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Qualification Requirements

USDA activities have a variety of needs for which it is critical that vendors provide products of the highest quality and reliability. These products must be capable of being used with products already in USDA’s inventory, and with products supplied by other vendors. Accordingly, qualification requirements (QRs) may be defined for USDA activities including systems of application, testing and record keeping, to assure that products, vendors, or manufacturers are tested and qualified prior to contract award.

USDA operates the following qualification requirements on competitions for certain goods and services, organized by USDA agency. Qualification requirements not posted here may not be enforced.

AMS Commodity Qualification Requirements

Forest Service Qualification Requirements

  • This list does not constitute endorsement of the product, manufacturer, or other source by the Government;
  • The products or sources listed have been qualified under the latest applicable specifications;
  • The list may be amended without notice;
  • The listing of a product or source does not release the supplier from compliance with the specifications; and
  • Use of the list for advertising or publicity is permitted. However, it must not be stated or implied that a particular product or source is the only product or source of that type qualified, or that the Government in any way recommends or endorses the products or services.