The bid openings will be held at the Central Community School Board Office, located at 10510 Joor Road, Suite 300,
Baton Rouge, LA 70818, at 10 a.m. on May 9, 2017. If there are any questions, please call (225) 650-2919. The Public is invited to all bid openings.
The Central Community School System Child Nutrition Program is funded approximately 50% with Federal funds for a projected total of approximately $700,000 per year. For this reason, the United States Department of Agriculture requires by law the use of Child Nutrition Funds, to the maximum extent practicable, to buy domestic commodities or products for meals served under their program. A “domestic commodity or product” is defined as one that is either produced in the U. S. or is processed in the U.S. substantially using agriculture commodities that are produced in the U.S. The term “substantially” means over 51% of the final processed product consist of agricultural commodities that were grown domestically.
Specifications will be available to vendors until 10 a.m. on May 9, 2017. There is no pre-bid conference required. Vendors’ attendance is not required at the bid opening.
To be considered as a bidder, the vendor must complete and submit the following with the Bid with original signature of the designated authority:
A Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility, and Voluntary Exclusion.
A Certification Regarding Lobbying.
Certification of Independent Price Determination
The Right to Reject any and all bids and to Waive any Informalities
A CN Label Nutritional Analysis Data Form or a Nutritional Fact Label as required in specifications.
Bidders can download the compressed zip folder from the website for Central Auction House, (www.centralauctionhouse.com) and Central Community Schools website, (www.centralcss.org). Bids are also available at the Central Community School System Child Nutrition Program office at the above address. Each bid shall be submitted electronically through Central Auction House or sent as a hard copy by registered or certified mail with a return receipt requested, or shall be hand delivered by the bidder or his agent in which instance the deliverer shall be given a written receipt. Bids must be signed by a duly authorized representative of the firm and returned in a sealed envelope marked “FOOD BID”, “SUPPLY BID” or “MILK BID”, indicating the date and hour of opening.
Child Nutrition Supervisor
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http:www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights , 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 202509410; (2) fax:(202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.