The School Nutrition Program welcomes the opportunity to work with responsive, responsible vendors. For current solicitations, please visit the solicitation page for the district.

To be notified when solicitations are released, please complete the vendor registry form. A new registry was created in August 2019, so all vendors that were receiving notifications prior to that date must re-register to continue to receive notifications.

Awarded Bids and RFPs

If you are seeking a copy of an awarded bid or RFP, please contact Martha Marrufo. We cannot release a copy of an awarded bid until it has been board-approved. This protects all vendors in the event we must re-issue the solicitation.

Appointments

To ensure we can give you the time and attention you deserve, vendor visits are by appointment only. Please contact Kristen Nauss to schedule an appointment.

Our office is located at:

2501 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407

Current Product Review

We are currently reviewing products and services for:

  • Commodity processing products, accepting appointments/information through 11/20/20 for 2021-22 school year purchases
  • Main food distributor, accepting appointments/information through 12/4/20 for 2021-22 school year purchases. This includes distributors, manufacturers, and brokers.
  • Paper & plastics distributor, accepting appointments/information through 12/4/20 for 2021-22 school year purchases. This includes distributors, manufacturers, and brokers.

We are continually reviewing products in other categories.

Product Needs:

The following are products we are seeking. If you are able to fulfill this need, please contact us.

  • Whole grain buttery round cracker
  • Nitrate/Nitrite-free 6" sausage, Kielbasa or sweet Italian
  • Natural food coloring (no artificial dyes)
  • Marshmallows without food dye
  • 4 oz yogurt in a tube

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.