School Services of Montana is excited to announce an Invitation for Bid (IFB) for school lunch products. More information about this bid can be found at our cooperative purchasing page here. Organizations interested in submitting a bid should carefully review the Public Notice and all applicable IFB documents prior to submission. Bids will be accepted through noon on March 30, 2020.
We anticipate that another IFB for similar products will be issued next week.
This IFB is being issued for some of our most popular product categories, to include fruits, beverages, disposable items, meat, poultry, and hundreds of additional items.
Organizations intending to submit a bid are encouraged to contact the Contract Manager identified in the bid documents for clarification or any questions that relate to the IFB. Respondants should pay particular attention to the following instructions for completing the bid:
Column G: Highlight the brand name and code number that you are bidding on.
Column H: If bidding an alternate product type, you must list the manufacturer name and brand code (as in Column G) and include the nutrition information and product formulation statement with your bid submission. Bidders are encouraged to verify whether a proposed alternate product type is an exact equivalent to the specifications on the bid.
Column I: Enter the price per case / container of the item you are bidding on (dollar amount only).
Column J: Enter the pieces or units per case / container of the item you are bidding on (dollar amount only).
Columns K: The total in this column will be calculated automatically after you enter Columns I & J.
The bid closes at noon on March 30, 2020. Late responses will not be accepted.