The USDA plans to encourage more consumption by purchasing frozen strawberry products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs under the agency’s Section 32 authority.

Solicitations will be available electronically through the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system in the “near future,” according to USDA. Public WBSCM information is available without an account on the WBSCM Public Procurement Page.

All future information regarding this acquisition, including solicitation amendments and award notices, will be published through WBSCM, and on the Agricultural Marketing Service's website. Interested parties shall be responsible for ensuring that they have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition.

The contract type is anticipated to be firm-fixed price, and deliveries are expected to be to various locations in the United States on a FOB destination basis. 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.

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