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AnnouncementJune 4, 2014


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar about the previously announced Sound and Sensible funding opportunity. 


Informational Webinar: 

Sound and Sensible Certification Solicitation


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to announce an informational webinar about the Sound and Sensible Certification solicitation, which was officially posted on May 22. 


During the webinar, we will provide an overview of the solicitation, review the evaluation criteria that proposals will be scored against, outline best practices and tips for proposal preparation, summarize the proposal evaluation process, and point to websites that are essential tools for contractors that want to work with the government.  




This is a one-hour, listen-only webinar that you attend using both a phone and a computer. You will be able to send an instant message/chat to the presenter using your computer, but you will not be allowed to speak. The webinar will be recorded, and a link to it will be posted on the Solicitation page below. 



Wednesday, June 11, 2014 

1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time


Dial In by Phone:


Toll-Free (U.S. & Canada): 866.740.1260

Access Code: 7202000


AND, Also Access the Web: 


Meeting URL:  

On the left side of the screen, enter

Participant Access Code: 7202000  


To Test Your Computer in Advance:

Test your computer for compatibility prior to the conference: 




Link to Solicitation Page:     

NOP Sound and Sensible Certification Solicitation  


Reminder of Proposal Deadlines: Any questions are to be submitted by June 13, 2014. Questions must be directed to Nathan Johnson. Do not send questions to the NOP.  Proposals are due by Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM Central Time



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