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04-087P Award

B. Tender Nr: 094A-ERI-MC-FFE-04-0879
Shipper/charterer: Mercy Corps
Destination: Eritrea
Owner: PONL/Farrel Lines

1. Reference Number: 04MC4195-24
USDA Tracking #: 04-087P-01
Booking Nr: AIA4148221
Quantity/Commodity/Packing: 20 MT Oil-veg in 6/4 liter round 
Load Point/Availability: RCKV
Ship NET/NLT: 11.06.04/11.20.04
Vessel: Endeavor V4148 (P-1)
Load Port: Charleston
ETD: 12.07.04
ETA relay Cagliari: 12.19.04
Discharge port/Destination: Massawa, Eritrea
Freight rate: $194.33/MT (O/F: $119.00/MT, Mombasa charge: $16.05/MT,
Extra disport: $1.28/MT, RCKV charge: $48.00/MT, Oil-veg rate:
$10.00/MT) 

2. Reference Number: 04MC4195-25
USDA Tracking #: 04-087P-02
Booking Nr: AIA4148222
Quantity/Commodity/Packing: 820 MT Oil-veg in 6/4 liter round 
Load Point/Availability: RCKV
Ship NET/NLT: 11.06.04/11.20.04
Vessel: Endeavor V4148 (P-1)
Load Port: Charleston
ETD Charleston: 12.07.04
ETA relay Cagliari: 12.19.04
Discharge port/Destination: Massawa, Eritrea
Freight rate: $194.33/MT (O/F: $119.00/MT, Mombasa charge: $16.05/MT,
Extra disport: $1.28/MT, RCKV charge: $48.00/MT, Oil-veg rate:
$10.00/MT) 

3. Reference Number: 04MC4195-26
USDA Tracking #: 04-087P-03
Booking Nr: AIA4149330
Quantity/Commodity/Packing: 1,660 MT Oil-veg in 6/4 liter round 
Load Point/Availability: JACI
Availability: 12.10.04 
Vessel: Enterprise V4149 (P-1)
Load Port: JACI
ETD Charleston: 12.15.04
ETA relay Cagliari: 12.27.04
Discharge port/Destination: Massawa, Eritrea
ETA: 01.19.05
Freight rate: $167.33/MT (O/F: $119.00/MT, Mombasa charge: $16.05/MT,
Extra disport: $1.28/MT, JACI charge: $21.00/MT, Oil-veg rate:
$10.00/MT) 

4. Reference Number: 04MC4195-27
USDA Tracking #: 04-087P-04
Booking Nr: AIA4149331
Quantity/Commodity/Packing: 2,800 MT WW in 50 kg bag
Load Point/Availability: JACI
Availability: 12.07.04 
Vessel: Enterprise V4149 (P-1)
Load Port: JACI
ETD Charleston: 12.15.04
ETA relay Cagliari: 12.27.04
Discharge port/Destination: Massawa, Eritrea
ETA: 01.19.05
Freight rate: $157.33/MT (O/F: $119.00/MT, Mombasa charge: $16.05/MT,
Extra disport: $1.28/MT, JACI charge: $21.00/MT) 




04-087P Tender

Request post the following freight tender -

1. Tender No.: 094A-ERI-MC-FFE-04-087P
2. Date: October 05, 2004
3. Shipper: Mercy Corps
4. Issued by Panalpina, Inc. (hereafter Panalpina)
5. Cargo description: 

ERITREA - Cargoes may be containerized for convenience of carriers
provided containerized cargoes are delivered to receivers in break bulk
form, unstuffing of containers to be at owners' risk, time and expense.

a. Ref Nr: 04MC4195-24
Commodity: Oil-veg 
MT: 20
Pack size: 6/4 liter round
Load port: RCKV
Ship NET/NLT: 11.06.04//11.20.04
Discharge port: Massawa
Destination: Massawa, Eritrea

b. Ref Nr: 04MC4195-25
Commodity: Oil-veg
MT: 820
Pack size: 6/4 liter round
Load port: RCKV
Ship NET/NLT: 11.06.04//11.20.04
Discharge port: Massawa
Destination: Massawa, Eritrea

c. Ref Nr: 04MC4195-26
Commodity: Oil-veg
MT: 1,660
Pack size: 6/4 liter round
Load port: JACI
Availability: 12.10.04
Discharge port: Massawa
Destination: Massawa, Eritrea

d. Ref Nr: 04MC4195-27
Commodity: WW
MT: 2,800
Pack size: 50 kg bags
Load port: JACI
Availability: 12.07.04
Discharge port: Massawa
Destination: Massawa, Eritrea

6. Ocean freight rate to be in US dollars per MT and must be all
inclusive. All inclusive rate must break out the following components:
Ocean freight, inland transportation (domestic and foreign), and any
applicable stacking charges at final destination.

7. Full berth terms, all inclusive, no demurrage, no despatch, no
detention on vessels, containers, rail cars, trucks and/or trailers
(BENDS).

8. Customs clearance at destination should be the responsibility of
the receivers.

9. Shipper will impose a loading delay assessment (LDA) of $ 1.00
per M/T reduction in freight rate per day or pro-rata. The LDA will be
assessed for each day or pro-rata, beyond the contracted load date, plus
a seven (7) day grace period, that the vessel fails to present, and to
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. 

10. Shipper will impose a delivery delay assessment (DDA) of $1.00 PMT
per day or pro-rata for all cargo arriving at discharge port beyond
forty (40) days after the bill of lading date of said cargo. The DDA,
if any, will be deducted from the ocean freight payment.

11. Contract and payment terms: This tender is subject to the US Food
Aid Booking Note dated May 01, 2004, which are fully incorporated
herein. 

12. Panalpina, along with the United States Department of Agriculture,
reserves the option to require freight payment to be made through US
bank's Powertrack System. Such option to be declared by Panalpina prior
to cargo lifting. If Powertrack option is declared, carrier shall be
responsible for establishing an account directly with US bank.

13. Other details/information required:
a. If cargoes are containerized the following special note must apply:
NOTE: Each container should be inspected and has to be certified by FGIS
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 with the other
documentation required for payment of 65% of ocean freight.
b. Vessel's itinerary and current position.
c. Full particulars on vessel owners including company name,
officers, address, telephone and fax numbers and bank references.
d. ETA load port, estimated transit time from load port to
discharge port.
e. Owner's load berth at load port.
f. Type/mode of service 

14. Carriers are fully and solely responsible for any penalty assessed
against the cargo by U.S. Customs enforced compliance program for
outbound documentation due in whole or in part to carrier's delay in
verifying the final load count and providing said count to Panalpina,
Inc. 

15. Carriers shall include all actual and anticipated war risk insurance
premiums in their offered rates. Owners bear the risk of any increase
in war risk insurance premiums.

16. Evaluations 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.

17. Section 408 of the U.S Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998,
Public Law 105-383 (46 U.S.C. Section 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 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 tender may be preference cargo, offerors must
warrant that vessel(s) and owner/operators are not disqualified to carry
such cargo(es). 

18. Commodity, load port and intermodal point abbreviations as per USDA
form KC-362. Delivery terms per USDA Notice to be 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. When owners fail 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. The owners must ensure that the 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.

19. ISM and ISPS Code Compliance. Carrier 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 booking note. Upon request,
Carriers to provide Shippers 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. Carriers are to remain fully responsible for
any and all consequences from matters arising as a result of the Carrier
or the vessel being out of compliance with the ISM and ISPS code.

20. Shipper reserves the right to require a performance bond in the form
of a certified check or cashier's check drawn on a first-class U.S.A.
bank equivalent to 5 percent of the ocean freight. If shipper elects to
require a performance bond, the check must be made payable to "U.S.
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC
20250. Performance bond to be valid until vessel completes loading.
Performance bond may be required on non-US bookings.

21. The USDA Kansas City Commodity Office Notice to the Trade EOD-68
dated May 5, 2000 "Change in VLO Requirements and Procedures" is hereby
incorporated. A copy of notice can be obtained from the following FTP
site: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/daco/eod_notices/eod68.pdf . A copy of
the VLO Certificate must be submitted as part of the freight payment
package. 

22. If cargo and/or vessel is found to be infested at discharge port and
provided clean bills of lading were issued, fumigation to be at owners
time, risk and expense.

23. Offers from NVOCC's will not be considered.

24. Offers must state that vessel is a VOCC.

25. Shipper reserves the right to accept or reject any and all offers.

26. All fixtures are subject to final approval by the shipper,
USDA/KCCO/EOD.

27. Offers must be in writing and may be hand delivered in sealed
envelope, or submitted by fax at (703) 733-4353 to Panalpina, Inc.,
22750 Glenn Drive, Sterling, VA 20164. Telephone offers are not allowed
and will not be considered.

28. Offers must be received by no later than 1100 hours Washington, DC
time Thursday, 07 October 2004. If a fax offer begins to print before
1100 hours and continues past that time, charterers will consider the
offer as received on time. Offer received after 1100 hours will not be
considered.

29. Total commissions 2.5%. If offered direct, 2.5% to Panalpina. If
offered through a broker, 2/3 of 2.5% to Panalpina and 1/3 of 2.5% to
owners' broker.

For further information call Panalpina (703) 674-2317. END 

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