USDA MEAT AND FISH PURCHASE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to purchase meat and fish products for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal food nutrition assistance programs. Offers will be solicited in the following forms:
BEEF BNLS SPECIAL TRM FRZ CTN-60 LB
BEEF CAN 24/24 OZ
BEEF 100% PTY 85/15 FRZ 2.0MMA CTN-40 LB
BEEF 100% PTY 90/10 FRZ 2.0MMA CTN-40 LB
BEEF SPP PTY 85/15 FRZ 2.0 MMA CTN-40 LB
BEEF COARSE GROUND FRZ CTN-60 LB
BEEF CRUMBLES W/SPP PKG-4/10 LB
BEEF FINE GROUND FRZ CTN-40 LB
BEEF FINE GROUND FRZ PKG-40/1 LB
BEEF FINE GROUND LFT OPT FRZ CTN-40 LB
BEEF FINE GROUND LFT OPT FRZ PKG-40/1 LB
BEEF FRESH BNLS COMBO-20/2000 LB
BEEF PATTY CKD FRZ 2.0 MMA CTN-40LB
BEEF PATTY LEAN FRZ CTN-40 LB
BEEF ROAST ROUND FRZ CTN-38-42 LB
BEEF SPP PTY HSTYLE CKD 2.0 MMA CTN-40 LB
BEEF STEW CAN 24/24 OZ
BISON GROUND LEAN FRZ PK-40/1 LB
CANNED TUNA-12.0 OZ
CANNED TUNA-66.5 OZ
CATFISH FLTS PKG-20/2 LB
CATFISH STRIPS BRD OVN RDY PKG-4/10 LB
FISH AK PLCK BULK CTN 49.5 LB
FISH AK PLCK FILLETS FRZ PKG-20/2 LB
FISH AK PLCK STICKS BRD FROZ CTN 40 LB.
FISH AK PLCK STICKS BRD FROZ CTN 2 LB.
ATLANTIC POLLOCK NUGGETS FRZ PKG - 20/2 LB
ATLANTIC POLLOCK FILLET FRZ PKG-20/2
HADDOCK FILLET FRZ PKG-20/2 LB
OCEAN PERCH FILLET FRZ PKG-20/2 LB
PORK CAN 24/24 OZ
PORK CHOPS BLS FRZ PKG-40/1 LB
PORK HAM WATERAD SLC FRZ PKG-20/2 LB
PORK HAM SMOKED PIT FRZ CTN, 6/5 LB.
PORK HAM WATERAD FRZ CTN-12/3 LB
PORK HAM WATERAD FRZ PKG 4/10 LB
PORK HAM WATERAD SLC FRZ PKG-8/5 LB
PORK HAM WTRADCBEDFRZ PKG-4/10 OR 8/5 LB
PORK LOIN FRZ PKG - 12/5 LB
PORK LOIN ROAST FRZ CTN – 6/5 LB
PORK PICNIC BNLS FRZ CTN-60 LB
PORK PULLED CKD PKG-8/5 LB
PORK ROAST LEG FRZ CTN-32-40 LB
SALMON FILLETS WILD FRZ-10/1 LB
K SALMON PINK CAN-24/14.75 OZ
SALMON PINK CAN-24/14.75 OZ
BEEF CHILI W/BEANS PKG-12/15 OZ
BEEF CHILI W/O BEANS CAN-24/24 OZ
Solicitations will be issued in the near future for deliveries beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. 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 https://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 2022;
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. 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.
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