RFI for Market Research for FF&V for Guatemala 2024

Published Date
December 12th, 2023
Response Deadline
January 12th, 2024
Puerto Quetzal, GTM
Notice Type
Solicitation No.






Presolicitation DEPT OF DEFENSE is seeking Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and water in Guatemala. The delivery locations are authorized customers in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala. The estimated annual sales for FF&V/Eggs/Bottle water on this contract is $125,000.00 and the maximum contract will be $250,000.00. The government is conducting market research to assess vendor capabilities and gather information for informational purposes only. Interested vendors are requested to provide responses, comments, and suggestions by January 5th, 2024.


This request for information (RFI) is intended for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and water in Guatemala. The delivery locations are authorized customers in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala. DLA Troop Support’s OCONUS Subsistence Prime Vendor (OCONUS SPV) Program is interested in your comments regarding produce support to our customers (Coast Guard and Navy Ships) in Guatemala. There is no solicitation available at this time. The contract estimate $125K, contract max $250k. The Government will not pay for any information received in response to this RFI, nor will the Government compensate any respondent for any cost incurred in developing the information provided to respondent for any cost incurred in developing the Information provided to the Government. This RFI does not constitute a commitment from the Government and any information provided in response to this market survey will be used for informational purposes only. Any proprietary information submitted will be protected if appropriately marked. Vendor participation is not a promise for future business with the Government. The sole purpose of this RFI is to conduct Market Research Please consider the following questions: 1. The estimated annual sales for FF&V/Eggs/Bottle water on this contract is $125,000.00 and the maximum contract will be $250,000.00. Does your firm handle have the operational capacity or ability to expand to handle this requirement? 2. Is your firm a large or small business concern? (Small business being defined as a firm that employs less than 500 employees). 3. In what type of business is your company involved – e.g. logistics, food distribution? Who are your firm’s major customers, e.g. Retailers, industrial accounts, and commercial accounts? What is the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) identifier? 4. Does your firm have an existing facility by which you would be operating? If so, is it currently used for commercial or other business, and if so, what type of business? 5. FF&V support includes the ability to source food items, to receive and consolidate materials, warehousing and inventory management, transportation capabilities, the ability to accept customer orders electronically and provide delivery, and the ability to maintain a quality assurance program. Can you provide Prime Vendor support to our customers located in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala? 6. Are or will there be any concerns getting FF&V, eggs, and bottled water for the above-mentioned areas? 7. What is your company CAGE code? 8. Does your company have access to the DLA Troop Support – Subsistence Total Order and Receipt Electronic System (STORES)? If not, would your company be able to follow the instructions and requirements listed at the site below in order to obtain access? a. STORES Web (dla.mil) (https://www.stores.dla.mil/Stores_Web/RegistrationRequired.aspx) 9. In addition to the FF&V support, would your company be able to support bottled water and fresh egg requirements with products from PHC approved source below? Granjazul Calzada Roosevelt 37-31 Zona 11 Guatemala City, Guatemala 502-6628-4828, Fax 502-6628-4838 E-mail jsegovia@granjazul.com, gsamayoar@granjazul.com Fabrica De Bebidas Gaseosas Salvavidas 3a Avenida Norte Final Finca El Zapote, Zona 2 Guatemala City, Guatemala 502-2289-1555, 502-2289-1724 E-mail marcomedina@icasa.com.gt www.cerveceria.com.gt 10. If possible, please provide a commercial catalog, specification sheets, or list of bottled water products from this PHC approved source to include bottle sizes, packaging sizes, LSNs etc…. 11. Are you able to display pricing in this format below? Product price+ Distribution price = Final price (Distribution price is fixed throughout the length of the contract which is one year) We encourage, appreciate, and would like to thank you in advance for your participation. Your responses, comments, suggestions, and ideas regarding support for our customers are requested back by the close of business on January 12th, 2024, your responses may be sent via email to the following email addresses: Primary Points of Contact: Donovan Mahoney Contracting Officer Donovan.Mahoney@dla.mil Phone: 215-737-0785

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