On June 26, 2002, Uzbekistan purchased 48,518.7 MT of U.S. No. 1 CALROSE Medium- Grain Milled Rice and 10,000 MT of U.S. No. 2 or Better Medium-Grain Rice, in 50-kilo bags, under their FY 2002 Public Law 480, Title I program
Delivery Period: July 15 - August 15, 2002
No. 1 CALROSE Rice
Oakland, CA Container Yard
No. 2 Rice
Lake Charles, LA
INVITATION FOR BIDS (RICE IN BAGS)
Uzbekistan PL 480 Title I - FY 2002
Purchase Authorization No.: UZ-5005
Date: June 06, 2002
Amendment No. 1 to IFB No. MR/UZ-5005/2002-1dtd June 14, 2002
The referred IFB is amended as follows:
Clause 10 - Payment
"Delete item VI - One (1) copy of the Weight Certificate issued by or on authority of state or other governmental weighing department, Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade, Grain Exchange, or other independent organization or firm providing weighing services".
Clause 11 - Documents required by Buyer
"Delete item C - Official Export Grain Weight Certificate in triplicate provided by FGIS showing quality condition and check weight".
All other terms and conditions of the IFB remain unchanged.
INVITATION FOR BIDS (RICE IN BAGS)
Uzbekistan P.L. 480 TITLE I - FY 2002
Purchase Authorization No. UZ-5005
Date: June 6, 2002
IFB No. MR/UZ-5005/2002-1
The Embassy of UZBEKISTAN on behalf of UZBEKSAVDO requests bids for the supply of U.S. Rice in bags, subject to the terms and conditions of P.L. 480, Title I regulations and PA UZ-5005.
Total value of purchase not to exceed approximately U.S $ 16,700,000.00
Bidders must comply with all the terms and conditions of this IFB.
1. Source: United States of America
2. Commodity Specifications: Crop Year: 2001 and/or 2002
"CALROSE" Medium Grain Milled Rice, Well Milled, with FGIS 956 or FGIS 993 certificate stating: "Applicant States: This is rice typically considered "Hard Milled Rice" or other suitable statement to be advised by USDA or buyer's agent. Grade US No. 1, containing not more than 4 percent broken kernels, in new polypropylene bags of 50 net kilos each. Moisture Content: Maximum 14 percent. Aflotoxin Max. 20 ppb.
OR at Buyers Option declarable on award
"US No. 2" Medium Grain Milled Rice, Well Milled, Grade US No. 2 containing not more than 7 percent broken kernels, in new polypropylene bags of 50 net kilos each. Moisture Content: Maximum 14 percent. Aflotoxin Max 20 ppb.
3. Type Quantity in Metric Tons Delivery Period
CALROSE Approx. 15,000 to 20,000 July 15 - Aug. 15, 2002
US No.2 Approx. 45,000 to 55,000 July 15 - Aug. 15, 2002
NB: Buyer intends to buy 30% of total tonnage purchased of "CALROSE" and balance 70% of total tonnage purchased of Grade "US No. 2".
Offers must be for the entire delivery period offered at buyer's call with a 10 day preadvice of vessel(s) ETA load port.
Offers must provide for a five percent (5%) more or less loading tolerance at Buyer's option. Offerors may also offer for minimum/maximum quantities provided they specify a separate price for quantity with 5% more or less loading tolerance. Buyers option to accept part of any offer and to lift each contract quantity on one or more vessels. Buyer retains the option to accept or reject any or all bids received.
4. Price: To be stated in US Dollars per Net Metric Ton, basis
a) FAS vessel at safe US port(s) or coastal range which must be named in the bid. FAS vessel price to buyer shall include charges for rice, packaging including extra empty bags, needle and twine , equivalent to 2 % of the total quantity purchased, transportation including unloading and wharfage, to a point of rest under cover in a ship side warehouse designated and arranged for by Seller within the port declared by Seller. Price must also include the required inspections and issuance of rice inspection certificates and required weight certificates in accordance with Purchase Authorization.
b) FAS at safe US Port(s), named in the bid, in ocean containers.
For FAS in containers -seller to arrange pick up of empty containers from carrier's container yard, drayage to the mill, load the container and return stuffed container back to carrier's terminal/yard at named safe load port(s) in the bid(s). The price shall include charges for the rice, packaging, empty bags, needle and twine equivalent to 2% of the total quantity purchased, all terminal handling charges for picking up empty containers, drayage (trucking) charges from container yard, to the mill, return stuffed container to carrier's terminal and all terminal handling charges for receiving stuffed container at the load port(s). Price also to include all required inspections at source loading and as well as loading observations at the load port in accordance with the Purchase Authorization.
5. DELIVERY : Port of Delivery/Loading:
1) For bagged rice delivered to port of loading, under supervision of the port authority, or carrier's load port agents/ stevedores before loading to ocean vessel, LASH barges or ocean containers (defined as Not Source Loading):
a) Seller is requested to provide in its offer a complete listing of prospective loading berths from which the Seller will supply the commodity and include full information on the physical limitations of each of their prospective loading berths, approaches, channels and/or bridges leading to such berths and or other factors which will limit the size and loading of vessels or effect the safety of the loading vessel. This information must include the vessel's length overall, beam, draft, air draft etc., which will be acceptable to the Sellers at their berths.
b) Seller shall declare definite loading berth(s)/port(s) as well as quantity to be delivered at each port within seven (7) calendar days after U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) approval of sale.
Seller shall declare no more than one (1) loading port in case of award for a quantity up to 10,000 MT (5% more or less) in the delivery period and one (1) or two (2) loading port(s) in case of award for more than 10,000 MT (5% more or less) in the delivery period, from same coastal range, regardless of the number of sales contracts. Delivery of the cargo for loading on the same vessel (same voyage) in the same port shall be made at one (1) or two (2) safe berth(s).
2.) If rice in bags are loaded from the mill to an ocean container (defined as Source Loading):
a) Seller to state in their offer the quantity offered by location of the mill(s), the intended port(s) of embarkation where stuffed containers will be delivered and their price to include all costs related to picking up empty containers from container yard, drayage of empty containers to their mill, costs of stuffing containers, including costs of inspections and loading observations as required by the purchase authorization, and returning full containers with the bagged rice to the carrier's container yard at port of embarkation for loading on ocean going vessel.
A. Delivery Terms:
I.) For rice in bags delivered to the port (Not Source Loading)
a) Delivery shall be made FAS vessel at safe US port(s).
b) Bids must provide for delivery at Buyer's call during the entirety of the delivery period.
c) Loading vessel will be nominated by Panalpina Inc., Project Division, Washington DC on behalf of the buyer. Seller shall confirm by FAX to Panalpina Inc. Project Div. Washington DC No: 202 659 2830 its acceptance of the nominated vessel within eight (8) business hours after receiving the vessel nomination. Seller's acceptance of the nominated vessel shall constitute Seller's guarantee that the vessel can safely proceed to and out of the Seller's loading berth(s) / port(s) with the vessel's full cargo on board. In case of refusal of the nominated vessel by Seller, said refusal must be advised to Panalpina Inc., Project Div. Washington DC by FAX within the eight (8) business hours of receiving the nomination. Seller shall not refuse a nominated vessel if vessel size is within the limitations of loading berth/port declared by Seller. Seller's failure to advise Panalpina Inc. Project Division of its refusal of the nominated vessel in the above manner shall constitute Seller's acceptance of the nominated vessel.
d) Buyer will provide sellers with a 10 day notice of vessel's estimated time of arrival at load port with the name of the intended vessel and the approximate quantity to be loaded. All notices provided to seller(s) by 5:30 PM (local time at place of receipt) on a business day shall be considered to have been received by sellers on the same day as the notice was provided. If more than one seller is loading buyer's vessel in the same port, the tender of the vessel to one supplier shall constitute tendering to all suppliers.
e) Each lot/contract shall be loaded in one or more vessels at buyer's option.
f) Vessels in readiness will load in accordance with the custom of the port.
g) Vessel's load port rotation shall be at buyer's option.
h) Substitution of performing vessel, if required by buyer, to be accepted by seller without any requirement for a new pre-advice on the basis that the substitute vessel's ETA at the loading port is the same or later than that of the original vessel and that the substitute vessel's dimensions are within the required limitations of the loading berth.
i) Load rate guarantee: Not Source Loading: Seller to guarantee, notwithstanding any custom of the port, to deliver and make available at the load berth, for loading the bagged rice at the average rate of 1,000 net Metric Tons per Weather Working day of 24 consecutive hours, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays excluded, even if used. Should Lash or seabee barges (or containers) be utilized, Seller shall guarantee delivery of the bagged rice in sufficient quantity to allow vessel owner to maintain normal loading rates. However, in no event shall Seller's delivery rate of the bagged rice be less than vessel's call. Seller's guarantee of delivery rates, as stated above, shall not be waived under any circumstances except for reasons described in the clause below on Strikes or Other Causes of Delay in Delivery. The delivery rate guarantee shall apply even if vessel's arrival date at load port is delayed beyond the date originally provided to Seller as vessel's ETA at load port and/or beyond original delivery period.
j) Laytime will commence at 0800 hours next working day after vessel tenders its notice of readiness.(NOR). Said NOR will be submitted by buyer's agent or vessel owner's agent by letter, telex, or fax to loading elevator during regular working hours (0900-1700 hours) Monday through Friday inclusive (or before 1200 noon if on Saturday), vessel having been cleared at the custom house and all necessary compartments of the vessel having been passed by both the National Cargo Bureau Surveyor and FGIS/USDA licensed grain inspector. Any prior time used not to count as laytime. Shifting time between load berths not to count as laytime.
k) In the event seller does not deliver the cargo in accordance to the above terms to buyer's vessel, seller is to be responsible for the demurrage and detention charges that buyer may be liable for due to said failure of the seller. Demurrage and detention will be in accordance to the governing charter party.
l) All laytime accounts at load port(s) are to be settled directly between the Seller(s) and the vessel owner(s). Demurrage/Despatch shall be settled according to the rate of the governing Charter party. Under no circumstances shall the buyer or USDA/CCC be responsible for resolving disputes involving the calculation of laytime or the payment of demurrage or despatch between vessel owners and the Sellers. Any and all disputes between vessel owners and the Sellers arising out of the contract under this IFB relating to settlement of laytime issues shall be arbitrated in New York subject to the rules of the Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc.
II) Delivery Terms for source loading (at mill) in containers:
a) Delivery shall be made by seller of the bagged rice in containers to the port of embarkation.
b) Buyer agent, Panalpina Inc. Project Division, Washington DC will provide seller(s) with a ten days notice of availability of ocean containers, stating name of carrier, location and point of contact for picking up empty containers and delivery of stuffed containers.
c) Seller to be responsible to arrange and pay for the drayage of empty containers from carrier's container yard, including costs for loading empty container onto truck chassis, cost of trucking to the mill, loading the containers and return of stuffed container back to the carrier's receiving terminal including costs for unloading stuffed containers at the said terminal.
d) Seller to provide buyer's agent Panalpina Inc. Project Division, a daily report of containers stuffed, including the container number, the seal number, number of bags loaded in said container, net weight and gross weight loaded, date loaded at mill and date delivered to carrier (with copy of carrier's terminal receipt).This report can be sent via FAX to (202) 659 2830.
e) In the event carrier releases containers that are rejected at the mill (source load sight) due to being unseaworthy, damaged, dirty or any way found to be unsuitable to receive the cargo, then said rejected container must be returned back to carrier's terminal and carrier shall be responsible for all costs incurred by seller for having provided an unsuitable container and will be required to immediately release to seller a substitute container which will acceptable for loading the cargo.
f) The seller is responsible for delivery of the contracted bagged rice in container(s) to the port of embarkation terminal in sufficient time so that carrier is able to load the stuffed container(s) on-board the ocean going vessel within the contracted delivery period. The ocean bill of lading marked and dated on-board must be dated within the delivery period contracted.
g) Delivery of cargo to buyer will only be considered fulfilled when the ocean bill of lading is issued, stating the number of containers and the packing list, giving container numbers, seal numbers, number of bags per container, net and gross weight per container.
h) There will be no guarantee load rate applied on containers being stuffed at source (mill), however same to be done in regular turn coordinated between carrier and seller.
i) Neither buyer nor USDA/CCC shall be responsible for any claims and or disputes that may arise between the seller(s) and the container carrier(s). Any and all such disputes are to be resolved directly between sellers and carrier and in the event of impasse, such disputes to be arbitrated under the rules of the Society of American Arbitrators Inc.
j) In event carrier does not provide sufficient containers on a timely basis within the contracted delivery period, then the carrier shall be liable for the carrying/interest charges levied by seller for delays caused by carrier for not making containers available as called upon by seller(s). However said carrying/interest charges will commence to accrue the day after the last delivery date and shall to cease to accrue when carrier has released the container(s) to seller for pick up at the carrier's container yard.
6. SPECIAL PROVISIONS:
A) In the event seller(s) nominate a port of loading which master(s) of vessel(s) engaged to lift the contacted quantity, when no more than 72 hours off the port, deems unsafe for entry, seller(s) are obligated to promptly provide contracted quantity at another port in the same range at no additional cost. Sellers are further obligated to pay vessel's deviation and incidental costs and resulting demurrage occasioned by second port nomination and to waive carrying charges resulting from delay in loading attributed to nomination of original port.
B) In the event of delivery of any quantity not meeting contracted commodity specifications, sellers shall be responsible for all costs and damages sustained by vessel owners and/or buyers, including but not limited to time lost and fumigation costs, due to delivery of off-grade commodity. Sellers must compensate vessel owners and/or buyers for all such costs and damages prior to owner's release of bills of lading covering the shipment concerned except for the time lost, which will be counted in accordance with the terms of delivery rate guarantee. See clause 5 above.
C) In the event of seller's failure to deliver the total quantity required by buyer/nominated vessel, seller shall be responsible for any deadfreight provided, however, that such required quantity is within the quantity limits of the commodity contract. Further, if Buyer decides to lift the remaining quantity on a second vessel, Seller shall be responsible for payment of any increase in freight rate between original vessel and the second vessel.
7. PACKING: The rice shall be packed in new woven polypropylene bags, each containing 50 kilos net. Bag specifications to be in accordance with Purchase Authorization UZ-5005. Seller shall include in the delivery of the commodity a sufficient quantity of empty bags to cover for breakage in transit of up to 2 percent of the total quantity shipped. The empty bags must be of the same size, kind and quality as those used for the commodity shipment. Costs for empty bags shall be included in the price quoted for the commodity. Empty bags shall be delivered FAS vessel at the same berth and at same time where the commodity will be delivered.
8. MARKINGS ON BAGS: All bags, including the empty bags , shall be marked with Seller's standard or commercial markings for rice. If destination is shown on bags, only acceptable destination is Uzbekistan.
9. FUMIGATION and INSPECTION:
A) Seller to fumigate commodity at their expense a maximum of fifteen (15) days prior to loading. In event the bagged rice is found to be infested at time of final inspection prior to loading at the load port, any additional fumigation will be done by the Seller at their expense. Seller shall be held responsible for any demurrage and or detention charges that may be levied by the ship owner due to delay in delivery of the cargo for loading on to the vessel.
B) Inspection: weight and quality certificates to be in accordance with governing Purchase Authorization and P.L. 480, Title I regulations for loading at port and loading at source/mill site as appropriate. A certificate of origin certified by local chamber of commerce at load port and a Phytosanitary certificate issued by APHIS/USDA and Fumigation certificate are to be provided to buyer. Costs of inspection, certificates/ documents are for account of seller.
A) Payment will be made directly by CCC after submission of following documents:
i) One (1) original Form CCC-329 " Suppliers Certificate signed by the supplier covering net invoice price of the commodity.
ii) One (1) copy of the supplier's detailed invoice showing quantity, description, contracted price, net total price expressed in dollars, the amount for which financing is requested from CCC, amount not eligible for financing by CCC, and basis delivery (e.g. F.O.B. vessel), and the kind and size of bags and whether they are new or used.
iii) One copy of a non-negotiable ocean bill of lading, showing number of bags of rice loaded on board, net weight and gross weight in pounds and Metric Tons.
iv) One (1) Original Form CCC-359 " Declaration of Sale" signed on behalf of the General Sales Manager, USDA/CCC.
v) One (1) copy of Form FGIS-956, "Rice Inspection Service Certificate" or Form FGIS-993 " Commodity Inspection Certificate " issued by a federal or federal cooperator inspector. The Certification shall cover lot inspection at point of loading to vessel , LASH barge or ocean container and shall show the grade and other quality determinations required by the purchase authorization. For Milled Rice the certificate shall show "hard milled". Inspection shall also include check weighing and check counting and Aflatoxin.
vi) One (1) copy of the Weight Certificate issued by or on authority of state or other governmental weighing department, Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade, Grain Exchange, or other independent organization or firm providing weighing services.
vii) One (1) copy of the Certificate of Origin.
viii) One (1) copy of Official Phytosanitary Certificate issued by APHIS/USDA.
ix) One (1) copy of the Fumigation certificate covering fumigation performed a maximum of 15 days prior to loading.
x) One (1) copy of a Radiation Certificate issued by USDA.
xi) One (1) copy of the Packing List.
B) CCC pays by electronic transfer. When submitting documents to CCC for payment the following information is required: (1) name of company, (2) the collecting bank's ABA number, (3) payee's account number, (4) payee's taxpayer I.D. number, and (5) type of bank account used. Documents may be couriered or hand carried to:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Commodity Credit Corporation
Financial Management Division
3101 Park Center Drive, Suite 1132
Alexandria, VA 22302
Or mailed to:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Commodity Credit Corporation - STOP 0581
Attention: Foreign Exports Accounting Section
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-0581
11. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY BUYER
Documents required by buyer are to be couriered to Panalpina, Inc., Project Division, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 520, Washington, DC 20036-4101:
a. Three (3) original negotiable plus six (6) non-negotiable copies of clean on board bill(s) of lading as per charter party. The bill(s) of lading must
state on-board date and state that freight is payable as per charter party.
b. Commercial invoice - six (6) copies signed by seller
c. Official Export Grain Weight Certificate in triplicate provided by FGIS showing quality condition and check weight.
c. FGIS certificate three copies of Observation of loading of cargo to vessel. In event containerized then three copies of observation of loading rice into containers and three copies of the observation of containers loading onto vessel.
d. Certificate of Origin specifying year of production- original and 5 copies
e. Commodity Inspection Certificate - Form FGIS-993 or Rice Inspection Service Certificate Form FGIS 956 - original and 5 copies.
f. Copy of Form CCC-329 " Suppliers Certificate" - 5 copies.
g. Copy of Form 359 - Declaration of Sale - 5 copies.
h. Original Phytosanitary Certificate from USDA/APHIS.
i. Fumigation Certificate covering fumigation performed a maximum of 15 days prior to loading vessel(s) or containers.
j. Radiation Certificate.
k. Packing List showing number of bags loaded on board vessel , gross weight and net weight in kilograms and pounds.
12. CARRYING/INTEREST CHARGES:
Except for force majeure, if vessel is delayed beyond dates of delivery, or vessel cannot perform, all interest and interest and carrying charges claimed by seller shall be collected from shipowner. Carrying charges and interest charges will be levied in accordance to NAEGA No. 2 (revised as of May 1, 2000) clause 19 and will be at the following rates: $0.25 per MT per day and interest charges at 1.5% over Citibank (New York) prime rate in effect on date of purchase. Carrying/interest and all other charges will cease to accrue once the nominated vessel or its substitute has tendered notice readiness to loading elevator. Carrying charge computation:
(A) if contract is completed, carrying charges are to be computed based upon actual quantity delivered or
(B) if the contract is not completed or only partially executed (total quantity delivered being less that the minimum (95% of the mean contract quantity), carrying charges are to be computed on the minimum quantity of the contract or on the difference between the contract minimum quantity and the quantity delivered.
13. STRIKES OR OTHER CAUSES of DELAY DELIVERY
Should delivery by seller of the commodity or any part thereof, or acceptance of the commodity or any part thereof by buyer's F.O.B. vessel be prevented or delayed by reason of riots, strike, lockout, embargo(es), interruptions or stoppages of the normal course of labor or transportation at the port(s) of delivery or elsewhere preventing the forwarding of goods to such port(s), shipment of such goods from such port(s), or by reason of action by the federal, state, or local government or authority, the seller shall be entitled upon termination of the cause(s) of prevention and/or delay, and on the resumption of work after the termination of the riot, strike, or lockout, whichever occurs later, to as much time as would have remained for delivery at the commencement of such cause(s), but not less than 14 days, and buyer's time to call for delivery shall be similarly extended; provided, however, that either party shall have notified the other within two (2) business days of the commencement of the cause(s) of prevention or delay, if such commencement occurs within the contract period, or if the causes existed prior to the contract period, within two (2) business days from the first day of contract delivery period, that the causes(s) then existed, buyer shall not be responsible for carrying charges of any kind or character whatsoever in the event delivery is prevented as herein above set forth, and buyer agrees to act promptly to accept the commodity as soon as it can reasonably do so upon termination of the cause which prevented delivery and seller agrees to make such delivery when called upon to do so by buyer.
In the event of buyer's failure to take delivery (partial or total) within the original delivery period, seller(s) shall take the following measure(s):
A. If loading vessel is nominated within the original delivery period, however, the vessel tenders notice of readiness to sellers or the loading elevator after the last day of the original delivery period, the delivery period to be extended for a sufficient period for vessel to load.
B. If buyer fails to nominate loading vessel within the original delivery period, sellers shall carry the commodity for buyer's account beyond the original delivery period until buyer nominates vessel and takes delivery.
C. If buyer is unable to take delivery within the original or extended delivery period due to cause(s) listed under "strikes or other causes of delay in delivery" clause 20 (B) of NAEGA No. 2 (revised as of May 1, 2000), sellers shall continue to carry the commodity until buyer takes delivery after such cause(s) are removed or, at buyer's option, sellers shall agree to cancel the contract without penalty to buyers in the event such cause(s) last more than 30 days.
14. BID BOND
All offers must be supported by an unconditional bid bond in the form of a cashier's check or an irrevocable letter of credit issued by a first-class U.S. bank in favor of the Embassy of Uzbekistan, 1746 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Washington, DC equivalent to 2% of the FOB value of the commodity offered to be collectible by draft at sight accompanied by a statement from the Embassy of Uzbekistan to the effect that the bidder did not make written confirmation consistent with the terms and conditions set forth in the award within one working day after USDA's approval of sale. Such bid bond shall be submitted with the further understanding that it shall guarantee that the bidder will not withdraw his bid within the period specified therein after the opening of the bids The bid bond shall be valid for ten days after the bid opening date, and will be automatically cancelled in the case of unsuccessful bidders within ten days after the closing of the tender. For successful bidders, the bid bond shall be automatically cancelled after presentation and acceptance by the buyer of the performance bond.
15. PERFORMANCE BOND
Within two (2) working days of receipt of USDA's approval of sale seller shall make available to the buyer a guarantee of performance in the form of an irrevocable letter of credit (L/C) issued by first-class U.S. bank equivalent to 5% of the value of awarded contract(s). The letter of credit to be in favor of The Embassy of Uzbekistan, 1746, Massachusetts Ave. NW , Washington DC 20036 The performance L/C shall guarantee full and complete performance by the seller or the terms and conditions of the IFB. It shall be collectible at the discretion of the beneficiary by draft at sight accompanied by (1) a statement from the beneficiary detailing the nature and extent of the seller's failure to comply, and (2) a report from an independent surveyor, laboratory, or other competent authority corroborating such detailed statement. This detailed statement will include an explanation of seller's breach of contract, obligations, and the dollar value of the loss incurred. The amount to be collected will be limited to this dollar value and any cost incurred by the buyer in collecting the dollar value of the bid bond shall be for the account of the seller. The guarantee shall not be collectible where seller's failure to perform has been caused by an act of force majeure. The guarantee shall be valid for a minimum of 30 days after completion of loading. Performance bond will be released immediately after CCC has paid the seller.
16. TERMS AND CONDITIONS of this IFB, P.L.480, Title I regulations and Purchase Authorization No. UZ-5005 will be fully incorporated by reference in the sales contract which must be signed by seller within two (2) days of the official award. The contract form will be seller's sales form on seller's on letterhead. Government of Uzbekistan requires a contract for certification under Uzbekistan contract law. A proforma of same is available from buyer's agents Panalpina Inc. Tel No. 202 659 2825. Seller must sign this Uzbekistan contract within 24 hours of receipt and return same to buyer.
17. BIDS must be submitted in writing, sealed letter, or fax to:
Embassy of Uzbekistan
1746, Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: (202) 293 6804
18. OFFERS are to be submitted not later than 1400 hours Washington, DC time on June 24, 2002 and are to remain valid until 1700 hours Washington, DC time on June 25, 2002. Late offers will not be considered. However, if a fax starts printing before 1400 hours Washington, DC time and continues printing past that time, buyer will consider the offer to be a valid on-time offer. Fax offers which begin printing after the stipulated time will not be considered.
Panalpina, Inc., Project Division
As Agents for Govt. of Uzbekistan