Child Nutrition Bid Program


Child Nutrition Bid Program
Mid-Year Bids for 2016-2017


Bid Opening

Bid Period

Refrigerated/Frozen Products

January 17, 2017

February 1, 2017-June 30, 2017

Canned & Dry Foods

January 17, 2017

February 1, 2017-June 30, 2017

The bid openings will be held at the Central Community School Board Office, located at 10510 Joor Road, Suite 300, Baton Rouge, LA 70818, at 10 a.m. on January 17, 2017. If there are any questions, please call (225) 650-2918/(225) 650-2919. The Public is invited to all bid openings.

The Central Community School System Child Nutrition Program is funded approximately 50% with Federal funds for a projected total of approximately $700,000 per year. For this reason, the United States Department of Agriculture requires by law the use of Child Nutrition Funds, to the maximum extent practicable, to buy domestic commodities or products for meals served under their program. A “domestic commodity or product” is defined as one that is either produced in the U.S. or is processed in the U.S. substantially using agriculture commodities that are produced in the U.S. The term “substantially” means over 51% of the final processed product consist of agricultural commodities that were grown domestically.

Specifications will be available to vendors until 10 a.m. on January 17, 2017. There is no pre-bid conference required. Vendors’ attendance is not required at the bid opening.

To be considered as a bidder, the vendor must complete and submit the following with the Bid with original signature of the designated authority: 

1. A Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility, and Voluntary Exclusion.
2. A Certification Regarding Lobbying.
3. Certification of Independent Price Determination.
4. The Right to Reject any and all bids and to Waive any Informalities.
5. A CN Label Nutritional Analysis Data Form or a Nutritional Fact Label as required in specifications.

Bidders can download the compressed zip folder from the website for Central Auction House, ( Bids are also available at the Central Community School System Child Nutrition Program office at the above address. Each bid shall be submitted electronically through Central Auction House or sent as a hard copy by registered or certified mail with a return receipt requested, or shall be hand delivered by the bidder or his agent in which instance the deliverer shall be given a written receipt. Bids must be signed by a duly authorized representative of the firm and returned in a sealed envelope marked “FOOD BID” indicating the date and hour of opening.

April Kurtz, Child Nutrition Supervisor


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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Form (AD-3027) found online at : 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 of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Central Community School System Billing and School Information

Central Community School System
Child Nutrition Program                                           Physical Address:
Attn: April Kurtz                                                       10510 Joor Road, Suite 300
P.O. Box 78094                                                       Email:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70837
CCSS School Board Office
Phone: 225-262-1919
Child Nutrition Program Office:
April Kurtz/Supervisor
Phone: 225-650-2919
CNP Office Fax #: 225-906-4154
School Addresses:
Bellingrath Hills Elementary School
6612 Audusson Drive
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739
Cafeteria Phone: 261-5556
Manager: Sharon Griffith
Tanglewood Elementary School
9352 Rustling Oaks Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Cafeteria Phone: 261-3726
Manager.' Beth Conrad
Central Intermediate School
Physical address:                                                      Service entrance address:
12636 Sullivan Road                                                 12421 Devall Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70818                                            Baton Rouge, LA 70818
Cafeteria Phone: 261-1390
Manager: Laura Weiss
Central Middle School
Physical address:                                                     Service entrance address:                                                  
12656 Sullivan Road                                                12421 Devall Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70818                                           Baton Rouge, LA 70818
Cafeteria Phone: 261 -2237
Manager: Laura Weiss
Central High School
10200 East Brookside Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70818
Cafeteria Phone: 261 -31 01
Manager: Dawn Bogan
Central Community School System is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or qualified disability. Central Community School System provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, or any disability. For question or complaints of alleged discrimination, contact the CCSS Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator at
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