Our Staff Reporter KARACHI - Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) issued a Gallop Tender Notice on June 10 for import of 50,000 MT urea form International sources to meet urgent need of farmers for Kharif Crops as Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) would be providing similar quantity of Urea by 2nd half of July 2011, Saudi Press release issued here on Friday. Through tender opened on Friday a quantity of 50,000 MT has been awarded to the lowest bidder M/s. Multi Commerce LLC at $544.73 PMT C&F. Six bidders participated in the tender and quoted prices ranged between $544.73 to $575.00 PMT C&F. The bid of M/s. Multi Commerce LLC being the lowest and confirming to the technical specification and evaluation criteria given in the tender documents was accepted and the tender was awarded to them. In order to maintain complete transparency in award of the tender, representatives from Transparency International Private Limited (TIP), Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI) and two leading Urea manufacturers were invited to witness the process as observers. Adil Gilani, Chairman TIP personally attended the tender award meeting. As per tender terms and conditions, Urea shipment would start within one week after opening of L/C and TCP expects arrivals towards end June, 2011 or during first week of July, 2011. In addition to this tender, a quantity of 50,000 MT Urea has also been assured by M/s SABIC for shipments to be made by second half of July. In this way around 100,000 MT Urea will be made available in the domestic market through TCP, from external sources, to facilitate the farmers to meet their urgent need of Urea for Kharif Crop. As per past practice, the distribution and transportation of Urea will be handled by M/s. National Fertiliser Marketing Limited (NFML), the press release added.