The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced plans to purchase canned and frozen fruits, in the forms listed below, for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal food and nutrition assistance programs. Commodity Specifications for Canned Fruits and Frozen Fruits will be available at time of solicitation issuance.
The initial solicitation will be issued for deliveries October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. 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.
IDIQ Fruit Canned
APRICOTS DICED PEELED EX LT CAN- 6/10
APRICOTS HALVES EX LT CAN- 6/10
MIXED FRUIT CAN- 24/300
MIXED FRUIT EX LT CAN- 6/10
PEACHES CLING DICED EX LT CAN- 6/10
APRICOT HALVES CAN- 24/300
PEACHES CLING SLICES CAN- 24/300
PEACHES CLING SLICES EX LT CAN- 6/10
PEARS CAN- 24/300
PEARS DICED EX LT CAN- 6/10
PEARS HALVES EX LT CAN- 6/10
PEARS SLICES EX LT CAN- 6/10
IDIQ Fruit Frozen
STRAWBERRY SLICES 6/5 LB BAG
STRAWBERRY SLICES FRZ CTN-30 LB
STRAWBERRY FRZ - 6/5 LB Packages
STRAWBERRY FRZ CUP-96/4.5 OZ
APRICOT FRZ CUP-96/4.5 OZ
PEACH FREESTONE DICED FRZ CUP-96/4.4 OZ
PEACHES FREESTONE SLICES FRZ CTN-20 LB
APRICOT SLICES FRZ - 6/5 LB Package
All offers must be submitted electronically through the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) website at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food/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 Fruit and Frozen Fruit; 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 Purchase Announcement 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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