NOTICE TO THE TRADE DATED JANUARY 24, 2008
USDA, Farm Service Agency, Commodity Operations, Kansas City Commodity Office Notice to Expand the Delivery/Bid Points in the Port of Houston, Texas
Effective with International Procurement Division’s Invitation for Bid (IFB) 028A, which will be issued February 6, 2008, the Notice to the Trade EOD-150 (Pilot Program for Load Port Surveys and Processed Commodity Bidding Basis Houston, Texas) is cancelled. Therefore, beginning with Inv. 028A, all steamship lines submitting freight proposals f.a.s. Houston, must offer basis the new Houston delivery/bid point codes below.
IN ADDITION, THE “FREE ALONGSIDE SHIP (F.A.S.) HOUSTON” (HOUS) DELIVERY/BID POINT WILL BE ELIMINATED AND IN ITS PLACE, F.A.S. VESSEL DELIVERY/BID POINTS WITHIN THE PORT OF HOUSTON WILL BE EXPANDED TO THE ELEVEN LOCATIONS SHOWN IN THE FOLLOWING TABLE. PLEASE NOTE THAT COMMODITY SUPPLIERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR UNLOADING RAIL CARS AND STEAMSHIP LINES SHOULD NOT/NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF UNLOADING RAIL CARS IN THEIR FREIGHT PROPOSALS.
|Port Location||Terminal Operator||Terminal||Delivery/Bid Point Code|
|Turning Basin Terminals||Richardson||Shed 11||HRIC|
|Cooper/T Smith Stevedoring||Sheds 18/19/24||HCTS|
|J.J. Flanagan||Shed 21||HJJF|
|Commodity Solutions||Shed 22/25A||HCSI|
|Ports America||Shed 25/27/28W||HPOA|
|Shippers Stevedoring||Sheds 28E/30/31||HSHI|
|Empire Stevedores||Shed 46 (Southside)||HEPS|
|Care Terminal||Coastal Cargo of Texas||JP4||HCRT|
|Jacintoport||Jacintoport International||Main Warehouse/||JACI|
|Barbour’s Cut Container Terminals||Shippers Stevedores||Warehouse 2 East||HBCS|
|Copper/T Smith Stevedoring (AP Moeller) (Transloading)||CFS Station North||HBCC|
• Contact information for the above is
available on the Approved Ports/Terminals list at:
The following f.a.s. vessel definition within the Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements will apply to theses locations:
“F.a.s. vessel” means free of expense to the Government delivered alongside the ocean vessel
and within reach of its loading tackle at the specified port of shipment, or to the USDA approved
warehouse/berth/terminal transload facility as designated by the ocean carrier.
Freight Bids under IFB 028A are due February 14, 2008. In order for freight bids on commodities destined for the Port of Houston to be considered, ocean carriers must use the delivery/bid point codes listed in the table above. A complete list of delivery/bid point codes, including the new Houston delivery/bid point codes, is available at:
Questions regarding expanded delivery/bid points within the Port of Houston should be directed to Ken Martin, Chief, Procurement Support Branch, International Procurement Division, Kansas City Commodity Office at (816) 926-6552 or Kenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org.