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Natural American Cheese for use in Domestic Food Assistance Programs.

ID: 12-3J14-24-B-0249 • Type: Solicitation

Description

USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)-Commodity Procurement Program (CPP) intends to issue a solicitation for procurement of the products listed in the attached solicitation for domestic food assistance programs. Deliveries are to various locations in the United States on an FOB origin basis (see solicitation). The solicitation may include various small business set-asides pursuant to the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631, et seq.). This may include partial or total small business set-asides, service-disabled veteran-owned (SDVO) set-asides, quantities reserved for 8(a) and AbilityOne firms, and price evaluation preferences for qualified HUBZone small businesses.

The solicitation is expected to be available on or after today and will be available electronically through USDA Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) located at https://portal.wbscm.usda.gov/publicprocurement and through a link to the aforementioned website in the documents attached to the solicitation notice on Contract Opportunities website. A hard copy of the solicitation will not be available for the acquisition. All future information regarding this acquisition, including solicitation amendments and award notices, will be published through WBSCM and Contract Opportunities website (https://sam.gov). Interested parties shall be responsible for ensuring that they have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition. The anticipated date of receipt for offers is listed above under General Information. The contract type will be firm-fixed-price.

Pursuant to Agricultural Acquisition Regulation (AGAR), 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 (WTO) (GPA), and Free Trade Agreements (FTA), as addressed by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), clause 52.225-5. Complete details of the commodity and packaging requirements are available through the attached documents. AMS's solicitation (when published) will specify the pack, sizes, quantities, and required delivery schedules.

To be eligible to submit offers, potential contractors must meet the AMS vendor qualification requirements established in accordance with FAR Subpart 9.2. The AMS main contacts for vendor qualification requirements are Andrea Lang, who can be reached at (202) 720-4237 and Diana Dau David who can be reached at (202)-378-1075, or by email at newvendor@usda.gov . Details of these requirements and contact information are available online at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food.

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.

The attached solicitation should be read in conjunction with contract terms and conditions contained in the Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements Domestic Programs (MSCP-D) available on the AMS website at https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food/solicitations. Commodity specifications documents are referenced in the solicitation and can be accessed online at https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food/product-specs.

Background
The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)-Commodity Procurement Program (CPP) intends to issue a solicitation for procurement of the products listed in the attached solicitation for domestic food assistance programs. The solicitation may include various small business set-asides pursuant to the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631, et seq.). The solicitation is expected to be available on or after today and will be available electronically through USDA Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) located at https://portal.wbscm.usda.gov/publicprocurement and through a link to the aforementioned website in the documents attached to the solicitation notice on Contract Opportunities website. Interested parties shall be responsible for ensuring that they have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition.

Work Details
The solicitation is for Natural American Cheese for use in Domestic Food Assistance Programs. The specific products to be delivered include: - 60 CHEESE, NATURAL AMER, Quantity: 5,670,000.00 LB - 70 CHEESE CHED YEL CHUNKS-PKG 12/1 LB, Quantity: 5,940,000.00 LB - 80 CHEESE CHED YEL CHUNKS-PKG 12/2 LB, Quantity: 5,940,000.00 LB - 90 CHEESE BLEND AMER SKM LVS-12/2 LB, Quantity: 5,940,000.00 LB

Period of Performance
The offer due date is 02/22/2024 and the opening date is also on 02/22/2024.

Place of Performance
Deliveries are to various locations in the United States on an FOB origin basis.

Overview

Response Deadline
Feb. 22, 2024, 2:00 p.m. EST Past Due
Posted
Feb. 13, 2024, 10:20 a.m. EST
Set Aside
None
Place of Performance
Not Provided
Source
SAM

Current SBA Size Standard
1250 Employees
Pricing
Fixed Price
Est. Level of Competition
Average
On 2/13/24 Agricultural Marketing Service issued Solicitation 12-3J14-24-B-0249 for Natural American Cheese for use in Domestic Food Assistance Programs. due 2/22/24. The opportunity was issued full & open with NAICS 311513 and PSC 8910.
Primary Contact
Name
Jenny Babiuch   Profile
Phone
None

Secondary Contact

Name
Valerie Dinkel   Profile
Phone
None

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Additional Details

Source Agency Hierarchy
AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF > AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE > USDA AMS 3J14
FPDS Organization Code
12K2-3J14
Source Organization Code
100162236
Last Updated
March 8, 2024
Last Updated By
steven.bishop@usda.gov
Archive Date
March 8, 2024