USDA Ham Products Purchase Program Announced

August 11, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced plans to purchase smoked pit ham products for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FPDIR) and other Federal food nutrition assistance programs.

A solicitation will be issued in the near future.  All offers must be submitted electronically through the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) website at 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 2017; the applicable Commodity Specification(s) identified in the subsequent Solicitation(s) and the Qualification Requirements for Prospective Vendors dated March 2017. These documents are available on the AMS Commodity Procurement website at

Offerors must read all terms of the applicable Solicitation(s) when it is 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 the Contract Specialist, Chyra Lewis at (202) 260-8256 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:

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