Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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July 7, 2014

County awards food service bids for 2014-'15 school year

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Financial Management Committee approved school food service bids for the 2014-'15 school year during last week's meeting.

Mike Harvel, 7th District commissioner, asked, "Are all these bids in or under the numbers that are budgeted for this?"

Kathy Hamby, Cumberland County School Nutrition district supervisor said they were.

"I just wanted to be sure," Harvel said.

Main food and non-supplies were awarded to Institutional Wholesale Company, Inc. (IWC) at a low bid of $957,629.96. Reinhart Foodservice bid $972,116.20, but did not meet bid specifications.

Fresh produce was awarded to J.R. Gaw Produce Co. Inc. after their bid was renewed per the 2013-'14 bid conditions. Last year's bid was $89,239.60.

Chemicals and janitorial supplies was awarded to IWC for a bid of $50,512.29. Reinhart Foodservice bid $54,843.73, but did not meet bid specifications.

Milk and milk products with company owned equipment was awarded to Mayfield Dairy Farms, LLC with a low bid of $276,451.09. The second low bidder was Prairie Farms Dairy with a bid of $289,945.36.

Ice cream with company owned equipment was awarded to Mayfield Dairy Farms, LLC with a low bid of $18,992.78.

Dinnerware was awarded to Calico Industries after their bid was renewed per the 2013-'14 bid conditions. Last year's bid was $16,675.86. Calico was the sole bidder.

Waste Pickup and disposal was awarded to Cumberland Waste Disposal after their bid was renewed per the 2013-'14 bid conditions. Last year's bid was $68,660. CWD was the sole bidder last year.

Hamby explained there is not one company that can supply all of the beverage products so it is divided up into individual products and recommended to be awarded to the low bidder in those areas.

Beverage bid awards went to Institutional Wholesale Company, Inc. for flavored beverages and flavored waters, lemonade, cappuccino, fruit juices and vegetable juices and mixes; Coca-Cola, after their bid was renewed per the 2013-'14 bid conditions, for waters, sports drinks and various carbonated drinks; and Mayfield Dairy Farms LLC for orange juices.

Harvel made a motion to approve all the bids recommended by Hamby.

Nancy Hyder, 2nd District commissioner, supported the motion and the bids were unanimously approved.

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