US Federal Contractor Registration: Defense Logistics Agency Posts $60 Million Contract to FedBizOpps for the Acquisition of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

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US Federal Contractor Registration is reporting the release of a new solicitation that is a Total Small Business contract for businesses in the Northern California and Northwestern Nevada area. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetables solicitation is valued at $60 million over the course of four and a half years with two 18 month option periods.

US Federal Contractor Registration is reporting the release of a new solicitation that is a Total Small Business contract for businesses in the Northern California and Northwestern Nevada area. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) posted the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables contract on FedBizOpps (FBO) on November 5th, 2014 to find a business under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code of 311991, Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing that meets their qualifications. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetables solicitation is valued at $60 million over the course of four and a half years with two 18 month option periods.

Below is a copy of the DLA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetables solicitation as posted to FBO on November 5th, 2014:

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Solicitation Number: SPE30014R0045
Agency: Defense Logistics Agency
Office: DLA Acquisition Locations
Location: DLA Troop Support - Subsistence

The DLA Troop Support intends to solicit for a full-line of produce support for DoD (Troop) and Non-DoD (USDA and Indian Reservation) customers located in the Northern California and Northwest Nevada Zone. This is a 100% Small Business Set Aside acquisition. The total length of the contract will be four and a half (4.5) years. It contains one (18 month) base period and two (18 month) option periods.

Its estimated maximum dollar amount is $60,000,000.00 including options. The delivery points require indefinite quantities of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables throughout the term of the contract. A more detailed listing of the delivery sites can be found in the solicitation. All responsible sources may submit proposals that will be considered by DLA Troop Support.

Copies of the solicitation will be found on the DLA-EBS Internet Bid Board System at https://www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil. If not already registered, prospective offerors will be required to do so prior to viewing and downloading a copy of the solicitation. RFPs are in portable document format (PDF). In order to download and view these documents, prospective offerors will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. This software is available free at http://adobe.com. Anticipated solicitation issue date: November 14, 2014. This solicitation will be issued under FAR 15.101-2 Low Price Technically Acceptable (LTPA).

The resultant award will be for an indefinite delivery contract, with a guaranteed minimum of 10% of the base period.

All businesses must be properly registered in System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be eligible for the DLA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetables contract. Vendors looking to become registered please call US Federal Contractor Registration Acquisition Specialist John Lynch at (202) 203-4944. US Federal Contractor Registration provides government registration services and business enrollment for the Simplified Acquisition Program. The Simplified Acquisition Program is designed to help both large and small businesses win government service contracts between $2,500.00 and $150,000.00 and commercial item purchases between $2,500.00 and $5,000,000. The Simplified Acquisition Program is a vital solution to becoming successful in the federal marketplace for small businesses looking to compete in the no bid-contracting arena. If a vendor would like to learn more about the Simplified Acquisition Program they can reference http://www.simplifiedacquisitionprogram.org/.

All businesses registered in SAM should contact Brittany L. Glenn, the primary point of contact at brittany(dot)glenn(at)dla(dot)mil or by phone at (215) 737-4299 to beginning bidding on the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables solicitation.

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