TO:         Vendors  (who process USDA Commodity Chicken Products)
FROM:   Maureen DeChristoforo, Coordinator, Cooperative Purchasing – TEC
DATE:    December 17, 2013

The Education Cooperative (TEC), on behalf of the TEC Commodity Processing Bid (TECCPB) Group, invites bids for the furnishing, and delivery of Processed USDA Commodity Chicken Products to USDA Foods Storage Facilities for Massachusetts at The Education Cooperative, 1112 High Street, P.O. Box 186, Dedham, MA 02027 until 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at which time all bids will be publicly opened.

The TEC Commodity Processing Bid (TECCPB) Group, is comprised of the cities/towns and/or school districts of Acton, Acton-Boxhorough RSD, Acushnet, Andover, Arlington, Ayer-Shirley RSD, Bedford, Bellingham, Belmont, Beverly, Billerica, Blackstone Valley Tech RSD, Blackstone-Millville RSD, Braintree, Brookline, Burlington, Canton, Carllsle, Chelmsford, Chicopee, Dedham, Dennis-Yarmouth RSD, Dover, Greater Lawrence Technical School, Groton-Dunstable RSD, Hamilton-Wenham RSD, Hanover, Hopedale, King Philip RSD, Lincoln, Littleton, Lunenburg, Mansfield, Mashpee, Maynard, Medfield, Medford, Milford, Milton, Millbury, Minuteman Regional Voc-Tech, Middleborough, Nashoba RSD, Needham,  Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norwell, Norwood, Pittsfield, Plainville, Quaboag RSD, Quincy, Reading, Rockport, Shawsheen Valley Technical HS, Sherborn, Shrewsbury, Somerville, Southeastern RSD, Tewksbury, Triton RSD, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walpole,  Waltham, Wareham, Watertown, Wayland, Westford, Westwood, Wilmington, and Wrentham.

We thank you for your interest in this TEC Cooperative Purchasing Bid.  Please see links below to the Invitation For Bid (IFB) and the Vendor Price Submission Form (tab 1) with Instructions (tab 2).  The Invitation For Bid (IFB) has also been mailed to vendors requesting a copy of the IFB.  Please note that there are two documents; the IFB and the Vendor Price Submission Form (5.7.3).

TEC reserves the right to postpone the date of the opening of bids and will give written notice of any such postponement to each bidder prior to bid opening.

TEC reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or any part thereof, or to accept any bid, or part thereof, which it considers most advantageous to the various participants.

For further information, please contact:

Maureen DeChristoforo
Coordinator, Cooperative Purchasing
The Education Cooperative
Phone: 781-326-2473 x106

To complete the bid process, please download the following documents and complete as instructed in the IFB: