Purchase Announcement for USDA Oven Roasted Chicken Purchase Program

June 17, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) plans to purchase oven roasted chicken for the National School Lunch Program.  Offers will be solicited in the following forms:

Material:  #110080

Material Description:  CHICKEN OVEN ROASTED FRZ 8 PC CTN - 30LB

Solicitations will be issued in the near future for deliveries beginning September 16, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  Offers to sell these products must be received no later than the date specified on the Solicitations. All offers must be submitted electronically through the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system 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 as they pertain to this program, including the AMS Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements, dated April 2015; the Qualification Requirements for Prospective Vendors, dated October 2014; and the Federal Purchase Program Specification for Oven Roasted 8-Piece Cut-Up Chicken, dated May 2015. These documents are available on the AMS Commodity Procurement website at


Offerors must read all terms of the applicable Solicitation(s) when issued. To receive electronic (e-mail) notification of the issuance of these solicitations, see the “Subscribe to AMS CP News (link)” available on the AMS Commodity Procurement website.

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 found at the Commodity Procurement Website: http://www.ams.usda.gov/commoditypurchasing.