07-021P Benin Cancellation
August 14, 2007
LifeLink Logistics as agents for and on behalf of Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
for carriage of Food for Education commodities under USDA's Invitation
"Soybean/Corn Exchange #2" issues the cancellation of freight
tender number IFB NO.07-021P for Benin.
07-021P Benin Tender
August 3, 2007
LIFELINK LOGISTICS issues freight tender for Catholic Relief
Invitation Number Soybean/Corn Exchange #2
Dated August 3, 2007
Issued by LIFELINK LOGISTICS, Berea, Ohio
On behalf of Catholic Relief Services
For carriage of Food for Education commodities under USDA's
"Soybean/Corn Exchange #2" as follows:
***Offers are due by 11:00 pm Eastern Time, 9 August 2007***
CARGO UNDER CR-07-00551:
AA: CRS-BJ-01 SEE NOTE 1
USDA TRACKING #: 07-021P-01
CARGO: 70 NMT VO 6/4 LTR CANS
LOADPORT: SEE SPECIAL NOTE BELOW
AVAILABILITY DATE: 10/10/07
FUMIGATION: NOT APPLICABLE
DISCHARGE/DELIVERY: PER US FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE SECTION 2.B.i
DELIVERY POINTS CONSIDERED WILL ONLY BE THOSE FAS VESSEL AND INTERMODAL BRIDGE
(EXCLUDING LAKES 'L") LOCATIONS APPROVED AND LISTED ON USDA FORM KC-362
ALL COSTS FOR TRANSPORTATION/MANUFACTURING/HANDLING OF VEGETABLE OIL
FROM SUPPLIER'S PLANT TO THE FAS VESSEL LOCATION ARE FOR THE SUPPLIER'S ACCOUNT.
EXCEPTION: FAS HOUSTON (HOUS)-OCEAN CARRIER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY
ALL HANDLING COSTS TO UNLOAD THE DELIVERING CONVEYANCE AND ALL ASSOCIATED
TERMINAL AND PORT CHARGES
FOR DELIVERY BASIS INTERMODAL BRIDGE, OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED
TO COORDINATE WITH VENDOR TO ENSURE SMOOTH LOADING OPERATION.
***U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE FOR PACKAGED COMMODITIES - PART II,
DATED NOVEMBER 1, 2004 TO APPLY IN FULL. A COPY OF THESE GUIDELINES CAN BE
FOUND ON THE USAID WEBSITE, WWW.USAID.GOV
Approved Exceptions to Standard US Food AID Booking Note Terms, Procedures and
Formats and other special terms and conditions (These items will apply to
above cargo, unless specified otherwise):
Full Liner Berth Terms, All Inclusive. No Demurrage - No Dispatch - 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 or destination
bagging, and special requirements for container load protocol (if applicable).
No minimum bill of lading quantities or charges or minimum container quantities
or charges to apply.
All offers MUST include ETA loadport, ETS loadport, and ETA destination, along
with routing information.
For all parcels, please refer to Clause 14 of Booking Guidelines for Notice
LOAD TERMS: cargo to be delivered to Carrier FAS Vessel or intermodal bridge
location specified at time of award and loaded at Carrier's time, risk and
expense with no demurrage/ no despatch/ no detention.
DISCHARGE TERMS: cargo to be discharged at Carrier's time, risk and expense,and
placed into the warehouse within the port area, with no demurrage/ no despatch/
no detention -per U.S. Food Aid Booking Note Sec. 2.(B) (i)
Should cargo be containerized for carrier convenience, any/all additional cost at
destination due to containerization including devanning or stripping into
warehouse and THC is for carrier account.
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.
For ALL CRS CARGOES. Owners and/or their agents must return signed Bills of Lading
and related documents to LifeLink Logistics within 48 hours (2 business days)
after receipt of approved masters.
For All CRS Cargoes. Owners and/or their agents must return signed USAID Booking
Note to LifeLink Logistics within 10 business days of receipt.
BENIN Cargo. Prefer cargo to be shipped on one vessel (no split shipments) and no
Vessel Loading observation requirements and procedures, as per The U.S. Department
of Agriculture Kansas City Commodity Office’s notice to the trade of May 5, 2000,
is hereby incorporated. A copy of which can be furnished upon request.
CARGO PREFERENCE COMPLIANCE WILL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MARITIME
ADMINISTRATION'S JAN. 8, 2003 LETTER.
Loading Delay Assessment (LDA) applicable when specified in above cargo details.
Note 1: The Shipper will impose a Loading Delay Assessment (LDA) for each and every
day beyond the contracted load date that the Carrier has failed to load the cargo
aboard a vessel. The contracted load date is defined as the date that the vessel
is estimated to arrive at the loading port, as specified in the Cargo Booking
Confirmation, plus a ten (10) day grace period. LDA shall be US $1.00 per metric
ton per day or pro-rata, to be deducted from ocean freight payment.
Application of LDA’s will be specific to CRS cargo.
Vessel substitutions must be approved by the Shipper and USDA as
applicable, and cargo shall not be loaded into unapproved substitute vessels.
In keeping with U.S. Customs enforced compliance program for outbound
documentation, carriers are hereby notified that any assessments against the
cargo due in whole or in part to delay by carrier in verifying final load count,
and providing same to LifeLink Logistics, will be solely for carrier’s account.
FREIGHT PAYMENT TO BE MADE THRU U.S. BANK'S POWERTRACK SYSTEM. CARRIER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ESTABLISHING AN ACCOUNT DIRECTLY WITH U.S. BANK.
***USAID NOTICE TO THE TRADE***
F.A.S. Allocated Commodities at Houston and Jacinto, dated April 5, 2006,
Notice to the Trade, EOD-150, Pilot Program for Load Port Surveys and Processed
Commodity Bidding Basis Houston, Texas, fully incorporated.
Commodity, load port and intermodal point abbreviations as per USDA form KC-362.
Delivery terms per USDA Notice to the Trade of April 5, 1995.
1) All offers MUST include ETA loadport, ETS loadport, and ETA destination, along
with routing information. Other requirements or pertinent information:
A. Vessel’s itinerary and current position.
B. Full particulars on vessel owner’s company including officers, address and bank
C. Voyage number for vessel being offered.
2)Total commissions 2.5%. If offered direct, 2.5% to LifeLink
Logistics. If offered through a broker, 2/3 of 2.5% to LifeLink Logistics, and
1/3 of 2.5% to owners’ broker.
3) Offers to be submitted to LifeLink Logistics, at 46 Front Street,Suite 200,
Berea, Ohio 44017, Attn: Rhoda Rizzen,and Brian Sambrook (telephone: 440-243-1010),or
by fax at 440-243-3030.
4) Offers are due by 11:00 hrs Eastern, August 9, 2007; offers received thereafter
will not be considered.
5) Evaluation and contract award: offers which do not comply with mandatory
requirements of this IFB, including but not limited to the minimums and
maximums specified above, will not be considered. Offers must include full
particulars demonstrating the willingness and ability to meet these requirements.
Catholic Relief Services reserves the right to award without discussions with USAID
approval. Award will be to the lowest responsible offeror meeting the mandatory
requirements of this IFB.
6) Contract Terms: Except to the extent provided above, this IFB
is subject to the standard US Food Aid Booking Note (INCLUDING ANY AND ALL
AMENDMENTS AND ATTACHMENTS), which are fully incorporated herein. Copies of these guidelines may be obtained from USAID website, www.usaid.gov.