Notice to Bid

Food Bid

Coastal Plain Area Economic Opportunity Authority Incorporated located at 1810 West Hill Avenue Unit A6, Valdosta, GA 31601 is accepting formal Invitation for Bids for food items and non-food paper products for the Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP).  CACFP is a federal nutrition program funded by the USDA to ensure children and adults throughout Georgia have access to nutritious meals.  Coastal Plain Area Economic Opportunity Authority Incorporated will be serving an estimated 416,699 meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday-Friday across the following Head Start facilities.  Berrien, Ben Hill, Cook, Lanier, Lowndes, (which includes two locations), Tift, and Turner County.  We are seeking vendors who can service each one of these counties.  The contract period is August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2022.

Interested respondents should contact Faye Walker, Program Budget Analyst at (229) 244-7860 or email crussell@coastalplain.org Finance Director to receive a solicitation package.  The Invitation for Bid will close on Wednesday July 17th and must be mailed, or hand delivered to the receptionist Ms. Wiggins no later than 4:30pm  .A public bid opening will be held on Thursday, July 18th at 10:00 am at Coastal Plain Area Economic Opportunity Authority Incorporated at 1810 West Hill Avenue Unit A6 Valdosta, GA 31601.  Contracts will be reviewed by Bright from the Start.

Your formal bid MUST be marked as “FOOD BID” and mailed to:

Coastal Plain E.O.A., Inc.
ATTN: Christina Russell
1810 West Hill Avenue A6
Valdosta, Georgia 31601

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and 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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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: How to File a 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.

Mental Health Consultant

Coastal Plain Area E.O.A., Inc. Head Start Program is seeking bid proposals for a Mental Health Consultant to provide mental health services to our Head Start children, families, and staff at twelve schools in nine counties for 2019-2020 school year. Travel is required for on-site services. Proposals will be accepted for all Licensed Agencies.

Bid packets, specifying items needed and other requirements may be obtained between 9:00a.m. and 4:30p.m. from the location listed below, or a request for a bid packet may be emailed to crussell@coastalplain.org. Sealed bids MUST be marked as Mental Health and delivered or mailed to:

Coastal Plain E.O.A., Inc.
ATTN: Christina Russell
1810 West Hill Avenue A6
Valdosta, Georgia 31601

Deadline for submissions of bids will be June 5, 2019. A public bid opening will be held June 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Coastal Plain Office at the above-mentioned address. Funding for these services is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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