The purpose of this solicitation is to enter into a purchase agreement for miscellaneous food items for school cafeterias throughout the Escambia County School District (“the District”) for the period beginning August 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021 with a one (1) year renewal option for the period of May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022. Prices, terms, and conditions of this agreement shall be fixed for the products listed in this document for the entire term(s) of this agreement. The quantities and delivery dates listed herein are the best estimate of the District based on prior and projected usage. The District will make every attempt to adhere as closely as possible to the estimated delivery dates and quantities. However, the District reserves the right to adjust delivery dates, reduce the number of shipments and/or purchase additional quantities at the agreement price at any time during the agreement period. The District does not pay fuel adjustment charges. By signing this agreement, you are agreeing to honor your Bid’s prices for the entire term(s) of the agreement.
If offering a brand and/or product OTHER THAN ONE OF THE PREAPPROVED BRANDS LISTED, make a notation in the comments section for that item. If you offer a product that is not preapproved in this Bid, you must send a sample for review by Thursday, June 25, 2020, 12:00 PM, CST. Failure to send a full case quantity sample size in its original packaging and the required documentation when offering an alternate product will result in your Bid being determined “non-responsive” for that item. Unmarked boxes or bags containing loose samples are not accepted. Samples should be clearly labeled “SAMPLE FOR BID NUMBER #202202.” If planning to send samples, the form and instructions will be posted on the Purchasing website at http://ecsd-fl.schoolloop.com/purchasing/bids.. This form must be completed prior to samples being sent. All food samples should be delivered to the Escambia County School District Central Warehouse, 51 East Texar Drive, Pensacola, FL 32503. Refer to Paragraph T – Samples and Brand Name on page 5.
QUESTIONS: Due to time constraints, it is recommended that vendors send any questions regarding this solicitation by a manner that can be tracked (email, certified mail, or overnight courier); email is preferred. Deadline for questions will be Monday, June 22, 2020, 4:00 PM, Central Standard Time. Any changes in the specifications contained in this bid will be made by Addenda. Any Addenda issued concerning this bid will be posted on the Purchasing Department’s web pages. PRIOR TO SUBMITTING A BID, it shall be the sole responsibility of each bidder to contact the Purchasing Agent or visit the Purchasing Department’s Web pages to determine if an Addendum has been issued and to obtain such Addendum. Any Addendum and answers to any questions received concerning this solicitation will be posted by close of business Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
The direct link to the Bid Activity Page of the District website is listed below:
All inquiries should be sent to:
Allison Watson, Sr. Purchasing Agent
Escambia County School District
75 N. Pace Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32505