Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/15/2019 - 6:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: 13. Action on a Request for Authorization to Enter into Blanket Contracts with 20 Food Vendors to Provide Bulk Commodities
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 3.09 - Purchasing and Bidding Requirements
Attachments: Overview of Action on a Request for Authorization to Enter into Blanket Contracts with 20 Food Vendors to Provide Bulk Commodities: Proposed Contracts and Supporting Documents
File Attachment:
1. Action on a Request for Authorization to Enter into Blanket Contracts with 20 Food Vendors to Provide Bulk Commodities.pdf
2. B0001348 Basic American, Inc.pdf
3. B0001349 Bongards' Creameries.pdf
4. B0001350 Brookwood Farms, Inc.pdf
5. B0001351 Cargill Kitchen Solutions Corporation.pdf
6. B0001352 ConAgra Foods, Inc.pdf
7. B0001353 ES Foods, Inc.pdf
8. B0001354 Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales LLC.pdf
9. B0001355 JTM Provisions Company, Inc.pdf
10. B0001356 Land O' Lakes Inc.pdf
11. B0001357 Let's Do Lunch, Inc. dba Integrated Food Service.pdf
12. B0001358 McCain Foods USA, Inc.pdf
13. B0001359 Nardone Bros. Baking Company, Inc.pdf
14. B0001360 National Food Group, Inc.pdf
15. B0001361 Out of The Shell, LLC dba Yangs 5th Taste.pdf
16. B0001362 Red Gold, LLC.pdf
17. B0001363 S.A. Piazza and Assoc., LLC.pdf
18. B0001364 Schwan's Food Service, Inc.pdf
19. B0001365 Smucker Foodservice, Inc.pdf
20. B0001366 Tasty Brands LLC.pdf
21. B0001367 Tyson Sales and Distributions, Inc. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.....pdf
Background: The Administration is requesting authorization to enter into blanket contracts with 20 separate food manufacturers for provision of directly-diverted bulk commodities. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes such bulk commodities available to eligible recipients through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Direct diversion processing is a USDA Foods Program which was established to support American agriculture and to provide nutrition assistance to children and families who need it. USDA Foods are distributed to nutrition assistance programs that service children such as school meal programs. Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) receives USDA foods through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) which has select direct diversion processing for receiving finished end-products. Direct diversion processing is the process of sending bulk raw USDA foods directly to selected processors to process into finished end-products. With this option, the district is directly responsible for selecting their processors and choosing the finished end-products through a procurement process.

The Department of Nutrition Services (DNS) has chosen to have the bulk commodities manufactured into designated end products for ultimate consumption across the District in meals by MPS students. Each manufacturer is approved by the USDA and DPI as such a commodity processer. Each manufacturer works directly with MPS’s Prime Vendor, Sysco Eastern Wisconsin LLC (“Sysco”) on ordering, processing and delivery of the products.

These manufacturers were chosen pursuant to RFB 5768, which closed on December 10, 2018, and sought responsive and responsible respondents among those commodity processers approved by the USDA and DPI. Each contract will run from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020 (the “Initial Term”), with the option to extend up to four additional one-year terms if certain performance metrics incorporated into the blanket contract are met.

Estimated total amounts are not offered for each contract. All payments to these manufacturers are made through the Prime Vendor, Sysco, and reflected in the amount of that contract.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item authorizes expenditures as indicated in the attachments.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon approval by the Board, the contracts will begin as indicated in the attachments.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board authorize the professional services contracts as set forth in the attachments to this item.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Leila Sadoughian - Procurement Coordinator
Signed By:
Adria D Maddaleni - Director
Signed By:
Regina Flores - Contract Compliance Supervisor II
Signed By:
Martha Kreitzman - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent