USDA - U.S Department of Agriculture
Since August 2020, Marvell Foods has been a subcontractor/supplier/distributor providing assorted protein products on behalf of Manufacturers and Distributors of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Marvell Foods presently has an application pending as a NEW VENDOR that will allow Marvell Foods to serve as a Primary Supplier working directly with the USDA to bid directly for contracts.
Upon New Vendor Approval, Below are the Services/Contracts Marvell Foods will bid:
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. USDA distributes both food and administrative funds to participating states and Indian Tribal Organizations to operate CSFP. Click here for Fact Sheet
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. USDA provides 100% American-grown USDA Foods and administrative funds to states to operate TEFAP. Click here for Fact Sheet
USDA Foods in Schools (USDA-FIS)
The USDA Foods in Schools program supports domestic nutrition programs and American agricultural producers through purchases of 100% American-grown and -produced foods for use by schools and institutions participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Click here for Fact Sheet
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
SAM - System for Award Management
The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government. You must have an active registration in SAM to do business with the Federal Government. SAM allows Government agencies and contractors to search for your company based on your ability, size, location, experience, ownership, and more. SAM allows users to search for firms certified by the SBA under the 8(a) Development and Hubzone Programs.
SBA - U.S Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. SBA helps lead the federal government’s efforts to deliver 23 percent of prime federal contracts to small businesses. Small business contracting programs include efforts to ensure that certain federal contracts reach woman-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses as well as businesses participating in programs such as the 8(a) Business Development Program and HUBZone.
Through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) contracts with farms, farmer associations, and distributors to purchase and distribute food—fresh produce, dairy, and meat—to nonprofit organizations, such as food banks. The FFFB Program aims to support local and regional businesses by purchasing and distributing agricultural products to communities in need. The Program has helped to keep farmers and distributors afloat during the pandemic and has distributed millions of food boxes to help alleviate hunger.
The government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses in historically underutilized business zones. It also gives preferential consideration to those businesses in full and open competition. The HUBZone program fuels small business growth in historically underutilized business zones with a goal of awarding at least three percent of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year. As a Certified HUBZONE company, Marvell Foods is eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts. HUBZone-certified businesses also get a 10 percent price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions. Contracting officers are given broad powers to award contracts to HUBZone entities—including through sole-source awards and set-asides. For contracts issued under full and open competition; moreover, HUBZone companies receive a price evaluation preference.
SB / WOSB - Women Owned Small Business
The federal government’s goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to women-owned small businesses each year. To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the WOSB Federal Contracting Program. These contracts are for specific industries where women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) are underrepresented. Some contracts are restricted further to economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). Marvell Foods, as a certified member of he WOSB Federal Contracting Program makes Marvell Foods eligible to compete for federal contracts set aside for the program.