodity Invitation 094A
2) Dated September 30, 2004
3) Issued by FREIGHT EXPEDITERS, Middleburg Heights, Ohio
4) On behalf of Catholic Relief Services
For carriage of Food For Progress commodities as follows: 

FULL CARGO DESCRIPTION

AA: CRS-PH-01 SEE NOTES 1 AND 2 
CARGO: 1,400 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
LOAD PORT: NORF
DISPORT: MICT (Manilla International Container Terminal) and/or
Subic at Shipper's option. Declaration of discharge
port(s) to be advised to Carrier not later than the
vessel's completion of loading
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

BB: CRS-PH-02 SEE NOTES 1 AND 2 
CARGO: 210 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
LOAD PORT: NORF
DISPORT: MICT (Manilla International Container Terminal) and/or
Subic at Shipper's option. Declaration of discharge
port(s) to be advised to Carrier not later than the
vessel's completion of loading
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

CC: CRS-PH-03 SEE NOTES 1 AND 2
CARGO: 210 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
LOAD PORT: NORF
DISPORT: MICT (Manilla International Container Terminal) and/or
Subic at Shipper's option. Declaration of discharge
port(s) to be advised to Carrier not later than the
vessel's completion of loading
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

DD: CRS-PH-04 SEE NOTES 1 AND 2 
CARGO: 210 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
LOAD PORT: NORF
DISPORT: MICT (Manilla International Container Terminal) and/or
Subic at Shipper's option. Declaration of discharge
port(s) to be advised to Carrier not later than the
vessel's completion of loading
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

EE: CRS-PH-05 SEE NOTES 1 AND 2
CARGO: 70 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
LOAD PORT: BCHI
DISPORT: MICT (Manilla International Container Terminal) and/or
Subic at Shipper's option. Declaration of discharge
port(s) to be advised to Carrier not later than the
vessel's completion of loading
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

FF: CRS-PH-06 SEE NOTES 1 AND 2
CARGO: 280 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
LOAD PORT: BCHI
DISPORT: MICT (Manilla International Container Terminal) and/or
Subic at Shipper's option. Declaration of discharge
port(s) to be advised to Carrier not later than the
vessel's completion of loading
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

GG: CRS-PH-07 SEE NOTES 1 AND 2
CARGO: 194 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
LOAD PORT: BCHI
DISPORT: MICT (Manilla International Container Terminal) and/or
Subic at Shipper's option. Declaration of discharge
port(s) to be advised to Carrier not later than the
vessel's completion of loading
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

HH: CRS-PH-08 SEE NOTES 1 AND 2
CARGO: 60 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
LOAD PORT: NORF
DISPORT: MICT (Manilla International Container Terminal) and/or
Subic at Shipper's option. Declaration of discharge
port(s) to be advised to Carrier not later than the
vessel's completion of loading
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.A.ii

II: CRS-PH-09 SEE NOTES 1 AND 2
CARGO: 350 NMT FP 50 KILO BAGS
LOAD PORT: NORF
DISPORT: MICT (Manilla International Container Terminal) and/or
Subic at Shipper's option. Declaration of discharge
port(s) to be advised to Carrier not later than the
vessel's completion of loading
AVAILABILITY DATE: 12/10/04 
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




Shipper requires cargo to be containerized.
CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD CRS CARGO IS: 
(A) IN WIND AND WATER TIGHT CONDITION; 
(B) NOT MORE THAN TEN (10) YEARS OLD; AND, 
(C) NOT A SALVAGED CONTAINER OR MUSTERED OUT FROM REGULAR SERVICE. 
AS A CONDITION OF PAYMENT, CARRIER MUST PROVIDE FREIGHT EXPEDITERS A FGIS 
SURVEY REPORT ATTESTING TO THE SATISFACTORY CONDITION OF CONTAINERS. 
SURVEY IS TO BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO LOADING CRS CARGOES.

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/railcars/trucks are placed at the supplier's
plant, carrier must ensure that containers/railcars/trucks are placed at the plant
by the commencement of the supplier's shipping period and supply containers/
railcars/trucks 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. 


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.


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.


CARRIER IS TO PROVIDE 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(s) (MICT and/or
Subic) in accordance with transit time ranges as per Clause 15 of the 
Booking Guidelines (45 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 MICT and/or Subic beyond the transit time range of 45 days.
Said assessment, if any, will be deducted from freight payment.

Note 2: All Cargoes should travel together on one vessel.
Shipper prefers Cargo not to be split.

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

Vessel substitutions must be approved by the Shipper and USDA/USAID, 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.


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) All offers and cargo bookings must be basis full liner terms. Rates offered
to be quoted in US Dollars per metric ton, and must include a breakdown of the
Ocean Charge component and Domestic Inland charges. Separate rates must be
provided for each discharge port. No minimum bill of lading quantities or charges
nor minimum container quantities or charges to apply.

13) 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.

14) Offers are due by 11:00 hrs Eastern, 04 October 2004; Any offers received
thereafter will not be considered. 

15) 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.

16) 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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