Produce firms awarded defense contracts

01/14/2014 08:36:00 AM
Tom Karst

Brothers Produce Inc. and Seashore Fruit and Produce Co. have been awarded contracts to supply fresh fruits and vegetables to government customers.

Houston-based Brothers Produce was awarded a $21.4 million maximum contract with the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia, according to the Department of Defense. With the contract, Brothers Produce will supply a full line of fresh fruits and vegetables to schools in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, according to the release. The contract expires in July 2018, according to the release. Two other companies submitted bids for the contract, according to the release.

The Atlantic City, N.J.-based Seashore Fruit and Produce Co. was awarded a maximum $49.5 million contract with the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support to supply Army, Navy, and school customers in New Jersey through June 2018. The contract has an 18-month base with two eighteen month option periods, according to a Department of Defense news release. One other company bid on the contract, according to the release.



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