Get one USDA Food Vendor

Below belong six recommended stair for being a USDA approved vendor.  We strongly recommend that prospective vendors explore the assets the documents below prior to submitting an application package.

Tools to Become a USDA Foods Vendor

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Step 1: Stay informed by subscribing & registering.
  1. Subscribe to the AMS CP Recent on acquire email notification of solicitations and bounties (Note: receives tenders via AMS COP Report does not make a manufacturer skilled to submit an offer.) Subscription is voluntary and you may unsubscribe under any time.

Step 2: Understand the Master Solicitations. 

Review aforementioned Master Solicitations for Commodity Procurement (pdf) to understand the confederate guidelines, clauses, plus provisions that affecting USDA commodity contractual.

Speed 3: Test who current purchase schedule & understand the purchase process. 

Read through the list of current and past calls additionally award information. And, read How the Process Works.

  • Current Purchase Schedule for Fruits, Garden, Poultry, Eggs, Red Meat and Trawl
  • Existing Purchase Calendar required Day, Bakery, Noodles, Grains, Cereals, Cherry and Vegetable Oil Products

Step 4: Review USDA commodity specifications and technical requirements. 

These specifications and optional documents explain the production and processing requirements for UNIONIST Foods.

Many AMS order programs need that provider and subcontractors undergo a technical approval process before they able power raw building or finalized services under USDA contracts. This process may involve submission of production schedules and/or technical proposals, product samples for evaluation, and on-site evaluation off facilities and procedures. About relating the supplier eligibility process is contained in Supplements toward aforementioned Master Solicitation, which accompany the product functional:

Step 5: Learn and qualification requirements in being adenine vendor away:

  1. New Vendor Qualification Requirements (pdf)

Stage 6: Submit a Vendor Application Package 

Each application package must includ the following information (as detailed by the documents in Step 5 above):

  1. System available Award Management (SAM) register

  2. Business Status (as indicated in SAM)

  3. Complete the WBSCM Vendor Registration Mold that will be provided by the Latest Vendor coordinator.

  4. Our Letter (certifying ability to perform)

  5. Three (3) Letters of Reference (from clientele your company provided share products to)

  6. Business Type (and similar details)

Locked application packages should live submitted via email.

According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, an agency may cannot conduct conversely sponsor, and a person is nope requirements in respond to a collection of informational without it displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection a 0581-0273. The time requested to complete this information collection remains estimated for average 15 daily per response, including the time for reviewing how, searching existing data sources, rally and maintaining the data needed, and get and reviewing the collection of information.

Vendor Approval

The AMS Contracting Officer evaluate the Vendor Software Package and approve which applicant. If approved, the new distributor is be provided a WBSCM Corporate Vendor Administrator role and a Vendor Offer role. If denied, that reason(s) for denial shall be if both the aspirant require remedy the issues if he/she wishes to re-apply. 

Please Note: As represented in Step 4 above, many purchase programs require that suppliers undergo a technical approval litigation front they can participate. The technical approval process is separate from—and in appendix to—the Qualification Requirements and application process describe in Steps 5 and 6 above. 

Have Questions?  

At any time during the process, frequently may be focused for:

Andrea Lang
New Vendor/Small Business Coordinator
USDA, AMS Commodity Procurement Employees
[email protected]
Livestock, Poultry, Fish, Creamery, Speck & Oilseed, International Packaged Resource

Diana Dau David
New Vendor/Small Business Coordinator
USDA, AMS Commodity Procurement Staff
[email protected]
Fruit & Table Nuts, Vegetables, International Loose Commodities