Food Services Contracting Opportunities

Two contracting opportunities are currently available for organizations and individuals to support Ramsey County's work to provide emergency food and basic need supplies to residents during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. 

Funded in part by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the purpose of these contract opportunities is to make strategic investments to expand and enhance the food supply and distribution network prioritizing our most vulnerable communities and those who lack access and transportation.

For a copy of the requests for informal quote and to learn more, contact:

Karen Bollinger, procurement specialist
651-266-8077

Responses will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are expended.

Home-delivered meals

The service is comprised of coordinating the delivery of meals and/or groceries and basic needs supplies to individuals that are homebound due to circumstances related to COVID-19​.

A home-delivered meal is defined as a nutritiously appropriate and balanced meal, prepared by a licensed food vendor, which then is delivered to the eligible individual. Home-delivered groceries and basic need supplies are defined as items needed for daily living that may be either perishable or non-perishable and are delivered to the recipient.

Contractors are allowed to combine both services parts and/or provide a single service.

Timeline

  • Released: June 8
  • Questions due: June 10 at 3 p.m.
  • Answers provided: June 12 - View Answers (PDF)
  • Quotes due (priority review): June 15 at noon

Food shelves/banks

The service is to build capacity with:

  • Coordinating.
  • Collecting/purchasing food and basic needs supplies.
  • Preparing groceries and basic needs supplies for distribution (through direct service by vendor or a Ramsey County approved third-party curbside pick-up/home delivery services) to individuals that are homebound due to circumstances related to COVID-19.

Timeline

  • Released: Week of June 15
  • Questions due: Week of June 15
  • Answers provided: TBD
  • Quotes due (priority review): Week of June 22