The Gwinnett County School Nutrition Program invites Local Distributors to submit bids for our purchased foods once a year. Our bid process is completely computerized and bids are submitted via diskette. A Distributor will need computer access with a floppy drive to be able to use our bid diskette. A Distributor must bid on all items.
Included in the Meat & Staple bid, is an offer to the awarded distributor the opportunity to receive, store and deliver to each school site Gwinnett County's USDA Commodities. For complete details see the Bid conditions for the Meat & Staple Bid.
Upon the opening of a bid, our department analyzes each line item and makes an award decision taking into consideration each food item specification. A bottom line award is determined. However, the bottom line total will not be the sole factor used in analyzing the overall value to GCPS when evaluating the responses. The distributor's proven customer service record, product availability, specification adherence, clarity of bid submission as well as past history with GCPS or other references will be used when determining the bottom line total value to GCPS. A recommendation is made to the Gwinnett County Board of Education. After we receive the Board's approval, we then make the award public. If you have questions, please call Karen Hallford
To get your company name on the list to receive a bid, you must contact the Gwinnett County Bid Department at 678-301-6298.
If you are unable to meet bid specifications but are interested in the types of products on our bids, please click the bid specifications link below. If you wish to submit a food item for review, we ask for you to take the following steps:
Step 1: Review our Nutrition Standards.
Step 2: Fax this information - (678) 301-6308 / Attention Karen Hallford.
Step 3: Wait: Should the department be interested in your products, we will contact you.