US Department of Agriculture officials are seeking pollock products for use in the national school lunch and other federal food and nutrition assistance programs.
Acceptance of bid offers will be announced by midnight on Feb. 2, with deliveries to be made between April 1 and June 30.
Offers are required to be submitted electronically via the Web-Based Supply Chain Management System. USDA’s commodity procurement staff cautions that bidders should bid only quantities they can reasonably expect to produce and deliver.
Purchase award descriptions released by USDA following its June 2015 solicitation now that Trident Seafoods was the most successful bidder in that round, with USDA awarding bids worth millions of dollars for millions of pounds of pollock products processed by Trident’s plant at Akutan, Alaska.
The bids called for deliver of the pollock products to Gloucester, New Bedford, and Peabody, Massachusetts; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Newport News, Virginia; and Anacortes, Washington. Order qualities ranged from 4,165,000 pounds for one bid to be delivered to Anacortes to many totaling 39,984,000 pounds.
Trident bid successfully against three other Seattle-based competitors, including Glacier Fish Co. LLC, Golden Alaska Seafoods and Gasllc Limited Liability Co.
More information is online at USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service website, www.ams.usda.gov by clicking on “reports” and “commodity purchasing.”