Obion County Board of Education
June 25, 2012

Agenda Item: VII.D.

Consider/Approve Central Cafeteria Produce Bid for the 2012 – 2013 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 produce (specifications attached). All of these items are for the 2012 – 2013 school year and funds will be budgeted in the FY13 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 Hardin’s-Sysco. Gordon Foodservice did not bid all items as required by the bid specifications. Since bid specifications were not met, its bid was not acceptable.

The consortium approved the low bid meeting all specifications 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 meeting all specifications submitted by Hardin’s-Sysco. 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, 2012.