Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice
Posted Date: 13-AUG-14
Office Address: Department of Agriculture; Farm Service Agency; Kansas City Commodity Office; P.O. Box 419205Mail Stop 8698 Kansas City MO 64141-6205
Subject: Natural American Cheese for use in Domestic Food Assistance Programs
Classification Code: 89 - Subsistence
Solicitation Number: AG-DNAC-S-14-0158
Contact: Shirley Clayton, Contract Specialist, Phone 8169266715, Email firstname.lastname@example.org - Hilary A Cole, Phone 816-926-6645, Email email@example.com
Description: Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency
Kansas City Commodity Office
USDA'sFarm Service Agency, Kansas City Commodity Office (KCCO) intends to issue solicitation AG-DNAC-S-14-0158 for procurement of Natural American Cheese 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 August 13, 2014, 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 August 19, 2014. The contract type will be 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. 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 Betty Kunkel who can be reached by phone at 816-926-3295 or by email to mailto:Betty.Kunkel@kcc.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.