IFB# 15-088P Mozambique Tender - FETTIG & DONALTY, INC. AS AGENTS FOR AND ON BEHALF OF WORLD VISION INC, ISSUE FREIGHT TENDER REQUESTING U.S. AND NON-U.S. FLAG OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING CARGO UNDER THE MCGOVERN-DOLE FOOD FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM IN MOZAMBIQUE.

Agency: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
State: Federal
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
  • 611710 - Educational Support Services
Posted Date: Mar 6, 2020
Due Date: Mar 12, 2020
Solicitation No: 15-088P
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IFB# 15-088P Mozambique Tender

March 6, 2020

FETTIG & DONALTY, INC. AS AGENTS FOR AND ON BEHALF OF WORLD VISION INC, ISSUE FREIGHT TENDER REQUESTING U.S. AND NON-U.S. FLAG OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING CARGO UNDER THE MCGOVERN-DOLE FOOD FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM IN MOZAMBIQUE. VESSEL TYPE MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE OFFER.

PROGRAM: MCGOVERN-DOLE FFE DATE: MARCH 6, 2020

TENDER NUMBER: 15-088P

INVITATION NUMBER: 030A

WBSCM FREIGHT SOLICITATION NUMBER: 2000006797

WBSCM COMMODITY SOLICITATION NUMBER: 2000006796

CARGO:

F D NUMBER

WV2620A SO 5000575794

CARGO

400.000 NMT CSB PLUS IN 25 KG HP BAGS

CARGO AVAILABILITY

US PORTS

AVAILABILITY DATE

FAS PORT JUNE 5, 2020 FOR INLAND PLANT REFER TO COMMODITY TENDER

DESTINATION

THRU B/L TO MUECATE IN NAMPULA PROVINCE

F D NUMBER

WV2620B SO 5000575793

CARGO

450.000 NMT CSB PLUS IN 25 KG HP BAGS

CARGO AVAILABILITY

US PORTS

AVAILABILITY DATE

FAS PORT JUNE 5, 2020 FOR INLAND PLANT REFER TO COMMODITY TENDER

DESTINATION

THRU B/L TO NACAROA IN NAMPULA PROVINCE

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. CARGO TO BE CONTAINERIZED

2. CARRIER TO DELIVER THE CARGO UNDER A THROUGH BILL OF LAINDG TO RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSE(S) DOOR IN MOZAMBIQUE, BOOKING NOTE REF: 2CI

UPON COMPLETION OF DISCHARGE FROM THE VESSEL, A PERIOD OF UP TO 21 DAYS FREE TIME ON CONTAINER DEMURRAGE AND STORAGE IS REQUIRED FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE OF THE CARGO. FREE TIME TO COUNT FROM TIME OF DISCHARGE FROM THE VESSE UNTIL WORLD VISION PROVIDES NOTICE OF CARGO CLEARANCE TO THE CARRIER. DEMURRAGE TO BE AT THE CARRIER’S TARRIF RATE OR USD 10 PER CONTAINER PER DAY, WHICHEVER IS LESS. PAYMENT OF DEMURRAGE COSTS ARE NOT A REQUIREMENT TO RELEASE CONTAINERS FROM THE PORT AND CARRIER IS NOT TO HOLD CONTAINERS AT THE PORT PENDING DEMURRAGE PAYMEMNT.

3. CARRIER TO FUMIGATE CARGO AND PROVIDE CERTIFICATE OF FUMIGATION.

4. VESSEL CARRIERS 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. CARRIER MUST ENSURE THAT 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.

5. DUE TO URGENT NEED TO MAINTAIN CARGO SCHEDULE INTEGRITY, A LOADING DELAY ASSESSEMNT (LDA) OF USD 1.00 PER METRIC TON PER DAY, OR PRO-RATA, WILL BE IMPOSED. THE LDA WILL BE ASSESSED FOR EACH DAY, OR PRO-RATA, BEYOND THE CONTRACTED LOAD DATE, PLUS A TEN (10) DAY GRACE PERIOD, THAT VESSEL FAILS TO PRESENT, AND BE ACCEPTED, AT THE FIRST (OR SOLE) LOAD PORT FOR WORLD VISION’S CARGO. LDA, IF ANY, WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM OCEAN FREIGHT PAYMENT AGAINST EACH BILL OF LADING ISSUED.

-CARRIER TO GUARANTEE ALL CARGO ARRIVAL AT DISCHARGE PORT WITHIN 60 DAYS OF LOADING. A DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT (DDA) OF USD 1.00 PER METRIC TON PER DAY, OR PRO-RATA, MAY BE ASSESSED FOR EACH DAY BEYOND THE 60 DAY PERIOD. DDA, IF ANY, WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM OCEAN FREIGHT PAYMENT AGAINST EACH B/L

6. WAR RISK PREMIUM

CARRIES 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.

7. VESSEL TYPE EXCLUSIONS: TOWED BARGES ARE EXCLUDED

8. THE CARRIER IS REPONSIBLE TO COORDINATE WITH INTERTEK THE LOADING OF THE CARGO IN ORDER FOR THE ‘VESSEL LOADING OBSERVATION” (VLO) CERTIFICATE TO BE ISSUED.

9. clause 1c of the food aid booking not part ii, is amended as follows:

INTERMODAL – BRIDGE – POINT OF ORIGIN (POO)

(AS DESIGNATED BY LETTER “B“ PRECEDING POINT OF ORIGIN) — CARRIER IS TO PROVIDE SHIPPER WITH THE EXACT LOCATION FOR DELIVERY OF CARGO AT THE NAMED BRIDGE POINT. CARGO SHALL BE DELIVERED TO THE CARRIER ON RAIL CARS, TRUCKS OR CARRIER SUPPLIED CONVEYANCE AT THE NAMED BRIDGE POINT, FREE OF EXPENSE TO THE CARRIER. CARRIER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CARGO HANDLING AND TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES INCURRED TO MOVE THE CARGO FROM SAID BRIDGE POINT OF DELIVERY TO ON-BOARD THE NOMINATED OCEAN GOING VESSEL AT A USDA APPROVED U.S. PORT OF EXPORT. IF TRUCKS ARE TO BE USED TO TRANSPORT THE CARGO TO THE BRIDGE POINT, THEN THE FREIGHT TENDER MUST PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION.

10. THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO) AMENDED THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA CONVENTION (SOLAS) TO REQUIRE, AS A CONDITION FOR LOADING A PACKED CONTAINER ONTO A SHIP FOR EXPORT, THAT THE CONTAINER HAS A VERIFIED GROSS WEIGHT, CALLED THE VERIFIED GROSS MASS (VGM). THIS GLOBAL REQUIREMENT IS EFFECTIVE ON JULY 1, 2016. AFTER THIS DATE, IT WILL BE A VIOLATION OF SOLAS TO LOAD A PACKED CONTAINER ONTO A VESSEL IF THE VESSEL OPERATOR AND MARINE TERMINAL OPERATOR DO NOT HAVE A VGM FOR EACH CONTAINER. OCEAN CARRIERS OFFERING CONTAINER SERVICE, WHETHER CONTAINERIZED FOR CARRIER CONVENIENCE OR CONTAINERIZING TO FULFILL TENDER REQUIREMENTS, ARE RESPONSIBLE TO ENGAGE IN A WEIGHING SERVICE, AT THE CARRIER’S TIME/RISK/EXPENSE, TO DETERMINE THE VGM. IT IS THE OCEAN CARRIER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENTER THE VGM INTO THEIR SYSTEM AND PROVIDE THE VGM TO THE MARINE TERMINAL OPERATOR, WITHIN ALL VGM DEADLINES. ANY COSTS INCURRED DUE TO LATE OR INACCURATE VGM SUBMISSION, ARE FOR THE OCEAN CARRIER’S ACCOUNT.

11. CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED 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 A FGIS SURVEY REPORT ATTESTING TO THE SATISFACTORY CONDITION OF CONTAINERS. SURVEY IS TO BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO LOADING CARGOES.

ADDITIONAL CLAUSES:

1. 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 V ESSEL'S ITINERARY AND CURRENT POSITION. ADDITIONALLY, SUCH OFFERS SHOULD INCLUDE FULL PARTICULARS ON VESSEL OWNER'S COMPANY INCLUDING OFFICERS, ADDRESS AND BANK REFERENCE UNLESS ALREADY ON FILE.

2. ALL OFFERS AND CARGO BOOKINGS MUST BE 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 WITH NAME OF INLAND CONTRACTING COMPANY, FUMIGATION.

3. EVALUATION AND CONTRACT AWARD: OFFERS WHICH DO NOT COMPLY WITH MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS 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.

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 .

4. SUBMISSION OF FREIGHT OFFERS:

TO DETERMINE LOWEST LANDED COST, ALL CARRIERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT OFFERS ELECTRONICALLY FOR THE CARGOES ADVERTISED BY THIS RFP VIA THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) WEB BASED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (WBSCM) SYSTEM FOR THE SOLICITATION NUMBER(S) REFERENCED ABOVE. ALL OFFERS ARE SUBJECT TO ALL REQUIREMENTS OF WBSCM AND OF THE AFORE-MENTIONED SOLICITATION(S), INCLUDING THE DEADLINE(S) FOR SUBMISSION OF BIDS THEREIN.

FREIGHT OFFERS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 1000 HR CENTRAL TIME (1100 HR EASTERN TIME) MARCH 12, 2020

THE WEB BASED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE:

HTTP://WWW.USDA.GOV/WPS/PORTAL/USDA/USDAHOME?NAVID=WBSCM

CARRIERS MUST BE ASSIGNED A USDA EAUTHENTICATION 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: WBSCM.servicedesk@CACI.com .

5. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT AS PROVIDED ABOVE, ALL AWARDS UNDER THIS IFB, WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PART II OF THE U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE DATED NOV 1, 2004 WHICH ARE FULLY INCORPORATED HEREIN. COPIES OF THESE GUIDELINES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USAID WEBSITE AT

www.usaid.gov/business/ocean/notices/

AND THE FETTIG & DONALTY WEBSITE AT www.fettigdonalty.com/public_docs.cfm?section=proforma

6. TOTAL COMMISSION 1.67% TO FETTIG & DONALTY, INC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL FETTIG & DONALTY AT 202-628-5700.

ISSUED MAR 6, 2020

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