Arkansas Department of Education Registration of Food Service Management Companies

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Memo Number
Memo Date
Memo Type
Child Nutrition
Regulatory Authority
§7 CFR 210.16; §7 CFA 210.19; §2 CFR 200.236; 31 U.S.C. 1352
Response Required
Superintendents; Principals; General Business Manager

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Memo Text

Food Service Management Companies (FSMC) that wish to contract for food services with any School Food Authority (SFA) Local Education Agency (LEA) in Arkansas will be required to register with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Child Nutrition Unit (CNU).  The registration form and required attachments should be received by ADE/CNU no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, September 23, 2016.  Fax (501-324-9505), email or mail with signatures to:

Susie Ward

Assistant Director of Program Administration

Arkansas Department of Education

Child Nutrition Unit

2020 West 3rd Street, Suite 404

Little Rock, AR  72205


Only those Food Service Management Companies registered with ADE/CNU by September 23, 2016 will be eligible to respond to the Request for Proposal (RFP) released by an SFA/LEA for procurement of a FSMC for the school year 2017-2018.  Registrations received after the deadline will not be considered.


By September 30, 2016, registered food management companies will be notified regarding the ADE/CNU training for FSMCs scheduled for October 18, 2016.


SFA/LEAs will be notified of the official ADE list of registered FSMCs at the time the SFA/LEA receives written approval by ADE/CNU of the completed prototype RFP for FSMC services.  SFA/LEAs must secure in writing the approval of the completed RFP prototype prior to release for bidder’s responses.



·       FSMC Registration Form

·       FSMC Procurement Timeline



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