The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to purchase poultry products for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal food nutrition assistance programs. Offers will be solicited in the following forms:
EGG MIX DRIED PKG-48/6 OZ
EGGS 15 DOZ
EGGS WHOLE LIQ BULK -TANK
EGGS WHOLE FRZ CTN-6/5 LB
EGGS WHOLE FRZ CTN-12/2 LB
EGG PATTY, COOKED ROUND FRZ - 25 LB.
CHICKEN BONED CAN-12/50 OZ
CHICKEN CUT-UP FRZ CTN- 40 LB
K CHICKEN CUT-UP FRZ CTN-40 LB
CHICKEN WHOLE BAGGED FRZ CTN 36-43 LB
CHICKEN CONSUMER SPLIT BREAST
CHICKEN BREAST BNLS IQF PKG-10/48 OZ
CHICKEN STRIPS FRZ CTN - 30 LB
CHICKEN, FILLET, 2.0 MMA, UNBREADED, FROZEN – 30LB.
CHICKEN LEGS CHILLED – BULK
CHICKEN SMALL CHILLED – BULK
CHICKEN LARGE CHILLED – BULK
TURKEY CHILLED – BULK
TURKEY TACO FILLING CTN-30LB
TURKEY THIGHS BNLSSKNLS CHILLED -BULK
TURKEY BREAST DELI FRZ CTN – 40 LB
TURKEY BREAST SMKD DELI FRZ CTN – 40 LB
TURKEY BREAST SMKD SLC FRZ PKG-8/5 LB
TURKEY HAM SMKD SLC FRZ PKG-8/5 LB
TURKEY ROASTS FRZ CTN – 32-48 LB
TURKEY HAMS SMKD FRZ CTN – 40 LB
TURKEY BREAST DELI SLICED FRZ PKG- 8/5 LB
Solicitations will be issued in the near future for deliveries beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. 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), March 2019;
- 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.email@example.com
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