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Posted on: December 22, 2021

CBP accepting applications to operate Centralized Examination Station

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This solicitation 2022-5204-001 is for applicants within the West Palm Beach area of jurisdiction in the State of Florida. The length of the CES agreement will be for a minimum of three (3) years. Subsequent additional years may be added to the contract by CBP and subject to CBP's sole determination and review. The agreement will not exceed a total of five (5) years in duration. Renewal of the agreement can be granted for each consecutive year and done so at least 120 days prior to the end of each contract year. The CES is where CBP physical examinations are conducted. Where cargo is designated for inspection at a CES, the importer, carrier, exporter, or its agent is responsible for choosing the CES to be utilized for examination, arranging the bonded transfer of the merchandise to the CES, and paying the costs of the transfer, as well as any fees charged by the CES facility for its service. The only exception to the above provision is when a specific commodity requires special handling, equipment, or when CBP determines it necessary. In instances where the Port Director has determined it necessary, he or she may designate the CES at which any examination must take place pursuant to 19 C.F.R. § 151.15(d). The trade community, by designating its choice of CES, mainly determines the workload of each CES. In all cases, the importer, carrier, exporter, or its agent is responsible for paying the costs of the transfer, as well as any fees charged by the CES for its service.

CES Solicitation Public Bulletin

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Appendix A Application

Appendix B Rate Schedule

Appendix C Authorization for Release of Information

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