Specifications include, but are not limited to: Processed food shall not be delivered with a date of product over one (1) year. Product must have a minimum 4-month shelf life remaining at the time of delivery.
The item number listed in the grocery requirements must correspond to the State of Missouri Specifications for Canned Fruit and Vegetables and Other Grocery Items as currently registered with the USDA.
Any awarded item not delivered during the contract period shall be canceled at no cost to the State of Missouri. The state reserves the right to purchase such item(s) elsewhere if deemed necessary. Any additional costs incurred by the state as a result of the contractor’s failure to deliver shall be the responsibility of the contractor.
Due to fluctuating needs, the State of Missouri reserves the right to change the required quantity of the items specified herein or to cancel such item(s) in its entirety if necessary. In the event of such a change and/or cancellation of an item(s) the contractor will be notified.
Spices must be packaged in plastic containers or heat-sealed plastic bags. Packaging in Ziploc bags shall not be accepted and must be promptly replaced at no additional cost to the State of Missouri. All containers for spices provided under contract shall be labeled with the content and weight of each container.
Items packed in glass containers shall not be accepted and must be promptly replaced at no additional cost to the State of Missouri.