Request for Bids: Food Procurement for Kids Café Program – CACFP

Second Harvest of South Georgia is accepting Sealed Bids from qualified food vendors for food procurement for our Kids Cafe Program.  Items to be big on are for milk items.  The contract period will begin on October 16, 2017 and end on September 30, 2018.  Sealed bids will be received no later than 10:00 am EST, Tuesday, October 17, 2017, and delivered to Emily Broome-Garrison, Chief Financial Officer, SHSGA, 1411 Harbin Circle, Valdosta, GA 31601 at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud at 10:30 am EST.  Bids received after the above date and time or in any other location other than the Office of the Chief Financial Officer will not be considered. 

A pre-bid meeting will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:00 am EST at 1411 Harbin Circle, Valdosta, GA 31601.  The pre-bid meeting is not required, but attendance is encouraged.

Our KCP is a participant of the CACFP program administered by Bright From the Start with the State of
Georgia. We provide meals to children in after-school programs for the provision of nutritious foods
that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children. We maintain four
kitchens, one in Valdosta, GA, one in Albany, GA, one in Douglas, GA and one in Thomasville, GA, where
meals are prepared and then delivered to children in these service areas and their surrounding
communities. We operate Monday through Friday of each week. Annually, we serve 450,000 meals and
snacks, which include supper and snacks throughout the school year and may include breakfast, AM
snacks, lunch, PM snacks and dinner on school breaks and holidays. All meals must follow the USDA
Required Child Meal Patterns.

Bid packets may be obtained from the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, SHSGA, Inc., 1411 Harbin
Circle, Valdosta, GA, 31601, (229)244-2678 ext208 or from the link below. SHSGA reserves the right to reject any or all bids based on past performance and to waive technicalities and informalities and re-advertise. All contracts will be reviewed by Bright From the Start.

Bid Packet: Food Procurement for Kids Cafe Program

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