Obion County Board of Education
January 12, 2009

Agenda Item: VII.E.

Consider/Approve Central Cafeteria Produce Bid

Background Information:

In addition to advertising, the Reelfoot Area Consortium solicited bids for the purchase of produce for the remainder of the 2008 – 2009 school year (January 1, 2009 through May 31, 2008). Although bids were solicited from U.S. Foods, Hardin's-Sysco, and McCartney Produce, only Hardin's-Sysco submitted a bid. The bid from Hardin's-Sysco was stated as cost plus a fixed fee. Funds for the purchase of produce are budgeted in the FY09 Central Cafeteria Fund budget. Although solicited through the consortium, each School System represented must submit the bids/recommendations to their respective Boards for acceptance and approval. The consortium, through Ms. Judy Denman, recommends Hardin’s-Sysco as the vendor for the purchase of produce.

Staff Recommendation:

I concur with the recommendation set forth by Ms. Judy Denman and recommend approval of the bid as submitted by Hardin's-Sysco for the purchase of produce.