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89 -- Instant Rice Cereal Products for use in Domestic Food Assistance Programs - Commodity Requirements Documents

Notice Date
Notice Type
Commodity Requirements Documents
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
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Carol Givens-Verser, Phone: 816-823-1153, Jeffrey F. Jackson, Phone: 816-926-2530
E-Mail Address
Carol.Givens-Verser@kcc.usda.gov, jeffrey.jackson@kcc.usda.gov
(Carol.Givens-Verser@kcc.usda.gov, jeffrey.jackson@kcc.usda.gov)
Small Business Set-Aside
USDA's Farm Service Agency, Kansas City Commodity Office (KCCO) intends to issue solicitation AG-DRCD-S-12-0068 for procurement of Instant Rice Cereal 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 February 27, 2012, 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 March 5, 2012. 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 to 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.
Web Link
FBO.gov Permalink
Commodity Requirements Documents
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/rc8.pdf)
Link: http:// http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/rc8.pdf

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