ATTENTION: FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT COMPANY PERSONNEL, CHILD NUTRITION DIRECTORS
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 October 2, 2017. Fax (501-324-9505), email or mail with signatures to:
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 will be eligible to respond to the Request for Proposal (RFP) released by an SFA for procurement of a FSMC for the school year 2018-2019. Registrations received after the deadline will not be considered.
By October 9, 2017, registered food management companies will be notified regarding the ADE CNU training for FSMCs scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
SFAs will be notified of the official ADE list of registered FSMCs at the time the SFA receives written approval by ADE CNU of the completed prototype RFP for FSMC services. SFAs must secure in writing the approval of the completed RFP prototype prior to release for bidder’s responses.
· FSMC Registration Form
· FSMC Procurement Timeline