Obion County Board of Education
June 27, 2011

Agenda Item: VI.B.

Consider/Approve Central Cafeteria Food/Non-Food Bid for the 2010 – 2011 School Year

Background Information:

In addition to advertising, the Reelfoot Area Consortium solicited bids from Hardin’s-Sysco, Gordon Foodservice, and U.S. Foodservice for the purchase of food and non-food items (specifications attached). All of these items are for the 2011 – 2012 school year and funds will be budgeted in the FY12 Central Cafeteria Fund for these purchases. The Consortium received bids for these purchases from Hardin’s-Sysco, Gordon Foodservice, and U.S. Foodservice, and determined that the low bid was submitted by U.S. Foodservice.

The consortium approved the low bid submitted as noted above; however, each individual school board must accept the bid.

Staff Recommendation:

I concur with the recommendation set forth by the Reelfoot Area Consortium and Ms. Judy Denman, and recommend approval of the low bid submitted by U.S. Foodservice. With this approval, it is the intent of the Board and management that no liability will be incurred, nor a purchase order issued, until the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011.