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USDA Seeks Beans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans to purchase $15 million in dry edible beans for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be made under the authority of Section 32 with the purpose to encourage the continued domestic consumption of these products by diverting them from the normal channels of trade and commerce.
 
Offers may be solicited in the following forms:
  • Black Beans: $5 Million
  • Pinto Beans: $10 Million
Solicitations will be issued in the near future and will be available electronically through the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system.
 
To receive e-mail notification of the issuance of AMS solicitations, contract awards and other information, subscribe online by visiting: “Stay up to date on USDA Food Purchases” available on the AMS Commodity Procurement website. Inquiries may be directed to the Contract Specialist, Christopher Edwards at christopher.edwards3@usda.gov.

Dry Beans Sought in Section 32 Purchase

USDA invites offers to sell dry edible beans under Section 32 pursuant to the AMS Master Solicitation for use in the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs. Bids are due Thursday, September 17 by 1:00 p.m. CST. View the solicitation.

USDA Issues Pre-Solicitation for Section 32 Purchase

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans to purchase dry edible beans, peas and lentils for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be made under the authority of Section 32 with the purpose to encourage the continued domestic consumption of these products by diverting them from the normal channels of trade and commerce. Offers will be solicited for lentils, garbanzo beans, split green peas and split yellow peas. Get more information.