USDA Shelf-Stable Chicken Purchase Program Announced

May 19, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) plans to purchase shelf-stable chicken products for domestic food nutrition assistance programs. Offers will be solicited in the following forms and must contain 10 ounces of meat per package:

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A Request for Proposals (Solicitation) for shelf-stable chicken will be issued in the near future. The period of performance will be from August 1, 2016, through July 31, 2017. Deliveries will start no earlier than September 1, 2016. Offers to sell these products must be received no later than the date specified in the Solicitation.

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 nonresponsive. Vendors are strongly encouraged to login to the WBSCM system as early as possible to begin their bidding process.  Awards will be Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contracts.

Offerors are urged to carefully read all applicable terms and conditions of the Qualification Requirements for Prospective Contractors Selling Commodities to USDA, dated October 2014; and the applicable Solicitation.

Inquiries may be made by telephoning (202) 720-4517 or addressing the Contracting Officer; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Contracting Branch, 1400 Independence Ave SW, STOP 0239, Washington, DC 20250-0239. An electronic version of this Product Commodity Award can be obtained through the World Wide Web via the Commodity Procurement Home Page at:

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