USDA Requests .40 Semi-Automatic Weapons

Submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot bursts

The United States Department of Agriculture has put out a public bid to supply the agency with .40 caliber sub-machine guns.  

Posted on May 7 to the Federal Business Opportunities website, the request reads:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC, pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, has a requirement for the commercial acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burst trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear), stock-collapsible or folding, magazine - 30 rd. capacity, sling, light weight, and oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.”

The question that needs to be asked is: why does the USDA need semi-automatic weapons? According to gunssaveslives.net it could be the US Forest Service, which does fall under the USDA and has a law enforcement division, but the request does not mention the USFS, so can they be ruled out?

So again, whom are they planning to go to war with?