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PREPARATION OF MEALS TITLE III-C NUTRITION PROGRAM

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
On behalf of the Boston Consortium

SEALED PROPOSALS ARE HEREBY SOLICITED FOR THE PREPARATION OF MEALS TITLE III-C NUTRITION PROGRAM, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SPECIFICATIONS.

PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN TRIPLICATE, INCLUDE ONE ELECTRONIC VERSION AND ENCLOSED IN A SEALED ENVELOPE MARKED “SEALED BID” AND ADDRESSED TO:

NUTRITION DEPARTMENT
Ethos
555 Amory St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

A Bidders conference will be held on May 23, 2018 at the offices of Ethos, 555 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 at 1:00 PM.

The purpose of this conference is to give equal opportunity for clarification of specifications to all potential bidders. If you have any questions regarding these specifications, reserve them for that occasion.

Sealed bids will be accepted up to June 29, 2018 at noon. Bids that are mailed must be postmarked no later than June 29, 2018. Bids received after that date endorsed or signed will be rejected.

FACTORS IN SELECTING THE PROVIDER
a) Ability to perform according to the requirements set forth.
b) Type of service offered.
c) Experience and reputation of bidder.
d) Contract history for the past 10 years (e.g. termination, cancelation)
e) Financial stability of bidder.
f) Degree of staff supervision.
g) Location and Food Production Facility.
h) Meal Cost Analysis
i) Ability to use USDA Commodity Foods.
j) Office of Supplier Diversity registration

THE BOSTON CONSORTIUM RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL PROPOSALS IF IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST TO DO SO.