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311 -- Food Manufacturing/311513 -- Cheese Manufacturing
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service - Commodity Procurement Staff - Dairy, Grain & Multifood Branch, [formerly Farm Service Agency, Kansas City Commodity Office (KCCO), Domestic Procurement Division] intends to issue solicitation
AG-DPPC-S-15-0181 for procurement of Processed Cheese Products for domestic food assistance programs. Deliveries are to various locations in the United States on an FOB destination basis. 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. Quantities reserved for 8(a) and SDVO firms where only one of those firms meets KCCO qualification requirements will be awarded on a sole source basis through issuance of a letter RFP issued directly to those companies.
The solicitation is expected to be available on or after September 24, 2015, and will be available electronically through USDA Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system located at https://portal.wbscm.usda.gov/publicprocurement and also through a link to the aforementioned website in the document package attached to the solicitation notice on the Federal Business 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 the Federal Business Opportunities website (http://www.fbo.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 will be on or near October 8, 2015. The contract type will be firm-fixed price.
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. Complete details of the commodity and packaging requirements are available in USDA's commodity requirements document available through the attached document package. KCCO's solicitation (when published) will specify the pack sizes, quantities, and required delivery schedules.
To be eligible to submit offers, potential contractors must meet KCCO's vendor qualification requirements established in accordance with FAR Subpart 9.2. KCCO's main contact for vendor qualification requirements is Dianna Price who can be reached by phone at (202) 720-4237 or by email to Dianna.Price@ams.usda.gov. Details of these requirements and contact information are available online at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=coop&topic=pas-vr.
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.
Contracting Office Address:
P.O. Box 419205
Mail Stop 8698
Kansas City, Missouri 64141-6205
Primary Point of Contact.:
Trevor J. Wilson,
Secondary Point of Contact:
Jeffrey F. Jackson,