Darigold to Supply Dairy Products to Military Commissaries in Western US
Darigold in Seattle, WA won a $13.2 million indefinite-delivery, requirements-type contract to provide fresh dairy products for resale at 12 Defense Commissary Agency’s commissaries in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, and Montana.
The Defense Commissary Agency in Fort Lee, VA operates commissaries providing groceries to US military personnel, retirees and their families. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5% surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones…
The agency was activated in 1991 to consolidate the commissary functions previously performed by the US Army, US Air Force, US Navy, and US Marine Corps. The origins of the agency can be traced back to the WW II, when a rise in black market activity prompted the War Department to consider a central office through which goods and services could be provided to deployed troops. The commissary system in the United States dates back to 1867 when Congress first authorized the Army to sell food items at cost.
Darigold’s contract is for a 24-month base period from Feb 1/10 to Jan 31/12. Three 1-year option periods are available. If all 3 options are exercised, the contract would run to Jan 31/15. For this contract, 11 firms were solicited and 2 offers were received by the Defense Commissary Agency, Marketing Business Unit, Resale Contracting Division (HDEC02-10-D-0002).