The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has issued a solicitation for the procurement of fresh citrus for use in the Trade Mitigation: Food Purchase and Distribution Program. The deadline to submit bids is Thursday, May 14th, at 1:00 PM, Central Time.
The sizes/packaging requirements for the solicitation are 1) 100283 – ORANGES CTN-34-39 LB- Size 113 and larger diameter fruit; and 2) 111071 – ORANGES FRESH BAG PKG-12/3 LB- Size 138 and larger diameter fruit. The grade requirement is U.S. Fancy – no Choice grades will be accepted.
The timeline is as follows: acceptances will be announced by midnight, May 28, 2020. Deliveries are to be made between June 29, 2020, and September 30, 2020.
The solicitation is available at the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Apodaca, Director of Trade and Marketing, Lori@CaCitrusMutual.com.