47.305-6 Shipments to ports and air terminals.

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47.305-6 Shipments to ports and air terminals.

47.305-6 Shipments to ports and air terminals.

  1. (a) When supplies are acquired on the basis of the delivery terms in 47.303-8 through 47.303-16, the solicitation shall include a requirement that the offeror furnish the Government the following information:

    1. (1) When the delivery term is “f.a.s. vessel, port of shipment,” “f.o.b. vessel, port of shipment,” or “f.o.b. inland carrier, point of exportation,” the required data shall include-

      1. (i) A delivery schedule in number of units and/or long or short tons;

      2. (ii) Maximum quantities available per shipment;

      3. (iii) The quantity that can be made available for loading to vessel per running day of 24 hours (if acquisition involves a commodity to be shipped in bulk);

      4. (iv) The minimum leadtime required to make supplies available for loading to vessel; and

      5. (v) The port and pier or other designation and, when applicable, the maximum draft of vessel (in feet) that can be accommodated.

    2. (2) When the delivery term is: f.o.b. inland point, country of importation” or “f.o.b. designated air carrier’s terminal, point of importation,” the required data shall include-

      1. (i) A delivery schedule in number of units and/or long or short tons;

      2. (ii) Maximum quantities available per shipment; and

      3. (iii) Other data appropriate to shipment by air carrier.

    3. (3) When the delivery term is “ex dock, pier or warehouse, port of importation” or “c.&f. (cost & freight) destination,” the required data shall include-

      1. (i) A delivery schedule in number of units and/or long or short tons;

      2. (ii) Maximum quantities available per shipment; and

      3. (iii) The number of containers or units that can be loaded in a car, truck, or other conveyance of the size normally used (specify type and size) for the commodity.

    4. (4) When the delivery term is “c.i.f. (cost, insurance, freight) destination,” the required data shall include-

      1. (i) The same as specified in 47.305-6(a)(3); and

      2. (ii) The amount and type of marine insurance coverage; e.g.,whether the coverage is “With Average” or “Free of Particular Average” and whether it covers any special risks or excludes any of the usual risks associated with the specific commodity involved.

    5. (5) When the delivery term is “f.o.b. designated air carrier’s terminal, point of exportation,” the required data shall include-

      1. (i) A delivery schedule number of units, type of package, and individual weight and dimensions of each package;

      2. (ii) Minimum leadtime required to make supplies available for loading into aircraft;

      3. (iii) Name of airport and location to which shipment will be delivered; and

      4. (iv) Other data appropriate to shipment by air carrier.

  2. (b) When supplies are acquired for known destinations outside CONUS and originate within CONUS, the contracting officer shall, for transportation evaluation purposes, note in the solicitation the CONUS port of loading or point of exit (aerial or water) and the water port of debarkation that serves the overseas destination.

  3. (c) The contracting officer may also, for evaluation purposes, list in the solicitation other CONUS ports that meet the eligibility criteria compatible with the nature and quantity of the supplies, their destination, type of carrier required, and specified overseas delivery dates. This permits offerors that are geographically remote from the port that normally serves the overseas destination to be competitive as far as transportation costs are concerned.

  4. (d) Unless logistics requirements limit the ports of loading to the ports listed in the solicitation, the solicitation shall state that-

    1. (1) Offerors may nominate additional ports (including ports in Alaska and Hawaii) more favorably located to their shipping points; and

    2. (2) These ports will be considered in the evaluation of offers if they possess all requisite capabilities of the listed ports in relation to the supplies being acquired.

  5. (e) When supplies are to be exported through CONUS ports and offers are solicited on an f.o.b. origin or f.o.b. destination basis, the contracting officer shall insert in solicitations the provision at 52.247-51, Evaluation of Export Offers. The contracting officer shall use the provision with its-

    1. (1) AlternateI, when the CONUS ports of export are DoD water terminals;

    2. (2) AlternateII, when offers are solicited on an f.o. b. origin only basis; or

    3. (3) AlternateIII, when offers are solicited on an f.o.b. destination only basis.

  6. (f)

    1. (1) When the supplies are to move in the Defense Transportation System (DTS) (see 47.301-3), the contract shall specify that-

      1. (i) A Transportation Control Movement Document (TCMD) must be dispatched to the appropriate DoD air or water clearance authority in accordance with DoD 4500.9-R, Defense Transportation Regulation, Part II, procedures for all shipments consigned to DoD air or water terminal transshipment points; and

      2. (ii) An Export Release must be obtained for supplies to be transshipped via a water port of loading to overseas destinations, except for shipments for which an Export Release is not required, generally shipments of less than 10,000 pounds, (see DoD 4500.9-R, Defense Transportation Regulation, Part II).

    2. (2) When shipments will be consigned to DoD air or water terminal transshipment points, the contracting officer shall insert in solicitations and contracts the clause at 52.247-52, Clearance and Documentation Requirements-Shipments to DoD Air or Water Terminal Transshipment Points.

  7. (g) When a contract will not generate any shipments that require an Export Release, only the DoD CONUS ports that serve the overseas destination shall be listed in the solicitation, except that the responsible contracting officer may limit the water ports listed when such limitation is considered necessary to meet delivery or other requirements.

  8. (h) The award shall specify the United States ports of loading that afford the lowest overall cost to the overseas destination.

  9. (i) When supplies will be from origins outside CONUS to destinations either within or outside CONUS, the contracting officer shall use the appropriate f.o.b. term and include evaluation-of-offers information.

  10. (j) In furtherance of the Cargo Preference Act of1954 (46 U.S.C.1241(b)), to encourage and foster the American Merchant Marine, the port of delivery of supplies originating outside the United States and shipped by ocean vessel shall be based on the availability of United States-flag vessels between the ports involved, unless the acquiring activity has given other specific instructions. (See subpart  47.5-Ocean Transportation by U.S.-Flag Vessels.)

  11. (k) For application of the Fly America Act to the transportation of supplies and personnel when the Government is responsible for the transportation costs, see subpart  47.4-Air Transportation by U.S.-Flag Carriers.

  12. (l) Military and civilian agencies shall obtain assistance from transportation offices in connection with all export shipments (see 47.105).