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Commodity Operations

Following is information about the purchasing, delivery and surveying of agricultural commodities to foreign countries.

The Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements (MSCP) is used for the solicitation of bids and award of contracts for various commodities under domestic and foreign food assistance programs administered by the Kansas City Commodity Office (KCCO). The MSCP was effective for solicitations issued after Feb 05, 2015.

In the News

April 11, 2012 - The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is implementing a licensing requirement, including inspection and examination procedures for all port and transloading facilities receiving, storing, handling, and shipping export food assistance commodities for U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) food assistance programs (PL 480, Title II and III, Food for Progress, Section 416(b) and McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition programs). Commodities purchased by FSA on or after June 15, 2012, may be stored or handled only by facilities licensed under the United States Warehouse Act (USWA).

FSA has developed a Licensing Agreement for Export Food Aid Commodity Warehouse Operators (WA-502). The WA-502 applies exclusively to U.S. Government Export Food Aid Commodities (EFAC) received, stored, handled and shipped at port warehouses or transloading facilities in the United States.




In addition to the Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements and invitations for bids (IFB) issued by the Kansas City Commodity Office, bidders will also need to read the requirements for the commodity being procured.



This section provides information on Solicitations, award information and annual purchase schedule.



This section provides information and forms applicable to ports and terminals.



This section provides information on cargo surveys. (There are 2 types of Cargo Survey and the information provided is very different.)

  • USDA-contracted cargo surveys
  • Private Voluntary Organizations (PVO)-contracted cargo surveys



This section provides information about VLO certificates.



This section provides information about Export reports.



Certificate of Analysis (COA's)

A certificate that bidder certifies that the product to be delivered conforms to the contract requirements, specifications, standards and quality assurance practices as stated in applicable announcement.

  • Corn Soy Blend (pdf) (Excel) updated Sep 1, 2006



Contact Information

USDA - Kansas City Commodity Office
International Procurement Division
Beacon Facility - Stop 8738
P. O. Box 419205
Kansas City, Missouri 64141-6205

Telephone: 816-926-6707
Fax: 816-823-1640

Express Mail Address:
USDA - Kansas City Commodity Office
International Procurement Division
Beacon Facility - Stop 8738
2312 East Bannister Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64131-3011
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Related Topics
Bullet Commodity Requirements
Bullet Solicitation Information
Bullet Port/Terminal Information
Bullet Cargo Surveys
Bullet Vessel Loading Observation
Bullet Commodity Operations' Reports
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