Agricultural Marketing Service - U.S. Department of Agriculture https://www.ams.usda.gov/ en USDA Announces Paper and Packaging Board Appointments https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/usda-announces-paper-and-packaging-board-appointments-0 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">USDA Announces Paper and Packaging Board Appointments</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mbrown" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mbrown</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/27/2022 - 16:46</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Date</div> <div class="field__item">January 27, 2022</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="border:none">WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the appointment of three members to serve on the Paper and Packaging Board.&nbsp; The appointees will serve three-year terms, from Jan. 1, 2022, to Dec. 31, 2024.</p> <p>Members newly appointed to serve are:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Richard Bennett, Memphis, Tennessee</li> <li>Beth A. Cormier, Westbrook, Maine</li> <li>Scott C. Light, Atlanta, Georgia</li> </ul> <p>The 2022 board will have eight members, including seven domestic manufacturers and one importer. Members can serve up to two consecutive three-year terms.</p> <p>More information about the board is available on the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), <a href="/rules-regulations/research-promotion/paper">Paper and Packaging Board</a> web page and on the <a href="http://www.paperandpackaging.org">board’s website</a>.</p> <p>AMS policy is that diversity of the board should reflect the diversity of its industries in terms of the experience of members, methods of production and distribution, marketing strategies, and other distinguishing factors that will bring different perspectives and ideas to the table.&nbsp; When submitting nominations, the industry must consider the diversity of the population served and the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the members to serve a diverse population.</p> <p>Since 1966, Congress has authorized industry-funded research and promotion boards to provide a framework for agricultural industries to pool resources and combine efforts to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets and conduct important research and promotion activities. &nbsp;AMS provides oversight to 22 boards. The oversight ensures fiscal accountability and program integrity, and paid for by industry assessments.</p> <p class="text-align-center">#</p> </div> Thu, 27 Jan 2022 21:46:56 +0000 mbrown 40332 at https://www.ams.usda.gov 2000008328 https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/2000008328 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2000008328</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nwilkins" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">NWilkins</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/27/2022 - 10:40</span> <div class="field field--name-field-solicitation-number field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Solicitation Number</div> <div class="field__item">2000008328</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-solicitation-documents field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Solicitation Documents</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000008328%20-%20Bid%20Invitation.pdf" type="application/pdf">2000008328 - Bid Invitation.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issued-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Issued Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-01-27T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thu, 01/27/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-description field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Description</div> <div class="field__item">SHELL EGGS AND ALL PURPOSE EGG MIX</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-trade-mitigation-purchase field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Trade Mitigation Purchase</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section-32-purchase field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Section 32 Purchase</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-offer-due-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Offer Due Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-02-10T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thu, 02/10/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-contains-set-asides field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contains Set Asides</div> <div class="field__item">On</div> </div> Thu, 27 Jan 2022 15:40:11 +0000 NWilkins 40329 at https://www.ams.usda.gov 2000008331 https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/2000008331 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2000008331</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nwilkins" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">NWilkins</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/27/2022 - 10:35</span> <div class="field field--name-field-solicitation-number field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Solicitation Number</div> <div class="field__item">2000008331</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-solicitation-documents field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Solicitation Documents</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000008331%20-%20Bid%20Invitation.pdf" type="application/pdf">2000008331 - Bid Invitation.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issued-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Issued Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-01-27T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thu, 01/27/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-description field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Description</div> <div class="field__item">Whole Eggs and Egg Patties</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-trade-mitigation-purchase field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Trade Mitigation Purchase</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section-32-purchase field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Section 32 Purchase</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-offer-due-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Offer Due Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-02-10T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thu, 02/10/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-contains-set-asides field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contains Set Asides</div> <div class="field__item">On</div> </div> Thu, 27 Jan 2022 15:35:52 +0000 NWilkins 40328 at https://www.ams.usda.gov 2000008329 https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/2000008329 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2000008329</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nwilkins" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">NWilkins</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/26/2022 - 15:21</span> <div class="field field--name-field-solicitation-number field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Solicitation Number</div> <div class="field__item">2000008329</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-solicitation-documents field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Solicitation Documents</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000008329%20-%20Bid%20Invitation.pdf" type="application/pdf">2000008329 - Bid Invitation.pdf</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000008329%20-%20Butter%20TENDERING%20TEXT.pdf" type="application/pdf">2000008329 - Butter TENDERING TEXT.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issued-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Issued Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-01-26T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Wed, 01/26/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-description field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Description</div> <div class="field__item">Butter Products</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-trade-mitigation-purchase field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Trade Mitigation Purchase</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section-32-purchase field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Section 32 Purchase</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-offer-due-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Offer Due Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-02-03T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thu, 02/03/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-contains-set-asides field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contains Set Asides</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 26 Jan 2022 20:21:29 +0000 NWilkins 40327 at https://www.ams.usda.gov 2000008306 https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/2000008306 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2000008306</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nwilkins" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">NWilkins</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/25/2022 - 14:51</span> <div class="field field--name-field-solicitation-number field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Solicitation Number</div> <div class="field__item">2000008306</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-solicitation-documents field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Solicitation Documents</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000008306%20-%20Bid%20Invitation.pdf" type="application/pdf">2000008306 - Bid Invitation.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issued-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Issued Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-01-25T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 01/25/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-description field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Description</div> <div class="field__item">Chicken Fillets and Strips</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-trade-mitigation-purchase field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Trade Mitigation Purchase</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section-32-purchase field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Section 32 Purchase</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-offer-due-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Offer Due Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-02-01T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 02/01/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-contains-set-asides field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contains Set Asides</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 25 Jan 2022 19:51:08 +0000 NWilkins 40326 at https://www.ams.usda.gov 2000008322 https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/2000008322 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2000008322</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nwilkins" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">NWilkins</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/25/2022 - 13:19</span> <div class="field field--name-field-solicitation-number field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Solicitation Number</div> <div class="field__item">2000008322</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-solicitation-documents field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Solicitation Documents</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000008322%20-%20Bid%20Invitation.pdf" type="application/pdf">2000008322 - Bid Invitation.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issued-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Issued Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-01-25T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 01/25/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-description field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Description</div> <div class="field__item">Canned Dried Beans</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-trade-mitigation-purchase field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Trade Mitigation Purchase</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section-32-purchase field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Section 32 Purchase</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-offer-due-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Offer Due Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-02-07T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Mon, 02/07/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-contains-set-asides field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contains Set Asides</div> <div class="field__item">On</div> </div> Tue, 25 Jan 2022 18:19:09 +0000 NWilkins 40325 at https://www.ams.usda.gov USDA Sets Referendum Dates for Proposed Changes to the California Desert Grape Marketing Order https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/usda-sets-referendum-dates-proposed-changes-california-desert-grape-marketing-order <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">USDA Sets Referendum Dates for Proposed Changes to the California Desert Grape Marketing Order</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nwilkins" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">NWilkins</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/25/2022 - 08:49</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Date</div> <div class="field__item">January 25, 2022</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a referendum Feb. 14 to March 4, 2022, on the proposed changes to the California desert grape marketing order.&nbsp; The California Desert Grape Administrative Committee, which locally administers the marketing order, recommended the proposed changes of decreasing its membership from 12 to 10 members and modifying its quorum and voting requirements accordingly.</p> <p>The proposed changes would become effective if favored by two-thirds of the growers voting in the referendum or by two-thirds of the volume represented in the referendum.</p> <p>USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service will mail ballots and voting instructions to all California desert grape producers of record. &nbsp;To be eligible to vote, the producers must have produced table grapes grown within the designated production area of southeastern California from Jan. 1, through Dec. 31, 2021.</p> <p>Eligible growers who have not received the ballot by February 21, 2022, may request one by calling (559) 487–5901, or emailing Jeffery Rymer at <a href="mailto:Jeffery.Rymer@usda.gov">Jeffery.Rymer@usda.gov</a>.</p> <p>Notice of the <a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/01/25/2022-01306/amendments-to-the-marketing-order-of-grapes-grown-in-a-southeastern-california">referendum</a> was published in the Federal Register on Jan. 25, 2022.</p> <p>More information about the marketing order regulating the handling of California desert grapes is available on the <a href="/rules-regulations/moa/925-california-desert-grapes">925 California Desert Grapes</a> page on the AMS website.</p> <p>Authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, marketing orders are industry-driven programs that help producers and handlers achieve marketing success by leveraging their own funds to design and execute programs that they would not be able to do individually. &nbsp;AMS provides oversight to 29 fruit, vegetable, and specialty crop marketing orders and agreements to ensure fiscal accountability and program integrity.</p> <p>More information about Federal marketing orders is available on the <a href="/rules-regulations/moa">Marketing Orders and Agreements</a> page of the AMS website or by contacting the Market Development Division at (202) 720-2491.</p> <p class="text-align-center"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender</em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Tue, 25 Jan 2022 13:49:33 +0000 NWilkins 40324 at https://www.ams.usda.gov USDA Issues New Requirements for Commodity Egg Products https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/usda-issues-new-requirements-commodity-egg-products <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">USDA Issues New Requirements for Commodity Egg Products</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mbrown" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mbrown</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/24/2022 - 13:40</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Date</div> <div class="field__item">January 24, 2022</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="MsoNoSpacing">The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)&nbsp;has updated the certification requirements for commodity egg products, including whole eggs and all-purpose egg mix. Beginning in May 2022, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will no longer certify AMS commodity egg products. As outlined by the Supplement for Egg Products dated January 2022, all vendors shall request the use of either Option A – AMS Grading-based Monitoring and Certification service, or Option B – AMS Audit-based Verification service for assessing contract compliance of the finished product. Vendors may bid on upcoming solicitations, but must transition and fully implement an AMS certification option prior to May 2022 product deliveries.</p> <p>The requirements can be found in the newly revised Federal Purchase Program Specifications (FPPS) for All Purpose Egg Mix and Whole Eggs. Offerors are urged to review all documents as they pertain to this program, including the latest:</p> <ul> <li>AMS Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements (September 1, 2021)</li> <li>Supplement for Egg Products</li> <li>Federal Purchase Program Specification for All Purpose Egg Mix</li> <li>Federal Purchase Program Specification for Whole Eggs</li> </ul> <p>These documents are available on the AMS Commodity Procurement website at: &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="/selling-food/product-specs">https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food/product-specs</a>.</p> <p>To receive an e-mail notification of the issuance of AMS solicitations, contract awards, and other information, subscribe online by visiting: <a href="https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAMS/subscriber/new?category_id=USDAAMS_C28">Stay Up To Date On USDA Food Purchases</a>.</p> <p>Inquiries may be directed to the Contract Specialist, Reedema Rock, at <a href="mailto:Reedema.Rock@usda.gov">Reedema.Rock@usda.gov</a>. Supplement and specification inquiries may be directed to Anjeanette Johnson at <a href="mailto:Anjeanette.Johnson@usda.gov">Anjeanette.Johnson@usda.gov</a>.</p> <p class="text-align-center">#</p> </div> Mon, 24 Jan 2022 18:40:01 +0000 mbrown 40322 at https://www.ams.usda.gov Pre-Solicitation Announcement for Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Purchase of Livestock, Poultry and Dairy products https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/pre-solicitation-announcement-commodity-credit-corporation-ccc-purchase-livestock-poultry <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Pre-Solicitation Announcement for Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Purchase of Livestock, Poultry and Dairy products</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nwilkins" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">NWilkins</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/21/2022 - 12:06</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Date</div> <div class="field__item">January 20, 2022</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="MsoBodyText">The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to purchase Livestock, Poultry and Dairy Products for distribution to schools nationwide.&nbsp; Purchases will be made under the authority of Section 5 of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act.</p> <p>Potential materials may include:</p> <table style="width: 600px;"> <thead> <tr> <th scope="col"> <p>Material</p> </th> <th scope="col"> <p>Material Description</p> </th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>100046</p> </td> <td> <p>EGGS WHOLE FRZ CTN-6/5 LB</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>100117</p> </td> <td> <p>CHICKEN FAJITA STRIPS CTN-30 LB</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>100119</p> </td> <td> <p>TURKEY TACO FILLING CTN-30 LB</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>100134</p> </td> <td> <p>BEEF CRUMBLES W/SPP PKG-4/10 LB</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>110322</p> </td> <td> <p>BEEF SPP PTY HSTYLE CKD 2.0MMA CTN-40 LB</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>110711</p> </td> <td> <p>BEEF PATTY CKD FRZ 2.0 MMA CTN-40 LB</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>110730</p> </td> <td> <p>PORK PULLED CKD PKG-8/5 LB</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>110843</p> </td> <td> <p>CHEESE CHED YEL SHRED-PKG 6/2 LB</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Solicitations will be issued in the near future and will be available electronically through the <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=WBSCM">Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM)</a> system.&nbsp; A hard copy of the solicitation will not be available. Public WBSCM information is available without an account on the <a href="https://portal.wbscm.usda.gov/publicprocurement">WBSCM Public Procurement Page</a>. 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 <a href="/selling-food">www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food</a>.&nbsp; 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Offerors are urged to review all documents as they pertain to this program, including the latest—</p> <ul> <li><a href="/sites/default/files/media/MSCP.pdf">AMS Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements (MSCP)</a>, September 1, 2021;</li> <li>Applicable commodity specification(s) identified in the subsequent solicitation(s); and</li> <li>Qualification Requirements for Prospective Contractors Selling Commodities to USDA, March 1, 2017.</li> </ul> <p>These documents are available on the <a href="/selling-food">AMS Commodity Procurement website</a>.</p> <p>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 <a href="file://usda.net/ams/shared/mokan/ams/cpp/PGOPD/Livestock,%20Poultry,%20and%20Fish%20Branch/Finance/Contracting/PreSolicitation%20Notices/SY%2021%20Pre-Solicitation_Sec32_Notices/NewVendor@usda.gov">NewVendor@usda.gov</a>. <a href="/selling-food/becoming-approved">Details of these requirements are available online</a>. 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 non-responsive.</p> <p>To receive e-mail notification of the issuance of AMS solicitations, contract awards, and other information, subscribe online at “Sign Up for Updates” available on the <a href="/selling-food">AMS Commodity Procurement website</a>.</p> <p>Inquiries may be directed to the Contracting Officer, Greta Samuel, at <a href="mailto:greta.samuel@usda.gov">greta.samuel@usda.gov</a>.</p> <p class="text-align-center"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender</em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:06:53 +0000 NWilkins 40320 at https://www.ams.usda.gov 2000008321 https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/2000008321 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2000008321</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nwilkins" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">NWilkins</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/20/2022 - 15:19</span> <div class="field field--name-field-solicitation-number field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Solicitation Number</div> <div class="field__item">2000008321</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-solicitation-documents field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Solicitation Documents</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000008321%20-%20Bid%20Invitation.pdf" type="application/pdf">2000008321 - Bid Invitation.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issued-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Issued Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-01-20T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thu, 01/20/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-description field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Description</div> <div class="field__item">Canned Meats</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-trade-mitigation-purchase field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Trade Mitigation Purchase</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section-32-purchase field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Section 32 Purchase</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-offer-due-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Offer Due Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-02-01T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 02/01/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-contains-set-asides field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contains Set Asides</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Thu, 20 Jan 2022 20:19:54 +0000 NWilkins 40319 at https://www.ams.usda.gov