September 15, 2006
September 15, 2006 - On Sept. 8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) rejected offers for frozen lamb products due to price considerations. Two vendors submitted offers for this bid, the fifth in a series of invitations.
AMS also announced bids for the next lamb purchase which are due by 1:30 p.m., central time, on Friday, Oct. 6, 2006. Inquiries should be addressed to the Contracting Officer, Livestock and Seed Program, USDA, AMS, Stop 0253, Room 2610-South, Washington, D.C. 20250-0253. Telephone: 202-720-2650; Fax 202-720-9538.
This is part of a continuing lamb purchase program requested by the American Sheep Industry Association and approved by Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns in April of this year.
Additional program information can be accessed at: www.ams.usda.gov/lscp/otherredmeat/orm_purchaseinfo.htm
Staff contact: Peter Orwick, ext. 33