Vendors are required to notify the Food Service Administrators within one week of receiving an order if they will be late or unable to ship any of the items awarded. Voicemail messages are not sufficient. All items must have a minimum of a 90 shelf life from the date that the product is delivered to the institutional warehouse. This includes best by dates and expiration dates. The entire order must be delivered by April 25th 2014. Any vendor who fails to deliver any awarded item(s) will receive an unfavorable past performance rating which may negatively affect future awards.
The United States Penitentiary Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, intends to make multiple awards for perishable subsistence, meat and cheese items. The delivery date will tentatively be the week of April 1-4, 2014. Please refer to the line item descriptions for specific delivery information. Deliveries will be made to USP Lewisburg Fenton Rd, Pa. 17837. The Government will award to the responsible offeror(s) whose offer conforms to the solicitation and is considered to be most advantageous to the Government on a line item basis. Past performance and price will be equally considered during the evaluation process. No substitutions will be allowed. The solicitation will be made available on or about February 27, 2014. It will be distributed solely through the Federal Business Opportunities website, www.fbo.gov. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to ensure you have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition. The anticipated date for receipt of quotes is on or about March 13, 2014. Faith-Based and Community-Based Organizations have the right to submit offers/quotes equally with other organizations for contracts for which they are eligible. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code applicable to this requirement is 311991. The solicitation is 100% set-aside for small business. The small business size standard is 500 employees. All responsible small businesses that are actively registered on the Central Contractor Registration site, www.ccr.gov, may submit an offer for consideration.