Request for Bids: Food Procurement for Kids Café Program – Re-Bid

Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc. (“SHSGA”) is accepting Sealed Bids from qualified food vendors for Food Procurement for our Kids Cafe Program (“KCP”). Items to be bid on are for protein/frozen meats and canned fruits and vegetables. The contract period will begin on December 1, 2017 and end on September 30, 2018. Sealed bids will be received no later than 1:00 pm EST, Monday, November 20, 2017, and delivered to Emily Broome-Garrison, Chief Financial Officer, SHSGA, 1411 Harbin Circle, Valdosta, Georgia 31601 at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud at 1:30 pm 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 Monday, November 6, 2017, at 10:00 am EST at 1411 Harbin Circle, Valdosta, GA 31601. Attendance at the pre-bid meeting is highly suggested.

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 approximately 675,000 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 by clicking here.  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.

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