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Award August 17, 2004

Freight Tender Results: FFTP, Mllk to Caribbean/Cent America (08/17/04).
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BKA LOGISTICS LLC, AS AGENTS FOR AND ON BEHALF OF FOOD FOR THE POOR, INC. 
(FFTP), ANNOUNCES BOOKING RESULTS ON SEC 416(B) MILK CARGOES TENDERED MAY 18 2004 UNDER IFB NUMBER: 04-018P:
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AA. BKA NO: FFTP-FY2004SA 
CARGO: UP TO 2,850 NMT
COMMODITY: NONFAT DRY MILK - 25K BAGS 
LOAD 
POINT(S): INTERMODAL – HOUSTON, TX 
INTERMODAL – MIAMI, OK 
INTERMODAL – SAN ANTONIO, TX
INTERMODAL – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 
DISPORT: (FF) ROUSEAU, DOMINICA – 80 NMT
(GG) RIO HAINA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – 75 NMT
(HH) ST. GEORGE, GRENADA – 360 NMT
(II) GEORGETOWN, GUYANA – 2,230 NMT
(MM) KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT – 105 NMT 
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CARRIER: AMERICA CARGO TRANSPORT

OCEAN RATES:
Roseau, Dominica = USD 335.00 per gmt basis P2 service
Rio Haina, Dom Rep = USD 335.00 per gmt basis P2 service
St. George, Grenada = USD 335.00 per gmt basis P2 service
Georgetown, Guyana = USD 435.00 per gmt basis P2 service
Kingstown, St. Vincent = USD 335.00 per gmt basis P2 service.

DOMESTIC INLAND RATES:
Ex Houston TX = USD 10.00 per gmt
Ex Miami OK = USD 80.00 per gmt
Ex San Antonio TX = USD 37.00 per gmt
Ex Oklahoma City OK = USD 80.00 per gmt.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SPECIFIC TENDER CONTACT:
BKA LOGISTICS LLC, 1629 K STREET NW, SUITE 600, WASHINGTON D.C.
20006. PHONE: 202-331-7395; TELEFAX: 202-331-7735; E-MAIL: JAMES.MEAD@BKALOGISTICS.NET OR MARK.MILLARD@BKALOGISTICS.NET
?END


Re-Tender 04-018P
May 18, 2004

Freight Tender: FFTP, Milk Parcels to Caribbean / Cent America (05/18/04).
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BKA LOGISTICS LLC, AS AGENTS FOR AND ON BEHALF OF FOOD FOR THE POOR, INC. 
(FFTP), REQUESTS U.S. AND NON U.S. FLAG LINER OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION 416(B), VIA CONTAINER SERVICE ONLY, UNDER A SERVICE CONTRACT(S):
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IFB NUMBER: 04-018P
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AA. BKA NO: FFTP-FY2004SA 
CARGO: UP TO 2,850 NMT
COMMODITY: NONFAT DRY MILK - 25K BAGS 
LOAD 
POINT(S): INTERMODAL – HOUSTON, TX (SEE NOTE 8)
INTERMODAL – MIAMI, OK (SEE NOTE 8)
INTERMODAL – SAN ANTONIO, TX (SEE NOTE 8)
INTERMODAL – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (SEE NOTE 8)
DISPORT: (FF) ROUSEAU, DOMINICA – 80 NMT
(GG) RIO HAINA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – 75 NMT
(HH) ST. GEORGE, GRENADA – 360 NMT
(II) GEORGETOWN, GUYANA – 2,230 NMT
(MM) KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT – 105 NMT
AVAIL: AS PER THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE / PLAN: 
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IT IS THE DESIRE OF FFTP AND USDA TO MAINTAIN A FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE FOR LOADINGS AND DEPARTURES TO MEET THE PROGRAM NEEDS OF THE RECIPIENTS. AS SUCH, SHIPMENTS WILL BE APPROX 1/12TH OF THE TOTALS PER COUNTRY PER MONTH AS PROVIDED ABOVE (A MINIMUM OF ONE SHIPPING CONTAINER).
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AFTER LIFTINGS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED FOR THE INITIAL LOADS, RECEIVERS WILL ADVISE FFTP/BKA OF THEIR INVENTORY REQUIREMENTS A MINIMUM OF 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF PROJECTED NEED IN COUNTRY. BKA WILL SEND A NOTICE TO THE SELECTED CARRIER(S) OF THE RECEIVERS NEED (INCLUDING REQUIRED ARRIVAL DATE OF CARGO IN COUNTRY), THIS NOTICE WILL ALSO INCLUDE FORMAL NOMINATION OF LOAD POINT(S) IN THE U.S.A. AND AVAILABILITY DATE(S) FOR SPOTTING CONTAINER(S). CARRIER WILL BE REQUIRED TO SPOT CONTAINERS FOR COMMENCEMENT OF LOADING WITHIN 2 DAYS OF THE CARGO AVAIL DATE – A DELAY ASSESSMENT WILL BE LEVIED FOR FAILURE TO MEET THE LOADING SCHEDULE.
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ON THE ABOVE:
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TERMS: FULL BERTH TERMS, ALL INCLUSIVE. NO DEMURRAGE / NO DESPATCH/ NO DETENTION ON VESSELS/CONTAINERS/TRAILERS BENDS.
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NOTE 1: THE ABOVE DATES APPLY TO CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE VENDOR. OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CORDINATE WITH VENDORS TO ENSURE A SMOOTH LOADING OPERATION.
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EACH BAG OF NFD MILK MUST BE INSPECTED BY USDA REP AT TIME OF CONTAINER 
LOADING. CARRIERS MUST COORDINATE CONTAINER SPOTTING/LOADING SCHEDULE 
WITH WAREHOUSE(S) AND USDA. CARRIERS TO PROVIDE 72 HOUR ADVANCE NOTICE 
OF SPOTTING CONTAINERS IN ORDER THAT THE USDA REP CAN BE ON SITE.
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NOTE 2: CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD FFTP 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
BKA A FGIS SURVEY REPORT ATTESTING TO THE SATISFACTORY 
CONDITION OF CONTAINERS. SURVEY IS TO BE PERFORMED PRIOR 
TO LOADING FFTP CARGOES.
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NOTE 3: ALL NON-FAT DRY MILK MUST BE SHIPPED IN FULLY ENCLOSED MARINE 
CONTAINERS. SAME ARE TO BE LOADED AND SEALED AT SUPPLIER WAREHOUSE(S) AS 
ALLOCATED BY USDA – NO TRANSLOADING WILL BE PERMITTED. OFFERS OF NON-
CONTAINERIZED SERVICE WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NON RESPONSIVE.
.
NOTE 4: DUE TO URGENT NEED TO MAINTAIN CARGO SCHEDULE INTEGRITY,
A LOADING DELAY ASSESSMENT (LDA) OF USD 1.00 PER METRIC
TON PER DAY, OR PRO-RATA, WILL BE IMPOSED. THE LDA WILL
BE ASSESSED FOR (A) EACH DAY, OR PRO-RATA, BEYOND THE SPOTTING DATE, 
PLUS TWO (2) DAY GRACE PERIOD, THAT CARRIER FAILS TO SPOT CONTAINER(S) 
FOR COMMENCEMENT OF LOADING AT SUPPLY POINT(S); AND, (B) EACH DAY, OR 
PRO-RATA, BEYOND THE CONTRACTED LOAD DATE, PLUS A SEVEN (7) DAY GRACE 
PERIOD, THAT VESSEL FAILS TO PRESENT, AND BE ACCEPTED, AT THE FIRST (OR 
SOLE) LOAD PORT TO LOAD FFTP PARCELS. LDA, IF ANY, WILL BE DEDUCTED 
FROM OCEAN FREIGHT PAYMENT AGAINST EACH BILL OF LADING ISSUED.
.
NOTE 5: IN KEEPING WITH U.S. CUSTOMS' ENFORCED COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
FOR OUTBOUND DOCUMENTATION, CARRIERS ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
THAT ANY PENALTY ASSESSED AGAINST THE CARGO, DUE IN WHOLE
OR IN PART TO DELAY BY CARRIER IN VERIFYING FINAL LOAD
COUNT AND PROVIDING SAME TO BKA, WILL BE SOLELY FOR
CARRIER'S ACCOUNT.
.
NOTE 6: CARRIERS ARE REQUIRED TO OFFER BASIS: 
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CARRIER TO DELIVER CARGO CONTAINERS TO PORT(S) OF DISCHARGE AS 
CONTRACTED (I.E. ON A DOOR TO PORT BASIS). CARRIER TO GRANT 21 DAYS 
FREE-TIME FOR EACH CONTAINER AND PERMIT FFTP TO DRAY SAME TO RECEIVERS 
WAREHOUSE(S) FOR UNSTUFFING. FREE-TIME TO START UPON CONTAINER(S) 
ARRIVAL AT CARRIERS OWN OR DESIGNATED CONTAINER YARD AND TO CEASE UPON 
RETURN OF EMPTY CONTAINER TO CARRIER AT DESIGNATED CONTAINER YARD. 
.
NOTE 7: CARRIER TO GUARANTEE COMMENCEMENT OF CARGO ARRIVAL AT
PORT(S) OF DISCHARGE AS CONTRACTED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF COMPLETION OF 
LOADING FFTP CARGO (FOR JAMAICA, HAITI, DOM REP, AND CENTRAL AMERICA 
DESTINATIONS) AND WITHIN 21 DAYS OF COMPLETION OF LOADING (FOR 
DESTINATIONS IN WEST INDIES AND GUYANA). A DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT 
(DDA) OF USD 1.00 PER METRIC TON PER DAY, OR PRO-RATA, WILL BE ASSESSED 
FOR EACH DAY BEYOND THIS LIMIT. DDA, IF ANY, WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM 
OCEAN FREIGHT PAYMENT AGAINST EACH BILL OF LADING ISSUED.
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NOTE 8: SUPPLIER FULL DETAILS: 
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OGM ENTERPRISES, 700 TAYMAN STREET SOUTH, SAN ANTONIO TX 78226-1816. 
POC: MR. FELTON OVERBEY. TEL: 210-923-9222. FAX: 210-923-5226. 
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MIDLAND COMMODITIES INC., 8790 WALLISVILLE, HOUSTON TX, POC: MR. GENE 
HACKLER, TEL: 479-784-9109, FAX: 479-784-9342.
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COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION, 1000 GOODRICH BLVD., MIAMI OK 74354. POC: MS. 
DORIS JONES. TEL: 816-836-1500. FAX: 816-836-0643.
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D&M DISTRIBUTION, 5011 W. RENO, STE 25, OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73137. POC: 
MR. DARRYL LAWSON. TEL: 405-745-2142. FAX: 405-745-2148.
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FFTP/USDA RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LOAD CARGOES FROM ANY/ALL OF THE ABOVE 
POINTS. FFTP/USDA WILL CONSIDER ALL OF THE ABOVE POINTS TO BE “ONE 
LOAD POINT” FOR PURPOSES OF RATES AND FREIGHT BOOKINGS.
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NOTE 9: CARRIERS SHALL INCLUDE ALL ACTUAL AND ANTICIPATED WAR RISK INSURANCE 
PREMIUMS IN THEIR OFFERED RATES. OWNER BEARS THE RISK OF ANY INCREASE
IN WAR RISK INSURANCE PREMIUMS.
.
NOTE 10: 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.
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SPECIAL NOTES:
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INTENTION IS TO AWARD CONTRACTS OF CARRIAGE ON A DESTINATION BASIS. CARRIERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO OFFER FOR ALL DESTINATIONS.
.
NO MINIMUM NUMBER OF CONTAINERS PER LIFTING/SAILING WILL BE ACCEPTED. 
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NO MINIMUM TONNAGE PER CONTAINER WILL BE ACCEPTED.
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TONNAGE IS CONSIDERED TO BE “UP TO”, FINAL TONNAGE AWARDED / LIFTED MAY BE LESS THAN ADVERTISED.
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CARRIER TO CONFIRM IN ITS OFFER THAT IT (A) MAINTAINS REGULAR SCHEDULED SERVICE TO THE DESTINATIONS ON WHICH IT OFFERS, AND (B) CAN, WHEN NOTIFIED BY FFTP/BKA, EFFECT THE LIFTING OF ORDERED TONNAGE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE DESIRED LIFT DATE.
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CARRIER TO PROVIDE RATE QUOTES BASIS A VALIDITY THROUGH TO AND INCLUSIVE OF SEPT 30, 2004.
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- 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 INTERNATIOANL 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, CARRIER 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.
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- COMMODITY, LOADPORT, 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 SUPPIER’S PLANT,
VESSEL OWNERS MUST COMPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD AND CAPACITY CAPABILITIES. 
IF THE VESSEL FAILS TO C0MPLY 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. IF 
SUPPLIER FAILS TO PROVIDE COMMODITY FOR LOADING DURING THE SPECIFIED 
SHIPPING PERIOD (OR BEYOND ALLOWABLE FREE TIME) DEMURRAGE, IF ANY, 
WILL BE FOR ACCOUNT OF SUPPLIER.
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- OWNERS GUARANTEE THAT THE PERFORMING VESSEL COMPLIES FULLY WITH THE
INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT CODE (ISM), IF REQUIRED, AND IS IN
POSSESSION OF A VALID DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT 
CERTIFICATE AND WILL REMAIN SO FOR THE ENTIRETY OF HER EMPLOYMENT
UNDER THIS CHARTER PARTY / BOOKING CONFIRMATION. OWNERS ARE TO PROVIDE 
SHIPPER / CHARTERER WITH SATISFACTORY EVIDENCE OF COMPLIANCE, IF REQUIRED
TO DO SO, AND TO REMAIN FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY/ALL CONSEQUENCES
RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY MATTERS ARISING IN CONNECTION
WITH THIS VESSEL AND THE ISM CODE.
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- THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE KANSAS CITY COMMODITY
OFFICE'S NOTICE TO THE TRADE EOD-68 OF MAY 5, 2000 REGARDING 
THE VESSEL LOADING OBSERVATIONS IS HEREBY INCORPORATED.
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- O'WISE SUBJECT TO FFTP SERVICE AGREEMENT.
- OFFERS MUST BE IDENTIFIED BY TENDER/IFB NUMBER AND ANY FUTURE
COMMUNICATION SHOULD ALSO IDENTIFY SAME BY TENDER OR CONTRACT
NUMBER.
- OFFERS FROM NVOCC'S WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NON-RESPONSIVE.
- OFFERS MUST INCLUDE:
VESSEL NAME / TYPE / FLAG / YEAR BUILT. ETA AT LOAD AND
DISCHARGE PORT. FULL STYLE OF CARRIER OFFERING. WHETHER
SERVICE IS DIRECT OR TRANSSHIPPED,CONTAINER OR BREAKBULK. 
STATEMENT THAT CARRIER IS A VOCC. OCEAN FREIGHT RATE TO BE IN
U.S. DOLLARS PER METRIC TON AND MUST BE ALL INCLUSIVE REPEAT
ALL INCLUSIVE.
- AS APPLICABLE, THE ALL INCLUSIVE RATE SUBMITTED MUST BREAKOUT 
THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS: OCEAN FREIGHT AND DOMESTIC INLAND 
TRANSPORTATION. CARRIERS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT ALL INCLUSIVE
RATES AS OUTLINED ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED NON RESPONSIVE.
- ONLY SEALED, HAND DELIVERED OFFERS RECEIVED PRIOR TO TENDER
CLOSING TIME WILL BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED. NO PHONE OFFERS WILL 
BE ACCEPTED.
- FFTP RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND ALL OFFERS.
- FIXTURES RESULTING FROM THIS TENDER ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY
FFTP AND USDA.
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OFFERS TO BE SUBMITTED TO: BKA LOGISTICS LLC, 1629 K STREET NW, SUITE 600, WASHINGTON D.C. 20006, BY 1400 HRS ET MAY 19, 2004.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SPECIFIC TENDER CONTACT:
BKA LOGISTICS LLC, 1629 K STREET NW, SUITE 600, WASHINGTON D.C.
20006. PHONE: 202-331-7395; TELEFAX: 202-331-7735; E-MAIL: JAMES.MEAD@BKALOGISTICS.NET OR MARK.MILLARD@BKALOGISTICS.NET
?END


CANCELLATION    04-018P
May 18, 2004

Freight Tender Cancellation: BKA Logistics, FFTP Milk Parcels to the Caribbean / Cent. America (05/18/04).

BKA LOGISTICS LLC., FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE FOOD FOR THE POOR, INC. (FFTP), HEREBY CANCELS FREIGHT TENDER DATED MAY 13, 2004 FOR CARRIAGE OF 2850 NMT BAGGED MILK TO CARIBBEAN/CENT AMERICA.

THIS REQUIREMENT WILL BE RE-TENDERED AT A FUTURE DATE.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SPECIFIC TENDER CONTACT:

BKA LOGISTICS LLC, 1629 K STREET NW, SUITE 600, WASHINGTON D.C.  20006. PHONE: 202-331-7395; TELEFAX: 202-331-7735; E-MAIL: MARK.MILLARD@BKALOGISTICS.NET OR  KIM.ARRO@BKALOGISTICS.NET

?END


Tender 
May 15, 2004  04-018P

Freight Tender: FFTP, Milk Parcels to Caribbean / Cent America (05/13/04).
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BKA LOGISTICS LLC, AS AGENTS FOR AND ON BEHALF OF FOOD FOR THE POOR, INC. 
(FFTP), REQUESTS U.S. AND NON U.S. FLAG LINER OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION 416(B), VIA CONTAINER SERVICE ONLY, UNDER A SERVICE CONTRACT(S):
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IFB NUMBER: 04-018P
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AA. BKA NO: FFTP-FY2004SA 
CARGO: UP TO 24,124 NMT
COMMODITY: NONFAT DRY MILK - 25K BAGS 
LOAD 
POINT(S): INTERMODAL – HOUSTON, TX (SEE NOTE 8)
INTERMODAL – MIAMI, OK (SEE NOTE 8)
INTERMODAL – STOCKTON, CA (SEE NOTE 8)
INTERMODAL – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (SEE NOTE 8)
DISPORT: (FF) ROUSEAU, DOMINICA – 80 NMT
(GG) RIO HAINA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – 75 NMT
(HH) ST. GEORGE, GRENADA – 360 NMT
(II) GEORGETOWN, GUYANA – 2,230 NMT
(MM) KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT – 105 NMT
AVAIL: AS PER THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE / PLAN: 
.
IT IS THE DESIRE OF FFTP AND USDA TO MAINTAIN A FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE FOR LOADINGS AND DEPARTURES TO MEET THE PROGRAM NEEDS OF THE RECIPIENTS. AS SUCH, SHIPMENTS WILL BE APPROX 1/12TH OF THE TOTALS PER COUNTRY PER MONTH AS PROVIDED ABOVE (A MINIMUM OF ONE SHIPPING CONTAINER).
.
AFTER LIFTINGS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED FOR THE INITIAL LOADS, RECEIVERS WILL ADVISE FFTP/BKA OF THEIR INVENTORY REQUIREMENTS A MINIMUM OF 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF PROJECTED NEED IN COUNTRY. BKA WILL SEND A NOTICE TO THE SELECTED CARRIER(S) OF THE RECEIVERS NEED (INCLUDING REQUIRED ARRIVAL DATE OF CARGO IN COUNTRY), THIS NOTICE WILL ALSO INCLUDE FORMAL NOMINATION OF LOAD POINT(S) IN THE U.S.A. AND AVAILABILITY DATE(S) FOR SPOTTING CONTAINER(S). CARRIER WILL BE REQUIRED TO SPOT CONTAINERS FOR COMMENCEMENT OF LOADING WITHIN 2 DAYS OF THE CARGO AVAIL DATE – A DELAY ASSESSMENT WILL BE LEVIED FOR FAILURE TO MEET THE LOADING SCHEDULE.
.
ON THE ABOVE:
.
TERMS: FULL BERTH TERMS, ALL INCLUSIVE. NO DEMURRAGE / NO
DESPATCH/ NO DETENTION ON VESSELS/CONTAINERS/TRAILERS BENDS.
.
NOTE 1: THE ABOVE DATES APPLY TO CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 
VENDOR. OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CORDINATE WITH VENDORS
TO ENSURE A SMOOTH LOADING OPERATION.
.
EACH BAG OF NFD MILK MUST BE INSPECTED BY USDA REP AT TIME OF CONTAINER 
LOADING. CARRIERS MUST COORDINATE CONTAINER SPOTTING/LOADING SCHEDULE 
WITH WAREHOUSE(S) AND USDA. CARRIERS TO PROVIDE 72 HOUR ADVANCE NOTICE 
OF SPOTTING CONTAINERS IN ORDER THAT THE USDA REP CAN BE ON SITE.
.
NOTE 2: CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD
FFTP 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
BKA A FGIS SURVEY REPORT ATTESTING TO THE SATISFACTORY 
CONDITION OF CONTAINERS. SURVEY IS TO BE PERFORMED PRIOR 
TO LOADING FFTP CARGOES.
.
NOTE 3: ALL NON-FAT DRY MILK MUST BE SHIPPED IN FULLY ENCLOSED MARINE 
CONTAINERS. SAME ARE TO BE LOADED AND SEALED AT SUPPLIER WAREHOUSE(S) AS 
ALLOCATED BY USDA – NO TRANSLOADING WILL BE PERMITTED. OFFERS OF NON-
CONTAINERIZED SERVICE WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NON RESPONSIVE.
.
NOTE 4: DUE TO URGENT NEED TO MAINTAIN CARGO SCHEDULE INTEGRITY,
A LOADING DELAY ASSESSMENT (LDA) OF USD 1.00 PER METRIC
TON PER DAY, OR PRO-RATA, WILL BE IMPOSED. THE LDA WILL
BE ASSESSED FOR (A) EACH DAY, OR PRO-RATA, BEYOND THE SPOTTING DATE, 
PLUS TWO (2) DAY GRACE PERIOD, THAT CARRIER FAILS TO SPOT CONTAINER(S) 
FOR COMMENCEMENT OF LOADING AT SUPPLY POINT(S); AND, (B) EACH DAY, OR 
PRO-RATA, BEYOND THE CONTRACTED LOAD DATE, PLUS A SEVEN (7) DAY GRACE 
PERIOD, THAT VESSEL FAILS TO PRESENT, AND BE ACCEPTED, AT THE FIRST (OR 
SOLE) LOAD PORT TO LOAD FFTP PARCELS. LDA, IF ANY, WILL BE DEDUCTED 
FROM OCEAN FREIGHT PAYMENT AGAINST EACH BILL OF LADING ISSUED.
.
NOTE 5: IN KEEPING WITH U.S. CUSTOMS' ENFORCED COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
FOR OUTBOUND DOCUMENTATION, CARRIERS ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
THAT ANY PENALTY ASSESSED AGAINST THE CARGO, DUE IN WHOLE
OR IN PART TO DELAY BY CARRIER IN VERIFYING FINAL LOAD
COUNT AND PROVIDING SAME TO BKA, WILL BE SOLELY FOR
CARRIER'S ACCOUNT.
.
NOTE 6: CARRIERS ARE REQUIRED TO OFFER BASIS: 
.
CARRIER TO DELIVER CARGO CONTAINERS TO PORT(S) OF DISCHARGE AS 
CONTRACTED (I.E. ON A DOOR TO PORT BASIS). CARRIER TO GRANT 21 DAYS 
FREE-TIME FOR EACH CONTAINER AND PERMIT FFTP TO DRAY SAME TO RECEIVERS 
WAREHOUSE(S) FOR UNSTUFFING. FREE-TIME TO START UPON CONTAINER(S) 
ARRIVAL AT CARRIERS OWN OR DESIGNATED CONTAINER YARD AND TO CEASE UPON 
RETURN OF EMPTY CONTAINER TO CARRIER AT DESIGNATED CONTAINER YARD. 
.
NOTE 7: CARRIER TO GUARANTEE COMMENCEMENT OF CARGO ARRIVAL AT
PORT(S) OF DISCHARGE AS CONTRACTED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF COMPLETION OF 
LOADING FFTP CARGO (FOR JAMAICA, HAITI, DOM REP, AND CENTRAL AMERICA 
DESTINATIONS) AND WITHIN 21 DAYS OF COMPLETION OF LOADING (FOR 
DESTINATIONS IN WEST INDIES AND GUYANA). A DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT 
(DDA) OF USD 1.00 PER METRIC TON PER DAY, OR PRO-RATA, WILL BE ASSESSED 
FOR EACH DAY BEYOND THIS LIMIT. DDA, IF ANY, WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM 
OCEAN FREIGHT PAYMENT AGAINST EACH BILL OF LADING ISSUED.
.
NOTE 8: SUPPLIER FULL DETAILS: 

OGM ENTERPRISES, 700 TAYMAN STREET SOUTH, SAN ANTONIO TX 78226-1816. 
POC: MR. FELTON OVERBEY. TEL: 210-923-9222. FAX: 210-923-5226. 
.
MIDLAND COMMODITIES INC., 8790 WALLISVILLE, HOUSTON TX, POC: MR. GENE 
HACKLER, TEL: 479-784-9109, FAX: 479-784-9342.
.
COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION, 1000 GOODRICH BLVD., MIAMI OK 74354. POC: MS. 
DORIS JONES. TEL: 816-836-1500. FAX: 816-836-0643.
.
D&M DISTRIBUTION, 5011 W. RENO, STE 25, OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73137. POC: 
MR. DARRYL LAWSON. TEL: 405-745-2142. FAX: 405-745-2148.
.
FFTP/USDA RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LOAD CARGOES FROM ANY/ALL OF THE ABOVE 
POINTS. FFTP/USDA WILL CONSIDER ALL OF THE ABOVE POINTS TO BE “ONE 
LOAD POINT” FOR PURPOSES OF RATES AND FREIGHT BOOKINGS.
.
NOTE 9: CARRIERS SHALL INCLUDE ALL ACTUAL AND ANTICIPATED WAR RISK INSURANCE 
PREMIUMS IN THEIR OFFERED RATES. OWNER BEARS THE RISK OF ANY INCREASE
IN WAR RISK INSURANCE PREMIUMS.
.
NOTE 10: 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.
.
SPECIAL NOTES:
.
INTENTION IS TO AWARD CONTRACTS OF CARRIAGE ON A DESTINATION BASIS. CARRIERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO OFFER FOR ALL DESTINATIONS.
.
NO MINIMUM NUMBER OF CONTAINERS PER LIFTING/SAILING WILL BE ACCEPTED. 
.
NO MINIMUM TONNAGE PER CONTAINER WILL BE ACCEPTED.
.
TONNAGE IS CONSIDERED TO BE “UP TO”, FINAL TONNAGE AWARDED / LIFTED MAY BE LESS THAN ADVERTISED.
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CARRIER TO CONFIRM IN ITS OFFER THAT IT (A) MAINTAINS REGULAR SCHEDULED SERVICE TO THE DESTINATIONS ON WHICH IT OFFERS, AND (B) CAN, WHEN NOTIFIED BY FFTP/BKA, EFFECT THE LIFTING OF ORDERED TONNAGE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE DESIRED LIFT DATE.
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CARRIER TO PROVIDE RATE QUOTES BASIS A VALIDITY THROUGH TO AND INCLUSIVE OF SEPT 30, 2004.
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- 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 INTERNATIOANL 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, CARRIER 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.
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- COMMODITY, LOADPORT, 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 SUPPIER’S PLANT,
VESSEL OWNERS MUST COMPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD AND CAPACITY CAPABILITIES. 
IF THE VESSEL FAILS TO C0MPLY 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. IF 
SUPPLIER FAILS TO PROVIDE COMMODITY FOR LOADING DURING THE SPECIFIED 
SHIPPING PERIOD (OR BEYOND ALLOWABLE FREE TIME) DEMURRAGE, IF ANY, 
WILL BE FOR ACCOUNT OF SUPPLIER.
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- OWNERS GUARANTEE THAT THE PERFORMING VESSEL COMPLIES FULLY WITH THE
INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT CODE (ISM), IF REQUIRED, AND IS IN
POSSESSION OF A VALID DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT 
CERTIFICATE AND WILL REMAIN SO FOR THE ENTIRETY OF HER EMPLOYMENT
UNDER THIS CHARTER PARTY / BOOKING CONFIRMATION. OWNERS ARE TO PROVIDE 
SHIPPER / CHARTERER WITH SATISFACTORY EVIDENCE OF COMPLIANCE, IF REQUIRED
TO DO SO, AND TO REMAIN FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY/ALL CONSEQUENCES
RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY MATTERS ARISING IN CONNECTION
WITH THIS VESSEL AND THE ISM CODE.
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- THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE KANSAS CITY COMMODITY
OFFICE'S NOTICE TO THE TRADE EOD-68 OF MAY 5, 2000 REGARDING 
THE VESSEL LOADING OBSERVATIONS IS HEREBY INCORPORATED.
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- O'WISE SUBJECT TO FFTP SERVICE AGREEMENT.
- OFFERS MUST BE IDENTIFIED BY TENDER/IFB NUMBER AND ANY FUTURE
COMMUNICATION SHOULD ALSO IDENTIFY SAME BY TENDER OR CONTRACT
NUMBER.
- OFFERS FROM NVOCC'S WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NON-RESPONSIVE.
- OFFERS MUST INCLUDE:
VESSEL NAME / TYPE / FLAG / YEAR BUILT. ETA AT LOAD AND
DISCHARGE PORT. FULL STYLE OF CARRIER OFFERING. WHETHER
SERVICE IS DIRECT OR TRANSSHIPPED,CONTAINER OR BREAKBULK. 
STATEMENT THAT CARRIER IS A VOCC. OCEAN FREIGHT RATE TO BE IN
U.S. DOLLARS PER METRIC TON AND MUST BE ALL INCLUSIVE REPEAT
ALL INCLUSIVE.
- AS APPLICABLE, THE ALL INCLUSIVE RATE SUBMITTED MUST BREAKOUT 
THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS: OCEAN FREIGHT AND DOMESTIC INLAND 
TRANSPORTATION. CARRIERS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT ALL INCLUSIVE
RATES AS OUTLINED ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED NON RESPONSIVE.
- ONLY SEALED, HAND DELIVERED OFFERS RECEIVED PRIOR TO TENDER
CLOSING TIME WILL BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED. NO PHONE OFFERS WILL 
BE ACCEPTED.
- FFTP RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND ALL
OFFERS.
- FIXTURES RESULTING FROM THIS TENDER ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY
FFTP AND USDA.
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OFFERS TO BE SUBMITTED TO: BKA LOGISTICS LLC, 1629 K STREET NW, SUITE 600, WASHINGTON D.C. 20006, BY 1300 HRS ET MAY 17, 2004.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SPECIFIC TENDER CONTACT:
BKA LOGISTICS LLC, 1629 K STREET NW, SUITE 600, WASHINGTON D.C.
20006. PHONE: 202-331-7395; TELEFAX: 202-331-7735; E-MAIL: JAMES.MEAD@BKALOGISTICS.NET OR MARK.MILLARD@BKALOGISTICS.NET
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