Purchase Announcement for USDA Bison Purchase Program

July 23, 2015


The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced plans to purchase commercially available Ground Bison for distribution to the recipients participating in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

A Request for Proposal (Solicitation) will be issued in the near future.  All offers must be submitted electronically through the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) website at

-http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=WBSCM.  Offers submitted by any means other than WBSCM will be considered non-responsive.

Offerors are urged to review all documents that pertain to this program.  The Qualification Requirements for the Prospective Contractors Selling Commodities to USDA, dated October 2014, is available on the AMS Commodity Procurement website at  http://www.ams.usda.gov/commoditypurchasing.

To assist with vendor participation, AMS will host a telephone conference call at the date and time to be announced at the issuance of the Solicitation.  The call will discuss technical and program requirements, and will field any questions from interested offerors.

Inquiries may be made by telephoning (202) 720-4517 or addressing the Contracting Officer, USDA/AMS Commodity Procurement Staff, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, STOP 0239, Washington, DC 20250-0256.

An electronic version of this Purchase Announcement can be obtained through the Commodity

Procurement Home Page at:  http://www.ams.usda.gov/commoditypurchasing.