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Oct. 14, 2004 04-093P
Tender


Freight Tender: ISC,Food for Progress,IRD,Indonesia,Soy Flour

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASH., D.C., AS AGENT FOR INTERNATIONAL 
RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT, INC. (SHIPPER), 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. 04-093P
- APPLICABLE USDA KCCO INVITATION: 104B
- CARGO(ES):
UP TO 1,900 NET METRIC TONS OF DEFATTED SOY FLOUR IN 50 LB BAGS. THE
DEFATTED SOY FLOUR WILL BE STRETCH-WRAPPED ON STANDARD 40"X48" PALLETS.
THE SOY FLOUR IS TO MOVE STRETCH-WRAPPED AND PALLETIZED TO DESTINATION
IN CONTAINERS.
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AVAILABLE AT INTERMODAL PLANT LOCATION(S), BRIDGE POINT LOCATIONS, OR FAS
VESSEL NAMED PORTS: BASIS COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPPING PERIODS:
(A) NOT EARLIER THAN NOVEMBER 1, 2004 AND NOT LATER THAN NOVEMBER 15,
2004; AND/OR (B) NOT EARLIER THAN NOVEMBER 16, 2004 AND NOT LATER THAN
NOVEMBER 30, 2004.
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POTENTIAL INTERMODAL PLANT LOCATIONS: CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA; DECATUR, 
ILLINOIS; GIBSON CITY, ILLINOIS; AND MANKATO, MINNESOTA.
OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ALSO PROVIDE OFFERS BASIS BRIDGE
POINT(S) OF ORIGIN, FAS VESSEL NAMED PORT(S), AS WELL AS FOR INTERMODAL
PLANT POINT(S) OF ORIGIN.
- U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE FOR PACKAGED COMMODITIES, PARTS I AND II,
DATED MAY 1, 2004 IS THE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE APPLICABLE FOR THE CARGO(ES)
UNDER THIS FREIGHT INVITATION FOR BIDS. THIS INVITATION FOR BIDS DOES 
CONTAIN ADDITIONAL TERMS NOT CONTAINED IN THE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE AS WELL 
AS AMENDMENTS / MODIFICATIONS TO THE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE AND SUCH 
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND SUCH AMENDMENTS / MODIFICATIONS SHALL BE INCORPORATED 
INTO BOOKINGS CONTRACTED UNDER THIS IFB. COPIES OF THE THE U.S. FOOD AID 
BOOKING NOTE FOR PACKAGED COMMODITIES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO 
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP.
- IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE PROGRAM AGREEMENT, ALL WATER SERVICE FROM 
LOAD PORT TO DISCHARGE PORT(S) IS REQUIRED.
- COMMODITY, LOAD PORT AND INTERMODAL POINT ABBREVIATIONS AS PER USDA FORM
KC-362.
- OFFERORS ARE TO PROVIDE A DETAILED ITINERARY OF THE SERVICE BEING OFFERED 
IN THEIR OFFER WHICH SHALL INCLUDE LOAD PORT(S) TO BE UTILIZED, ESTIMATED 
LOAD DATES, ESTIMATED SAILING DATES FROM LOAD PORT(S), ESTIMATED TRANSIT 
TIMES INCLUDING ANY PROJECTED TRANSSHIPMENT PORTS, AND ESTIMATED ETA AT 
FIRST OR SOLE DISCHARGE PORT.
- DISCHARGE PORT(S): SEMARANG AND/OR SURABAYA AND/OR JAKARTA, INDONESIA AT 
SHIPPER'S OPTION. WITHOUT GUARANTEE FROM SHIPPER, SEMARANG IS CURRENT 
INTENTION FOR DISCHARGE PORT FOR ALL CARGO.
- ALL SOY FLOUR MUST BE SHIPPED IN FULLY ENCLOSED MARINE CONTAINERS, LOADED 
AND SEALED PRIOR TO LOADING ON THE OCEAN VESSEL AT U.S. PORT OF EXPORT, AND 
REMAIN IN SAME SEALED CONTAINER UP TO DELIVERY POINT. OFFERS OF 
NON-CONTAINERIZED SERVICE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE TO THIS FREIGHT 
IFB.
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- CARGO TO BE SHIPPED IN 40 FT CONTAINERS ONLY.
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- OFFERORS ARE TO DETAIL THEIR CONTAINER TRACKING SYSTEM IN THEIR OFFER.
- OWNER/CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD SOY FLOUR 
CARGO IS IN WIND AND WATER TIGHT CONDITION, IS NOT MORE THAN TEN (10) YEARS 
OLD, AND IS 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 SOY 
FLOUR CARGOES. NO CONTAINER MINIMUMS SHALL APPLY.
- OFFERS OF NAMED VESSELS ONLY.
- LOAD/DELIVERY TERMS: AS PER PART II PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE CLAUSES 1(A), 
1(B) OR 1(C), AS APPLICABLE.
- DISCHARGE/DELIVERY TERMS: AS PER PART II PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE CLAUSE 
2(A)(ii) WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT THE FREE TIME ON CONTAINERS IS AMENDED TO 
TWENTY-ONE (21) CALENDAR DAYS INSTEAD OF TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS.
- DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT (DDA): TRANSIT TIME DDA WILL BE ASSESSED BASIS 
FAR EAST AND BASIS NON-URGENT CARGO. SEE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE, PART II, 
CLAUSE 15 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- VESSEL TYPE RESTRICTIONS: NON-VESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIERS (NVOCC) 
MAY NOT BE EMPLOYED TO CARRY U.S. FLAG OR FOREIGN FLAG SHIPMENTS.
- NON-LINER FOREIGN FLAG VESSELS MUST 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.
- CARRIER IS TO PROVIDE ALL EQUIPMENT WHETHER ON-BOARD VESSEL OR SHORESIDE 
REQUIRED TO DISCHARGE THE CONTAINERS.
- A COPY OF THE VLO CERTIFICATE MUST BE SUBMITTED AS PER CLAUSE 26(C) OF 
PART II OF THE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE.
- INTERNATIONAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT, INC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT 
OR REJECT OFFERS.
- WITH RELATION TO CLAUSE 20 OF PART II OF THE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE, 
SHOULD GENERAL AVERAGE CONDITIONS ARISE, INTERNATIONAL RELIEF AND 
DEVELOPMENT, INC. (SHIPPER) SHALL ASSIGN THEIR RIGHTS TO THE USDA/CONTRACT 
RECONCILIATION DIVISION, WHO IN TURN SHALL BE THE PARTY WHICH WOULD 
CONTRIBUTE WITH THE CARRIER IN GENERAL AVERAGE TO THE PAYMENT OF ANY 
SACRIFICES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES OF A GENERAL AVERAGE NATURE THAT MAY BE 
INCURRED INCLUDING SALVAGE AND SPECIAL CHARGES INCURRED IN RESPECT TO THE 
GOODS.
- THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE KANSAS CITY COMMODITY OFFICE 
WILL PURSUE RECOVERY OF ANY CARGO LOSS AND/OR CARGO DAMAGE CLAIM ARISING 
FROM THIS SHIPMENT.
- CARRIER SHALL SPECIFY IN THEIR OFFER WHETHER RATE OFFERED IS THE SAME AS 
OR LOWER THAN CARRIER'S APPLICABLE TARIFF RATE AT TIME OF OFFERING. 
CARRIER MUST DECLARE FMC TARIFF NUMBER AND STATE WHETHER RATE OFFERED IS A
CARRIER TARIFF RATE OR A CONFERENCE TARIFF RATE AND WHETHER RATE IS TO BE 
FILED, TO BE MAINTAINED, OR TO BE AMENDED.
- OFFERS TO BE RECEIVED BY 1100 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME OCTOBER 19, 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. 
(OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO HAND DELIVER OFFERS TO INTERNATIONAL SERVICES 
CORP). ONLY OFFERS WHICH ARE RESPONSIVE TO THIS IFB WILL BE CONSIDERED.
- OFFER SHOULD INCLUDE: VESSEL NAME / TYPE / FLAG / YEARBLT / LOA / BEAM / 
DWT / DRAFT / GEAR / ETA AT LOAD AND DISCHARGE PORT / FULL STYLE OF CARRIER
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- FREIGHT RATES MUST BE BROKEN DOWN TO COVER THE FOLLOWING:
(A) DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INLAND (IF APPLICABLE); (B) OCEAN FREIGHT.
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- FREIGHT RATES TO BE QUOTED IN U.S. DOLLARS PER METRIC TON.
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- SEPARATE FREIGHT RATES TO BE PROVIDED FOR EACH DISCHARGE PORT.
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- ADDITIONAL FREIGHT PER METRIC TON ON ENTIRE CARGO FOR EACH ADDITIONAL 
DISCHARGE PORT USED, IF ANY, TO BE STATED SEPARATELY. PREMIUMS FOR 
ADDITIONAL DISCHARGE PORTS WILL BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING LOWEST LANDED 
COST IN THOSE SITUATIONS WHEN COMMODITIES ARE LIKELY TO BE LOADED OR 
DISCHARGED AT MORE THAN ONE PORT.
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- COMMISSION: 2.5 PCT ON FREIGHT / DEADFREIGHT TO SHIPPER'S AGENT IF 
OFFERED DIRECT; IF BROKER INVOLVED, 2/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO SHIPPER'S AGENTS AND 
1/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO BROKER.
- CLAUSE 18(A)(iii) OF PART II OF THE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE IS AMENDED FOR 
THIS TENDER TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT AS A DOCUMENT REQUIRED TO 
RECEIVE PAYMENT OF OCEAN FREIGHT:
(f) INVOICE FOR PAYMENT OF COMMISSION TO SHIPPER'S AGENT MARKED "PAID" BY 
SHIPPER'S AGENT.
- ALL FREIGHT BOOKINGS ARE SUBJECT APPROVAL BY USDA.
- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASH., DC 
TELEPHONE 202-785-3400 OR FAX NO. 202-296-1160 OR EMAIL: mail@isc-pci.com.
Web Site: http:\\www.isc-pci.com


 

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