IFB# 16-046P Guatemala Re-Tender - Freight Re-Tender: Project Concern International McGovern-Dole Cargoes to Guatemala

Agency: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
State: Federal
Type of Government: State & Local
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  • 488510 - Freight Transportation Arrangement
Posted Date: Mar 27, 2020
Due Date: Apr 2, 2020
Solicitation No: 16-046P
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IFB# 16-046P Guatemala Re-Tender

March 26, 2020

Freight Re-Tender: Project Concern International McGovern-Dole Cargoes to Guatemala

DSV AIR & SEA, INC. FOR AND ON BEHALF OF PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL, REQUESTS FIRM OFFERS OF U.S. AND NON U.S. FLAG OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING CARGO THROUGH THE MCGOVERN-DOLE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FOR EDUCATION AND CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM:

1.
DATE: MARCH 26, 2020

IFB NO.: PCI-GT-FFE-16-046P

INVITATION #030A

WBSCM FREIGHT SOLICITATION #2000006823

WBSCM COMMODITY SOLICITATION #2000006822

2. CARGOES:

c. SALES ORDER NO.: 500576357

COMMODITY: CORN SOY BLEND PLUS IN 25 KG HP

BAGS
CARGO: 50 NET METRIC TONS
LOADPORT: SEE SPECIAL NOTE *B BELOW
AVAILABILITY DATE: SEE SPECIAL NOTE *C BELOW
DISCHARGE PORT: REFER NOTE *1 BELOW

Note #1

Discharge Port: Santo Tomas, Guatemala (CY delivery) – containerization required. Receivers require a 45 day free period on each container to allow for customs clearance and on carriage to HUEHUETENANGO and return to Santo Tomas terminal.

Free time will not commence until a consignment is completely off-loaded from the vessel and available to receivers at carrier’s own or designated container yard with all carrier requirements completed and to cease upon return of empty container(s) to the terminal at Santo Tomas. Free time is to include time on equipment and any terminal storage or similar costs. Any demurrage claims after the free time period expires must not exceed $10 per day per container or not to exceed the carrier’s tariff rate, whichever is lower.

Time for the fumigation process (from the date PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL through its customs agent, requests the carrier for the coordination for fumigation until fumigation and aeration is completed and the Ministry of Agriculture releases the Customs Declaration) is for the owner’s account and will not count against the 45 day free period.

NOTE: CARRIERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE FUMIGATION PROCESS REQUIRED BY GUATEMALA MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE WHICH IS CONSIDERED PART OF THE FUMIGATION PROCESS FOR CARRIERS ACCOUNT .

No demurrage. No despatch, No detention. All container handling charges at Santo Tomas port are for the carrier’s account including, but not limited to, reception and cleaning of the destuffed containers.

Contracted freight rate must include any operational/ administrative costs/expenses/fees charged by the ocean carrier, the carrier’s local representative or terminal operators in the destination country, including but not limited to documentation handling, representation fees, local taxes for temporary import of containers (ATC), cleaning and reception of containers, gate charges, lift charges, transfer charges, container deposits, shorehandling or terminal handling charges. CONTAINER RENTAL CHARGES ARE NOT ALLOWED.

It is the carrier’s responsibility to ensure that their office/representative at Santo Tomas is fully aware of all of the terms of the booking.

SPECIAL NOTES:

A. CARRIERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO OFFER ON ANY/ALL “FAS POINTS” AND “BRIDGE POINTS” AS LISTED ON THE USDA DOCUMENTS “APPROVED PORTS/TERMINALS” AND FORM

KC-362 AND ALL “INTERMODAL PLANT POINTS” AS LISTED ON FORM KC-362.

B. AVAILABILITY/AT PORT DATE FOR COMMODITY DELIVERIES

F.A.S. VESSEL JUNE 5, 2020.

THE POTENTIAL SHIPPING PERIODS FOR BIDS AT THE PLANT OR BRIDGEPOINT LOCATIONS CAN BE FOUND IN THE COMMODITY SOLICITATION. THE AVAILABILITY/AT PORT AND SHIPPING PERIODS ARE THE CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENT OF THE SUPPLIER(S), SUCCESSFUL OCEAN CARRIER(S) ARE ENCOURAGED TO COORDINATE WITH S UPPLIER(S) TO ENSURE A SMOOTH LOADING AND/OR TRANSFER OPERATION.

3. SHIPMENT OF COMMODITIES IN ONE VESSEL PREFERRED.

4. SHIPMENT OF SPLIT BOOKINGS ARE NOT ALLOWED (ALL CARGO UNDER ONE BOOKING MUST BE SHIPPED TOGETHER).

5. CARGO MUST BE CONTAINERIZED IN 20’ CONTAINERS.

- CARGO IS TO BE STUFFED INTO CONTAINERS AT OWNER’S

TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE.

- CONTAINERS SHALL BE INSPECTED PRIOR TO LOADING

AND AN INSPECTION CERTIFICATE OBTAINED WHICH

ENSURES THAT THE CONTAINER IS CLEAN, DRY, FREE OF

INSECT INFESTATION AND ODOR, AND IS IN CONDITION TO

LOAD AND CARRY FOOD COMMODITIES.

- CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED

TO LOAD THESE CARGOES 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, CARRIER MUST PROVIDE TO
DSV AIR & SEA , INC.A SURVEY REPORT ATTESTING TO THE SATISFACTORY CONDITION OF CONTAINERS.
SURVEY IS TO BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO LOADING THESE CARGOES.

- COSTS FOR ALL CONTAINER INSPECTIONS SHALL BE FOR

THE ACCOUNT OF THE OCEAN CARRIER.

6. Fumigation: All cargo (WITH EXCEPTION OF VEGETABLE OIL) must be fumigated at vessel owner’s time, risk and expense at the port of Santo Tomas, including all the related costs for the containers such as, but not limited to, internal movements and time on equipment, authority inspections and other related costs. Fumigation is to be performed when receivers advise that the duty franchise (exemption) is in hand or anticipated shortly thereafter.

7. CERTAIN COMMODITIES COVERED BY THIS IFB MUST BE INSPECTED BY APHIS/PPQ OR OTHER SUCH AUTHORITIES PRIOR TO LOADING SO THAT A PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE CAN BE ISSUED. SUCH INSPECTION MUST TAKE PLACE NOT MORE THAN THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE CARGO BEING LOADED ABOARD THE VESSEL AT THE PORT OF EXPORT. CARRIERS INTENDING TO LOAD THESE CARGOES INTO CONTAINERS, LASH BARGES, OR OTHERWISE UNITIZE CARGOES IN A WAY THAT WILL PROHIBIT OR RESTRICT INSPECTIONS WITHOUT SUSTAINING ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BEAR ALL SUCH ADDITIONAL EXPENSES IF THIS IS DONE BEFORE INSPECTIONS ARE EFFECTED OR IF CARGOES ARE NOT LOADED ON-BOARD A VESSEL WITHIN THE THIRTY DAY PERIOD FOLLOWING INSPECTION.

8.
FOR INTERMODAL CARGOES: CARRIERS MUST COMPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD AND CAPACITY CAPABILITIES. IF THE CARRIER FAILS TO COMPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD CAPABILITIES, ANY COSTS INCURRED BY CCC INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CARRYING CARGES, LIQUIDATED DAMAGES, AND STORAGE WILL BE FOR THE CARRIER’S ACCOUNT.

9. 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.

10. IN KEEPING WITH U.S. CUSTOMS ENFORCED COMPLIANCE PROGRAM FOR OUTBOUND DOCUMENTATION, CARRIERS ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT ANY ASSESSMENTS AGAINST THE SHIPPER/CARGO INTERESTS DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART TO DELAY BY CARRIER IN VERIFYING FINAL LOAD COUNT AND PROVIDING SAME TO
DSV AIR & SEA , INC., OR FOR LOADING ON A VESSEL AHEAD OF THE BOOKED SCHEDULE WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL AND NOTIFICATION TO PANAPINA WILL BE SOLEY FOR CARRIER’S ACCOUNT.

11. THE OCEAN CARRIER SHALL RELEASE CLEAN ORIGINAL OCEAN BILLS OF LADING PROMPTLY UPON COMPLETION OF LOADING. CLAUSED BILLS OF LADING ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. BILLS OF LADING MUST NOT CONTAIN ANY CLAUSE SUCH AS “SAID TO CONTAIN”, “SHIPPERS’ LOAD AND COUNT” OR WORDS OF SIMILAR EFFECT.

12. NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS MUST BE REGISTERED IN LLOYDS OR EQUIVALENT AND MUST NOT BE MORE THAN 20 YEARS OLD.

13. OFFERS FROM NVOCC’S WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NON- RESPONSIVE.

14. OFFERS MUST BE FOR NAMED VESSEL(S) AND INCLUDE REASONABLE AND ACCEPTABLE LOADING SCHEDULES AND TRANSIT TIMES IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE. OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE VIA VESSELS NOT IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED LINER SERVICE MUST PROVIDE VESSEL’S ITINERARY AND CURRENT POSITION.

15. ALL OFFERS AND CARGO BOOKINGS MUST BE BASIS FULL LINER TERMS WITH NO DEMURRAGE/NO DESPATCH/NO DETENTION. RATES OFFERED TO BE ALL-INCLUSIVE AND STATED PER GROSS METRIC TON. ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES WHICH INCLUDE COSTS FOR SERVICES OTHER THAN PORT TO PORT OCEAN TRANSPORTATION MUST INCLUDE A BREAKDOWN OF THE OCEAN CHARGE COMPONENT AND EACH OF THE FOLLOWING OTHER CHARGES, AS APPLICABLE: DOMESTIC INLAND TRANSPORTATION, FOREIGN INLAND TRANSPORTATION, FUMIGATION.

16. NO MINIMUM BILL OF LADING QUANTITIES OR CHARGES OR MINIMUM CONTAINER QUANTITIES OR CHARGES TO APPLY.

17. CENTRAL AMERICAN/CARIBBEAN BARGE CLAUSE: IF A BARGE IS OFFERED FOR SERVICE, IT MUST BE OF SUCH A TYPE TO ADEQUATELY PROTECT THE CARGO, EITHER BY DESIGN, SUCH AS A HOUSE OR MULTI-DECK BARGE, OR BY USE OF PERMANENT BIN WALLS, PROVIDED THE COMMODITY IS CONTAINERIZED. THE USE OF OTHER DECK BARGES IS PERMITTED AS A PILOT PROJECT PROVIDED THE DECK BARGE IS CONTAINER-FITTED WITH RIGID LASHING GEAR AND AUTOMATIC TWIST LOCKS.

18. LOADING DELAY ASSESSMENTS TO APPLY AT USD 1.00 PER METRIC TON PER DAY OR PRO-RATA.

19. FREIGHT PAYMENT WILL BE MADE THROUGH THE WBSCM SYSTEM.

20. EVALUATION AND CONTRACT AWARD: OFFERS WHICH DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQURIEMENTS OF THIS IFB WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. OFFERS MUST INCLUDE FULL PARTICULARS DEMONSTRATING THE WILLINGNESS AND ABILITY TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS. THE SHIPPER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AWARD WITHOUT DISCUSSIONS. AWARD(S) WILL BE TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE OFFEROR MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS IFB.

21. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED ABOVE, THIS TENDER IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PART I AND PART II OF THE U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE AS ADOPTED NOVEMBER 1, 2004, WHICH IS FULLY INCORPORATED HEREIN.

ALL FREIGHT OFFERS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY VIA THE WEB BASED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (WBSCM) SYSTEM. SUBMISSION OF OFFERS BY AN OTHER MEANS WILL RESULT IN THE OFFER DEEMED AS NONRESPONSIVE.

THE WBSCM SYSTEM CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE:

http://www.fas.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=coop&topic-wbs

CARRIERS MUST BE ASSIGNED A USDA E-AUTHENTICATION LOGON ID AND PASSWORD

TO ACCESS THE WBSCM SYSTEM.

CONTACT THE WBSCM HELP DESK FOR INFORMATION REGARDING LOGON IDS, PASSWORDS, AND WBSCM SYSTEM QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:

TELEPHONE: (877) 927-2648

E-MAIL: WBSCMhelp@ams.usda.gov

ALL FREIGHT OFFERS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 10:00 AM CDT ON THURSDAY APRIL 2, 2020 . ONLY OFFERS THAT ARE RESPONSIVE TO THE TERMS OF THE TENDER WILL BE CONSIDERED AND NO NEGOTIATION WILL BE PERMITTED.

NO PHONE OFFERS OR OFFERS VIA E-MAIL WILL BE ACCEPTED.

22. IN AWARDING CARGO UNDER THIS FREIGHT TENDER, USDA/FAS WILL CONSIDER FACTORS INCLUDING LOWEST-LANDED COST AND THE IMPACT OF ANY POTENTIAL AWARD ON FAS'S ABILITY TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF STATUTES AND REGULATIONS INCLUDING THE CARGO PREFERENCE ACT. THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE CARGO PREFERENCE LEGISLATION. OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THE FAS NOTICE ON THE SAME, AVAILABLE AT: HTTP://WWW.FAS.USDA.GOV/EXCREDITS/IFB/DEFAULT.HTM .

23. CHARTERERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL OFFERS.

24. COMMISSION: 1.67% ON GROSS FREIGHT / DEAD-FREIGHT IS PAYABLE TO CHARTERER'S AGENT /FREIGHT FORWARDER, DSV AIR & SEA, INC.

25. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL DSV AIR & SEA, INC. AT

(571) 612-5172 EXT 4729.

IFB# 16-046P Guatemala Tender

March 12, 2020

Freight Tender: Project Concern International McGovern-Dole Cargoes to Guatemala

DSV AIR & SEA, INC. FOR AND ON BEHALF OF PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL, REQUESTS FIRM OFFERS OF U.S. AND NON U.S. FLAG OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING CARGO THROUGH THE MCGOVERN-DOLE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FOR EDUCATION AND CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM:

1. DATE: MARCH 12, 2020

IFB NO.: PCI-GT-FFE-16-046P

INVITATION #030A

WBSCM FREIGHT SOLICITATION #2000006797

WBSCM COMMODITY SOLICITATION #2000006796

2. CARGOES:

a. SALES ORDER NO.: 500576357
COMMODITY: RICE IN 50 KG BAGS
CARGO: 80 NET METRIC TONS
LOADPORT: SEE SPECIAL NOTE *B BELOW
AVAILABILITY DATE: SEE SPECIAL NOTE *C BELOW
DISCHARGE PORT: REFER NOTE *1 BELOW

b. SALES ORDER NO.: 500576357
COMMODITY: VEGETABLE OIL SUBSTITUTABLES IN 6/4 LTR

CARGO: 20 NET METRIC TONS
LOADPORT: SEE SPECIAL NOTE *B BELOW
AVAILABILITY DATE: SEE SPECIAL NOTE *C BELOW
DISCHARGE PORT: REFER NOTE *1 BELOW. SALES

c. SALES ORDER NO.: 500576357

COMMODITY: CORN SOY BLEND PLUS IN 25 KG HP

BAGS
CARGO: 50 NET METRIC TONS
LOADPORT: SEE SPECIAL NOTE *B BELOW
AVAILABILITY DATE: SEE SPECIAL NOTE *C BELOW
DISCHARGE PORT: REFER NOTE *1 BELOW

e. SALES ORDER NO.: 500576357
COMMODITY: BLACK BEANS IN 50 KG BAGS
CARGO: 140 NET METRIC TONS
LOADPORT: SEE SPECIAL NOTE *B BELOW
AVAILABILITY DATE: SEE SPECIAL NOTE *C BELOW
DISCHARGE PORT: REFER NOTE *1 BELOW

Note #1

Discharge Port: Santo Tomas, Guatemala (CY delivery) – containerization required. Receivers require a 45 day free period on each container to allow for customs clearance and on carriage to HUEHUETENANGO and return to Santo Tomas terminal.

Free time will not commence until a consignment is completely off-loaded from the vessel and available to receivers at carrier’s own or designated container yard with all carrier requirements completed and to cease upon return of empty container(s) to the terminal at Santo Tomas. Free time is to include time on equipment and any terminal storage or similar costs. Any demurrage claims after the free time period expires must not exceed $10 per day per container or not to exceed the carrier’s tariff rate, whichever is lower.

Time for the fumigation process (from the date PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL through its customs agent, requests the carrier for the coordination for fumigation until fumigation and aeration is completed and the Ministry of Agriculture releases the Customs Declaration) is for the owner’s account and will not count against the 45 day free period.

NOTE: CARRIERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE FUMIGATION PROCESS REQUIRED BY GUATEMALA MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE WHICH IS CONSIDERED PART OF THE FUMIGATION PROCESS FOR CARRIERS ACCOUNT.

No demurrage. No despatch, No detention. All container handling charges at Santo Tomas port are for the carrier’s account including, but not limited to, reception and cleaning of the destuffed containers.

Contracted freight rate must include any operational/ administrative costs/expenses/fees charged by the ocean carrier, the carrier’s local representative or terminal operators in the destination country, including but not limited to documentation handling, representation fees, local taxes for temporary import of containers (ATC), cleaning and reception of containers, gate charges, lift charges, transfer charges, container deposits, shorehandling or terminal handling charges. CONTAINER RENTAL CHARGES ARE NOT ALLOWED.

It is the carrier’s responsibility to ensure that their office/representative at Santo Tomas is fully aware of all of the terms of the booking.

SPECIAL NOTES:

A. CARRIERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO OFFER ON ANY/ALL “FAS POINTS” AND “BRIDGE POINTS” AS LISTED ON THE USDA DOCUMENTS “APPROVED PORTS/TERMINALS” AND FORM

KC-362 AND ALL “INTERMODAL PLANT POINTS” AS LISTED ON FORM KC-362.

B. AVAILABILITY/AT PORT DATE FOR COMMODITY DELIVERIES

F.A.S. VESSEL MAY 20, 2020.

THE POTENTIAL SHIPPING PERIODS FOR BIDS AT THE PLANT OR BRIDGEPOINT LOCATIONS CAN BE FOUND IN THE COMMODITY SOLICITATION. THE AVAILABILITY/AT PORT AND SHIPPING PERIODS ARE THE CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENT OF THE SUPPLIER(S), SUCCESSFUL OCEAN CARRIER(S) ARE ENCOURAGED TO COORDINATE WITH S UPPLIER(S) TO ENSURE A SMOOTH LOADING AND/OR TRANSFER OPERATION.

3. SHIPMENT OF COMMODITIES IN ONE VESSEL PREFERRED.

4. SHIPMENT OF SPLIT BOOKINGS ARE NOT ALLOWED (ALL CARGO UNDER ONE BOOKING MUST BE SHIPPED TOGETHER).

5. CARGO MUST BE CONTAINERIZED IN 20’ CONTAINERS.

- CARGO IS TO BE STUFFED INTO CONTAINERS AT OWNER’S

TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE.

- CONTAINERS SHALL BE INSPECTED PRIOR TO LOADING

AND AN INSPECTION CERTIFICATE OBTAINED WHICH

ENSURES THAT THE CONTAINER IS CLEAN, DRY, FREE OF

INSECT INFESTATION AND ODOR, AND IS IN CONDITION TO

LOAD AND CARRY FOOD COMMODITIES.

- CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED

TO LOAD THESE CARGOES 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, CARRIER MUST PROVIDE TO
DSV AIR & SEA , INC.A SURVEY REPORT ATTESTING TO THE SATISFACTORY CONDITION OF CONTAINERS.
SURVEY IS TO BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO LOADING THESE CARGOES.

- COSTS FOR ALL CONTAINER INSPECTIONS SHALL BE FOR

THE ACCOUNT OF THE OCEAN CARRIER.

6. Fumigation: All cargo (WITH EXCEPTION OF VEGETABLE OIL) must be fumigated at vessel owner’s time, risk and expense at the port of Santo Tomas, including all the related costs for the containers such as, but not limited to, internal movements and time on equipment, authority inspections and other related costs. Fumigation is to be performed when receivers advise that the duty franchise (exemption) is in hand or anticipated shortly thereafter.

7. CERTAIN COMMODITIES COVERED BY THIS IFB MUST BE INSPECTED BY APHIS/PPQ OR OTHER SUCH AUTHORITIES PRIOR TO LOADING SO THAT A PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE CAN BE ISSUED. SUCH INSPECTION MUST TAKE PLACE NOT MORE THAN THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE CARGO BEING LOADED ABOARD THE VESSEL AT THE PORT OF EXPORT. CARRIERS INTENDING TO LOAD THESE CARGOES INTO CONTAINERS, LASH BARGES, OR OTHERWISE UNITIZE CARGOES IN A WAY THAT WILL PROHIBIT OR RESTRICT INSPECTIONS WITHOUT SUSTAINING ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BEAR ALL SUCH ADDITIONAL EXPENSES IF THIS IS DONE BEFORE INSPECTIONS ARE EFFECTED OR IF CARGOES ARE NOT LOADED ON-BOARD A VESSEL WITHIN THE THIRTY DAY PERIOD FOLLOWING INSPECTION.

8. FOR INTERMODAL CARGOES: CARRIERS MUST COMPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD AND CAPACITY CAPABILITIES. IF THE CARRIER FAILS TO COMPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD CAPABILITIES, ANY COSTS INCURRED BY CCC INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CARRYING CARGES, LIQUIDATED DAMAGES, AND STORAGE WILL BE FOR THE CARRIER’S ACCOUNT.

9. 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.

10. IN KEEPING WITH U.S. CUSTOMS ENFORCED COMPLIANCE PROGRAM FOR OUTBOUND DOCUMENTATION, CARRIERS ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT ANY ASSESSMENTS AGAINST THE SHIPPER/CARGO INTERESTS DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART TO DELAY BY CARRIER IN VERIFYING FINAL LOAD COUNT AND PROVIDING SAME TO
DSV AIR & SEA , INC., OR FOR LOADING ON A VESSEL AHEAD OF THE BOOKED SCHEDULE WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL AND NOTIFICATION TO PANAPINA WILL BE SOLEY FOR CARRIER’S ACCOUNT.

11. THE OCEAN CARRIER SHALL RELEASE CLEAN ORIGINAL OCEAN BILLS OF LADING PROMPTLY UPON COMPLETION OF LOADING. CLAUSED BILLS OF LADING ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. BILLS OF LADING MUST NOT CONTAIN ANY CLAUSE SUCH AS “SAID TO CONTAIN”, “SHIPPERS’ LOAD AND COUNT” OR WORDS OF SIMILAR EFFECT.

12. NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS MUST BE REGISTERED IN LLOYDS OR EQUIVALENT AND MUST NOT BE MORE THAN 20 YEARS OLD.

13. OFFERS FROM NVOCC’S WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NON- RESPONSIVE.

14. OFFERS MUST BE FOR NAMED VESSEL(S) AND INCLUDE REASONABLE AND ACCEPTABLE LOADING SCHEDULES AND TRANSIT TIMES IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE. OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE VIA VESSELS NOT IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED LINER SERVICE MUST PROVIDE VESSEL’S ITINERARY AND CURRENT POSITION.

15. ALL OFFERS AND CARGO BOOKINGS MUST BE BASIS FULL LINER TERMS WITH NO DEMURRAGE/NO DESPATCH/NO DETENTION. RATES OFFERED TO BE ALL-INCLUSIVE AND STATED PER GROSS METRIC TON. ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES WHICH INCLUDE COSTS FOR SERVICES OTHER THAN PORT TO PORT OCEAN TRANSPORTATION MUST INCLUDE A BREAKDOWN OF THE OCEAN CHARGE COMPONENT AND EACH OF THE FOLLOWING OTHER CHARGES, AS APPLICABLE: DOMESTIC INLAND TRANSPORTATION, FOREIGN INLAND TRANSPORTATION, FUMIGATION.

16. NO MINIMUM BILL OF LADING QUANTITIES OR CHARGES OR MINIMUM CONTAINER QUANTITIES OR CHARGES TO APPLY.

17. CENTRAL AMERICAN/CARIBBEAN BARGE CLAUSE: IF A BARGE IS OFFERED FOR SERVICE, IT MUST BE OF SUCH A TYPE TO ADEQUATELY PROTECT THE CARGO, EITHER BY DESIGN, SUCH AS A HOUSE OR MULTI-DECK BARGE, OR BY USE OF PERMANENT BIN WALLS, PROVIDED THE COMMODITY IS CONTAINERIZED. THE USE OF OTHER DECK BARGES IS PERMITTED AS A PILOT PROJECT PROVIDED THE DECK BARGE IS CONTAINER-FITTED WITH RIGID LASHING GEAR AND AUTOMATIC TWIST LOCKS.

18. LOADING DELAY ASSESSMENTS TO APPLY AT USD 1.00 PER METRIC TON PER DAY OR PRO-RATA.

19. FREIGHT PAYMENT WILL BE MADE THROUGH THE WBSCM SYSTEM.

20. EVALUATION AND CONTRACT AWARD: OFFERS WHICH DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQURIEMENTS OF THIS IFB WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. OFFERS MUST INCLUDE FULL PARTICULARS DEMONSTRATING THE WILLINGNESS AND ABILITY TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS. THE SHIPPER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AWARD WITHOUT DISCUSSIONS. AWARD(S) WILL BE TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE OFFEROR MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS IFB.

21. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED ABOVE, THIS TENDER IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PART I AND PART II OF THE U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE AS ADOPTED NOVEMBER 1, 2004, WHICH IS FULLY INCORPORATED HEREIN.

ALL FREIGHT OFFERS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY VIA THE WEB BASED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (WBSCM) SYSTEM. SUBMISSION OF OFFERS BY AN OTHER MEANS WILL RESULT IN THE OFFER DEEMED AS NONRESPONSIVE.

THE WBSCM SYSTEM CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE:

http://www.fas.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=coop&topic-wbs

CARRIERS MUST BE ASSIGNED A USDA E-AUTHENTICATION LOGON ID AND PASSWORD

TO ACCESS THE WBSCM SYSTEM.

CONTACT THE WBSCM HELP DESK FOR INFORMATION REGARDING LOGON IDS, PASSWORDS, AND WBSCM SYSTEM QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:

TELEPHONE: (877) 927-2648

E-MAIL: WBSCMhelp@ams.usda.gov

ALL FREIGHT OFFERS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 10:00 AM CDT ON monday, march 16, 2020 . ONLY OFFERS THAT ARE RESPONSIVE TO THE TERMS OF THE TENDER WILL BE CONSIDERED AND NO NEGOTIATION WILL BE PERMITTED.

NO PHONE OFFERS OR OFFERS VIA E-MAIL WILL BE ACCEPTED.

22. IN AWARDING CARGO UNDER THIS FREIGHT TENDER, USDA/FAS WILL CONSIDER FACTORS INCLUDING LOWEST-LANDED COST AND THE IMPACT OF ANY POTENTIAL AWARD ON FAS'S ABILITY TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF STATUTES AND REGULATIONS INCLUDING THE CARGO PREFERENCE ACT. THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE CARGO PREFERENCE LEGISLATION. OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THE FAS NOTICE ON THE SAME, AVAILABLE AT: HTTP://WWW.FAS.USDA.GOV/EXCREDITS/IFB/DEFAULT.HTM .

23. CHARTERERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL OFFERS.

24. COMMISSION: 1.67% ON GROSS FREIGHT / DEAD-FREIGHT IS PAYABLE TO CHARTERER'S AGENT /FREIGHT FORWARDER, DSV AIR & SEA, INC.

25. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL DSV AIR & SEA, INC. AT

(571) 612-5172 EXT 4729.

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