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AnnouncementJune 29, 2012

On June 5, the National Organic Program notified you about a draft solicitation for Technical Report development. The official solicitation is now live, and proposals are due by August 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM Central Time. 


Official Solicitation


While this solicitation is active, NOP cannot answer contracting-related questions. All questions must be submitted via email no later than July 31 to Leah Schultz at  




A key activity for NOP is supporting the National Organic Standards Board's (NOSB) evaluation of substances for the National List. This solicitation is a contracting opportunity for organizations interested in developing Technical Reports for NOP and NOSB. NOP intends to establish a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement with multiple contractors. Contractors awarded Blanket Purchase Agreements through this solicitation will subsequently compete for individual Technical Report projects.  

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The NOP Organic Insider informs the organic community on a wide range of NOP functions, including organic standards, accreditation and international activities, compliance and enforcement, the National Organic Standards Board, training events, and the Cost Share program.


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