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89 -- Fortified Ready To Eat Cereal for use in Domestic Food Assistance Programs - KCCO vendor qualification requirements - Commodity Requirements Documents - KCCO's Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements

Notice Date
Notice Type
KCCO's Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements
311230 — Breakfast Cereal Manufacturing
Contracting Office
Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Kansas City Commodity Office, P.O. Box 419205, Mail Stop 8698, Kansas City, Missouri, 64141-6205
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Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Janice C Wiggins, Phone: 816-926-2603, Roy R Boyd, Phone: (816) 926-2612
E-Mail Address
janice.wiggins@kcc.usda.gov, roy.boyd@kcc.usda.gov
(janice.wiggins@kcc.usda.gov, roy.boyd@kcc.usda.gov)
Small Business Set-Aside
USDA's Farm Service Agency, Kansas City Commodity Office (KCCO) intends to issue solicitation DPD-FC9-239 for procurement of Fortified Ready To Eat Cereal 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, 2009, and will be available electronically on USDA's website (http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=coop&topic=pas) and also through a link to the aforementioned USDA 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 both on USDA's website and announced (linked) through 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 25, 2009. 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 Betty Kunkel who can be reached by phone at 816-926-3295 or by email at 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 the Domestic Electronic Bid Entry System (DEBES) will be provided. Bids, modifications, withdrawals of bids, and price adjustments shall be submitted using this system located at: https://pcsd.usda.gov:3077/MDBC1000.EXE?. Submission of the above by any means other than DEBES will be determined nonresponsive.
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KCCO's Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements
File Name: To be eligible to be considered for award potential contractors must meet KCCO's vendor qualification requirements. The complete requirement is available at this link. KCCO's main contact for vendor qualification requirements is Betty Kunkel. She can be reached by phone at 816-926-3295 or email at Betty.Kunkel@kcc.usda.gov. (http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=coop&topic=pas-vr)
Link: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=coop&topic=pas-vr

File Name: Commodity specifications and packaging requirements are within the commodity requirements document applicable for the commodity(ies) being procured. (http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/fc9.pdf)
Link: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/fc9.pdf

File Name: KCCO's Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements contains applicable FAR (http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/master_solicitation.pdf)
Link: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/master_solicitation.pdf

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