USDA Canned and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Purchase Program Announced

March 23, 2016
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced plans to purchase canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, in the forms listed below, for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal food and nutrition assistance programs.  Commodity Specifications for Canned Fruits, Frozen Fruits, Canned Vegetables, and Frozen Vegetables will be available at time of solicitation issuance.
 
The initial solicitation will be issued for deliveries October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017.  Subsequent solicitations may be issued.  Offers to sell these products must be received no later than the date specified on the solicitation.  Awards will be Firm Fixed Price contracts.
 
CANNED FRUITS
WBSCM MATERIAL MATERIAL DESCRIPTION
100209 APRICOTS HALVES EX LT CAN- 6/10
100210 APRICOT HALVES CAN- 24/300
100211 MIXED FRUIT CAN- 24/300    
100212 MIXED FRUIT EX LT CAN- 6/10
100216 APRICOTS DICED PEELED EX LT CAN- 6/10
100218 PEACHES CLING SLICES CAN- 24/300
100219 PEACHES CLING SLICES EX LT CAN- 6/10
100220 PEACHES CLING DICED EX LT CAN- 6/10
100223 PEARS CAN- 24/300
100224 PEARS SLICES EX LT CAN- 6/10
100225 PEARS DICED EX LT CAN- 6/10
100226 PEARS HALVES EX LT CAN- 6/10
110230 APRICOTS DICED EX LT SUCROSE CAN- 6/10
110231 APRICOTS HALVES EX LT SUCROSE CAN- 6/10
110233 MIXED FRUIT EX LT SUCROSE CAN- 6/10
110234 PEACHES CLING DICED EXLTSUCROSE CAN- 6/10
110236 PEACHES CLING SLC EXLT SUCROSE CAN- 6/10
110237 PEARS DICED EX LT SUCROSE CAN- 6/10
110238 PEARS HALVES EX LT SUCROSE CAN- 6/10
110239 PEARS SLICES EX LT SUCROSE CAN- 6/10
 
FROZEN FRUITS
WBSCM MATERIAL MATERIAL DESCRIPTION
100238 PEACHES FREESTONE SLICES FRZ CTN- 12/2 LB
100239 PEACHES FREESTONE SLICES FRZ CTN- 20 LB
100241 PEACH FREESTONE DICED FRZ CUP- 96/4.4 OZ
100253 STRAWBERRY FRZ CTN- 30 LB
100254 STRAWBERRY SLICES FRZ CTN- 30 LB
100256 STRAWBERRY FRZ CUP- 96/4.5 OZ
100259 APRICOTS SLICES FRZ BOX- 20 LB
100261 APRICOT FRZ CUP- 96/4.5 OZ
 
CANNED VEGETABLES
WBSCM MATERIAL MATERIAL DESCRIPTION
100306 BEANS GREEN CAN- 24/300
100307 BEANS GREEN CAN- 6/10
100308 CARROTS CAN- 24/300
100309 CARROTS CAN- 6/10
100310 CORN CREAM STYLE CAN- 24/300
100311 CORN WHOLE KERNEL CAN- 24/300
100313 CORN WHOLE KERNEL (LIQ) CAN- 6/10
100314 PEAS CAN- 24/300
100315 PEAS CAN- 6/10
100320 VEG MIX CAN- 24/300
100328 TOMATO DICED CAN- 24/300
100329 TOMATO DICED CAN- 6/10
100331 POTATOES WHT SLICES CAN- 24/300
 
FROZEN VEGETABLES
WBSCM MATERIAL MATERIAL DESCRIPTION
100348 CORN FRZ CTN- 30 LB
100350 PEAS GREEN FRZ CTN- 30 LB
100351 BEANS GREEN FRZ CTN- 30 LB
100352 CARROTS FRZ CTN- 30 LB
100386 PEAS, GREEN-12/2 LB
 
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 nonresponsive.  Vendors are strongly encouraged to login to the WBSCM system as early as possible to begin their bidding process.
 
Offerors are urged to carefully read all applicable terms and conditions of the Qualification Requirements for Prospective Contractors Selling Commodities to USDA; Commodity Specifications for Canned Vegetables and Frozen Vegetables; and the applicable Solicitation.
 
Inquiries may be made by telephoning (202) 720-4517 or addressing the Contracting Officer; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Contracting Branch, 1400 Independence Ave SW, STOP 0239, Washington, DC 20250-0239.  An electronic version of this Product Commodity Award can be obtained through the World Wide Web via the Commodity Procurement Home Page at:  https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food
 
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