Bulk Commodities

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) purchases bulk commodities, such as grains and rices. 

The Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements (MSCP-I) (pdf) is used for the solicitation of bids and award of contracts for various commodities under domestic and foreign food assistance programs procured by AMS.

Commodity Requirements

AMS will periodically issue invitations for bids (IFB) requesting particular commodities being procured. Following is a list of products with a link to the requirements for each commodity. 

Bidders are required to read the Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements (MSCP-I) (pdf), Solicitation Information, and USDA Commodity Requirements

Bulk grains are subject to the standards set forth in the "Official United States Standards for Grain" which are available at the AMS web site.

Contact Information

USDA - AMS
International Commodity Procurement Division
Beacon Facility - Stop 8738
P. O. Box 419205
Kansas City, Missouri 64141-6205 
Telephone: 816-926-6707

Express Mail Address:

USDA - AMS
International Commodity Procurement Division
Beacon Facility - Stop 8738
2312 East Bannister Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64131-3011
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.