US government seeks pollock for school lunches

Published on
August 8, 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture is asking for bids on nearly 600,000 pounds of Alaskan pollock.

The invitation for bids seeks 590,800 pounds of frozen Alaskan pollock, breaded Alaskan pollock, and breaded Alaskan pollock fish sticks for the National School Lunch Program as well as other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs. 

The USDA will announce suppliers winning the bids by midnight on 28 August. Deliveries will be made at several different cities between 1 March, 2019, through 30 June, 2019. Cities receiving deliveries include: Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Braintree, Massachusetts; Newport News, Virginia; Ana Cortes, Washington; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Cleveland, Ohio.

Bidders that intend to use more than one processing plant and shipping point for contracts awarded under this solicitation, other than the processing plant and shipping point entered in their bids, may submit a list of their approved processing plants and shipping points on a separate sheet of paper.

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