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					           Standard Bidding Documents




PROCUREMENT OF COMMODITIES
(Fertilizers and Fertilizer Raw Materials)




               The World Bank




                  May 1993
           Standard Bidding Documents



PROCUREMENT OF COMMODITIES
(Fertilizers and Fertilizer Raw Materials)




                The World Bank




                   May 1993




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                                               PREFACE

          These standard bidding documents have been prepared by the World Bank for use by borrowers in the procurement of goods
(Fertilizers and Fertilizer Raw Materials) through international competitive bidding. The procedures and practices presented in these
documents have been developed through broad international experience, and are recommended for use in procurement that are financed
in whole or in part by the World Bank. These documents have been drafted on the basis of the World Bank's Sample Bidding Document,
Procurement of Goods (Washington, D.C., March 1986), with such modifications as are necessary to reflect the specific requirements of
fertilizers and fertilizer raw materials.

         Recognizing that borrowers using these documents would have different requirements in regard to specifications, deliveries,
transportation, port conditions, etc., appendices have been attached to these sample bidding documents containing illustrative terms,
conditions, definitions and items for use by the borrowers, while drafting their bidding documents. Borrowers should note that it is
essential that such of these terms which are eventually selected by them from the appendices as being relevant for their purpose should
be incorporated in the Special Conditions of the Contract and the Schedules which are part of the bidding documents in order to make
them legally enforceable.

        These bidding documents have been prepared to cover only procurement through imports. It has been felt that provisions for
procurement from domestic sources need not be incorporated in these documents, as such cases are likely to be the exception. Where
such procurement is visualized, it would be relatively easy to incorporate a special section in the bidding documents with suitable cross
references.

         Borrowers and their procurement agencies are free to use the documents after completing the specific details in the places
indicated and deleting any inappropriate alternative provisions. The following directions should be observed when using the documents:
(i)Specific details, such as the "name of the Purchaser," "address for bid submission," etc., should be furnished in the space provided,
                which is underlined. The information to be filled in is indicated within parentheses;
(ii)Footnotes are not part of the text of the document, but they contain instructions which the borrower should strictly follow. The final
                document should contain no footnotes;
(iii)The Special Conditions of Contract included in the sample documents are only illustrative of the provisions that should be drafted
                specifically by the Purchaser for each procurement.
(iv)Appendices A, B, C and D are, as stated, intended as checklists to assist the Purchaser in finalizing bidding documents, and should
                not be included as part of the bidding document.




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                       TABLE OF CONTENTS




SECTION                         SUBJECT                   PAGE



    I     INVITATION FOR BIDS                                1

   II     INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS                            3

   III    GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT                    15

   IV     SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT                    23

   V      SCHEDULE OF REQUIREMENTS                          27

   VI     TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS                          28

  VII     BID FORM AND PRICE SCHEDULES                      29

 VIII     BID SECURITY FORM                                 31

   IX     CONTRACT FORM                                     33

   X      PERFORMANCE SECURITY FORM                         35

ANNEX A GUIDELIST FOR CIF/CFR (FREE OUT) SHIPPING TERMS

ANNEX B GUIDELIST FOR SHIPPING TERMS-FOB

ANNEX C ILLUSTRATIVE SHIPPING TERMS - DEFINITIONS

ANNEX D CHECKLIST FOR PRODUCT/BAGGING SPECIFICATIONS




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                                SECTION I. INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB)

                                                                                          Date: (Of Issuance of Invitation)

                                                                                                                           Loan No.:

                                                                                                                             IFB No.:



1.        The (Name of Borrower) has received1/ a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and
Development2/ (hereinafter called The World Bank) in various currencies towards the cost of (Name of Project), and
it is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for
Importation of Fertilizers/Fertilizer Raw Materials.
2.        The (Name of the Purchaser) now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the supply of
Fertilizers/Fertilizer Raw Materials.
3.        Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the Bidding Documents at the
office of: (Name of Appropriate Purchasing Unit),3/ (Mailing Address of Appropriate Office for Enquiry and
Issuance of Bidding Documents and Cable/Telex Numbers).
4.        A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by any interested eligible Bidder on the submission
of a written application to the above and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of                                                                         .4/
5.        All bids must be accompanied by a security of (Fixed Sum or Percentage of Bid Amount),5/ and must be
delivered to the above office6/ on or before (Hours) on (Date).




1/
 Substitute "has applied for", if appropriate.

2/
 Substitute credit from the International Development Association in the case of an IDA credit.

3/
 The office for enquiry and issuance of bidding documents and that for bid submission may or may not be the same.

4/
 The fee chargeable should only be nominal to defray printing and mailing costs and to ensure that only bona fide Bidders will request for Bidding Documents. An
         amount of between US$50 and US$200 is deemed appropriate.

5/
 If bid security is required, insert appropriate information from "Instructions to Bidders", Clause 15. (Delete this part of the sentence if no bid security is required.)

6/
 Substitute the Purchaser's address for bid submission if different from its address for enquiry and issuance of Bidding Documents.




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6.     Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidders' representatives who choose to attend at (Time and Date) at
the offices of (          ).




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                     SECTION II. INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
                              TABLE OF CLAUSES
Clause                                                                                 Page
Number   Topic                                                                       Number

         A. Introduction
 1.      Source of Funds                                                                  5
 2.      Eligible Bidders                                                                 5
 3.      Eligible Goods                                                                   5
 4.      Cost of Bidding                                                                  5

         B. Bidding Documents
 5.      Content of Bidding Documents                                                     5
 6.      Clarification of Bidding Documents                                               6
 7.      Amendment of Bidding Documents                                                   6

         C. Preparation of Bids
 8.      Language of Bid                                                                  6
 9.      Documents Comprising the Bid                                                     7
 10.     Bid Form                                                                         7
 11.     Bid Prices                                                                       7
 12.     Bid Currencies                                                                   8
 13.     Documents Establishing Bidder's Eligibility and Qualifications                   8
 14.     Documents Establishing Goods' Eligibility and Conformity to Bid Documents        8
 15.     Bid Security                                                                     8
 16.     Period of Validity of Bids                                                       9
 17.     Format and Signing of Bid                                                       10

         D. Submission of Bids
 18.     Sealing and Marking of Bids                                                     10
 19.     Deadline for Submission of Bids                                                 10
 20.     Late Bids                                                                       10
 21.     Modification and Withdrawal of Bids                                             11

         E. Bid Opening and Evaluation
 22.     Opening of Bids by Purchaser                                                    11
 23.     Clarification of Bids                                                           11
 24.     Preliminary Examination                                                         11
 25.     Conversion to Single Currency                                                   12
 26.     Evaluation and Comparison of Bids                                               12
 27.     Contacting the Purchaser                                                        13

         F. Award of Contract
 28.     Post-qualification                                                              13
 29.     Award Criteria                                                                  13
 30.     Purchaser's Right to Vary Quantities at Time of Award                           13
 31.     Purchasers Right to Accept Any Bid and to Reject Any or All Bids                13
 32.     Notification of Award                                                           14
 33.     Signing of Contract                                                             14
 34.     Performance Security                                                            14




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                               SECTION II: INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS

                                                        A. Introduction

1.          Source of Funds

1.1The (Name of Borrower) has received7/ a loan8/ from the World Bank (WB) in various currencies equivalent to US dollars (
           ) towards the cost of procurement of Fertilizers/Fertilizer Raw Materials, and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this
        loan to eligible payments under the Contract(s) for which this Invitation for Bid is issued. Payment by the WB will be made
        only at the request of the (Name of Borrower) and upon approval by the WB in accordance with the terms and conditions of
        the loan agreement and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of that agreement. Except as the WB may
        specifically otherwise agree, no party other than the (Name of Borrower) shall derive any rights from the loan agreement or
        have any claim to the loan proceeds.

2.Eligible Bidders

2.1This Invitation for Bids is open to all suppliers from eligible source countries as defined under the Guidelines for Procurement of the
          WB.

3.Eligible Goods

3.1All goods to be supplied under the Contract shall have their origin in eligible source countries, defined under the Guidelines for
         Procurement of the WB and all expenditures made under the Contract will be limited to such goods.

3.2For purposes of this clause, "origin" means the place where the goods are mined, produced or manufactured.

3.3The origin of goods is distinct from the nationality of the Bidder.

4.          Cost of Bidding

4.1The Bidder shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of its bid, and the (Name of Purchaser), hereinafter
        referred to as "the Purchaser," will, in no case, be responsible or liable for those costs, regardless of the conduct or outcome of
        the bidding process.

                                                  B. The Bidding Documents

5.Content of Bidding Documents

5.1The goods required, bidding procedures and contract terms are prescribed in the Bidding Documents. In addition to the Invitation for
          Bids, the Bidding Documents include:
(a)Instructions to Bidders;
(b)General Conditions of Contract;
(c)Special Conditions of Contract;
(d)Schedule of Requirements;
(e)Technical Specifications;
(f)Bid Form and Price Schedules;
7/
 Substitute "has applied for", as appropriate.

8/
 In any reference to "loan", substitute "credit", as appropriate.




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(g)Bid Security Form;
(h)Contract Form; and
(i)Performance Security Form.

5.2The Bidder is expected to examine all instructions, forms, terms and specifications in the Bidding Documents. Failure to furnish all
        information required by the Bidding Documents or submission of a bid not substantially responsive to the Bidding Documents
        in every respect will be at the Bidder's risk and may result in the rejection of its bid.

6.Clarification of Bidding Documents

6.1A prospective Bidder requiring any clarification of the Bidding Documents may notify the Purchaser in writing or by telex or cable at
         the Purchaser's mailing address indicated in the Invitation for Bids. The Purchaser will respond in writing, telex or cable to
         any request for clarification of the Bidding Documents which it receives no later than ten (10) days prior to the deadline for the
         submission of bids prescribed by the Purchaser. The Purchaser's response (including an explanation of the query but without
         identifying the source of inquiry) will be sent in writing, telex or cable to all prospective Bidders which have received the
         Bidding Documents.

7.Amendment of Bidding Documents

7.1At any time prior to the deadline for submission of bids, the Purchaser may, for any reason, whether at its own initiative or in
         response to a clarification requested by a prospective Bidder, modify the Bidding Documents by amendment.

7.2The amendment will be notified in writing or by telex or cable to all prospective Bidders which have received the Bidding
        Documents and will be binding on them.

7.3Where the Purchaser issues an amendment within three (3) days prior to deadline for submission of bids, in order to afford
        prospective Bidders reasonable time in which to take the amendment into account in preparing their bids, the Purchaser will
        simultaneously extend the deadline for the submission of bids by three (3) or more working days.

                                             C. Preparation of Bids

8.Language of Bid

The Bid prepared by the Bidder and all correspondence and documents relating to the bid exchanged by the Bidder and the Purchaser,
         shall be written in the (           )9/ language, provided that any printed literature furnished by the Bidder may be written in
         another language so long as it is accompanied by a (             )9/ translation of its pertinent passages in which case, for purposes
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         of interpretation of the bid, the (         ) translation shall govern.




9/
 Insert "English", "French", or "Spanish".




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9.             Documents Comprising the Bid

9.1The bid prepared by the Bidder shall comprise the following components:
(a)A Bid Form and a Price Schedule completed in accordance with Clauses 10, 11 and 12;
(b)Documentary evidence established in accordance with Clause 13 that the Bidder is eligible to bid and is qualified to perform the
                   Contract if its bid is accepted;
(c)Documentary evidence established in accordance with Clause 14 that the goods to be supplied by the Bidder are eligible goods and
                   conform to the Bidding Documents; and
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(d) Bid security furnished in accordance with Clause 15 and in the form specified in Section VIII.

10.            Bid Form

10.1The Bidder shall complete the Bid Form and the appropriate Price Schedule furnished in the Bidding Documents, indicating for the
        goods to be supplied, a brief description of the goods, their country of origin, quantity and prices.

11.            Bid Prices

11.1The Bidder shall indicate on the appropriate Price Schedule attached to these documents the unit prices11/ and total Bid Prices of the
        goods it proposes to supply under the Contract.

11.2Prices indicated on the Price Schedule shall be entered separately in the following manner:
(a)The price of the goods quoted CIF (Free Out)12/ port of entry in the Purchaser's country. In quoting the price, the Bidder shall be free
                    to use ocean transportation through vessels registered in any eligible source country, or through shipping conferences
                    in which the majority of the shipping lines are from such eligible source countries. Similarly, the Bidder may obtain
                    insurance services from any eligible source country.
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(b) The price of the goods quoted CFR (Free Out) port of entry and FOB port of shipment.
(c)14/Charges for inland transportation, insurance and other local costs incidental to delivery of the goods from the port of entry to their
                    final destination.
(d)Any other costs that the Purchaser specifies for inclusion in the price.

11.3The Bidder's separation of price quotations in accordance with para. 11.2 above will be solely for the purpose of facilitating the
        comparison of bids by the Purchaser and will not in any way limit the Purchaser's right to contract on any of the terms offered.

11.4Fixed Price. Prices quoted by the Bidder shall be fixed during the Bidder's performance of the Contract and shall not be subject to
         variation on any account. A bid submitted with an adjustable price quotation will be treated as non-responsive and rejected,
         pursuant to Clause 24.


10/
     Delete if no bid security is required.

11/
     If no unit prices are involved, delete "unit prices and".

12/
     Under the INCOTERMS, where a contract is signed on CIF/CFR basis, unloading cost is to the Purchaser's account, except when regular shipping lines levy this at
             the port of shipment. Hence, to make it explicit that prices are invited based on Buyer paying the unloading costs as is the normal practice in all charter
             parties, we have used CIF (Free Out). If unloading cost is to be borne by the Seller and included in the price, the invitation should solicit CIF (Landed)
             price.

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     Optional. This should be in addition to (a) and is for the purpose of contracting on CFR/FOB basis, if the Purchaser wishes to retain the option to arrange marine
              insurance or ocean transportation and marine insurance.

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     For cases (a) where desired delivery is beyond CIF/CFR; and, (b) in land-locked countries, delivery would be at border, i.e., "Delivered at Frontier".




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12.        Bid Currencies

12.1Prices shall be quoted either in the currency of the Bidder's home country or the country from which the goods originate, or in (
             ).15/

13.Documents Establishing Bidder's Eligibility and Qualifications

13.1Pursuant to Clause 9, the Bidder shall furnish, as part of its bid, documents establishing the Bidder's eligibility to bid and its
         qualifications to perform the Contract if its bid is accepted.

13.2The documentary evidence of the Bidder's eligibility to bid shall establish to the Purchaser's satisfaction that the Bidder, at the time
         of submission of its bid, is from an eligible source country as defined under Clause 2.

13.3The documentary evidence of the Bidder's qualifications to perform the Contract if its bid is accepted, shall establish to the
           Purchaser's satisfaction:
(a)that, in the case of a Bidder offering to supply goods under the Contract which the Bidder did not manufacture or otherwise produce,
                     the Bidder shall be an established dealer in the goods of at least one year's standing and shall produce documentary
                     evidence to show that he has been duly authorized by the goods' manufacturer or producer to supply the goods to the
                     Purchaser's country; and
(b)that the Bidder has the financial, technical and production capability necessary to perform the Contract.

14.Documents Establishing Goods' Eligibility and Conformity to Bidding Documents

14.1Pursuant to Clause 9, the Bidder shall furnish, as part of its bid, documents establishing the eligibility and conformity to the Bidding
         Documents of all goods which the Bidder proposes to supply under the Contract.

14.2The documentary evidence of the goods eligibility shall consist of a statement in the Price Schedule on the country of origin of the
         Goods offered which shall be confirmed by a certificate of origin issued at the time of shipment.

15.Bid Security16/

15.1Pursuant to Clause 9, the Bidder shall furnish, as part of its bid, bid security in US dollars or in convertible currency equivalent to
         the amount of one US dollar for each ton of product quoted in its bid, subject to a minimum of US$10,000 or equivalent, and a
         maximum of US$500,000 or equivalent.

15.2The bid security is required to protect the Purchaser against the risk of Bidder's conduct which would warrant the security's
        forfeiture, pursuant to para. 15.7.

15.3The bid security shall be in one of the following forms:
(a)A bank guarantee or irrevocable Letter of Credit issued by a bank located in the Purchaser's country or abroad acceptable to the
                    Purchaser, in the form provided in the Bidding Documents or another form acceptable to the Purchaser and valid for
                    forty-five (45) days beyond the validity of the bid; or
(b)a cashier's check or certified check.



15/
  Purchaser should specify a freely-convertible currency widely used in international trade.

16/
  For small value purchases, bid security is not essential and may be dispensed with. If so, this clause number and title should be retained followed by the words, "not
           required".




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15.4Any bid not secured in accordance with paras. 15.1 and 15.3 will be rejected by the Purchaser as non-responsive, pursuant to Clause
        24.

15.5An unsuccessful Bidder's bid security will lapse automatically after its validity date or, alternatively, be returned to the bidder if so
        required by it.

15.6The successful Bidder's bid security will be discharged or returned upon the Bidders executing the Contract, pursuant to Clause 33,
         and furnishing the performance security, pursuant to Clause 34.

15.7The bid security shall be forfeited:
(a)if a Bidder withdraws its bid during the period of bid validity specified by the Bidder on the Bid Form; or
(b)In the case of a successful Bidder, if the Bidder fails:
(i)to sign the Contract in accordance with Clause 33; or
(ii)to furnish performance security in accordance with Clause 34.

16.        Period of Validity of Bids

16.1Bids shall remain valid for (45/30/15)17/ days after the date of bid opening prescribed by the Purchaser in Clause 19. A bid valid for
         a shorter period shall be rejected by the Purchaser as non-responsive.

16.2In exceptional circumstances, the Purchaser may solicit the Bidder's consent to an extension of the period of bid validity. The
         request and the responses thereto shall be made in writing (or by cable or telex). The validity of bid security provided under
         Clause 15 shall also be suitably extended. A Bidder may refuse the request without forfeiting its bid security. A Bidder
         granting the request will not be required nor permitted to modify its bid.




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  Insert the number of days deemed appropriate by the Purchaser. The period should be sufficient to permit completion of evaluation and comparison of bids, review of
            the recommended selection by the World Bank (if so required), obtaining of all necessary approvals, and notifying of the award. A realistic period should be
            specified in order to avoid the need for extensions. The following periods are suggested: Stable market 5 days; Failing market 30 days; Rapidly rising
            market 15 days (maximum).




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17.      Format and Signing of Bid

17.1The Bidder shall prepare (Number) copies of the bid, clearly marking each "Original Bid" and "Copy of Bid," as appropriate. In the
        event of any discrepancy between them, the original shall govern.

17.2The original and all copies of the bid shall be typed or written in indelible ink and shall be signed by the Bidder or a person or
        persons duly authorized to bind the Bidder to the Contract. The latter authorization shall be indicated by written power-of-
        attorney accompanying the bid. All pages of the bid, except for unamended printed literature, shall be initialed by the person
        or persons signing the bid.

17.3The bid shall contain no interlineations, erasures or overwriting except as necessary to correct errors made by the Bidder, in which
         case, such corrections shall be initialed by the person or persons signing the bid.

                                          D. Submission of Bids

18.Sealing and Marking of Bids

18.1The Bidders shall seal the original and each copy of the bid in an inner and an outer envelope, duly marking the envelopes as
        "original" and "copy."

18.2The inner and outer envelopes shall:
(a)be addressed to the Purchaser at the following address:


(b)bear (the Project Name), the Invitation for Bids (IFB) number, and the words "DO NOT OPEN BEFORE                         ".

18.3The inner envelope shall indicate the name and address of the Bidder to enable the bid to be returned unopened in case it is declared
         "late."

18.4If the outer envelope is not sealed and marked as required by para. 18.2, the Purchaser will assume no responsibility for the bid's
          misplacement or premature opening.

19.Deadline for Submission of Bids

19.1Bids must be received by the Purchaser at the address specified under para. 18.2 no later than (Hours) on (Date).

19.2The Purchaser may, at its discretion, extend this deadline for the submission of bids by amending the Bidding Documents in
        accordance with Clause 7, in which case, all rights and obligations of the Purchaser and Bidders previously subject to the
        deadline will thereafter be subject to the deadline as extended.

20.      Late Bids

20.1Any bid received by the Purchaser after the deadline for submission of bids prescribed by the Purchaser, pursuant to Clause 19, will
        be rejected and returned unopened to the Bidder.




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21.        Modification and Withdrawal of Bids

21.1The Bidder may modify or withdraw its bid after the bid's submission, provided that written notice of the modification or
        withdrawal is received by the Purchaser prior to the deadline prescribed for submission of bids.

21.2The Bidder's modification or withdrawal notice shall be prepared, sealed, marked and dispatched in accordance with the provisions
        of Clause 18. A withdrawal notice may also be sent by telex or cable but followed by a signed confirmation copy, postmarked
        not later than the deadline for submission of bids.

21.3No bid may be modified subsequent to the deadline for submission of bids.

21.4No bid may be withdrawn in the interval between the deadline for submission of bids and the expiration of the period of bid validity
         specified by the Bidder on the Bid Form. Withdrawal of a bid during this interval shall result in the Bidder's forfeiture of its
         bid security, pursuant to Clause 15.7

                                            E. Bid Opening and Evaluation

22.        Opening of Bids by Purchaser

22.1The Purchaser will open bids, in the presence of Bidders' representatives who choose to attend, at (Date and Time)18/and in the
        following location (Address). The Bidders' representatives who are present shall sign a register evidencing their attendance.

22.2The Bidders' names, bid prices, modifications, discounts offered, bid withdrawals and the presence or absence of the requisite bid
        security and such other details as the Purchaser, at its discretion, may consider appropriate will be announced at the opening.

22.3The Purchaser will prepare minutes of the bid opening.

23.        Clarification of Bids

23.1To assist in the examination, evaluation and comparison of bids, the Purchaser may, at its discretion, ask the Bidder for a
        clarification of its bid. The request for clarification and the response shall be in writing and no change in the price or
        substance of the bid shall be sought, offered or permitted.

24.        Preliminary Examination

24.1The Purchaser will examine the bids to determine whether they are complete, whether any computational errors have been made,
        whether required sureties have been furnished, whether the documents have been properly signed, and whether the bids are
        generally in order.

24.2Arithmetical errors will be rectified on the following basis. If there is a discrepancy between the unit price and the total price that is
         obtained by multiplying the unit price and quantity, the unit price shall prevail and the total price shall be corrected. If there is
         a discrepancy between words and figures, the amount in words will prevail.

24.3Prior to the detailed evaluation, pursuant to Clause 26, the Purchaser will determine the substantial responsiveness of each bid to the
          Bidding Documents. For purposes of these clauses, a substantially responsive bid is one which conforms to all the terms and
          conditions of the Bidding Documents without material deviations. The Purchaser's determination of a bid's responsiveness is
          to be based on the contents of the bid itself without recourse to extrinsic evidence.


18/
  Should follow immediately or soon after bid closing.




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24.4A bid determined as not substantially responsive will be rejected by the Purchaser and may not subsequently be made responsive by
         the Bidder by correction of the non-conformity.

24.5The Purchaser may waive any minor informality or non-conformity or irregularity in a bid which does not constitute a material
        deviation, provided such waiver does not prejudice or affect the relative ranking of any Bidder.

25.      Conversion to Single Currency

25.1To facilitate evaluation and comparison, the Purchaser will convert all bid prices expressed in the amounts in the various currencies
         in which bid price is payable, to the local currency of the Purchaser's country at the selling exchange rate published by an
         official source and applicable to similar transactions on the day bids are opened.

26.      Evaluation and Comparison of Bids

26.1The Purchaser will evaluate and compare the bids previously determined to be substantially responsive, pursuant to Clause 24.

26.2The Purchaser's evaluation of a bid will exclude and not take into account customs duties and other similar import taxes which will
         be payable on the goods if the Contract is awarded to the Bidder.

26.3The comparison of bids and the selection of the lowest evaluated bid shall be made for each product individually on the basis of CIF
         (Free out) prices.

26.4Where delivery beyond CFR/CIF is required by the Purchaser, the cost of inland transport insurance and other incidental costs
        quoted in response to the Invitation for Bid shall be added to the CFR/CIF price for the purpose of bid evaluation.

26.5If the Bidder offering the lowest evaluated responsive bid (as determined under Clause 29.1) has not offered sufficient quantity to
          satisfy the entire demand as specified, the remaining requirement may, at the option of the Purchaser, continue to be purchased
          from the Bidders offering the next lowest evaluated responsive bids, until the quantity to be purchased has been fully covered.

26.6The Bidder may state the minimum quantity he will accept, but, in the absence of such limitation, the Bidder agrees to accept any
        quantity of 10,000 mt or more, up to the limit of his offer.

26.7Where bid prices are tied, at the option of the Purchaser, quantity may be split between tied bids.




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27.        Contacting the Purchaser

27.1Subject to Clause 23, no Bidder shall contact the Purchaser on any matter relating to its bid from the time of the bid opening to the
         time the Contract is awarded.

27.2Any effort by a Bidder to influence the Purchaser in the Purchaser's bid evaluation, bid comparison or contract award decisions may
        result in the rejection of the Bidder's bid.

                                                   F. Award of Contract

28.Postqualification19/

28.1In the absence of prequalification, the Purchaser will determine to its satisfaction whether the Bidder selected as having submitted
          the lowest evaluated responsive bid is qualified to satisfactorily perform the Contract.

28.2The determination will take into account the Bidder's financial, technical and production capabilities/resources. It will be based
        upon an examination of the documentary evidence of the Bidder's qualifications submitted by the Bidder, pursuant to Clause
        13, as well as such other information as the Purchaser deems necessary and appropriate.

28.3An affirmative determination will be a prerequisite for award of the Contract to the Bidder. A negative determination will result in
         rejection of the Bidder's bid, in which event the Purchaser will proceed to the next lowest evaluated bid to make a similar
         determination of that Bidder's capabilities to perform satisfactorily.

29.        Award Criteria

29.1Subject to Clause 32, the Purchaser will award the Contract to the successful Bidder whose bid has been determined to be
         substantially responsive and has been determined as the lowest-evaluated bid, provided further that the Bidder is determined to
         be qualified to satisfactorily perform the Contract.

30.Purchaser's Right to Vary Quantities at Time of Award

30.120/The Purchaser reserves the right at the time of award of Contract to increase or decrease by up to ( %) the quantity of goods and
         services specified in the Schedule of Requirements without any change in unit prices or other terms and conditions.

31.        Purchaser's Right to Accept Any Bid and to Reject Any or All Bids

31.1The Purchaser reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the bidding process and reject all bids at any time prior to
         award of Contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Bidder or Bidders or any obligation to inform the
         affected Bidder or Bidders of the grounds for the Purchaser's action.

32.        Notification of Award

32.1Prior to the expiration of the period of bid validity, the Purchaser will notify the successful Bidder in writing by registered letter or
         by cable or telex, to be confirmed in writing by registered letter, that its bid has been accepted.

32.2The notification of award will constitute the formation of the Contract.

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  Wherever practicable and appropriate, specify minimum qualification requirements to be met if a prequalification procedure was not used prior to bidding.

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  Optional clause to be used only where appropriate. Insert appropriate percentage figure. Normally should not exceed 15%.




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32.3Upon the successful Bidder's furnishing of performance security pursuant to Clause 34, the Purchaser will promptly notify each
        unsuccessful Bidder and will discharge its bid security, pursuant to Clause 15.

33.      Signing of Contract

33.1At the same time as the Purchaser notifies the successful Bidder that its bid has been accepted, the Purchaser will send the Bidder
         the Contract Form provided in the Bidding Documents incorporating all agreements between the parties.

33.2Within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the Contract Form, the successful Bidder shall sign and date the Contract and return it to the
        Purchaser.

34.      Performance Security

34.1Within fourteen (14) days of receipt of notification of award from the Purchaser, the successful Bidder shall furnish the performance
        security in accordance with the Conditions of Contract, in the Performance Security Form provided in the Bidding Documents
        or another form acceptable to the Purchaser.

34.2Failure of the successful Bidder to comply with the requirement of Clause 33 or Clause 34 shall constitute sufficient grounds for the
         annulment of the award and forfeiture of the bid security.




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          SECTION III. GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT

                                TABLE OF CLAUSES



Clause                                                    Page
Number   Topic                                          Number

 1.      Definitions                                        16
 2.      Application                                        16
 3.      Country of Origin                                  16
 4.      Standards                                          16
 5.      Patent Rights                                      16
 6.      Performance Security                               17
 7.      Inspections and Tests                              17
 8.      Packing                                            17
 9.      Delivery and Transfer of Risk                      17
 10.     Insurance                                          18
 11.     Transportation                                     18
 12.     Warranty                                           18
 13.     Payment                                            19
 14.     Prices                                             19
 15.     Change Orders                                      19
 16.     Contract Amendments                                19
 17.     Assignment                                         19
 18.     Delays in Supplier's Performance                   19
 19.     Liquidated Damages                                 20
 20.     Termination for Default                            20
 21.     Force Majeure                                      20
 22.     Termination for Insolvency                         21
 23.     Resolution of Disputes                             21
 24.     Governing Language                                 21
 25.     Applicable Law                                     21
 26.     Notices                                            21
 27.     Taxes and Duties                                   22




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                  Section III: GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT

1.        Definitions

1.1In this Contract, the following terms shall be interpreted as indicated:
(a)"The Contract" means the agreement entered into between the Purchaser and the Supplier, as recorded in the Contract Form signed by
                    the parties, including all attachments and appendices thereto and all documents incorporated by reference therein;
(b)"The Contract Price" means the price payable to the Supplier under the Contract for the full and proper performance of its contractual
                    obligations;
(c)"The Goods" means Fertilizers and Fertilizer Raw Materials which the Supplier is required to supply to the Purchaser under the
                    Contract;
(d)"Services" means Services ancillary to the supply of the goods such as transportation and insurance;
(e)"The Purchaser" means the Organization purchasing the goods;
(f)"The Supplier" means the Organization supplying the goods under this Contract; and
(g)"World Bank" means the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/ International Development Association.

2.        Application

2.1These General Conditions shall apply to the extent that they are not superseded by provisions in other parts of the Contract.

3.        Country of Origin

3.1All goods and services supplied under the Contract shall have their origin in the member countries and territories eligible under the
         rules of the World Bank. These rules are explained under the Special Conditions of Contract.

3.2For purposes of this clause "origin" means the place where the goods are mined, produced or manufactured.

3.3The origin of goods and services is distinct from the nationality of the Supplier.

4.        Standards

4.1The goods supplied under this Contract shall conform to the standards mentioned in the Technical Specifications.

5.Patent Rights

5.1The Supplier shall indemnify the Purchaser against all third-party claims of infringement of patent, trademark or industrial design
        rights arising from use of the goods or any part thereof in the Purchaser's country.




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6.            Performance Security

6.1Within fourteen (14) days after the Supplier's receipt of notification of award of the Contract, the Supplier shall furnish performance
         security to the Purchaser in the amount specified in the Special Conditions of Contract and in the form specified in Section X.

6.2The Performance Security shall be denominated in the currency of the Contract or in a freely convertible currency acceptable to the
         Purchaser, and shall be in the form of a bank guarantee or irrevocable Letter of Credit, issued by a bank located in the Pur-
         chaser's country or abroad acceptable to the Purchaser, and in the form provided in the Bidding Documents or another form
         acceptable to the Purchaser.

6.3The Performance Security will be discharged by the Purchaser and returned to the Supplier not later than ninety (90) days following
         the date of arrival of final installment of goods at the discharge port/point.

7.            Inspections and Tests

7.1The Purchaser or its representative shall, at its own expense, have the right to inspect and/or to test the goods to confirm their
        conformity to the Contract. The Special Conditions of Contract and/or the Technical Specifications shall specify what
        inspections and tests the Purchaser requires and where they are to be conducted. The Purchaser shall notify the Supplier in
        writing of the identity of any representatives retained for these purposes within 21 days after award of Contract.

7.2The Purchaser's right to inspect, test and, where necessary, reject the goods after the goods' arrival in the Purchaser's country shall in
        no way be limited or waived by reason of the goods having previously been inspected, tested and passed by the Purchaser or its
        representative prior to the goods' shipment from the country of origin.21/

8.            Packing

8.1The packing, marking and documentation within and outside the packages shall comply strictly with such special requirements as
         shall be expressly provided for in the Contract and, subject to Clause 15, in any subsequent instructions issued by the
         Purchaser.

9.Delivery and Transfer of Risk

9.1Delivery of the goods shall be made by the Supplier in accordance with the terms specified by the Purchaser in its Schedule of
         Requirements and the Special Conditions of Contract.

9.2For purposes of the Contract, "FOB," "CFR", "CIF" and other trade terms used to describe the obligations of the parties shall have the
         meanings assigned to them by the current edition of the International Rules for the Interpretation of the Trade Terms
         (INCOTERMS)22/ published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris.

10.Insurance

10.1The goods supplied under the Contract shall be fully insured in a freely convertible currency against loss or damage incidental to
         manufacture or acquisition, transportation, storage and delivery in the manner specified in the Special Conditions of Contract.


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     It is intended that the Purchaser generally inspects the goods also on arrival at discharge port(s), and where a fresh independent inspection is for any reason considered
                necessary, the Supplier should be immediately notified and associated with the inspection which should be completed on a priority basis.

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     Where terms not defined in INCOTERMS are used in the Bidding Documents, Purchaser should define the same, spelling out the costs to be borne by the Supplier
             and to be included in its bid price.




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10.2Where delivery of the goods is required by the Purchaser on a CIF basis, the Supplier shall arrange and pay for marine insurance,
        naming the Purchaser as the beneficiary. Where delivery is on an FOB or CFR basis, marine insurance shall be the
        responsibility of the Purchaser.

11.       Transportation

11.1Where the Supplier is required under the Contract to deliver the goods FOB, transport of the goods, up to and including the point of
        putting the goods on board the vessel at the specified port of loading, shall be arranged and paid for by the Supplier, and the
        cost thereof shall be included in the Contract Price.

11.2Where the Supplier is required under the Contract to deliver the goods CFR or CIF, or to a specified destination within the
        Purchaser's country, transport of the goods to the port of discharge or such other point in the country of destination as shall be
        specified in the Contract shall be arranged and paid for by the Supplier, and the cost thereof shall be included in the Contract
        Price.

11.3Where the Supplier is required to effect delivery under any other terms, the Supplier shall be required to meet all transport and
        storage expenses until delivery.

11.4In all of the above cases, transportation of the goods after delivery, shall be the responsibility of the Purchaser.

11.5Where the Supplier is required under the Contract to deliver the goods CIF or CFR, no further restriction shall be placed on the
        choice of the ocean carrier. Where the Supplier is required under the Contract (i) to deliver the goods FOB, and (ii) to arrange
        on behalf and at the expense of the Purchaser for ocean transportation on specified conference vessels or on national flag
        carriers of the Purchaser's country, the Supplier may arrange for such transportation on alternative carriers if the specified
        conference vessels or national flag carriers are not available to transport the goods within the time period(s) specified in the
        Contract.

12.       Warranty

12.1The Supplier warrants that all the goods supplied under the Contract shall fully comply with the specifications laid down in the
        Contract.

12.2The warranty shall remain valid for ninety (90) days after the goods, or any portion thereof as the case may be, have been delivered
        to the final destination indicated in the Contract.

12.3The Purchaser shall promptly notify the Supplier in writing of any claims arising under this warranty.

12.4Upon receipt of such notice, the Supplier shall, with all reasonable speed, replace the defective goods without costs to the Purchaser.
         The Supplier will be entitled to remove, at his own risk and cost, the defective goods.

12.5If the Supplier, having been notified, fails to take remedial action within forty-five (45) days from date of receipt of notice, the
          Purchaser may proceed to take such action as may be necessary, at the Supplier's risk and expense and without prejudice to any
          other rights which the Purchaser may have against the Supplier under the Contract.

13.       Payment

13.1The method and conditions of payment to be made to the Supplier under the Contract shall be specified in the Special Conditions of
        Contract.

13.2Payment will be made in the currency or currencies in which the Contract price has been stated in the Supplier's bid.




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14.        Prices

14.1Prices charged by the Supplier for goods delivered under the Contract shall not vary from the prices quoted by the Supplier in its
         bid.

15.        Change Orders

15.1Where the Purchaser desires to make changes in the Contract terms such as: (a) schedule of deliveries, (b) place of delivery, (c)
        product/packing specifications, (d) or any other item, he shall notify the Supplier in writing as soon as possible. The Supplier
        shall assert his claims for adjustment of price/time schedule within thirty (30) days of receipt of the above notice, and an
        equitable adjustment shall be made by agreement between the Purchaser and Supplier, and the Contract accordingly amended.

16.        Contract Amendments

16.1Subject to Clause 15.1, no variation in or modification of the terms of the Contract shall be made, except by written amendment
         signed by the parties.

17.        Assignment

17.1The Supplier shall not assign, in whole or in part, its obligations to perform under the Contract, except with the Purchaser's prior
        written consent.

18.Delays in the Supplier's Performance

18.1Delivery of the goods shall be made by the Supplier in accordance with the time schedule specified by the Purchaser in the Contract.

18.2An unexcused delay by the Supplier in the performance of its delivery obligations shall render the Supplier liable to any or all of the
        following sanctions: forfeiture of its performance security, imposition of liquidated damages, and/or termination of the
        Contract for default.

18.3If at any time during performance of the Contract, the Supplier should encounter conditions impeding timely delivery of the goods,
          the Supplier shall promptly notify the Purchaser in writing of the fact of the delay, its likely duration and its cause(s). As soon
          as practicable after receipt of the Supplier's notice, the Purchaser shall evaluate the situation and may, at its discretion, extend
          the Supplier's time for performance, in which case, the extension shall be ratified by the parties by amendment of the Contract.

19.        Liquidated Damages

19.1Subject to Clause 21, if the Supplier fails to deliver any or all of the goods within the time period(s) specified in the Contract, the
         Purchaser shall, without prejudice to its other remedies under the Contract, deduct from the Contract Price, as liquidated dam-
         ages, a sum equivalent to ( )23/ of the contract price of the delayed goods for each week of delay until actual delivery, up to a
         maximum deduction of ( )24/ percent of the delayed goods Contract Price. Once the maximum is reached, the Purchaser may
         consider termination of the Contract.

20.        Termination for Default



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  Insert appropriate figure or word. Normally 0.5%.

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  Normally does not exceed 10%.




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20.1The Purchaser may, without prejudice to any other remedy for breach of Contract, by written notice of default sent to the Supplier,
           terminate the Contract in whole or in part:
(a)if the Supplier fails to deliver any or all of the goods within the time period(s) specified in the Contract, or any extension thereof
                     granted by the Purchaser pursuant to Clause 18; or
(b)if the Supplier fails to perform any other obligation(s) under the Contract.

20.2In the event the Purchaser terminates the Contract in whole or in part, pursuant to para. 20.1, the Purchaser may procure, upon such
          terms and in such manner as it deems appropriate, goods similar to those undelivered, and the Supplier shall be liable to the
          Purchaser for any excess costs for such similar goods. However, the Supplier shall continue performance of the Contract to
          the extent not terminated.

21.Force Majeure

21.1For purposes of this Contract, Force Majeure means an event beyond the control of the parties to the Contract and not involving
         either party's fault or negligence and not foreseeable.

21.2If, at any time during the existence of the Contract, either party is unable to perform in whole or part any obligation under this
          Contract because of such events which include, but are not restricted to, acts of God, acts of Government in its sovereign
          capacity, war, revolutions, hostility, civil commotions, strikes, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, freight
          embargoes, explosions, then the date of fulfillment of Contract shall be postponed during the period when such circumstances
          are operative.

21.3The party which is unable to perform its obligations under the present Contract shall, within fifteen (15) days of occurrence of the
         Force Majeure event, inform the other party with suitable documentary evidence. Non-availability of raw materials from
         regular sources shall not be an excuse for the Supplier for not performing its obligations under this clause.

21.4Any waiver/extension of time in respect of the delivery/acceptance of any installment or part of the goods shall not be deemed to be
        a waiver/extension of time in respect of the remaining deliveries.

21.5If such inability to perform continues for a period of more than three (3) months, each party shall have the right to be released from
          further performance of the Contract, in which case, neither party shall have the right to claim damages from the other. All
          prior performance shall be subject to Contract terms.

21.6Notwithstanding the provisions of Clauses 18, 19, and 20, the Supplier shall not be liable for forfeiture of its performance security,
        liquidated damages or termination if and to the extent that its delay in performance or other failure to perform its obligations
        under the Contract is the result of Force Majeure.

22.      Termination for Insolvency

22.1The Purchaser may at any time terminate the Contract by giving written notice to the Supplier, without compensation to the
        Supplier, if the Supplier becomes bankrupt or otherwise insolvent, provided that such termination will not prejudice or affect
        any right of action or remedy which has accrued or will accrue thereafter to the Purchaser.

23.      Resolution of Disputes

23.1The Purchaser and the Supplier shall make every effort to resolve amicably by direct informal negotiation any disagreement or
        dispute arising between them under or in connection with the Contract.

23.2If, after thirty (30) days from the commencement of such informal negotiations, the Purchaser and the Supplier have been unable to
           resolve amicably a Contract dispute, either party may require that the dispute be referred for resolution to the formal mech-
           anisms specified in the Special Conditions of Contract.



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24.       Governing Language

24.1The Contract shall be written in the language of the bid, as specified by the Purchaser in the Instructions to Bidders. Subject to
        Clause 25, that language version of the Contract shall govern its interpretation. All correspondence and other documents
        pertaining to the Contract which are exchanged by the parties shall be written in that same language.

25.Applicable Law

25.1The Contract shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Purchaser's country.

26.       Notices

26.1Any notice given by one party to the other pursuant to the Contract shall be sent in writing or by telegram or telex/cable and
        confirmed in writing to the address specified for that purpose in the Special Conditions of Contract.

26.2A notice shall be effective when delivered or on the notice's effective date, whichever is later.




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27.      Taxes and Duties

27.1A foreign Supplier shall be entirely responsible for all taxes, stamp duties, license fees, and other such levies imposed outside the
         Purchaser's country.




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         SECTION IV. SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT

                             TABLE OF CLAUSES



Item                                                 Page
Number   Topic                                     Number

 2.      Definitions (Clause 1)                             24
 3.      Country of Origin (Clause 3)                       24
 4.      Performance Security (Clause 5)                    24
 5.      Inspection and Tests (Clause 6)                    24
 6.      Delivery and Documents (Clause 8)                  25
 7.      Insurance (Clause 9)                               26
 8.      Payment (Clause 12)                                26
 9.      Resolution of Disputes (Clause 22)                 26
 10.     Notices (Clause 25)                                26




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                    SECTION IV. SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT 25/

1.1The following Special Conditions of Contract shall supplement the General Conditions of Contract. Whenever there is a conflict, the
         provisions herein shall prevail over those in the General Conditions of Contract. The corresponding clause number of the
         General Conditions is indicated in parentheses.

2.            Definitions (Clause 1)

2.1(a)The Purchaser is (Name of Purchaser).
(b)The Supplier is (Name of Supplier).

3.Country of Origin (Clause 3)

3.1All member countries of the World Bank, Switzerland and Taiwan, China.

4.Performance Security (Clause 5)

4.1The Performance Security will be as follows:
(i)Where the Contract value is US$10 million (or equivalent) or less - 10 percent of the contract value.
(ii)Where the Contract value exceeds US$10 million (or equivalent)-US$l million (or equivalent) or 5 percent of the Contract value,
                  whichever is greater.

4.2The validity of Performance Security shall be for ninety (90) days after the scheduled arrival of the final installment of goods at the
         discharge port/point. The Supplier shall promptly extend the validity suitably to cover agreed extensions of the Contract and
         delivery schedule.

5.            Inspection and Tests (Clause 6)

5.1The Supplier shall notify the Purchaser or his representative in writing or by telex, at least ten (10) days prior to availability of goods
         for inspection prior to each shipment.

5.2Notwithstanding anything stated elsewhere, the Purchaser or his representative have the right to conduct the inspection and tests on
         the premises of the Supplier/Producer or elsewhere at any stage during production and thereafter prior to the transportation and
         placement of the goods on the vessel. The Supplier shall provide all reasonable facilities for the conduct of such inspection
         and tests at no additional cost to the Purchaser.

5.3Inspection and analysis shall be made in any case before loading, and the goods shall not be shipped, unless a satisfactory inspection
         report is obtained by the Supplier from the Purchaser or his representative.

5.4Should any inspected or tested goods fail to conform to the specifications specified in the Contract, the Purchaser or his
         representative may reject them, and this decision shall be binding on the Supplier, who will replace the goods to meet
         contractual specifications with no cost to the Purchaser.

5.5Where the Supplier contests the validity of the rejection (of product or packing) by the Purchaser or his representative, a sample
        drawn jointly by the Supplier and Purchaser or his representative and authenticated by both, shall be forwarded for umpire
        analysis to an independent agency mutually agreed by the Purchaser and Supplier. The umpire's finding, which shall be
        promptly obtained, shall be final and binding on both parties. The cost of umpire analysis shall be borne by the losing party.

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     As noted in the Instructions, these Special Conditions of Contract are only illustrative of the provisions that the borrower should draft specifically for each
                      procurement.




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5.6The following inspection procedures and tests are required by the Purchaser:




6.         Delivery and Documents (Clause 8)

6.1Immediately on sailing of a vessel, the Supplier shall advise the Purchaser (and wherever necessary, the insurance Company) by
           telex or cable of the following details:
(i)Name of vessel
(ii)Contract number
(iii)Date and time of sailing from load port
(iv)Quantity of goods on board
(v)(Approximate) value of goods
(vi)Bills of lading numbers
(vii)Expected time of arrival at port of discharge.

6.226/The Supplier shall also despatch to the Purchaser one set of the following documents by first-class airmail or courier service and
           another set through the Master of the vessel:
(i)One negotiable copy of clean bill of lading showing consignee by name
(ii)Two copies of commercial invoice
(iii)Certificate of origin
(iv)Certificate of inspection by Purchaser's Inspection Agency prior to shipment.

6.3For purposes of payment for the goods shipped, the Supplier shall present to the bank, at which the Letter of Credit has been
           established, the following documents:
(i)One negotiable copy of the clean bill of lading with     non-negotiable copies (marked freight prepaid in CFR and CIF Contracts).
(ii)Certified Commercial invoice with        copies.
(iii)Original copy of the Certificate of origin with    copies.
(iv)Original copy of the Certificate of inspection furnished to Suppliers by Purchaser's Inspection Agency with    copies.
(v)Original copy of the Certificate of weight issued by the port authority/licensed authority with   copies.
(vi)Original copy of Manufacturer's warranty of analysis with      copies.
(vii)Insurance Certificate (where applicable--CIF Contracts).
(vii)Insurance Certificate (where applicable--CIF Contracts).
(viii)Stowage plan in      copies.
(ix)Copy of telex/cable sent to Purchaser by Supplier on sailing of vessel.

One identical set of the above documents (as copies) shall be mailed by the Supplier to the Purchaser immediately after presentation to
         the above-mentioned bank for payment.

7.         Insurance (Clause 9)


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  a)Depending on the Purchaser's requirements, the number of copies and method of mailing or courier service have to be specified.
b)Where the Contract is for delivery of Goods beyond CFR/CIF (e.g., Ex-Quay/landed on wharf/free at site, etc.), and the Supplier has to meet expenses other than
                      CFR/CIF, the documents shall have to evidence such payments also.




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7.1The marine insurance shall be in an amount equal to 110 percent of the CIF value of the goods from "warehouse to warehouse" on an
        "All Risks" basis, including War Risks and Strike clauses.

8.           Payment (Clause 12)

8.1One hundred (100) percent of the Contract price of the goods delivered shall be paid through an irrevocable Letter of Credit
        established in favor of the Supplier in a bank of his choice on submission of the documents specified in Clause 6.3 above. The
        Letter of Credit shall be opened immediately after signing of the Contract, and shall be valid to cover the scheduled shipments
        and shall permit partial payments.

9.Resolution of Disputes (Clause 22)

9.1The dispute resolution mechanism to be applied pursuant to Clause 22 of the General Conditions shall be as follows:
(a)in the case of a dispute between the Purchaser and a Supplier which is a national of the Purchaser's country, the dispute shall be
                     referred to adjudication/arbitration in accordance with the laws of the Purchaser's country; and
(b)in the case of a dispute between the Purchaser and a foreign Supplier, the dispute shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the
                     provisions of the UNCITRAL27/ Arbitration Rules.

10.          Notices (Clause 25)

10.1For the purpose of all notices, the following shall be the address of the Purchaser and Supplier.

Purchaser                 (Mailing Address/Telex/Cable No.)

Supplier (To be filled in at the time of Contract signature.)

                                          (Mailing Address/Telex/Cable No.)




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     United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).




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                           SECTION V. SCHEDULE OF REQUIREMENTS

[To be inserted in the Bidding Documents by the Purchaser, as applicable. The Schedule should cover, at a minimum, the required
items, quantities and delivery period(s).]



Serial Number             Brief Description                 Quantity28/              Delivery Schedule29/
                                                                                                  (Shipment or arrival basis)




NOTES:

1.Where both bagged and bulk goods are required, Bidders should be requested to submit separate price schedules, i.e., Section VII.

2.The quantity of goods required and time of arrival of the shipments need to be precisely determined to avoid problems during Contract implementation.

3.Indicated delivery schedule should clearly specify whether the same is on shipment or arrival basis. Where shipment basis is requested, lead time from various
            possible sources to be kept in mind.

4.Where FOB purchase is intended, loading port conditions would be needed as part of the Bid.

5.Where CIF/CFR purchase is intended, discharge port(s) conditions and other shipping terms have to be spelled out in Bidding Documents.

6.lt is unusual in Fertilizer trade to request delivery by the Supplier beyond CIF/CFR or CIF/ CFR Landed. This should be resorted to only where it is unavoidable.

7.To assist Purchaser in formulating shipping terms, guidelists for FOB and CFR/CIF Contracts are provided at Appendices A and B. In order to make the shipping
            terms in either Appendix A or B legally binding upon the Supplier, the Purchaser should incorporate the relevant terms directly or by reference into the
            Special Conditions of Contract.

8.Appendix C is an illustrative list of terms with their meanings commonly used in the shipping business for guidance of the Purchaser.




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  Where goods are to be supplied in bags, Supplier shall also be required to supply, free of charge, empty spare bags equal to 2% of the total filled bags. In that case,
          Purchaser should incorporate suitable provisions in Special Conditions and in Schedule of Requirements.

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  Purchaser reserves the right to postpone delivery thirty (30) days later than the delivery date specified in the Contract without any additional cost or consequence.




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                      SECTION VI. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

                                              (Aide-Memoire)


(Reference to brand name, catalog number should be avoided as far as possible; where unavoidable, they should always be followed by
the words "or equivalent." Where certain standard specifications are referred to, a statement should follow that other national or
international standards which promise to confer equal or better quality will also be acceptable.)

[Text of Technical Specifications to be inserted in the Bidding Documents by the Purchaser, as applicable.]




[To assist Purchaser in completing this section, a guidelist of items to be covered in stipulating product and packing specifications is at
Appendix D.]




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                  SECTION VII. BID FORM AND PRICE SCHEDULES

                                                                                                     Date:
                                                                                                Loan No.:
                                                                                              Contract No.:


TO: (Name and Address of Purchaser)
Gentlemen:
          Having examined the Bidding Documents, including Addenda Nos. (Insert Numbers), the receipt of which is hereby duly
acknowledged, we, the undersigned, offer to supply and deliver (Description of Goods) in conformity with the said Bidding Documents
for the sum of (Total Bid Amount in Words and Figures) or such other sums as may be ascertained in accordance with the Schedule of
Prices attached herewith and made part of this bid.
          We undertake, if our bid is accepted, to commence delivery within (Number) days and to complete delivery of all the items
specified in the Contract within (Number) days calculated from the date of receipt of your Notification of Award/Letter of Credit.
          If our bid is accepted, we will obtain the guarantee of a bank in a sum not exceeding ( ) percent of the Contract Price for the
due performance of the Contract.
          We agree to abide by this bid for a period of (Number) days from the date fixed for bid opening under Clause 22 of the
Instructions to Bidders, and it shall remain binding upon us and may be accepted at any time before the expiration of that period.
          Until a formal contract is prepared and executed, this bid, together with your written acceptance thereof and your notification
of award, shall constitute a binding Contract between us.
We understand that you are not bound to accept the lowest or any bid you may receive.
Dated this               day of            , 19 .



                                                                                                   Signature



                                                                                         (in the Capacity of)


Duly Authorized to sign bid for and on behalf of



Attachment




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                                         Price Schedule for Goods to be Imported

                            (To be Completed by Foreign Suppliers or their Local Agents)

             Name of Bidder                              . IFB Number                 . Page        of .



       1         2           3            4              530/              6                7              8          930/

                                                        UNIT             UNIT                                     Unit Price32/
                                                      PRICE31/         PRICE31/           Unit                     of Inland
                                                        FOB               CFR            Price31/                  Delivery to
                                                       Port of        Port of Entry     CIF Port      Total CIF      final
                          Country                     Loading        (Specify Port)     of Entry      Price Per   destin-ation
              Descrip-      of                      (Specify Port)                      (Specify        Item
      Item     tion       Origin       Quantity                                           port)       (Col.4x7)




30/
  Optional and should be required only if Contract is likely to be signed on this basis.

31/
  Optional and should be used in accordance with Clause 12 of the Instructions to Bidders.

32/
  Currency of the Purchaser's country.




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Signature of Bidder

Note: In case of discrepancy between unit price and total, the unit price shall prevail.




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                                 Section VIII. BID SECURITY FORM



Whereas

(hereinafter called "the Bidder") has submitted its bid dated

for the supply of

(hereinafter called "the Bid")

KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that WE

of

having our registered office at

(hereinafter called "the Bank") are bound unto

(hereinafter called "the Purchaser") in the sum of

for which payment well and truly to be made to the said Purchaser, the Bank binds itself, its

successors and assigns by these presents. Sealed with the Common Seal of the said Bank this                      day of            19   .

THE CONDITIONS of this obligation are:

1.        If the Bidder withdraws its Bid during the period of bid validity specified by the Bidder on the Bid Form; or

2.        If the Bidder, having been notified of the acceptance of its bid by the Purchaser during the period of bid validity:

(a)fails or refuses to furnish the Performance Security, in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders; or

(b)fails or refuses to execute the Contract Form, if required;

we undertake to pay to the Purchaser up to the above amount upon receipt of its first written demand, without the Purchaser having to

substantiate its demand, provided that in its demand the Purchaser will note that the amount claimed by it is due to it owing to the

occurrence of one or both of the two conditions, specifying the occurred condition or conditions.



          This guarantee will remain in force up to and including forty-five (45) days after the period of bid validity, and any demand in

respect thereof should reach the Bank not later than the above date.




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     (Signature of the Bank)




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                               SECTION IX. CONTRACT FORM


THIS AGREEMENT made the                         day of                  , 19   Between (Name of Purchaser) of (Country of Purchaser)

(hereinafter "the Purchaser") of the one part and (Name of Supplier) of (City and Country of Supplier) (hereinafter "the Supplier") of the

other part:

WHEREAS the Purchaser is desirous that certain Goods and Services should be provided by the Supplier, viz, (Brief Description of

Goods and Services) and has accepted a bid by the Supplier for the supply of those Goods and Services in the sum of (Contract Price in

Words and Figures) (hereinafter "the Contract Price").

NOW THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSETH AS FOLLOWS:

1.        In this Agreement words and expressions shall have the same meanings as are respectively assigned to them in the Conditions

of Contract referred to.

2. The following documents shall be deemed to form and be read and construed as part of this Agreement, viz:

(a)the Bid Form and the Price Schedule submitted by the Bidder;

(b)the Schedule of Requirements;

(c)the Technical Specifications;

(d)the General Conditions of Contract;

(e)the Special Conditions of Contract; and

(f)the Purchaser's Notification of Award.

3.        In consideration of the payments to be made by the Purchaser to the Supplier as hereinafter mentioned, the Supplier hereby

covenants with the Purchaser to provide the Goods and Services and to remedy defects therein in conformity in all respects with the

provisions of the Contract.

4.        The Purchaser hereby covenants to pay the Supplier in consideration of the provision of the Goods and Services and the

remedying of defects therein, the Contract Price or such other sum as may become payable under the provisions of the Contract at the

times and in the manner prescribed by the Contract.




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IN WITNESS whereof the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be executed in accordance with their respective laws the day

and year first above written.



Signed, Sealed and Delivered by the

said                      (For the Purchaser)

Signed, Sealed and Delivered by the

said                       (For the Supplier)




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                     SECTION X. PERFORMANCE SECURITY FORM


To:                     (Name of Purchaser)

WHEREAS                             (Name of Supplier)

hereinafter called "the Supplier" has undertaken, in pursuance of Contract No.       dated             , 19   to supply (description of

Goods and Services) hereinafter called "the Contract." AND WHEREAS it has been stipulated by you in the said Contract that the

Supplier shall furnish you with a Bank Guarantee by a recognized bank for the sum specified therein as security for compliance with the

Supplier's performance obligations in accordance with the Contract.

AND WHEREAS we have agreed to give the Supplier a Guarantee:

THEREFORE WE hereby affirm that we are Guarantors and responsible to you, on behalf of the Supplier, up to a total of (Amount of

the Guarantee in Words and Figures) and we undertake to pay you, upon your first written demand declaring the Supplier to be in

default under the Contract and without cavil or argument, any sum or sums within the limits of (Amount of Guarantee) as aforesaid,

without your needing to prove or to show grounds or reasons for your demand or the sum specified therein.

This Guarantee is valid until the             day of            19     .

                   Signature and Seal of the Guarantors




Date

Address




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                                                                                                Appendix A
                                                                                            Refer - Section V
                                                                                                  Page 1 of 2

                           Guidelist for CIF/CFR (Free Out) Shipping Terms

1.         Supplier shall arrange for chartering suitable vessels to load full shiploads, where appropriate, and shall be responsible for
fulfilling the conditions of Charter Party at loading port, and the Purchaser shall be responsible at the discharge ports. Vessels shall be
chartered on (Name of Charter Party).
2.         Ports of discharge will be (a)                 ; (b)                ; (c)               . Vessels shall be chartered on basis 1/2
safe ports, 1/2 safe berths.
3.          The Supplier shall pay to the Purchaser despatch money, and Purchaser to pay to the Supplier demurrage money at the rate
and in the currency as mentioned in the Charter Party per day and pro rata for part of day for all time saved in discharging.
Demurrage/despatch rate shall be as per Charter Party, but not exceeding US$                  per day. In case such rates are higher, prior
approval of the Purchaser should be obtained.
4.         Certificate from the Supplier stating that they have complied with the terms and conditions of the sale contract regarding
selection of the vessels shall be furnished to Purchaser.
5.         Supplier shall ensure, in cases where the contract is CIF, that cargo is adequately covered by marine insurance in terms of the
contract, with Purchaser named as the beneficiary.
6.         The Supplier shall ensure that the vessel fixed either from the Owner or the time charterer shall have full marine insurance
cover for hull and machinery and full Protection and Indemnity (P&I) cover, and such cover shall be maintained until completion of
discharge at final port(s) of discharge.
7.             copies of the Charter Party to cover each shipment shall be airmailed to the
Purchasers by the Suppliers within seven (7) days of the sailing of the vessel.
8.         The Supplier shall undertake to advise the Purchasers by cable the name of the vessel, total quantity loaded, the date of the
vessel's departure, estimated speed, draft fore and aft, expected date of arrival at the discharge port(s), full name and postal address of
the Owner of the vessel, and name and postal address of its agent in country of discharge within 48 hours of the sailing of the vessel.
9.         The Purchaser shall be required to sign the statement of facts and other customary documents, together with the Master of the
vessel and ship agent.
10.        Notices to be given by Master to Purchaser from loading/sailing from load port to arrival at discharge port, shall be specified.
11.        Owner shall telex name of agents at discharge port immediately after being informed of the same by Purchasers.
12.        Vessel shall not exceed twenty (20) years of age and must be of highest class, equivalent to Lloyds 100 Al, with any approved
Classification Society which is a member of the International Association of Classification Societies. Vessel shall have test certificate
covering vessel's gear in accordance with International Dock Safety Convention valid for duration of Charter.
13.        Vessel shall be guaranteed suitable for grab discharge and no cargo shall be loaded in between decks, deep tanks, wing tanks,
or bunker spaces or other spaces inaccessible to grabs. The Master shall have liberty of loading in such spaces for the purpose of
stability of the vessel, but any extra expenses incurred by reason of loading into and discharging from such spaces not easily accessible
shall be for Owner's Account and the laytime admissible shall be calculated at half the specified rates for discharging. 14.     The Owner
shall guarantee that the vessel is fitted with cargo gear, winches and derricks capable of handling lifts of not less than 5.0 tons of 2,240
pounds in single purchase, single wire, all hatches working simultaneously with the necessary certification, as provided under Tackle
Regulations prevalent at the port(s) concerned.




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                                                                                                Appendix A
                                                                                            Refer - Section V
                                                                                                  Page 2 of 2

15.        The vessel shall give free use of light for night work on board, all available gear for discharging, and winchmen from crew, if
permitted; otherwise, winchmen to be for Purchaser's Account. Purchaser shall have the privilege of discharging overside, and be
allowed free use
of gear, winches and derricks.
16.        Owner shall undertake that vessel's arrival draft at the discharging port not to exceed       feet salt water. Any lightening over
  feet draft arrival shall be on Owner's Account and time used not to count as laytime.
17.        Lighterage, if any, at the discharging ports shall be at receivers risk, and expenses subject
to Clause 11 above.
18.        In case the vessel fixed is from a time charterer, an undertaking shall be obtained from the registered Owner or their
representative to the effect that the registered Owner shall take the responsibility to deliver the cargo at the final port(s) of discharge,
notwithstanding any dispute or default between the registered Owner and the time Charterer.
19.        There shall be a condition of the time Charterer that the Owner of the vessel will not change the name and ownership of the
vessel until the voyage is completed.
20.        Overtime shall be for account of Party ordering it. Officers' and crews' overtime shall be always on Owner's Account.
Overtime, if ordered by port authorities, shall be shared equally between Owners and Purchasers.
21.        Cost of shifting to second berth, including fuel, shall be to Owner's Account; time used shall not count as laytime. Vessels
shall be left in seaworthy-trim to shift between berths to Master's satisfaction at Charterer's expense.
22.        Cost of opening and closing of hatches shall be for Owner's Account and time used shall
not count.
23.        The cargo shall be discharged at the average rate of       metric tons, (specify bulk or
bagged) basis five or more available workable hatches/holds and pro rata for less number of hatches/holds, per weather working day of
24 consecutive hours, Sundays and holidays excepted, provided vessel can receive and deliver at these rates. Time shall not count
between noon on Saturday and 8:00 a.m. on Monday, nor between 5:00 p.m. (noon, if Saturday) on the last working day preceding a
legal holiday and 8:00 a.m. on the first working day thereafter, unless the vessel is already on demurrage. Time shall begin to count
from 24 running hours after vessel's arrival within port limits, and notice of readiness tendered and accepted during official working
hours at each discharging port reported, and in free pratique, whether in berth or not, but not between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00
a.m. on a weekday or during any of the period above excepted, unless the vessel arrived already on demurrage. (Where Friday is the
weekly holiday, the above will be appropriately modified.)
24.        Surf days shall not count as weather working days, unless used, and when used, actual time used to count.
25.        Rigging gangs employed at discharging port(s) shall be at the Owner's Account.




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                                                                                                 Appendix B
                                                                                              Refer Section V
                                                                                                  Page 1 of 1

                                    Guidelist for Shipping Terms-FOB


1.        Vessel nominated by Purchaser shall be dry and clean before tendering notice of readiness. 2.           The Supplier shall load
from one/two safe berth(s), always accessible, at one or two safe
ports (to be named). In case, two berths are used for loading, shifting expenses, including bunker oil consumed, tug-hire and crew's
overtime shall be to Vessel's account, and time for shifting shall not count as laytime. Cost and time of more than one shifting shall be
to Supplier's account.
3.        If cargo has to be loaded into deep tanks or places not easily accessible for stability of the vessel, any extra costs beyond spout
trimming shall be borne by the ship's Owner.
4.        Vessel shall be fully fitted with winches and derricks in good working order and capable of delivering full capacity.
5.        The Supplier shall load stow and trim the vessel at the port of loading at the rate of            Mt (specify bulk or bagged) per
weather working day of 24 consecutive hours, Saturday afternoon, Sunday and holidays excepted, at their own cost. Time shall not
count between noon Saturday and 8:00 a.m. on Monday, nor between 5:00 p.m. (noon Saturday) on the last working day preceding a
legal holiday, and 8:00 a.m. on the first working day thereafter, unless used and, if used, actual time shall count unless the vessel is
already on demurrage. Where Friday is the weekly holiday, the above shall be suitably modified.
6.        The Supplier shall pay all dues and duties on the cargo in the country of origin.
7.        Purchaser shall be responsible for payment to Suppliers for despatch money on all time
saved at load port.
8.        First opening and last closing of hatches shall be for Owner's Account and time not to count.
9.        Cargo shall be loaded by Supplier free of charge and risk to the vessel, but under the Supervision of the Master. Overtime
shall be for the account of the party ordering. Officers'/ crews' overtime shall be to Owner's Account. Overtime, if ordered by port
authorities, shall be shared equally between Owner and Supplier at load port and at discharge port between the Owner and Purchaser.
10.       Time shall commence at 2:00 p.m., if notice of readiness to load is tendered during office hours before noon, and 8:00 a.m.
next working day, if notice is tendered during office hours; afternoon, whether in port or in roadstead, whether in berth or not, whether
free practique granted or not, or whether notice of readiness accepted or not. Sundays and holidays excluded, unless used, in which
case, actual time used shall count as laytime. If loading starts before commencement of time counting, only half of such time used shall
count.
11.       Any lighterage required for loading shall be to Supplier's Account, where draft availability declared by Supplier is incorrect.
12.       Purchaser shall ask for Supplier's stem before fixing vessel firmly. Supplier shall be furnished vessel particulars and draft
requirements.
13.       Owner shall give Supplier seven (7) days definite notice of vessel's expected readiness to load, stating approximate quantity
required in metric tons. Master shall telegraphically advise Supplier or his representative time of arrival of vessel at load port not later
than 48 hours in advance.
14.       Demurrage/despatch rates shall be as agreed between Purchaser and Supplier and, where not agreed specifically, shall be as
per Charter Party.




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                                                                                                Appendix C
                                                                                                 Page 1 of 3

                                 Illustrative Shipping Terms - Definitions

1."PORT"-means an area within which ships are loaded with and/or discharged of cargo and includes the usual places where ships wait
          for their turn or are ordered or obliged to wait for their turn no matter the distance from that area.
If the word "PORT" is not used, but the port is (or is to be) identified by its name, this definition shall still apply.
2."SAFE PORT"-means a port which, during the relevant period of time, the ship can reach, enter, remain at and depart from without, in
          the absence of some abnormal occurrence, being exposed to danger which cannot be avoided by good navigation and
          seamanship.
3."BERTH"-means the specific place where the ship is to load and/or discharge.
If the word "BERTH" is not used, but the specific place is (or is to be) identified by its name, this definition shall still apply.
4."SAFE BERTH"-means a berth which, during the relevant period of time, the ship can reach, remain at and depart from without, in the
          absence of some abnormal occurrence, being exposed to danger which cannot be avoided by good navigation and seamanship.
5."REACHABLE ON ARRIVAL" or "ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE"-means that the charterer undertakes that when the ship arrives at the
          port there shall be a loading/discharging berth for her to which she can proceed without delay.
6."LAYTIME"-means the period of time agreed between the parties during which the owner shall make and keep the ship available for
          loading/discharging without payment additional to the freight.
7."CUSTOMARY DESPATCH"-means that the charterer shall load and/or discharge as fast as is possible in the circumstances
          prevailing at the time of loading or discharging.
8."PER HATCH PER DAY' means that laytime shall be calculated by multiplying the agreed daily rate per hatch of loading/discharging
          the cargo by the number of the ship's hatches and dividing the quantity of cargo by the resulting sum. Thus:

Laytime =              Quantity of Cargo                 = Days
         Daily Rate x Number of Hatches

A hatch that is capable of being worked by two gangs simultaneously shall be counted as two hatches.
9."PER WORKING HATCH PER DAY" or "PER WORKABLE HATCH PER DAY"-means that laytime shall be calculated by
         dividing the quantity of cargo in the hold with the largest quantity by the result of multiplying the agreed daily rate per working
         or workable hatch by the number of hatches serving that hold. Thus:

Laytime =                Largest Quantity in One Hold                 = Days
                   Daily Rate Per Hatch x Number of Hatches Serving that Hold

A hatch that is capable of being worked by two gangs simultaneously shall be counted as two hatches.
10."AS FAST AS THE VESSEL CAN RECEIVE/DELIVER"-means that the laytime is a period of time to be calculated by reference to
         the maximum rate at which the ship in full working order is capable of loading/discharging the cargo.




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                                                                                                   Page 2 of 3

11."DAY"-means a continuous period of 24 hours which, unless the context otherwise requires, runs from midnight to midnight.
12."CLEAR DAY" or "CLEAR DAYS"-means that the day on which the notice is given and the day on which the notice expires are not
           included in the notice period.
13."HOLIDAY"-means a day of the week or part(s) thereof on which cargo work on the ship would normally take place, but is
           suspended at the place of loading/discharging by reason of:
(i) the local law; or
(ii) the local practice.
14."WORKING DAYS"-means days or part(s) thereof which are not expressly excluded from laytime by the charter party and which are
           not holidays.
15."RUNNING DAYS" or "CONSECUTIVE DAYS"-means days which follow one immediately after the other.
16."WEATHER WORKING DAY"means a working day or part of a working day during which it is or, if the vessel is still waiting for
           her turn, it would be possible to load/discharge the cargo without interference due to the weather. If such interference occurs
           (or would have occurred if work had been in progress), there shall be excluded from the laytime a period calculated by
           reference to the ratio which the duration of the interference bears to the time which would have or could have been worked but
           for the interference.
17."WEATHER WORKING DAY OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS"-means a working day or part of a working day of 24 hours during
           which it is or, if the ship is still waiting for her turn, it would be possible to load/discharge the cargo without interference due
           to the weather. If such interference occurs (or would have occurred if work had been in progress) there shall be excluded from
           the laytime the period during which the weather interfered or would have interfered with the work.
18."WEATHER PERMITTING"-means that time during which weather prevents working shall not count as laytime.
19."EXCEPTED"-means that the specified days shall not count as laytime even if loading or discharging is done on them.
20."UNLESS USED"-means that, if work is carried out during the excepted days, the actual hours of work only shall count as laytime.
21."TO AVERAGE"-means that separate calculations shall be made for loading and discharging and any time saved in one operation
           shall be set against any excess time used in the other.
22."REVERSIBLE"-means an option given to the charterer to add together the time allowed for loading and discharging. Where the
           option is exercised, the effect is the same as a total time being specified to cover both operations.
23."NOTICE OF READINESS"-means notice to the charterer, shipper, receiver or other person as required by the charter that the ship
           has arrived at the port or berth as the case may be and is ready to load/discharge.
24."IN WRITING"-means, in relation to a notice of readiness, a notice visibly expressed in any mode of reproducing words and includes
           cable, telegram and telex.
25."TIME LOST WAITING FOR BERTH TO COUNT AS LOADING/DISCHARGING TIME" or "AS LAYTIME"-means that, if the
           main reason why a notice of readiness cannot be given is that there is no loading/discharging berth available to the ship, the
           laytime shall commence when the ship starts to wait for a berth and shall continue, unless previously exhausted, until the ship
           stops waiting. The laytime exceptions apply to the waiting time as if the ship was at the loading/discharging berth, subject to
           the giving of a notice of readiness, if one is required by the charter party, and to any notice time if provided for in the charter
           party, unless the ship is by then on demurrage.




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                                                                                             Appendix C
                                                                                              Page 3 of 3

26."WHETHER IN BERTH OR NOT" or "BERTH NO BERTH"-means that, if the location named for loading/discharging is a berth,
        and if the berth is not immediately accessible to the ship, a notice of readiness can be given when the ship has arrived at the
        port in which the berth is situated.
27."DEMURRAGE"-means the money payable to the owner for delay for which the owner is not responsible in loading and/or
        discharging after the laytime has expired.
28."ON DEMURRAGE"-means that the laytime has expired. Unless the charter party expressly provides to the contrary the time on
        demurrage shall not be subject to the laytime exceptions.
29."DESPATCH MONEY" or "DESPATCH"-means the money payable by the owner if the ship completes loading or discharging
        before the laytime has expired.
30."ALL TIME SAVED"-means the time saved to the ship from the completion of loading/ discharging to the expiry of the laytime,
        including period excepted from the laytime.
31."ALL WORKING TIME SAVED" or "ALL LAYTIME SAVED"means the time saved to the ship from the completion of
        loading/discharging to the expiry of the laytime, excluding any notice time and periods excepted from the laytime.
32."STEM"-means confirmation by the Supplier that goods are ready, and he is willing to load nominated vessel on the specified
        laydays.
33."FREE PRATIQUE"-Permit for a vessel to communicate with land after a clean bill of health has been produced or quarantine
        restrictions have been observed.
34."CHARTER PARTY"-A contract between shipowner and charterer for the carriage of goods or hire of vessel for a period of time
        e.g., Ferticon, Gencon.




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                                                                                                Appendix D
                                                                                          Refer - Section VI
                                                                                                 Page 1 of 1
Checklist for Product/Bagging Specifications

 Fertilizer Name   Chemical       Nutrient Content - Minimum

                                  Water/Citrate soluble - Minimum

                                  Content of other elements - Minimum/Maximum

                                  Moisture

                                  Rejection limits

                                  Tolerances - Financial penalties for deficiencies/excess


                   Physical       Screen size/Particle size - describe-prills, pellets, granules, etc.

                                  Density

                                  Coating
                   Method of      Specify AOAC/NPFI, etc.
                   Analysis
 Bags              Outer Bag      Quality/Material

                                  Bag size/Weight of each bag/Shape/Ultra-violet stabilized
                   Inner Bag      Material/Size/Thickness/Weight
                   Handling       Check weighing

                                  Drop tests - method to be specified
                   Color          Of outer bag
                   Sewing         Twine specs/Type of stitching required, such as lock stitch
                   Sealing        Heat seal, tie, clip, etc.
                   Labelling      Markings required, such as names of Supplier/Purchaser/ Country of
                                  origin or export/Name of fertilizer/Net weight/Warning, such as "use
                                  no hooks", etc.
                   Color          Ink color
                   Size           Size of markings
                   Test Method
                   Spare Bags     Free of charge - 2 percent




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