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Presolicitation Notice - Bulk Agricultural Commodities for use in U.S. International Food Aid Programs

August 29, 2014



Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice

Posted Date: 28-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: Bulk Agricultural Commodities for use in U.S. International Food Aid Programs

Classification Code: 89 - Subsistence

Solicitation Number: AG-INAG-S-14-0053

Contact: Janet Cleveland, Grain Marketing Specialist, Phone 816-926-2540, Email janet.cleveland@kcc.usda.gov - Dan Webber, Contracting Officer, Phone 816-926-2847, Email dan.webber@kcc.usda.gov

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-INAG-S-14-0053 (2000002885) for bulk agricultural commodities to be used in U.S. international food aid programs. Deliveries are for various locations in the United States. The solicitation's is expected to be available on or after August 28, 2014, and will be available electronically through USDA's 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 (FBO) website (http://www.fbo.gov). 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 both through WBSCM and FBO. 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 September 4, 2014. To be eligible to submit offers, potential contractors must meet KCCO's vendor qualification requirements established in accordance with FAR Subpart 9.2. 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. KCCO's main contact for vendor qualification requirements is Betty Kunkel who can be reached by phone at 816-926-3295 or by email at Betty.Kunkel@kcc.usda.gov. 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. Complete details of the contract requirements and terms are available in KCCO's master solicitation for commodity procurements and USDA's commodity requirements documents available through the attached document packages. KCCO's solicitation (when published) will specify the commodities, tonnage, and required shipping schedules. 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.

Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USDA/FSA/KCCO/AG-INAG-S-14-0053/listing.html


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