USDA Shell Egg And Egg Products Purchase Program Announced

August 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to purchase shell eggs and egg products for surplus removal.

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 http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=WBSCM. 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 2015; Amendment 1 to the Master Solicitation dated June 2015; Amendment 2 to the Master Solicitation dated May 2016; the applicable Commodity Specification(s) identified in the subsequent Solicitation(s); and the Qualification Requirements for Prospective Contractors Selling Commodities to USDA dated October 2014. These documents are available on the AMS Commodity Procurement website at http://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food.

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 “Stay up to date on USDA Food Purchases (link)” available on the AMS Commodity Procurement website.

Inquiries may be made by contacting the Contracting Officer, Commodity Procurement Staff, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, Room 3522 South Building, Washington, DC 20250, telephone (202) 720- 4517. An electronic version of this Program Announcement can be found at the Commodity Procurement Website: http://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food.

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