Notice to Vendors
Sealed Bids and Proposals will be received by Montana Cooperative Services (MCS) until:
2:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, May 19, 2021
Bids: RFP 21-01–Food Product Supplier Services
All responses shall be submitted to: Dave Puyear, Director, Montana Cooperative Services, P.O. Box 1611, Helena MT 59624
All MCS bid documents can be downloaded at www.mtcoop.org. Montana Cooperative Services reserves the right to reject any or all bids in whole or in part; to waive any formalities or irregularities in any bids, and to accept the bids, which in its discretion, within state law, are for the best interest of MCS or our Participating Entities. Bids will be opened and an opening record will be posted to www.mtcoop.org. The Intended Date for Contract Award is June 15, 2021.
MCS Online Ordering Links
MCS’s Updated Directory of Products and Services
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Key Vendor-Partners During the Current COVID-19 Crisis
MCS is proud to be helping schools across Montana with a wide variety of purchases related to the current COVID-19 crisis. Here’s a quick list of the vendor partners that have proven most helpful to our schools.
These experts are ready to take your calls and help in any way possible:
Food Services – US Foods
A huge thanks to US Foods (formerly FSA) for really stepping up and immediately providing our schools with a wide variety of new products designed to meet our schools’ needs as they provide packaged meals.
Contact: Tammie Claassen 406-238-7854
Cleaning and Sanitation Supplies – Encompass Supply and Quill
Both Quill and Encompass Supply have been able to supply our schools with hard-to-find cleaning and sanitation supplies during the pandemic.
Contact: Rodney Kneeshaw 406-756-5900
Contact: Sarah Sherman 847-876-4318
Technology and Computers – CDWG and Fisher’s Technology
As schools have moved to delivering instruction and communicating with students and parents in an online format both CDWG and Fisher’s Technology has provided exceptional service with IT and computer supplies:
Contact: Morgan Brubaker 866-809-9888
Contact: Amanda Byrne 406-564-1324
At-Home Supplies – School Specialty
With most instruction now taking place off-campus, School Specialty’s At-Home Learning supplies are proving invaluable during this crisis.
Contact: Curt Nix 360-756-5648
Be sure to mention “MCS” when contacting these specialists to receive our pricing discounts and expedited service.
Food Services Program
The MCS Food Services Program is now the largest provider of products and services specifically designed for schools across the great State of Montana! If your school is still not a member of MCS, we encourage you to give us a call and get a quote on how much your school could be saving through our program.
Benefits of the MCS Purchasing Program
- Volume counts! The combined purchasing power of MCS working with 25 other states and serving over 27 million students creates substantial discounts on products and services.
- Convenient ordering! Purchase directly from the companies and order only what you need when you need it.
- Favorite brands—excellent quality! You’ll find your favorite brands all at lower prices. Quality is guaranteed, as every product in the program meets strict content and pricing criteria.
- Satisfies bid requirements!