With last weeks webinars, the Cooperative Purchasing Connection is asking School Food Authorities (SFAs) to band together and join the food solicitation process by signing a Letter of Commitment to participate in the food service and distribution programs for school food nutrition. Other programs and soliciations will include ware wash (e.g. chemicals, soaps, sanitizers) and small wares (e.g. pots, pans, utensils). Schools may choose to utilize any or all of these programs.
The Letter of Commitment (LOC) must be emailed to us no later than September 29, 2017. This deadline is in place to ensure enough time for aggregating data and ensuring all needs of the participating SFAs are considered. The earlier we receive commitments and data from you the quicker we can begin our process in developing the RFP documents. Please submit your agreement via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SFAs or schools boards seeking further information may contact Lisa Truax or Melissa Mattson at 888-739-3289 or email@example.com for more information.
A Solution to the Procurement Puzzle: Cooperative Purchasing for K-12 Food Service
The Cooperative Purchasing Connection hosted its first round of food service procurement webinars as we hoped to have answered many of your questions pertaining to food service and procurement regulations. Remember, CPC is able to conduct the competitive solicitation process on your behalf, as we are a cooperative of School Food Authorities (SFAs). All you need to do is join the process.
As a recap, we've included access to both the webinar recording as well as the presentation slides.
Presentation Slides (PDF format): A Solution to the Procurement Puzzle
Visit our Q & A page to review questions asked during the webinar and solicitation process!
Food Service Procurement - Regulations Require Action
Join us for a one hour webinar to learn how and why we bid on your behalf.
This important webinar will outline:
It is highly recommended that both business managers and food service directors attend the webinar.
May 8th @ 2pm CT: Register at http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=ED50DA8981473B
May 9th @ 9am CT: Register at http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=ED50DA8981473E
May 10th @ 2pm CT: Register http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=ED50DA89814730
May 16th @ 2pm CT: Register http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=ED50DA89814639
Unable to attend the webinar, follow this blog for Q&A and a posting of the recorded webinar.