Obion County Board of Education
June 23, 2014

Agenda Item: VII.E.

Consider/Approve Central Cafeteria Bread Bid for the 2014 – 2015 School Year

Background Information:

In addition to advertising, the Reelfoot Area Consortium solicited bids from Bimbo Bakeries USA, Flower's Bakery, Sysco Memphis, Performance Food Sercice, U.S. Food Service, and Gordan Food Service for the purchase of bread (specifications attached). All of these items are for the 2014 – 2015 school year and funds will be budgeted in the FY15 Central Cafeteria Fund for these purchases. The Consortium received bids for these purchases from Bimbo Bakeries USA, Sysco Memphis, Flowers Bakery, and Performance Food Service and determined that the lowest bid meeting all specifications was submitted by Sysco Memphis.

The consortium approved the low bid meeting all specifications (summary attached) 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 Sysco Memphis. 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, 2014.