Notice is hereby given that the following School Food Authorities (SFAs): St. Charles Parish Public Schools, Tangipahoa Parish Public Schools, Livingston Parish Public Schools, Washington Parish Public Schools, St. Bernard Parish Public Schools, Bogalusa City Schools, NOLA Public Schools and St. Mary's Parish Schools will receive sealed proposals at St. Charles Parish School Board Office, Child Nutrition Department, 13855 River Road, Luling, LA 70070 until 9 a.m., Friday, January 15, 2021, for processing of USDA commodity beef, chicken, pork, turkey, eggs, cheese, tomato paste, pollock, flour, and dehydrated potatoes. All product manufacturers must have an approved contract for commodity processing by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Food Distribution Division prior to submitting a proposal.
All proposals are required to be submitted by either certified or registered mail with a return receipt requested or hand-delivered at which time a receipt will be issued. UPS and Federal Express are acceptable. All proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly labeled on the outside COMMODITY PROCESSING PROPOSAL, January 15, 2021. Proposals are to be delivered or mailed to:
Child Nutrition Department
St. Charles Parish School Board
13855 River Road
Luling, LA 70070
Proposals will be opened and publicly acknowledged at the hour of 9 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021 in the Office of Child Nutrition, St. Charles Parish Public Schools, 13855 River Road, Luling, Louisiana.
No proposal will be accepted after the time of opening under any circumstances whatsoever. It is the responsibility of the company submitting the proposal to see that the proposal is in the Office of Child Nutrition before the time of proposal opening.
Awards will be based on a variety of factors: processing fees, nutritional standards, finished yields per pound of commodity product, minimum drop requirements, and product acceptability. SFAs reserve the right to reject a proposal and to waive any informality whenever such action is in their best interest.
Detailed specifications and further information regarding this request may be obtained by visiting http://www.centralauctionhouse.com or from:
Monique Age-Romero, CNP Director
St. Charles Parish Public Schools
13855 River Road
Luling, Louisiana 70070
Telephone: (985) 785-3179
Fax: (985) 785-3182
Non Discrimination Statement:
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online, at https://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-3027, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or fax:(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or email:email@example.com. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
(Revised September 2019)