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Food commodity processing contracts awarded


New contracts for commodity processing of USDA foods were awarded at the May 2016 board meeting of Harris County Department of Education and are accessible through HCDE Choice Partners cooperative.


The newly awarded contracts are effective July 1 and include
Commodity Processing of USDA Foods: AdvancePierre Foods Inc.; Alpha Foods Co.; Chinese Food Solutions Inc. doing business as Asian Food Solutions; Basic American Inc. doing business as Basic American Foods; Bongards Creameries; Cargill Kitchen Solutions; ConAgra Foods Inc.; Lamb Weston Sales Inc.; Goodman Food Products doing business as Don Lee Farms; ES Foods; Foster Poultry Farms doing business as Foster Farms; Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation; High Liner Foods (USA) Inc.; Let’s Do Lunch doing business as Integrated Food Service; Smucker Foodservice Inc. doing business as J.M. Smuckers; J.R. Simplot Company; Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales LLC; J.T.M. Provisions Company Inc.; Land O’Lakes Inc.; M.C.I. Foods Inc.; Maid-Rite Specialty Foods LLC; McCain Foods USA Inc; Michael Foods Inc.; National Food Group Inc.; Out of the Shell, LLC doing business as Ling’s; Peterson Farms Fresh Inc.; Red Gold LLC; Rich Chicks LLC; Rich Products Corporation; Rose & Shore; Schwan’s Food Service Inc.; Tabatchnick Fine Foods Inc.; Tasty Brands; The Father’s Table LLC; Trident Seafoods Corporation; Tyson Prepared Foods Inc.; and Wawona Frozen Foods Inc;.

Other contracts were renewed and include
Athletic (Indoor/Outdoor) Surfaces JOC-IDIQ: Adventure Playground Systems Inc.; Jellison Inc. doing business as Jelco; PTI Sports & Recreation Construction formerly known as Playgrounds Today Inc.; and Soil Express, Ltd.;

Bottled Drinking Water, Coolers: DS Services of America Inc. doing business as Sparkletts and Nestle Waters North America;

Bread Products: Kurz & Co.;

Dairy Products: Borden Dairy Co.;

Energy Purchase and Aggregation: Reliant Energy;

Exterior Building Cleaning: Americlean; Hardy & Hardy Inc.; and Mid-Continental Restoration Co.;

Exterior School Bus Surveillance Violation Detection System: American Traffic Solutions Inc.; Redflex Guardian Inc.; and Dallas County Schools doing business as TexServe;

Food Equipment, Parts, Repair Installation, Maintenance, Small Wares: Ace Mart Restaurant Supply Company; H.A. Franz & Company; Heritage Food Service Group Inc.; ITW Food Equipment Group LLC doing business as Hobart Service; ISI Commercial Refrigeration, Inc.; Tari Inc. doing business as Jean’s Restaurant Supply; Terry Woodard Enterprises Inc. doing business as Kommerical Kitchens; Pasco Brokerage Inc.; Preferred Foodservice Design/Supply Inc.; Crazy Cousins Inc. doing business as Shepard Food Equipment; and Texas Food Service Equiment Co.;

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) JOC-IDIQ: ABM Building & Energy Solutions LLC; A/W Mechanical Services, LP; Climatec LLC; Custom Air Products & Services Inc.; Dominion Air & Heat LLC;  Dura Pier Facilities Services Ltd. doing business as Facilities Sources; ERC Environmental & Construction Services; Gowan Inc.; Heat Transfer Solutions;  HVAC Mechanical Services of Texas Ltd/Hunton Services; Letsos Company; and The Brandt Companies LLC; 

Ice Cream Products: La Brisa;

Insurance and Third Party Administration Services: Brown & Brown Insurance Services of San Antonio Inc. doing business as Alamo Insurance Group; Financial Benefit Services LLC (FBS); Curtis M. Finley doing business as Finley Financial Services; TCG Group Holdings LLP doing business as JEM Resources Partners; TRISTAR Insurance; and U.S. Employee Benefits Services Group LLC;

Kitchen Cleaning (Chemical) Products and Services: Auto-Chlor Services LLC; Ecolab Inc; Hygeia Enviro-Clean Inc.; Magnus Procurement & Logistic Solution Inc.; and PortionPac Chemical Corporation;

Modular Buildings and All Occupancy Ready Related Services: GroundFORCE Building Systems LLC;

Office Supplies: Bosworth Paper Company; Butler Business Products LLC; Challenge Office Products Inc.; Hallmark Office Products Inc.; Reliant Business Products Inc.; School Specialty; Tejas Office Products Inc.; and U R Investments Inc. doing business as Texas Teacher Supply;

Produce and Other Specialty Items: Brothers Produce; Anyway you Slice It Inc. doing business as Chef’s Produce; Hardie’s Fruit & Vegetable Co.–Houston L.P.; and Scarmado Produce;

Site-Based Pizza Program: Bull’s Eye Brands Inc. doing business as Smart Mouth Pizza; and

Technology Hardware, Software and Related Items: Dahill Office Technology doing business as Dahill; Conference Technologies Inc; Summit Integration Systems; and Zeno Imaging.

New Members
Organizations and governmental entities that became members when contracts were approved by the HCDE Board of Trustees on May 17 include Central Valley School District #356, Spokane Valley, Washington; East Central ISD, San Antonio; Hudson ISD, Lufkin; Midland Academy Charter School, Midland; Mexia ISD, Mexia; Red Oak ISD, Red Oak; St. Mary’s Charter School, Beeville; and The TSTC Foundation, Waco.

About Choice Partners: Choice Partners national cooperative offers quality, legal procurement and contract solutions to meet the purchasing needs of governmental entities. Contracts are competitively bid so governmental entities can act immediately to access the contract they need, saving time and money on the bidding process and purchase. Choice Partners includes contracts for facilities, food, services, technology and supplies, including a unique supply catalog. For more information, call 877-696-2122 or visit www.choicepartners.org.

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