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RFP: Food Services, Sunnyside, WA

Development Centers has posted the RFP for Food Services. Below is the link to the RFP documents. The deadline for proposals is 1/19/2018 Eastern Standard Time.

SECTION 1. Summary and General Information

1. Summary

Inspire Development Centers (IDC) is currently seeking proposals from qualified Food Suppliers to provide Food Items and Delivery Services for IDC’s twenty-nine (29) Child Development Centers located in Adams, Benton, Franklin, Okanogan, Skagit, Walla Walla, Whatcom and Yakima Counties.

It is the intent of IDC that the Bidder who receives the contract award would be the primary supplier or Prime Vendor of a wide range of food and food service related supplies for food service operations at our Child Development Centers. The agency participates in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for reimbursement of meals that meet federal standards.

2. Background

IDC was incorporated as a nonprofit organization on July 18, 1983. Our primary activity is to provide effective child care, educational health, and nutritional services currently to 3,976 children of migrant and seasonal farm workers and rural poor families in the state of Washington. IDC Mission: To inspire learning, growth and success in life; one child, one family and one community at a time.

4. Proposal Deadline

All proposals will be noted and stamped by time and date of submission. All vendors responding to this solicitation shall have until 5:00PM EST, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018 to submit a fully completed proposal package. Proposals received after this deadline will not be accepted.

5. Submission Requirements

All proposals must remain valid for acceptance for sixty (60) days past the proposal submission date. The proposal must be submitted in the legal name of the organization. Questions and inquiries MUST be submitted in written format and submitted via email to and Q & A for RFP#2017-002 MUST be stated in the email subject line.

Bidder will deliver one (1) original copy to the physical address below and an electronic submission to The electronic submission must include the Food Bid Sheet in its original editable Excel format.

6. Conditions of Proposal

All costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal responding to this RFP will be the responsibility of the Bidder and will not be reimbursed by Inspire Development Centers.

7. Important Dates

Deadline to Submit Questions January 17, 2018, 5 PM EST

RFP Response Due Date January 19, 2018, 5PM EST

Award and Contract (reasonable estimation) 30-60 Days after RFP has closed

8. Contract Award

IDC intends to award a one (1) year contract, with the option to extend up to two (2) years before seeking re-competition. Preference (not priority) is given to the following types of vendors, providing this involves no sacrifice in quality, service, or price; Vendors historically underutilized (small, minority, and/or women owned business); Vendors, to the extent practical and economically feasible, that provide products and services that conserve natural resources, protect the environment and are energy efficient.


Closing Date: 
Friday, January 19, 2018