USDA Fruit and Tree Nut Purchase Program Announced

January 31, 2018

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:

 

Material Number

Material Description

100893

APPLE JUICE PLST BTL-8/64 FL OZ

100206

APPLE SLICES CAN-6/10

100258

APPLE SLICES FRZ CTN- 30LB

110470

APPLE SLICES FRZ CTN-12/2.5 LB

110561

APPLES FRESH PKG-12/3 LB

100207

APPLESAUCE CAN-24/300

110361

APPLESAUCE CUP - 96/4.5 OZ

110890

APPLESAUCE CUP SLEEVE-6/4 OZ

 

110623

BLUEBERRY HIGHBUSH FRZ CTN-12/2.5 LB

110624

BLUEBERRY HIGHBUSH FRZ CTN-30 LB

100242

BLUEBERRY WILD FRZ 8/3 LB

100243

BLUEBERRY WILD FRZ CTN-30LB

100299

CHERRIES DRIED PKG-4/4LB

100237

CHERRIES FRZ IQF CTN-40 LB

100227

CHERRIES RED TART PITTED CAN-24/300

100228

CHERRIES RED TART PITTED CAN-6/10

 

100894

CHERRY APPLE JUICE PLST BTL-8/64 FL OZ

100300

CRANBERRIES DRIED PKG-16/30 OZ

110723

CRANBERRIES DRIED PKG-300/1. OZ

100301

CRANBERRIES DRIED PKG-5/5 LB

100213

CRANBERRY SAUCE CAN-24/300

 

100899

CRANBERRYAPPLE JUICE PLST BTL-8/64 FL OZ

100514, 100517, 100521, 100522, 100523,

110543

 

FRESH APPLE VARIETIES CTN-40 LB

100297

FRUIT AND NUT MIX DRIED PKG-24/1 LB

110161

FRUIT MIX DRIED PKG-5/5 LB

 

100895

GRAPE CONCORD JUICE PLST BTL-8/64 FL OZ

100896

GRAPEFRUIT JUICE PLST BTL-8/64 FL OZ

100204

ORANGE JUICE CONC-TANKERS

 

 

100897

ORANGE JUICE PLST BTL-8/64 FL OZ

100277

ORANGE JUICE SINGLE CTN-70/4 OZ

110651

ORANGE JUICE SINGLE FRZ CUP-96/4 OZ

100282

PEARS BARTLETT FRESH CTN-45 LB

100280

PEARS BOSC FRESH CTN-45 LB

110560

PEARS FRESH PKG-12/3 LB

100291

PLUMS PITTED DRIED CTN 25 LB

100290

PLUMS PITTED DRIED PKG-24/1 LB

100233

PLUMS PURPLE CAN-24/300

100295

RAISINS 24/15 oz

100295

RAISINS 24/15 oz.

100293

RAISINS BOX-144/1.33 OZ

100295

RAISINS PKG-24/15 OZ

100898

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 sean.frey@ams.usda.gov.

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