IFB# 18-033P Sri Lanka Re-Tender: Save the Children, Food for Education, Sri Lanka 08/06/20.

Agency: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
State: Federal
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 115310 - Support Activities for Forestry
  • 611710 - Educational Support Services
  • 722310 - Food Service Contractors
Posted Date: Aug 6, 2020
Due Date: Aug 13, 2020
Solicitation No: 18-033P
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IFB# 18-033P Sri Lanka Re-Tender

August 6, 2020

Freight Re-Tender: Save the Children, Food for Education, Sri Lanka 08/06/20.

FREIGHT INVITATION NO.: 2000007211.

COMMODITY INVITATION NO: 2000007210.

BKA LOGISTICS LLC, AS AGENTS FOR AND ON BEHALF OF SAVE THE CHILDREN FEDERATION, INC. (SC), REQUESTS FIRM U.S. AND NON-U.S. FLAG LINER OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING McGOVERN DOLE FOOD FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM CARGOES, UNDER INV-080A:

IFB NUMBER: 18-033P.

SO# 5000642939.

REF NO: SC-SL-080A-01

CARGO: UP TO 360 NMT

COMMODITY: SALMON, PINK – 24/14.75 OZ CAN (SEE NOTE 1)

LOADING: SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW

DISPORT: COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

TBL TO: WATTALA, SRI LANKA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)

AVA IL: SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

ON THE ABOVE:

TERMS: FULL BERTH TERMS, ALL INCLUSIVE. NO DEMURRAGE / NO

DESPATCH/ NO DETENTION ON VESSELS/CONTAINERS/TRAILERS BENDS.

SPECIAL NOTE “A”:

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 HRS CT (1100 HRS ET) ON AUGUST 13, 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

SPECIAL NOTE “B”:

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.

FOR THE PINK SALMON, ALONG WITH ALL THE POINTS LISTED ON FORM KC-362, SOME POSSIBLE SUGGESTIONS MAY BE W-OAKD-ALL (FAS), BTAC, BLA, BLB, RKNT, RAUB, RFAI, RMLK, ROKS, RPLS, RSPO, RWAR, AND OTHER WEST COAST AND PACIFIC NORTHWEST POINTS.

SPECIAL NOTE “C”:

AVAILABILITY/AT PORT DATE FOR COMMODITY DELIVERIES F.A.S. VESSEL FOR

THIS COMMODITY INVITATION IS 11/05/20. 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 SUPPLIER(S) TO ENSURE A SMOOTH LOADING AND/OR TRANSFER OPERATION.

SPECIAL NOTE "D":

IN AWARDING CARGO UNDER THIS FREIGHT INVITATION, USDA WILL CONSIDER FACTORS INCLUDING THE LOWEST LANDED COST, AND THE IMPACT OF ANY POTENTIAL AWARD ON THE AGENCY’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.

SPECIAL NOTE “E”:

THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE TO COORDINATE WITH INTERTEK, THE LOADING OF THE CARGO, IN ORDER FOR THE “VESSEL LOADING OBSERVATION” (VLO) CERTIFICATE TO BE ISSUED.

SPECIAL NOTE “F”:

THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IS HEREBY STRICKEN FROM THE U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE PART II, SECTION 1.(C), INTERMODAL BRIDGE: “IF TRUCKS ARE TO BE USED TO TRANSPORT THE CARGO TO THE BRIDGE POINT, THEN THE FREIGHT TENDER MUST PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION.”

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

DISPUTE RESOLUTION – ARBITRATION.

LDA – YES, AT USD 1.00/MT/DAY OR PRO-RATA, PER B/N CLAUSE 15.

DDA – NO.

FUMIGATION – NO.

NOTE 1: PINK SALMON IS PACKAGED IN 24/14.75 OZ CANS PER CASE. CASES ARE PALLETIZED AND SHRINK/STRETCH WRAPPED. USDA COMMODITY REQUIREMENT FOR PINK SALMON CAN BE FOUND AT https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/cps1.pdf

CARRIERS TO MAKE THEMSELVES FAMILIAR WITH THE PALLETIZATION AND POTENTIAL CONTAINER STOW.

NOTE 2: CONTAINERIZATION REQUIRED. CONTAINERS TO BE LOADED BY CARRIER AT CARRIER’S TIME, RISK, AND EXPENSE. NO MINIMUM CONTAINER LOAD REQUIREMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

FULLY ENCLOSED STANDARD MARINE CONTAINERS ARE REQUIRED AND CARGOES ARE TO BE CONTAINERIZED AT THE PORT/POINT OF ORIGIN AND REMAIN IN THE SAME SEALED CONTAINERS THROUGH THE FINAL CONTRACTED DELIVERY POINT.

NOTE 3: CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD SC 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 SC CARGOES.

NOTE 4: DELIVERY TERMS:

ENROUTE TO RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSE(S) IN WATTALA, SRI LANKA VIA THROUGH BILLS OF LADING (TBL). CARRIER TO DELIVER CONTAINERS BY TRUCK TO THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSE(S) AT CARRIER’S TIME, RISK, AND EXPENSE – AS PER U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE DISCHARGE/DELIVERY TERMS 2(C)(i). WAREHOUSE ADDRESS:

SAVE THE CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL

C/O SPECTRA LOGISTICS

NO. 300 1/MU 125,

MUTHURAJAWELA INDUSTRIAL ZONE

WATTALA, SRI LANKA

POC @ SAVE THE CHILDREN: MR. CAINE CORTELLINO

PHONE: (CELL) +94 (0)76 238 1103, (OFFICE) +94 (0)11 255 5077

EMAIL: CAINE.CORTELLINO@SAVETHECHILDREN.ORG

THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER REQUIRES A TWENTY (20) CALENDAR DAY FREE TIME PERIOD FOR ALL CONTAINERIZED COMMODITIES ALLOWING FOR COMPLETION OF CUSTOMS FORMALITIES. THE 20 DAYS FREE TIME APPLIES FROM THE COMPLETION OF DISCHARGE OF ALL THE CONTAINERS FROM THE VESSEL AT PORT COLOMBO. THE FREE TIME PERIOD APPLIES TO THE CARRIER’S CONTAINERS/EQUIPMENT AND THE CARRIER’S/PORT’S CONTAINER YARDS, TERMINALS, WAREHOUSES AND FREIGHT STATIONS. THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL HANDLING COSTS, STORAGE FEES, AND ALL OTHER PORT/TERMINAL/YARD/WAREHOUSE/CFS FEES APPLICABLE DURING THIS FREE TIME PERIOD.

CARRIER MUST COORDINATE AN ACCEPTABLE DELIVERY SCHEDULE TO THE SRI LANKA WAREHOUSE WITH THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER. NO CONTAINER/TRUCK/CHASSIS DEMURRAGE/DETENTION/STORAGE APPLICABLE IF THE CARRIER PROPERLY COORDINATES THE DELIVERY SCHEDULES WITH THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER BASED ON THE CONTAINER DELIVERY TERMS.

CARGO TO BE DELIVERED TO CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER DURING NORMAL WAREHOUSE WORKING HOURS. NO NIGHT OR OFF-HOUR DELIVERIES UNLESS AGREED UPON WITH THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER. ALL COSTS INCURRED BY THE TRUCKS FOR OFF-HOUR DELIVERIES ARE FOR THE CARRIER'S ACCOUNT. ALL TRAILER/CONTAINER/TRUCK YARDS OR STAGING AREA COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY TRAILER/CONTAINER/TRUCK, WHILE WAITING FOR FINAL INLAND DELIVERY, ARE FOR THE CARRIER'S ACCOUNT.

CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE, AT THEIR TIME, RISK, AND EXPENSE, FOR REMOVAL, RETURNING, A/O REPOSITIONING ALL EMPTY EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING TRUCKS/TRAILERS, CONTAINERS, AND CHASSIS.

CARRIERS AND/OR THEIR DISCHARGE PORT AGENTS MUST COOPERATE WITH THE RECEIVER'S DISCHARGE/DELIVERY SURVEYORS AND ALLOW THE SURVEYORS FULL ACCESS TO THE CONTAINERS.

THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CARGO SECURITY AND INTEGRITY WHILE IN THE CARRIER’S CARE AND CUSTODY. ALL NECESSARY SECURITY MEASURES MUST BE TAKEN TO ENSURE SAFE ARRIVAL AT THE FINAL DESTINATION.

IN THE EVENT A TRUCK SHOULD BREAK DOWN OR BECOME DISABLED DURING TRANSIT, IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CARRIER TO PROTECT THE CARGO THEREIN UNTIL THE TRUCK CAN MAKE THE DELIVERY TO THE FINAL DESTINATION.

CARRIER'S THROUGH BILL OF LADING (TBL) SERVICE SHALL INCLUDE ALL DISCHARGE PORT FORMALITIES TO ENSURE THAT CONTAINERS MOVE TO THE FINAL DESTINATION UNINTERRUPTED. RATES TO INCLUDE ALL HANDLING COSTS AND ANY CONTAINER SCANS, IF REQUIRED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

CONTAINER DEPOSITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE AND MUST BE WAIVED BY THE CARRIER.

NOTE 5: CARRIERS MUST NOT COMINGLE OTHER SHIPPER’S COMMODITIES OR DIFFERENT COMMODITIES IN THE SAME CONTAINER.

NOTE 6: CERTAIN COMMODITIES COVERED BY THIS RFP 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.

NOTE 7: 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.

NOTE 8: TRANSATLANTIC BARGE CLAUSE:

TOWED BARGES WILL BE CONSIDERED IN THE TRANSATLANTIC TRADE PROVIDED ALL CARGO IS CONTAINERIZED AND STOWED UNDER DECK. NO OTHER STOWAGE ARRANGEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNLESS THE CARRIER HAS RECEIVED WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FROM THE SHIPPER(S) AND USDA PROVIDING APPROVAL FOR A SPECIFIC VESSEL PRIOR TO THAT VESSEL PARTICIPATING IN ANY TRANSATLANTIC FOOD AID SHIPMENTS.

NOTE 9: ALL VESSEL SUBSTITUTION REQUESTS MUST BE REVIEWED BY USDA. THE PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE VESSEL SHOULD BE OF THE SAME TYPE AS THE ORIGINALLY AWARDED VESSEL. THIS APPLIES TO BOTH U.S. AND FOREIGN FLAG VESSEL SUBSTITUTIONS. THE PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE VESSEL MUST ALSO APPEAR ON THE APPLICABLE MARITIME ADMINISTRATION U.S. OR FOREIGN FLAG VESSEL LIST WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED USING THE FOLLOWING URL:

HTTP://WWW.MARAD.DOT.GOV/SHIPS_SHIPPING_LANDING_PAGE/CARGO_PREFERENCE/CARGO_HUMANITARIAN_ASSISTANCE/CARGO_HUMAN_ASSISTANCE_REPORTS/HUMANITARIAN_FOOD_AID_REPORTS.HTM

NOTE 10: FREIGHT PAYMENT SHALL BE PROCESSED THROUGH THE WBSCM SYSTEM AND PAID BY USDA. 100% FREIGHT DUE UPON COMPLETION OF DELIVERY AT THE SRI LANKA WAREHOUSE.

- CONTAINER DEMURRAGE/DETENTION SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CARRIER CONTAINER DEMURRAGE/DETENTION RATES, BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED USD 10.00 PER CONTAINER PER DAY, OR AS PER CARRIER TARIFF RATE, WHICHEVER IS LOWEST COST PER DAY/PER CONTAINER.

- 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.

- 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 SUPPLIER’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.

- 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.

- AS APPLICABLE, THE ALL INCLUSIVE RATE SUBMITTED MUST BREAKOUT THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS: OCEAN FREIGHT, INLAND TRANSPORTATION (DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN), FUMIGATION, CONTAINER PROTOCOL (IF APPLICABLE), STRIPPING/STACKING CHARGES AT FINAL DESTINATION (IF APPLICABLE). CARRIERS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT ALL INCLUSIVE RATES AS OUTLINED ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED NON RESPONSIVE.

- ONLY FIRM OFFERS RECEIVED PRIOR TO TENDER CLOSING TIME WILL BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED.

- FIXTURES RESULTING FROM THIS TENDER ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY SC AND USDA.

- 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, DISPORT, AND FINAL DESTINATION. FULL STYLE OF CARRIER OFFERING, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE, TELEX, AND/OR TELEFAX NUMBERS, AS WELL AS THE NAMES AND TITLES OF THE CORPORATE OFFICERS WITH DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE OFFER AND APPLICABLE CORPORATE DUNS NUMBER. WHETHER SERVICE IS DIRECT OR TRANSSHIPPED, CONTAINER OR BREAKBULK. WHETHER SERVICE OFFERED IS LINER OR CHARTER. STATEMENT THAT CARRIER IS A VOCC. OCEAN FREIGHT RATE TO BE IN U.S. DOLLARS AND MUST BE ALL INCLUSIVE REPEAT ALL INCLUSIVE.

- SC & USDA RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT WITHOUT DISCUSSION, REJECT, OR NEGOTIATE PROPOSALS, INCLUDING AWARDING INDIVIDUAL LOTS WHENEVER IFB CONTAINS MORE THAN ONE LOT OF CARGO.

- EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT AS PROVIDED ABOVE, ALL AWARDS UNDER THIS RFP WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE DATED NOVEMBER 1, 2004 WHICH IS FULLY INCORPORATED HEREIN.

- 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.

- COMMISSION: 1.67% ON GROSS FREIGHT / DEAD-FREIGHT IS PAYABLE TO CHARTERER'S AGENT / FREIGHT FORWARDER, BKA LOGISTICS LLC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SPECIFIC TENDER CONTACT:

BKA LOGISTICS LLC WASHINGTON D.C. AT PHONE 202-331-7395,

TELEFAX 202-331-7735, E-MAIL: MARK.MILLARD@BKALOGISTICS.NET OR

MANISHA@BKALOGISTICS.NET

IFB# 18-033P Sri Lanka Tender Amendment

July 28, 2020

Freight Tender Amendment: Save the Children, MDFFE, Sri Lanka 07/28/20.

BKA LOGISTICS LLC, ON BEHALF OF SAVE THE CHILDREN FEDERATION, INC. (SC), HEREBY AMENDS THE SRI LANKA FREIGHT TENDER DATED JULY 27, 2020 (FREIGHT INV# 2000007166; INV 080; IFB# 18-033P) AS FOLLOWS:

THE FREIGHT OFFER DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED. THE FREIGHT OFFERS ARE NOW DUE IN WBSCM NO LATER THAN 1100 HRS ET (1000 HRS CT) JULY 31, 2020.

ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE FREIGHT TENDER REMAIN UNCHANGED.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SPECIFIC TENDER CONTACT:

BKA LOGISTICS LLC WASHINGTON D.C. AT PHONE 202-331-7395,

TELEFAX 202-331-7735, E-MAIL: MARK.MILLARD@BKALOGISTICS.NET

IFB# 18-033P Sri Lanka Tender

July 28, 2020

Freight Tender: Save the Children, Food for Education, Sri Lanka 07/27/20.

FREIGHT INVITATION NO.: 2000007166.

COMMODITY INVITATION NO: 2000007165.

BKA LOGISTICS LLC, AS AGENTS FOR AND ON BEHALF OF SAVE THE CHILDREN FEDERATION, INC. (SC), REQUESTS FIRM U.S. AND NON-U.S. FLAG LINER OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING McGOVERN DOLE FOOD FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM CARGOES, UNDER INV-080:

IFB NUMBER: 18-033P.

SO# 5000642939.

REF NO: SC-SL-080-01

CARGO: UP TO 360 NMT

COMMODITY: SALMON, PINK – 24/14.75 OZ CAN (SEE NOTE 1)

LOADING: SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW

DISPORT: COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

TBL TO: WATTALA, SRI LANKA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)

AVA IL: SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

REF NO: SC-SL-080-02

CARGO: UP TO 870 NMT

COMMODITY: YELLOW SPLIT PEAS – 50K BAGS, PLUS 2% EXTRA EMPTY

BAGS (SEE NOTE 5).

LOADING: SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW

DISPORT: COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

TBL TO: WATTALA, SRI LANKA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)

AVA IL: SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

ON THE ABOVE:

TERMS: FULL BERTH TERMS, ALL INCLUSIVE. NO DEMURRAGE / NO

DESPATCH/ NO DETENTION ON VESSELS/CONTAINERS/TRAILERS BENDS.

SPECIAL NOTE “A”:

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 HRS CT (1100 HRS ET) ON JULY 30, 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

SPECIAL NOTE “B”:

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.

FOR THE PINK SALMON, ALONG WITH ALL THE POINTS LISTED ON FORM KC-362, SOME POSSIBLE SUGGESTIONS MAY BE RKNT, RAUB, RFAI, RMLK, ROKS, RPLS, RSPO, RWAR, AND OTHER PACIFIC NORTHWEST POINTS.

SPECIAL NOTE “C”:

AVAILABILITY/AT PORT DATE FOR COMMODITY DELIVERIES F.A.S. VESSEL FOR

THIS COMMODITY INVITATION IS 10/20/20. 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 SUPPLIER(S) TO ENSURE A SMOOTH LOADING AND/OR TRANSFER OPERATION.

SPECIAL NOTE "D":

IN AWARDING CARGO UNDER THIS FREIGHT INVITATION, USDA WILL CONSIDER FACTORS INCLUDING THE LOWEST LANDED COST, AND THE IMPACT OF ANY POTENTIAL AWARD ON THE AGENCY’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.

SPECIAL NOTE “E”:

THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE TO COORDINATE WITH INTERTEK, THE LOADING OF THE CARGO, IN ORDER FOR THE “VESSEL LOADING OBSERVATION” (VLO) CERTIFICATE TO BE ISSUED.

SPECIAL NOTE “F”:

THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IS HEREBY STRICKEN FROM THE U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE PART II, SECTION 1.(C), INTERMODAL BRIDGE: “IF TRUCKS ARE TO BE USED TO TRANSPORT THE CARGO TO THE BRIDGE POINT, THEN THE FREIGHT TENDER MUST PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION.”

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

DISPUTE RESOLUTION – ARBITRATION.

LDA – YES, AT USD 1.00/MT/DAY OR PRO-RATA, PER B/N CLAUSE 15.

DDA – NO.

FUMIGATION – YES, ON ALL BAGGED COMMODITIES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH USDA REGULATIONS, AT CARRIER’S TIME/RISK/EXPENSE.

NOTE 1: PINK SALMON IS PACKAGED IN 24/14.75 OZ CANS PER CASE. CASES ARE PALLETIZED AND SHRINK/STRETCH WRAPPED. USDA COMMODITY REQUIREMENT FOR PINK SALMON CAN BE FOUND AT https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/cps1.pdf

CARRIERS TO MAKE THEMSELVES FAMILIAR WITH THE PALLETIZATION AND POTENTIAL CONTAINER STOW.

NOTE 2: CONTAINERIZATION REQUIRED. CONTAINERS TO BE LOADED BY CARRIER AT CARRIER’S TIME, RISK, AND EXPENSE. NO MINIMUM CONTAINER LOAD REQUIREMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

FULLY ENCLOSED STANDARD MARINE CONTAINERS ARE REQUIRED AND CARGOES ARE TO BE CONTAINERIZED AT THE PORT/POINT OF ORIGIN AND REMAIN IN THE SAME SEALED CONTAINERS THROUGH THE FINAL CONTRACTED DELIVERY POINT.

NOTE 3: CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD SC 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 SC CARGOES.

NOTE 4: DELIVERY TERMS:

ENROUTE TO RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSE(S) IN WATTALA, SRI LANKA VIA THROUGH BILLS OF LADING (TBL). CARRIER TO DELIVER CONTAINERS BY TRUCK TO THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSE(S) AT CARRIER’S TIME, RISK, AND EXPENSE – AS PER U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE DISCHARGE/DELIVERY TERMS 2(C)(i). WAREHOUSE ADDRESS:

SAVE THE CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL

C/O SPECTRA LOGISTICS

NO. 300 1/MU 125,

MUTHURAJAWELA INDUSTRIAL ZONE

WATTALA, SRI LANKA

POC @ SAVE THE CHILDREN: MR. CAINE CORTELLINO

PHONE: (CELL) +94 (0)76 238 1103, (OFFICE) +94 (0)11 255 5077

EMAIL: CAINE.CORTELLINO@SAVETHECHILDREN.ORG

THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER REQUIRES A TWENTY (20) CALENDAR DAY FREE TIME PERIOD FOR ALL CONTAINERIZED COMMODITIES ALLOWING FOR COMPLETION OF CUSTOMS FORMALITIES. THE 20 DAYS FREE TIME APPLIES FROM THE COMPLETION OF DISCHARGE OF ALL THE CONTAINERS FROM THE VESSEL AT PORT COLOMBO. THE FREE TIME PERIOD APPLIES TO THE CARRIER’S CONTAINERS/EQUIPMENT AND THE CARRIER’S/PORT’S CONTAINER YARDS, TERMINALS, WAREHOUSES AND FREIGHT STATIONS. THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL HANDLING COSTS, STORAGE FEES, AND ALL OTHER PORT/TERMINAL/YARD/WAREHOUSE/CFS FEES APPLICABLE DURING THIS FREE TIME PERIOD.

CARRIER MUST COORDINATE AN ACCEPTABLE DELIVERY SCHEDULE TO THE SRI LANKA WAREHOUSE WITH THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER. NO CONTAINER/TRUCK/CHASSIS DEMURRAGE/DETENTION/STORAGE APPLICABLE IF THE CARRIER PROPERLY COORDINATES THE DELIVERY SCHEDULES WITH THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER BASED ON THE CONTAINER DELIVERY TERMS.

CARGO TO BE DELIVERED TO CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER DURING NORMAL WAREHOUSE WORKING HOURS. NO NIGHT OR OFF-HOUR DELIVERIES UNLESS AGREED UPON WITH THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER. ALL COSTS INCURRED BY THE TRUCKS FOR OFF-HOUR DELIVERIES ARE FOR THE CARRIER'S ACCOUNT. ALL TRAILER/CONTAINER/TRUCK YARDS OR STAGING AREA COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY TRAILER/CONTAINER/TRUCK, WHILE WAITING FOR FINAL INLAND DELIVERY, ARE FOR THE CARRIER'S ACCOUNT.

CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE, AT THEIR TIME, RISK, AND EXPENSE, FOR REMOVAL, RETURNING, A/O REPOSITIONING ALL EMPTY EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING TRUCKS/TRAILERS, CONTAINERS, AND CHASSIS.

CARRIERS AND/OR THEIR DISCHARGE PORT AGENTS MUST COOPERATE WITH THE RECEIVER'S DISCHARGE/DELIVERY SURVEYORS AND ALLOW THE SURVEYORS FULL ACCESS TO THE CONTAINERS.

THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CARGO SECURITY AND INTEGRITY WHILE IN THE CARRIER’S CARE AND CUSTODY. ALL NECESSARY SECURITY MEASURES MUST BE TAKEN TO ENSURE SAFE ARRIVAL AT THE FINAL DESTINATION. ANY CARGOES FOUND TO BE INFESTED WHILE IN THE CARRIER’S CARE AND CUSTODY MUST BE FUMIGATED AT CARRIER’S TIME, RISK, AND EXPENSE. NO FREE TIME USED DURING THE RE-FUMIGATION PROCESS!

IN THE EVENT A TRUCK SHOULD BREAK DOWN OR BECOME DISABLED DURING TRANSIT, IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CARRIER TO PROTECT THE CARGO THEREIN UNTIL THE TRUCK CAN MAKE THE DELIVERY TO THE FINAL DESTINATION.

CARRIER'S THROUGH BILL OF LADING (TBL) SERVICE SHALL INCLUDE ALL DISCHARGE PORT FORMALITIES TO ENSURE THAT CONTAINERS MOVE TO THE FINAL DESTINATION UNINTERRUPTED. RATES TO INCLUDE ALL HANDLING COSTS AND ANY CONTAINER SCANS, IF REQUIRED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

CONTAINER DEPOSITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE AND MUST BE WAIVED BY THE CARRIER.

NOTE 5: TWO (2) PERCENT EXTRA EMPTY 50KG BAGS ARE BEING SUPPLIED BY THE YS PEA VENDOR(S) TO THE CONTRACTED U.S. LOAD/DELIVERY POINTS. THE EMPTIES MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE SC SRI LANKA WAREHOUSE WITH THE COMMODITY. THE EMPTY BAGS MUST BE CARRIED FREIGHT FREE. EXTRA EMPTY BAGS MUST BE CONSOLIDATED IN ONE CONTAINER, WITH COMMODITY, FOR EACH PO NUMBER / BOOKING NUMBER. EMPTY BAGS FROM DIFFERENT PO NUMBERS/BOOKING NUMBERS MUST NOT BE COMMINGLED, UNLESS AGREED BY BKA. THE CARRIER A/O THEIR TRANSLOADER MUST PROVIDE AN ACCURATE COUNT OF EXTRA EMPTY BAGS LOADED PER PO NUMBER / BOOKING NUMBER.

NOTE 6: CARRIERS MUST NOT COMINGLE OTHER SHIPPER’S COMMODITIES OR DIFFERENT COMMODITIES IN THE SAME CONTAINER.

NOTE 7: CERTAIN COMMODITIES COVERED BY THIS RFP 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.

NOTE 8: 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.

NOTE 9: TRANSATLANTIC BARGE CLAUSE:

TOWED BARGES WILL BE CONSIDERED IN THE TRANSATLANTIC TRADE PROVIDED ALL CARGO IS CONTAINERIZED AND STOWED UNDER DECK. NO OTHER STOWAGE ARRANGEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNLESS THE CARRIER HAS RECEIVED WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FROM THE SHIPPER(S) AND USDA PROVIDING APPROVAL FOR A SPECIFIC VESSEL PRIOR TO THAT VESSEL PARTICIPATING IN ANY TRANSATLANTIC FOOD AID SHIPMENTS.

NOTE 10: ALL VESSEL SUBSTITUTION REQUESTS MUST BE REVIEWED BY USDA. THE PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE VESSEL SHOULD BE OF THE SAME TYPE AS THE ORIGINALLY AWARDED VESSEL. THIS APPLIES TO BOTH U.S. AND FOREIGN FLAG VESSEL SUBSTITUTIONS. THE PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE VESSEL MUST ALSO APPEAR ON THE APPLICABLE MARITIME ADMINISTRATION U.S. OR FOREIGN FLAG VESSEL LIST WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED USING THE FOLLOWING URL:

HTTP://WWW.MARAD.DOT.GOV/SHIPS_SHIPPING_LANDING_PAGE/CARGO_PREFERENCE/CARGO_HUMANITARIAN_ASSISTANCE/CARGO_HUMAN_ASSISTANCE_REPORTS/HUMANITARIAN_FOOD_AID_REPORTS.HTM

NOTE 11: FREIGHT PAYMENT SHALL BE PROCESSED THROUGH THE WBSCM SYSTEM AND PAID BY USDA. 100% FREIGHT DUE UPON COMPLETION OF DELIVERY AT THE SRI LANKA WAREHOUSE.

- CONTAINER DEMURRAGE/DETENTION SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CARRIER CONTAINER DEMURRAGE/DETENTION RATES, BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED USD 10.00 PER CONTAINER PER DAY, OR AS PER CARRIER TARIFF RATE, WHICHEVER IS LOWEST COST PER DAY/PER CONTAINER.

- 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.

- 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 SUPPLIER’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.

- 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.

- AS APPLICABLE, THE ALL INCLUSIVE RATE SUBMITTED MUST BREAKOUT THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS: OCEAN FREIGHT, INLAND TRANSPORTATION (DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN), FUMIGATION, CONTAINER PROTOCOL (IF APPLICABLE), STRIPPING/STACKING CHARGES AT FINAL DESTINATION (IF APPLICABLE). CARRIERS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT ALL INCLUSIVE RATES AS OUTLINED ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED NON RESPONSIVE.

- ONLY FIRM OFFERS RECEIVED PRIOR TO TENDER CLOSING TIME WILL BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED.

- FIXTURES RESULTING FROM THIS TENDER ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY SC AND USDA.

- 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, DISPORT, AND FINAL DESTINATION. FULL STYLE OF CARRIER OFFERING, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE, TELEX, AND/OR TELEFAX NUMBERS, AS WELL AS THE NAMES AND TITLES OF THE CORPORATE OFFICERS WITH DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE OFFER AND APPLICABLE CORPORATE DUNS NUMBER. WHETHER SERVICE IS DIRECT OR TRANSSHIPPED, CONTAINER OR BREAKBULK. WHETHER SERVICE OFFERED IS LINER OR CHARTER. STATEMENT THAT CARRIER IS A VOCC. OCEAN FREIGHT RATE TO BE IN U.S. DOLLARS AND MUST BE ALL INCLUSIVE REPEAT ALL INCLUSIVE.

- SC & USDA RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT WITHOUT DISCUSSION, REJECT, OR NEGOTIATE PROPOSALS, INCLUDING AWARDING INDIVIDUAL LOTS WHENEVER IFB CONTAINS MORE THAN ONE LOT OF CARGO.

- EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT AS PROVIDED ABOVE, ALL AWARDS UNDER THIS RFP WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE DATED NOVEMBER 1, 2004 WHICH IS FULLY INCORPORATED HEREIN.

- 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.

- COMMISSION: 1.67% ON GROSS FREIGHT / DEAD-FREIGHT IS PAYABLE TO CHARTERER'S AGENT / FREIGHT FORWARDER, BKA LOGISTICS LLC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SPECIFIC TENDER CONTACT:

BKA LOGISTICS LLC WASHINGTON D.C. AT PHONE 202-331-7395,

TELEFAX 202-331-7735, E-MAIL: MARK.MILLARD@BKALOGISTICS.NET OR

MANISHA@BKALOGISTICS.NET

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