USDA Meat and Fish Purchase Program Announced

April 11, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to purchase meat and fish products for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal food nutrition assistance programs. Offers will be solicited in the following forms:

Material #

Material Description

100154

BEEF COARSE GROUND FRZ CTN-60 LB

100158

BEEF FINE GROUND FRZ CTN-40 LB

110261

BEEF FINE GROUND LFT OPT FRZ CTN-40 LB

110260

BEEF FINE GROUND LFT OPT FRZ PKG-40/1 LB

100159

BEEF FINE GROUND FRZ PKG-40/1 LB

100160

BEEF SPP PATTY FRZ CTN-40 LB

110350

BEEF 100% PTY 85/15 FRZ 1.5MMA CTN-40 LB

110349

BEEF 100% PTY 85/15 FRZ 2.0MMA CTN-40 LB

110346

BEEF 100% PTY 90/10 FRZ 2.0MMA CTN-40 LB

110270

BEEF LEAN PATTY LFT OPT FRZ CTN-40 LB

100163

BEEF PATTY LEAN FRZ CTN-40 LB

110347

BEEF SPP PTY 85/15 FRZ 1.5 MMA CTN-40 LB

110348

BEEF SPP PTY 85/15 FRZ 2.0 MMA CTN-40 LB

100161

BEEF 100% PATTY FRZ CTN-40 LB

110321

BEEF SPP PTY HSTYLE CKD 1.5 MMA CTN-40 LB

110322

BEEF SPP PTY HSTYLE CKD 2.0 MMA CTN-40 LB

100134

BEEF CRUMBLES W/SPP PKG-4/10 LB

110264

BEEF CRUMBLES W/SPP LFT OPT PKG-4/10 LB

100156

BEEF BNLS SPECIAL TRM FRZ CTN-60 LB

100155

BEEF FRESH BNLS COMBO-20/2000 LB

100166

BEEF ROAST ROUND FRZ CTN-38-42 LB

100138

BEEF CHILI W/O BEANS 24/24 OZ

100526

BEEF STEW CAN 24/24 OZ

100127

BEEF CAN 24/24 OZ

110001

BISON GROUND LEAN FRZ PK-40/1 LB

100194

CANNED TUNA-12.0 OZ

100195

CANNED TUNA-66.5 OZ

100201

CATFISH STRIPS BRD OVN RDY PKG-4/10 LB

110196

DICED BEEF FRZ CTN-60 LB


110601

FISH AK PLCK BULK CTN 49.5 LB

100144

PORK CRUMBLES W/SPP PKG-4/10 LB

110138

PORK BNLS LEG ROASTS - BULK CTN-60 LB

100182

PORK HAM WATERAD FRZ CTN-12/3 LB

100184

PORK HAM WATERAD FRZ PKG 4/10 LB

100187

PORK HAM WATERAD SLC FRZ PKG-8/5 LB

100188

PORK HAM WTRADCBEDFRZ PKG-4/10 OR 8/5 LB

100193

PORK PICNIC BNLS FRZ CTN-60 LB

100173

PORK ROAST LEG FRZ CTN-32-40 LB

110380

PORK CHOPS BLS FRZ PKG-40/1 LB

110730

PORK PULLED CKD PKG-8/5 LB

100139

PORK CAN 24/24 OZ

110750

SALMON FILLETS WILD FRZ-10/1 LB

110563

SALMON PINK CAN-24/14.75 OZ

110580

K SALMON PINK CAN-24/14.75 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, Greta Samuel at (202) 720-6592 or via email at Greta.samuel@ams.usda.gov

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