The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to purchase canned fruit, frozen fruit, dried fruit, bottled and frozen juice, and fresh fruit products for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal food nutrition assistance programs. Offers will be solicited in the following forms, listed in alphabetical order:
APPLE JUICE PLST BTL-8/64 FL OZ
APPLE SLICES CAN-6/10
APPLE SLICES FRZ CTN- 30LB
APPLE SLICES FRZ CTN-12/2.5 LB
APPLES FRESH PKG-12/3 LB
APPLESAUCE CUP - 96/4.5 OZ
APPLESAUCE CUP SLEEVE-6/4 OZ
BLUEBERRY HIGHBUSH FRZ CTN-12/2.5 LB
BLUEBERRY HIGHBUSH FRZ CTN-30 LB
BLUEBERRY WILD FRZ 8/3 LB
BLUEBERRY WILD FRZ CTN-30LB
CHERRIES DRIED PKG-4/4LB
CHERRIES FRZ IQF CTN-40 LB
CHERRIES RED TART PITTED CAN-24/300
CHERRIES RED TART PITTED CAN-6/10
CHERRY APPLE JUICE PLST BTL-8/64 FL OZ
CRANBERRIES DRIED PKG-16/30 OZ
CRANBERRIES DRIED PKG-300/1. OZ
CRANBERRIES DRIED PKG-5/5 LB
CRANBERRY SAUCE CAN-24/300
CRANBERRYAPPLE JUICE PLST BTL-8/64 FL OZ
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FRESH APPLE VARIETIES CTN-40 LB
FRUIT AND NUT MIX DRIED PKG-24/1 LB
FRUIT MIX DRIED PKG-5/5 LB
GRAPE CONCORD JUICE PLST BTL-8/64 FL OZ
GRAPEFRUIT JUICE PLST BTL-8/64 FL OZ
ORANGE JUICE CONC-TANKERS
ORANGE JUICE PLST BTL-8/64 FL OZ
ORANGE JUICE SINGLE CTN-70/4 OZ
ORANGE JUICE SINGLE FRZ CUP-96/4 OZ
PEARS BARTLETT FRESH CTN-45 LB
PEARS BOSC FRESH CTN-45 LB
PEARS FRESH PKG-12/3 LB
PLUMS PITTED DRIED CTN 25 LB
PLUMS PITTED DRIED PKG-24/1 LB
PLUMS PURPLE CAN-24/300
RAISINS 24/15 oz
RAISINS 24/15 oz.
RAISINS BOX-144/1.33 OZ
RAISINS PKG-24/15 OZ
TOMATO JUICE PLST BTL-8/64 FL OZ
Solicitations will be issued in the near future for deliveries beginning July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Offers to sell these products must be received not later than the date specified on the Solicitations.
Solicitations will be available electronically through the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system. A hard copy of the solicitation will not be available. Public WBSCM information is available without an account on the WBSCM Public Procurement Page. All future information regarding this acquisition, including solicitation amendments and award notices, will be published through WBSCM, and on the Agricultural Marketing Service's website at www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food. Interested parties shall be responsible for ensuring that they have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition. The contract type is anticipated to be firm-fixed price. Deliveries are expected to be to various locations in the United States on an FOB destination basis.
Pursuant to Agricultural Acquisition Regulation 470.103(b), commodities and the products of agricultural commodities acquired under this contract must be a product of the United States, and shall be considered to be such a product if it is grown, processed, and otherwise prepared for sale or distribution exclusively in the United States. Packaging and container components under this acquisition will be the only portion subject to the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and Free Trade Agreements, as addressed by FAR clause 52.225-5.
Offerors are urged to review all documents as they pertain to this program, including the latest—
- AMS Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements (MSCP), April 12, 2017;
- Applicable commodity specification(s) identified in the subsequent solicitation(s); and
- Qualification Requirements for Prospective Contractors Selling Commodities to USDA, March 1, 2017.
These documents are available on the AMS Commodity Procurement website.
To be eligible to submit offers, potential contractors must meet the AMS vendor qualification requirements. The AMS point of contact for new vendors is Andrea Lang who can be reached by phone at (202) 720-4237 or by email to NewVendor@ams.usda.gov. Details of these requirements are available online at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food/becoming-approved. Once qualification requirements have been met, access to WBSCM will be provided. Bids, modifications, withdrawals of bids, and price adjustments shall be submitted using this system. Submission of the above by any means other than WBSCM will be determined nonresponsive.
To receive e-mail notification of the issuance of AMS solicitations, contract awards, and other information, subscribe online by visiting: “Stay up to date on USDA Food Purchases” available on the AMS Commodity Procurement website.
Inquiries may be directed to the Contracting Officer, Sean Frey, at (202) 378-1075 or via email at email@example.com.
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