COMMODITY PROCESSING PROPOSAL DENTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

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COMMODITY PROCESSING

PROPOSAL

DENTON

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL D
ISTRICT



Table of Contents











Section 1.0

General Specifications


Section 2.0

Full Substitution Program/Standard Yield







Section
3
.0

Clean Air and Water Act of 1970









Section
4
.0

Certification Regarding Lobbying








Section
5
.0

Instructions for Completion of SF
-
LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying
Activities



Section
6
.0

Signature Page









Section
7
.0

Beef Products










Section
8
.0

Cheddar
Ch
eese Products


Section
9
.0

Chicken Products










Section 1
0
.0

Mozzar
ella Cheese
Products




Section 1
1
.0

Turkey

Products


Section 1
2
.0

Potato Products



Section 1
3
.0

Strawberry

Products



Section

14.0

Apricot Products



Section 15.0

Sweet Potato

Products



Section 16.0

Submission Form for Commodity Products



Section 17.0

Felony Conviction Notification











Section 18.0

Debarment and Suspension Certification






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Request
for Proposals




The Denton Independent School District is requesting
sealed proposals for
Commodity
Processing of

USDA C
ommodity Beef, Chicken,
Chedda
r Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Turkey,
Potatoes, and Fruit.

Product s
pecifications and
submission
forms can be obtained from the
Purchasing Department at 1213 N. Locust St.
Denton Texas 76201 or o
nline at
www.dentonisd.org

on the Purchasing Department or the Child Nutrition Department pages.


Mark on yo
ur sealed proposal “CSP
______

-

N
ot to be opened until after
2:00 p.m., Thursday,
January 17, 2013
.” Addr
ess your sealed proposal

to Alyce Hamman, Purchasing Buyer, Denton
ISD
,

1213 N. Locust Street, Denton, Texas 76201. Proposals will not be opened at the receiving
time. Proposals
will be reviewed
and results will be made public once the review and ranking

are completed. No proposals received after the opening time will be accepted.


This proposal requests firm pricing for the processin
g of commodit
y foods for school year 2013
-
14, or from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 201
4
.

P
rices are to be fi
rm through
this contract
period in the event that

additional truckloads become available for processing.


The district intends to award the contract to one or more vendors as is in the best interest of the
district.


Proposals will be evaluated pursuant to Texas Educ
ation Code Chapter 41 requirements. The
District reserves t
he right to accept or reject any

and/or all proposals and to waive any
technicalities, and to be the sole judge of quality and equality. The District also reserves the
right to award the proposal

to the v
endor who submits the best over
all proposal.
In addition, the
District
reserves the right to be the sole jud
ge of

the definition of best over
all proposal.


Questions will be answered through e
-
mail. Contact Alyce Hamman
, Purchasing
Buyer
at
ahamman@dentonisd.org


or Robin Wantland, Director of Child Nutrition at
rwantland@dentonisd.org


Faxed and emailed proposals will not be accepted.












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Commodity Processing Proposal

for USDA C
ommodity Beef, Chicken,
Cheddar Cheese,
Mozzarella
Cheese,
Turkey
,
Potato
es
, Strawberry, Apricot,

and Sweet Potato

Products
.


Section 1.0

General Specifications
:


1.1

Participants
:

Denton

Independent School District.

This proposal includes the
quantity and ship
ping estimates for the Denton Independent School

District.


1.2

Scope
:


This proposal request
s

firm pricing for the processing of comm
odity
food
product
s
.


1.3

Contract Period
:

The con
tract period is school year 2
013
-
20
14
.


Contract prices
are to be firm through contract period
,
July 1, 2013

through June 30, 201
4
,
in
the event that

additional truckloads become available for processing.


1.4

Brands
:

Brand names must be

listed on the items being proposed
. Whenever an
article or material is defined by describing a proprietary product or by using the
name of a manufacturer or brand name, the term “or equal” if not inserted
,

shall
be implied. The specified

product will indicate
type, function, minimum
standard, efficienc
y
and quality desired and will not

exclude

other manufactured
products of
comparable quality, design and efficiency. Brand of equal quality or
type are acceptable. Specifications received from vendors that are different from
the original requirements mus
t meet or exceed original proposal specifications to
be cons
idered as equivalent. The Denton ISD

will be the sole judge to determine
if products quoted/tested are equal.


1.5

USDA Commodities:




100154 Frozen and 100155 Fresh

Ground Be
ef
,
100103

Chicken,
100124

Turkey,
100506

Potatoes,

110244 Mozzarella Cheese, 110242

Chedda
r

Cheese
, 100254 Strawberries, 100260

Apricots,
and 100980 Sweet
Potatoes

may

be utilized. Commodity trucks

will be diverted to the approved
processor if and when USDA completes purchas
e and allocation to the school
district.


1.6

Quantities
:

Quantities given herein are

estimates, but

Denton ISD

reserves the
right to increase or decrease
quantities.
Actual quantities of USDA donated food
to be processed wi
ll be available by March 2013
.
Th
e current availability of

commodities will
help
determine the
types and
quantities of food i
tems to

be
pur
chased.


1.7

Net Off Invoice (NOI)
:

This is the preferred me
thod of invoicing
.
Prefere
nce
will be given to processors who offer net off invoice.

The

invoice

discount shall

be equal to the value of the commo
dity

listed on the November 15, 2012

pricing
index or other state
-
approved method for determining
the value of the USDA
commodities.

Manufacturers are requested to provide their costs to the distri
butor
for NOI items at the time the proposal is offered.


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1.8

Vendo
rs:

Denton ISD
, through the Prospering Pals purchasing cooperative,

currently has a
commercial
contract

with
Sysco
/North Texas
.

Vendo
rs offering
net off invoice

will need
to have
a current working
relationship with this
distributor

as well as other large food service distributors in the Dallas
-
Fort Worth
area.


1.9

Full Substitution/Standard Yields: Preference is given to manufa
cturers who can
offer USDA Full Substitution and Stan
dard Yields Programs.


1.10

Guarantee
d

Yield:

Vendors who do

not have Full Substitution or Standard Yields
Programs shall guarantee a yield of finished product. It is understood that the
actual yield of finished product may be greater than the

guaranteed yield.
If the
actual yield is less than guaranteed yield; vendor will reimburse the specific
scho
ol district for the excess
product used, using the USDA established price.


1.11

Product Documentation
:
A copy of Child Nutrition (CN) labels, pr
oduct analysis
sheets, nutrition facts labels, and ingre
dient statements must
be submitted with the
proposal

for each item offered for processing.


1.12

Product s
ubstitutions
:

Sp
ecifications for each
product

category are listed in this
proposal.

The Dent
on ISD

reserve
s

the right to make final decisions on
comparable items as equals. Items delivered must be the exact brand and model
as tested and awarded.


1.13

Packaging
:

All material must be delivered in manufacturer’s original sealed
container. Label
& labeling shall conform to all federal regu
latory requirements
for good intrastate and
interstate commerce
,

and containers shall meet DOT
requirements.


1.14

End Product Data Schedules

(EPDS): Please attach current and signed

End
Product Data Schedule
s
to your proposal
.


1.15

Quality Control
:
Processed
food
products are expected to be handled under the
highest standards of quality control. Graders are expected to supervise the entire
processing process to maintain proper accountability and integrity of

the donated
food during processing and provide certification to the state agency that end
products have been prepared from the specified donated commodity. In the event
that end products are found to be contaminated, arrangements for credit will be
made
with the manufacturer or the state agency, as appropriate. Denton ISD has
the right to terminate its contract with the processor if the contamination is d
ue to
a lack of quality control at the processing plant.



1.16

Monthly Usages
:

Preference is given to manufacturers who provide commodity
usage information and management tools through K
-
1
2 Foodservice or Processor
Link.

5



1.1
7

Product Mix:

The D
istrict reserves

the right to change the mix of products it uses

as new products become

available or student preferences change.


1.18

Termination of Contract:

The manufacturer shall be given a grace period of thirty
(30) working days to remedy any violation of the proposal. After that, the
c
ontrac
t can be terminated with

written notice by

either party.


1.19

Extensions:

Upon satisfactory performance and mutual agreement
,

th
is contract
may be extended from

the i
nitial (2013
-
2014
) school year contract to include
one
additional
year

for a total of two (2
)

year
s

if all parties involved agree on pricing,
product and service.


1.20

Certifications
:

Please complete
the
F
elony Conviction Notice,
Suspension and
Debarment Certificate, Clean
Air and Water Act

of 1970
,

the
Certification
Regarding Lobbying
and the Disclosure o
f Lobbying Activities
forms
that are
attached.


1.21

Approval for Processing
:

Vendor must have approved contract for processing
with the State of Texas

for

USDA commodities. Commodities shall be processed
in accordance with
the
contract.


It

is the vendor’s responsibility
to ensure that
products proposed

meet all specifications, e.g. USDA grade standards. Food
products processed in other countries are not acceptable.


1.22

Method of Awarding: This

proposal

will be awarded by commodity product
ca
tegory on an “all or none” basis
or

in the best interest of the

D
istric
t by item.
Vendors may
propose

either

one commodity product category or several
categories.


1.23

New P
roducts: There

is a section to note new products that ar
e available and
future produc
ts

as they become available.


1.24

Buy American Provision:

The Denton ISD is required by law to use Child
Nutrition fund
s to buy domestic commodity food

products for
reimbursable
meals
served
in

the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.


1.25

Contact: All questions

should be directed

to

either
:
Alyce Hamman
,
Denton ISD
Purchasing
Buyer (940
-
369
-
0582
)

ahamman@dentonisd.org

, or Robin Wantland,
Denton ISD Child Nu
trition Director (940
-
369
-
0272)
rwantland@dentonisd.org
.








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1.26

Discrimination: “In accordance

with Federal Law and U.S. Department of
Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis
of race, color, nation
al origin, sex, age or

disability.” To file a complai
nt of
discrimination, write USDA, Director
, Office of Adjudication, 1400
Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250
-
9410 or call toll free (866)
632
-
9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impair
ed or have speech
disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877
-
8339; or (800) 845
-
6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and
employer.




It is
the policy of the District to purchase based on
factors other
than price alone
.
Quality
, availability, suitability to purpose
,

and v
endor’s services are contributing

factors. The District reserves the ri
ght to accept or reject any proposals,
to waive
technicali
ties, and to be the sole judge

of quality and equality.

Proposal award
s

shall be based on, but not necessarily limited to
,

the following c
riteria
: price,
taste, availability
, quality, previous performance, experience, skill, ability,
business judgment, financial capacity, integrity, honesty,

reference

/ repu
tation,

promptness
,

estimated time of delivery/
completion, results of testing samples,
evaluation of exceptions, responsiveness to proposal, special needs of each entity,
vendor’s follow
-
up of problems once notified, and any other relevant factor
s

that
a p
rivate business entity wo
uld consider.



References:

Please attach a list of references.

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Section 2.0

Full Substitution Program/Standard Yield / Total Replacement Programs




1.

Do you have or have you applied for USDA’s Full Substitution Program
?



_____yes

______no



2.

If you have applied
,

when do you expect approval
?

__________________________
_______________________________


3.

Do you have or have you applied for

USDA’s Standard Yields Program?



____yes

_____no



4.

If you have appl
ied, when do you expec
t approval?
____________________
_______________________________


5.

Do you have a Total Replacement Program?



y
es





no


6.

If you do not have these programs do you have the ability to produce product
s

as n
eeded and
ship to distributor?

______yes


______
no



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Samples:


1.

Samples needed for a proposal

to be evaluated properl
y will be delivered within five (5
)
working days from the time the vendor is
notified

by the Child Nutrition

Department. If the
District is currently processing the item, then the supplier may not need to submit samples.
However, samples may be requested, before the aw
ard
, from current suppliers if deemed
necessary for product evaluation.



2.

The amount of a sam
ple to submit is one unopened case with the manufacturer’s label intact
containing the product name, brand and the item code imprinted by the factory.


3.

Samples will be submitted at no cost to the district.


4.

Failure to submit requested samples

of items may
disqualify the proposal.


5.

Samples should be delivered to the
Denton

ISD

Child Nutrition Department;

230 North
Mayhill Road; Denton, TX 76208.

All samples must be clearly marked with th
e following
information: manufacturer’
s name
,

item number

and item na
m
e.


6.

Sample item
s from the selected manufacturer

may be retained to determine that the quality
and workmanship of the delivered items are comparable to the sample.

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Section 3.0

Clean Air and Water Act of 1970


I, the vendor, am in compliance will all app
licable standards, orders or regulations issued
pursuant to the Clean Air Act of 1970, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1857
th
(h)), section 508 of the
Clean Water Act, as amended (33 U.S.C. 1368), Executive Order 1178389 and Environmental
Protection Agency Regulation
, 40 CFR Part 15 as required under OMB Circular A
-
102,
Attachment O, Paragraph 14 (1) regarding reporting violations to the grantor agency and to the
United States Environment Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for the Enforcement.



Signature







Date






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Section 4.0


Certification Regarding Lobbying


Applicable to Grants, Sub grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts Exceeding $100,000

in Federal Funds.


Submission of this certification is a prerequisite for making or entering into this
transaction and
is imposed by section 1352,

Title
31,

U.S.Code.

This certification is a material representation of
fact upon which reliance was placed when this transaction was made or entered into. Any person
who fails to file the required certification
shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than
$10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure.


The undersigned certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that:


(1)

No Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be p
aid by or on behalf of the under
-
signed, to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any
agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of congress, or an employee of a Member

of Congress in connection with the
awarding of a Federal contract, the making of a Federal grant,
the making of a Federal loan, the entering into a cooperative agreement, and the extension,
continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of a Federal contract, grant, loan, or
cooperative
agreement.


(2)

If any funds other than Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any
person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a
Member of Congress, an officer or employee of congress, or a
n employee of a Member of
Congress in connection with this Federal grant or cooperative agreement, the undersigned shall
complete and submit Standard Form
-
LLL, “disclosure Form to Report Lobbying,” in accordance
with its instructions.


(3)

The undersigned

shall require that the language of this certification be included in the award
documents for all covered sub awards exceeding $100,000 in Federal funds at all appropriate
tiers and that all sub recipients shall certify and disclose accordingly.




Name/Ad
dress of Organization












Name/Title of Submitting Official












Signature








Date






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Section 5.0

Instructions for Completion of SF
-
LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities


This disclosure form shall be completed by the reporting en
tity, whether sub awardee or prime
Federal recipient, at the initiation or receipt of a covered Federal action, or a material change to a
previous filing, pursuant to title 31 U.S.C. section 1352. The filing of a form is required for each
payment or agree
ment to make payment to any lobbying entity for influencing or attempting to
influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee
of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with a covered Feder
al
action. Use the SF
-
LLL
-
A Continuation Sheet for additional information if the space on the form
is inadequate. Complete all items that apply for both the initial filing and material change report.
Refer to the implementing guidance published by the Offi
ce of Management and Budget for
additional information.


1. Identify the type of covered Federal action for which lobbying activity is and/or has been
secured to influence the outcome of a covered Federal Action.


2. Identify the status of the covered
Federal Action.


3. Identify the appropriate classification of this report. If this is a follow
-
up report caused by a
material change to the information previously reported, enter the year and quarter in which the
change occurred. Enter the date of the l
ast previously submitted report by this reporting entity
for this covered Federal Action.


4. Enter the full name, address, city, state and zip code of the reporting entity. Include
Congressional District, if known. Check the appropriate classification o
f the reporting entity that
designates if it is, or expects to be, a prime or sub award recipient. Identify the tier of the sub
awardee, e.g., the first sub awardee of the prime is the 1st tier. Sub awards include but are not
limited to subcontracts, sub

grants, and contract awards under grants.


5. If the organization filing the repo
rt in item 4 checks “Sub awarde
e
,” then enter the full name,
address, city, state and zip code of the prime Federal recipient. Include Congressional District, if
known.


6.
Enter the name of the Federal Agency making the award or loan commitment. Include at least
one organizational level below agency name, if known. For example, Department of
Transportation, United States Coast Guard.


7.

Enter the Federal program name or
description for the covered Federal action (item 1). If
known, enter the full Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for grants,
cooperative agreements, loans, and loan commitments.


8. Enter the most appropriate Federal identifying number a
vailable for the Federal action
identified in item 1 (e.g., Request for Proposal (RFP)

number; Invitation for Bid (IFB)

number;
grant announcement number; the contract, grant, or loan award number; the application proposal
control number assigned by the Fe
deral agency).

Include prefixes,e.g.,“RFP
-
DE
-
90
-
001.”


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9. For a covered Federal action where there has been an award or loan commitment by the
Federal agency, enter the Federal amount of the award/loan commitment for the prime entity
identified in item 4 o
r 5.


10. (a)Enter the full name, address, city, state and zip code of the lobbying entity engaged by the
reporting entity identified in item 4 to influence the covered Federal action.

(b)Enter the full names of the individual(s) performing services, and i
nclude full address if
different from 10 (a). Enter Last Name, First, Name, and Middle Initial (MI).


11. Enter the amount of compensation paid or reasonably expected to be paid by the reporting
entity (item 4) to the lobbying entity (item 10).Indicate
whether the payment has been made
(actual) or will be made (planned). Check all boxes that apply. If this is a material change
report, enter the cumulative amount of payment made or planned to be made.


12. Check the appropriate box(es).

Check all boxes
that apply. If payment is made through an in
-
kind contribution, specify the nature and value of the in
-
kind payment.


13. Check the appropriate box(es).

Check all boxes that apply. If other, specify nature.


14. Provide a specific and detailed description
of the services that the lobbyist has performed, or
will be expected to perform, and the date(s) of any services rendered. Include all preparatory and
related activity, not just time spent in actual contact with Federal officials. Identify the Federal
offi
cial(s) or employee(s) contacted or officer(s), employee(s), or Member(s) of Congress that
were contacted.


15. Check whether or not a SF
-
LLL
-
A Continuation Sheet(s) is attached.


16. The certifying official shall sign and date the form; print his/her name
, title, and telephone
number.


Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 minutes per
response, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering
and maintaining the data neede
d, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.
Send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of
information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Office of Management and
Budget, Paperw
ork Reduction Project (0348
-
0046), Washington, D.C.20503.








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Section 6.0

COMMODITY PROCESSING

SIGNATURE PAGE



We, the undersigned, propose to enter in
to a c
ontract with the Denton

Independ
ent School
District to furnish commodity p
rocessing services i
n accordance with the specifications.


We have carefully reviewed and understand the “Specifications”.



Submitted By:


Company Name: ___________________________________________

Representative Name Printed: ________________________________

Representative
Name Signature: ______________________________

Date: _____________________________________________________

E
-
mail Address
: ____________________________________________

Telephone Number: ________________________________________

Telephone Number: ___________
____________________________


(Questions Concerning Proposal)

Fax Number: _______________________________________________



Submittal Checklist:


___References






___Mozzarella
Cheese Products Proposal

___Full
Substitu
tion

Program/
Standard

Yield

___Turkey Products Proposal

___Clean Air and Water Act of 1970



___Potato Products Proposal

___
Certification Regarding Lobbying


___Fruit

Pro
ducts Proposal




___Signature Page





___Sweet Potato Products Proposal

___Suspension Debarment Certificate


___Felony Conviction Form

___Beef Products Proposal




___Additional Products Proposal

___
Cheddar

Cheese Products Proposal


___HUB certification verification

___Chicken Products Proposal



___Conflict of Interest Form

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S
ection
7.0
(a)


Beef Products

-

(USDA
Frozen
Ground Beef
100154
)


This category will be awarded on an “all or none” or the best interest of the District by item.


Projected truckloads for processing:

1 Truck


Additional Beef Products Available at this
Time:

Open to additional beef products that may be p
rocessed with USDA 100154


frozen
ground b
eef available at this time.


Please see attached submission
form at the end of this document.


1.

Country Fried Breaded Beef Patties


Stick Shaped

Breaded

beef p
atty fingers, fully cooked, IQF with VPP,

minimum 0.9 oz each, oven ready
,
may contain soy flo
ur or isolates. No more than 20

gm of fat

per 2 oz M/MA serving.
CN
lab
el to reflect 4 fingers provide

at minimum

of 2oz

meat/meat alternate and 1 bread
/grain
alternate for the USDA Child Nutrition Program.


2.

Spaghetti Sauce with Meat

Fully
-
cooked, frozen, boil
-
in
-
bag, seasoned spaghetti sauce with meat; meat not to exceed
20% fat; may contain soy protein product.
CN label to reflect
that
one portion provides
a
minimum of
2
oz meat/meat alternate for the USDA C
hild Nutrition Program.





Section
7.0(b)
Beef Products

-

(USDA
Fresh
Ground Beef
100155
)



Projected truckloads for processing:

1 Truck


Additional Beef Products Available at
this Time:

Open to additional beef products that may be p
rocessed with USDA 100155


fresh ground b
eef available at this time.


Please see attached submission
form at the end of this document.


1.

Beef Patty

Fully
-
cooked, frozen beef patty with a
handmade appearance; seasoned; b
eef should not
exceed 20% fat;
no fillers allowed.
CN label to reflect that one 2oz portion of fully cooked
charbroiled beef patty provides 2oz meat/meat alternate for the USDA Child Nutrition
Program.





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Section
8.0

Chee
se

Products



(USDA Natural
Cheddar
110242
)


Th
is category will be awarded on “
all or none” basis or in the best interest of the District by item.



Projected truckloads for processing:


1 Truck


Additional Cheese Products Available at this Time:

Open to
additional cheese products that may b
e processed with USDA 110242


Barrel C
heddar
C
heese
available at this time.


Please see attached submission
form at the end of this document.


1.

Reduced Sodium, Reduced Fat American Cheese Slices

Product not to exceed 4gm of fat per ounce; product not to exceed 350 mg sodium per ounce;
refrigerated;

CN label to reflect that t
wo, half
-
ounce

slices equal 1
oz

meat/meat alternate
for th
e
USDA Child Nu
trition Program.


2.
Shredded Reduced Fat Americ
an Cheese

Product not to exceed 5gm of fat per ounce; refrigerated; CN label to reflect that
1
oz
reduced
fat shredded American cheese provides 1oz meat/meat alternate

for th
e USDA Child
N
utrition Program.


3. Reduced Fat Mild Cheddar Cheese Portions

1oz
p
ortions are individually wrapped;
not to exceed 7gm of fat per portion;
refrigerated;
CN
label to reflect that 1oz portion provides 1oz meat/meat alternate for the USDA Child
Nutrition Program.


4.
Light
Mozzarella String Cheese

1oz portions are
individually wrapped; not to exceed 2.5gm of fat per portion; refrigerated;
CN label to reflect that

1
oz
portion

provides 1oz meat/meat alternate for the USDA Child
Nutrition Program.


5.

Cheddar
Cheese Sauce
Pouch

Ready to heat and use; 6
-
106oz pouches
per case; dry st
orage; CN labeled to reflect that 3oz
sauce provides 1oz meat/meat alternate for the USDA Child Nutrition Program.


6.

Cheddar
Cheese Sauce

Cup

Individually packaged and ready to eat; dry storage; CN labeled to reflect that each 3oz cup
provides 1oz meat/meat alternate for the USDA Child Nutrition Program.


7
.

Reduced Fat Macaroni & Cheese

Fully prepared; boil
-
in
-
bag

preparation
;
6
-
5lb bags per case;
not to exceed 11gm of fat per
serving;
CN labeled to reflect that

a 6oz se
rving provide
s 2oz meat/meat alternate and 1oz
grain/bread alternate for the USDA Child Nutrition Program
.

16



Section 9.0

Chicken Products



(USDA Chicken 100103
)

This category will be awarded on an “all or none” basis or in the best interest of the District by
item.

Projected truckload for processing:

4

Trucks


Additional Chicken Products Available at this Time:

Open to additional chicken products that may be

processed with USDA 100103


c
hicken available at this time.

Please see attached submission
form at

the end of this document
.


1. Breaded
C
hicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets,
whole grain breading
,
fully cooked, oven ready, IQF, natural

portion
chopped and formed white/dark meat nugget.

Product m
ay contai
n
VPP.

Nuggets shoul
d
weigh approximately 0.78

oz each. CN label t
o reflect that 5

nuggets
provide

a minimum of
2
oz meat/meat alter
nate and 1 grain

for the USDA Child Nutrition Program.


2. Breaded Chicken Tenders

F
ully cooked,
whole grain breading
, crispy tender shaped,
oven re
ady, IQF, natural

portion
chopped and formed, white/dark meat
. May contain wh
ole dry egg and soy isolates. Tenders
should weigh a
pproximately 1.1
3

oz each. CN labe
l to reflect that 3 tenders

provide
a
minimum
of
2
oz meat/meat alternate
and 1
grain

for the USD
A Child
Nutri
tion Program.

3.

Breaded
Chicken Patties

F
ully cooked,
chicken patties,
whole grain breading, oven ready;

patties should weigh
approximately

3.62 oz each, IQF, natural p
ortion white/dark meat.
May contain whole dry
egg and soy isolates. Patties should be ov
al/round 3
-
½
-
4 inch diameter. CN label to r
eflect
that a single patty
provide
s

a minimum of
2
oz
meat/meat alternate and 1 grain

for the USDA
Child

Nutrition Program.

4
. Breaded Popcorn Chicken Fritters

Fully cooked,
chi
cken fritter bites, whole grain
breading
,
frozen, chopped and formed,
oven
ready, IQF, natural portion white/dark meat bites. May contain wh
ole dry egg and soy
isolates.
CN label to reflect

that
a
3.85oz portion
provide
s
a minimum of
2oz meat/meat
alternate and 1.25

grain

for the USDA Ch
ild Nutrition Program.


5
. Breaded Chicken
Patty, Hot and Spicy

Fully
-
co
oked, oven ready, spicy
chicken patty,
whole grain breading,
frozen, IQF. May
contain whole dried egg and soy isolat
es. CN label to reflect that a single

patty
provide
s a
minimum of
2 oz

meat/meat alternate and .75 grain

for the USDA Child Nutrition Program.


6.

Breaded Chicken Patty

Fu
lly cooked, oven ready,
chicken patty,
mild seasonings, whole grain breading,
frozen, IQF;
may contain
isolated soybean protein; CN
label to reflect that a single patty provides a
minimum of 1oz mea
t/meat alternate and .25 grain
for the USDA Child Nutrition Program.





17


Section 10.0

Pizza Product
s
-

(USDA
Mozzarella Cheese
110244
)



This category will be awarded on an “all or none”
or

in the best interest of
the District by item.
Commodity

processing fees for pizza products with divert
ed mozzarella cheese
from USDA.


Projected truckloads for processing:

1 Truck


Additional Pizza Products Available at this Time:

Open to additional piz
za products that may

be processed with USDA 110244


Mozzarella C
heese available at this time.


Please see attached submission

form at the end of this document
.


1.

Whole Grain

Pizzeria
-
style Pepperoni Pizza

Par
-
baked, IQF
, wedge
-
shaped pizza
with full melt cheese; topping to consist of 100% low
moisture, part
-
skim mozzarella cheese; crust to consis
t of 51% or more whole grains
;

sauce
not allowed to contain sugar or high fructose corn syrup;
p
izza we
dge should

weigh at least
5.0oz and
provide

a minimum of 3
50
calories with n
o more than
1
8 grams of fat
, 8g of
saturated fat, and 0 grams of trans fat
;

product must also contain at least 3 gr
ams of fiber and
no more than 70
0 mg of sodium;

CN label to reflect that each serving provides a minimum
of

2oz meat/meat altern
ate and 2 grains
for the USDA Child Nutrition Program.


2.

Whole Grain

Sausage
Breakfast Pizza

Sausage & cheese breakfast pizza; 3x5 inch portion
; frozen; crust must co
nsist of 51% or
more whole grains
;

single serving
must provide a
minimum of 200

calorie
s with no more
than 9

grams of fat
, 4 grams of saturated fat, and 0 grams of trans fat
; CN label to reflect that
each serving provides a minimum of 1oz meat/meat alternate and 1
.5

grains
for the USDA
Child Nutrition Program.


3.

Whole Gr
ain

Cheese
Breadstick

Par
-
baked pizza stick

filled with 100%
low moisture part skim
mozzarella
shredded
cheese;

frozen, single breadstick to provide a minimum of 210 calories with no more than 7 grams of
fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, and 0 grams of tran
s fat; product must also contain at least 3
gr
ams of fiber and no more than 35
0 mg of sodium;
bread portion must consist of 51% or
more whole grains;
CN label to reflect that one

3.00oz
breadstick provides a minimum
of 1oz
meat/meat alternate and 2

grains

for t
he USDA Child Nutrition Program.









18


Section
11.0

Turkey



(USDA Turkey
100124
)



This category will be awarded on an “all or none” basis or in the best interest of the D
istrict by
item.




Projected truckloads for processing:


1 Truck


Additional Turkey Products Available at this Time:


Open to additional turkey products that may be processed with USDA commodity

100124


turkey available at this time.


Please see attached submission

form at the end of this document
.



1.

Turkey

Sausage Patty, Pre
-
Cooked

Turkey sausa
ge patty, IQF and layer packed; e
ach pre
-
cooked patty to

weigh approximately
1oz; CN label to reflect that one serving provides
1oz meat/meat alternate for the USDA
Child Nutrition Program.



2.

Turkey

Ham

Turkey
ham, fully
-
cooked,
pre
-
sliced in
.5 oz slices
, frozen; r
eady to serve hot o
r cold;

CN
label to re
flect that a 3.2oz portion
(6.4 slices) provides 2oz

meat/meat alternate for USDA
Child Nutrition Program.



3
. Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

Turkey

breast w
ith white turkey;

oven roasted
,
frozen,
pre
-
s
liced in .5oz
round
slices, made
from

turkey breast, white turkey, and turkey broth; ready to eat;
CN label to reflect
that
one
portion (
approx. 3.5 oz) provides 2oz

cooked lean
meat/meat alternate for USDA
Child
Nutrition Program
.



4.

Turkey Chili

Fully
-
cooked chili
; ground turkey with mild chili seasoning; no beans; frozen, boil
-
in
-
bag
preparation;

no fillers;

cont
ains both dark and white turkey;

CN label to re
flect that one
portion (app. 4.3
oz) provid
es 2oz cooked lean meat/meat alternate for USDA Child Nutriti
on
Program.

5.

Turkey Breast Steak

Turkey breast with turkey broth;
frozen,
fully cooked; utilizes white meat;
pre
-
sliced in 3.1oz
slices; CN label to reflect that a 3.1oz portion provides 2oz
meat/meat alternate for the USDA
Child Nutrition Program.



19


6.

Turkey Combo Pack

Turkey bologna, salami, and ham; pre
-
sliced in .5oz slices; utilizes dark meat; frozen, fully
cooked; CN label to reflect that a 3.18oz serving of Ham, a 3.1oz serving of
Salami, and a
2.0oz serving of Bologna contain 2oz meat/meat alternate for the USDA Child Nutrition
Program.


7.

Turkey Sloppy Joe Meat

Ground turkey with seasonings and sauce;
no fillers;
frozen, fully cooked;
ready to use;

boil
in bag preparation; utilizes white and dark meat; CN label to reflect that a 4.82oz portion
provides 2oz meat/meat alternate for the USDA Child Nutrition Program.



8.

Turkey Sausage Link

Turkey link with seasonings; frozen, fully cooked; heat and serve

preparation; approximately
1.6oz each; utilizes dark meat; CN label to reflect that a 1.6oz portion contains 1oz
meat/meat alternate for the USDA Child Nutrition Program.




























20


Section
12.0

(USDA
Potatoes

100506
)



This category will
be awarded on an “all or none” basis or in the best interest of the D
istrict by
item.




Projected truckloads for processing:


8

Trucks


Additional Potato

Products Available at this Time:


Open to additional potato

products that may be

processed with USDA commodity 100506


Frozen P
otatoes
available at this time.


Please see attached submission

form at the end of this document
.


1.

Potatoes, Cylinder
-
Shaped Nuggets

Cylinder
-
shaped
potato
nuggets
;
processed in vegetable oil;
frozen;
no bin
ders or fillers; able
to bake i
n oven; zero grams of trans fat; one 3oz serving
to provide

½ cup cooked vegetable
for the USDA Child Nutrition Program.


2.

Potatoes, Shoestring French Fry

¼” x ¼” straight cut potato;

premium, extra long fancy fry; translucent coating; frozen, able
to bake

in oven in short time;

extended hold time;

golden in

color; zero grams of trans fat
;
one 3oz serving to provide

½ cup cooked vegetable for the USDA Child Nutrition Program.


3.

Pota
toes,
Wedge 10 Cut

Thick, 10
-
cut wedge

potato;
20
-
70 wedges per pound;
processed in vegetable oil;
frozen;
able to bake

in
oven; zero grams of trans fat; one 3oz serving
to
provid
e

½ cup cooked
vegetable for the USDA Child Nutrition Program.












21




Section 13.0

(USDA

Frozen
Strawberries

100254
)


This category will be awarded on an “all or none” basis or in the best interest of the D
istrict by
item.



Projected truckloads for processing:


1 Truck


Additional Frozen Strawberry

Products Available at this Time:


Open to additional

products that may be processed with USDA commodity

100254

Frozen Strawberries
available at this time.


Please see attached submission

form at the end of this document
.


1.

Strawberry Fr
uit Cup

Portion controlled frozen fruit cup; sweetened with sugar;
strawberries to be first ingredient;
CN equivalent of ½ cup serving of fruit; individually wrapped; thaw and serve preparation;
must contain at least 50 mg of Vitamin C per cup




22


Section 14.0
(
USDA
Frozen
Apricots
100260
)

This category will be awarded on an “all or none” basis or in the best interest of the D
istrict by
item.



Projected truckloads for processing:


1 Truck


Additional Frozen Apricot Products Available at this T
ime:


Open to additional

products that may be processed with USDA commodity

100260

Frozen Apricots
available at this time.


Please see attached submission

form at the end of this document
.


1.

Apricot Fruit Cup

Portion controlled frozen
fruit cup; sweetened with sugar; apricots to be first ingredient; CN
equivalent of ½ cup serving of fruit; individually wrapped; thaw and serve preparation; must
contain at least 450 mg of Vitamin C per cup



23


Section 15
.0


(USDA Frozen Sweet Potatoes
100980
)

This category will be awarded on an “all or none” basis or in the best interest of the D
istrict by
item.



Projected truckloads for processing:


1 Truck


Additional
Pineapple
Products Available at this Time:


Open to additional

products that may be
processed with USDA commodity 100980


Frozen Sweet Potatoes

available at this time.


Please see attached submission

form at the end of this document
.


1.

Long Fancy


Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes cut in cri
nkle
-
style shape; coated with spicy seasoning; bakeable; one 2.1oz
serving provides ¼ cup of cooked vegetable for the USDA Child Nutrition Program.



2.

Oven Roasted


Diced Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes cut in one
-
inch, tri
-
cut dices; does not contain any
oil or seasonings;
bakeable; one 3.3oz serving provides ½ cup of cooked vegetable for the USDA Child
Nutrition Program.




24


Section 16.0


Submission Form

for Commodity Products




















Manufacturer's Name

























Product Name
















Product
Code




















Commodity

Code



























Serving Size



























Servings Per Case

























Case Weight



























Pounds of Donated Food/Case























Commodity Value/Pound (11/15/2012
)





















Value of Donated Food/Case











Fee for Service to Process (Per Case)











(less distributor fees and mark
-
ups)






























CN Label included
, if
appropriate?







Yes



No













Nutrition Facts Label Included?





Yes



No













Summary End Product Data Schedule

Included?





Yes



No









25


Section 17.0



FELONY CONVICTION NOTIFICATION


State of Texas Legislative Senate Bill
No. 9, Section 44.034 of Texas Education Code, Notification of Criminal History,
Subsection (a), states, “a person or business entity that enters into a contract with a school district must give advance not
ice to the
District if the person or owner or oper
ator of the business entity has been convicted of a felony.” The notice must include a
general description of the conduct resulting in the conviction of a felony.


Subsection (b) states, “a school district may terminate a contract with a person or busine
ss entity if the district determines that the
person or business entity failed to give notice as required by Subsection (a) or misrepresented the conduct resulting in the
conviction.” The district must compensate the person or business entity for services

performed before the termination of the
contract.

CRIMINAL HISTORY REVIEW OF CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES


Texas Education Agency Amendment to 19 TAC 153.1101 and new rule 19 TAC 153.117 regarding criminal history checks of
contractor employees provide the school

district with rules interpreting Texas Education Code
§
22.0834. The rules define
continuing contract duties, direct contact with students and other relevant terms within the statute.


Except as otherwise provided herein, Contractor will obtain and certif
y in writing, before work begins, and at least annually, a
national criminal history record, which includes fingerprinting, information that relates to an employee, applicant, agent or

Subcontractor of the Contractor or a Subcontractor, if the person has o
r will have continuing duties related to the Project, and the
duties are or will be performed on Owner’s property where students are regularly present or at another location where student
s
are regularly present. Contractor shall assume all expenses associ
ated with the national background checks and fingerprinting
and shall immediately remove any employee or agent who was convicted of, received probation for, or received deferred
adjudication for any felony as outlined below or any misdemeanor involving mor
al turpitude, from Owner’s property or other
location where students are regularly present. Owner shall determine what constitutes “moral turpitude” or “a location where

students are regularly present.”


Contractor or sub
-
contractors may not work on Distr
ict property where students are present when they have been convicted,
received probation or deferred adjudication for the following felony offenses:


1. Any offense against a person who was, at the time the offense occurred, under 18 years of age or enr
olled at a public
school;

2.

Any sex offense;

3.

Any crimes against persons involving:

a.


Controlled substances; or

b.


Property; or

4.

Any other offense the District believes might compromise the safety of students, Staff or property.

Please complete the information
below:


I, the undersigned agent for the firm named below,
certify that the information

concerning notification of felony convictions
and criminal history checks for the company employees, agents, or subcontractors that will be on LISD campuses have been
r
eviewed by me and the following information furnished is true to the best of my knowledge.


Vendor’s Name:













Authorized Company Official’s Name (please print or type):
















A.

My firm is not owned nor operated by anyone who has been convic
ted of a felony.


Signature of Company Official:






Date:




B.

My firm is owned or operated by the following individual(s) who has/have been convicted of a felony:


Name of Felon(s):












Details of Conviction(s):










________________________________________________________________________________


Signature of Company Official:






Date:



26


Section 18.0


U.S.

Department

of

Agriculture




Certification

Regarding

Debarment,

Suspension,

Ineligibility

and

Voluntary

Exclusion



Lower

Tier

Covered

Transactions




This

certification

is

required

by

the

regulations

implementing

Executive

Order

12549,


Debarment

and

Suspension,

7

CFR

Part

3017,

Sect
ion

3017.510,

Participants’

responsibilities.


The

regulations

were

published

as

Part

IV

of

the

January

30,

1989,

Federal

Register

(pages

4722‐
4733).

Copies

of

the

regulations

may

be

obtained

by

contacting

the

Department

of

Agriculture

agency

with

which

this

transaction

originated.





(Before

completing

certification,

read

attached

instructions.)




(1)

The

prospective

lower

tier

participant

certifies,

by

submiss
ion

of

this

proposal,

that

neither

it

nor

its

principals

is

presently

debarred,

suspende
d,

proposed

for

debarment,


declared

ineligible,

or

voluntarily

excluded

from

participation

in

this

transaction

by

any



Federal

department

or

agency.




(2)

Where

the

prospective

lower

tier

participant

is

unable

to

certify

to

any

of

the

statements

in

this

certification,

such

prospective

participant

shall

attach

an

explanation

to

this


proposal.


Organization

Name

PR/Award

Number

or

Project

Name





______
____________________________________________________________________________


Name

and

Title

of

Authorized

Representative





___________________________________________________________________________________



Signature









Date



Instructions

f
or

Suspension/Debarment

Certification

Statement


1.

By

signing

and

dating

the

certification

statement,

the

bidder

certifies

that

neither

it

nor

a
ny

of

its

principals

(e.g.,

key

employees)

has

been

proposed

for

debarment,

debarred

or

suspended

by

a

federal

ag
ency

on

the

date

signed.


2.

The

prospective

bidder

shall

provide

immediate

written

notice

to

the

person

to

which
this

proposal

is

submitted

if

at

any

time

the

prospective

bid
der

learns

that

it

certificatio
n

was

erroneous

when

submitted

or

has

become

errone
ous

by

reason

of

changed

circum
-
stances.


3.


Federal

and

State

penalties

exist

for

vendors

and

school

food

authorities

(SFAs)

that



knowingly

enter

into

contracts

with

suspended/debarred

persons.