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The Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA) is accepting competitive proposals for catered meals. One (1) Competitive Proposal packet with original signatures, must be delivered to the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA), AND One (1) Competitive Proposal packet with signatures submitted via Dropbox using the link in the 2024-2025 WRAAA Caterer Specifications by 4pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. The completed Competitive Proposal packet with original signatures can be delivered to the WRAAA at 1700 East 13th Street, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114 Monday through Friday from 8am until 4pm. Faxed and emailed proposals will be rejected. It is the responsibility of an Applicant to obtain from WRAAA a receipt to verify delivery of the Applicant's proposal packet.
If you have questions about the competitive proposal process, please email all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. AN APPLICANT’S CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD in person and via Zoom on Monday, September 18, 2023 at 1:30pm (further instructions in 2024-2025 WRAAA Caterer Specifications document).
Each competitive proposal in excess of $10,000.00 must be accompanied by a “Proposal Bond' (a.k.a. “Bid Bond”) executed by a Surety Company authorized to do business in the State of Ohio, “Certified Check," “Cashier's Check" or 'Money Order” drawn on a solvent bank or Savings and Loan Association, payable to WRAAA in a sum equal to five percent (5%) of the amount proposed, conditioned that if such proposal is accepted, the applicant shall execute a contract in conformity to the proposal specifications. If the Proposal Bond is paid with a bank check, WRAAA will reissue those funds within 30 business days.
A competitive proposal will be reviewed for completeness and compliance with required formats, to determine whether it cost-effectively meets WRAAA’s specifications in a way that will be most advantageous to WRAAA’s catered meals program, with price and other factors considered. WRAAA will reject the following proposals:
It is not the responsibility of WRAAA, upon receipt of a competitive proposal packet, to notify an applicant if they have not met any of the above listed application deadline requirements for completeness and/or compliance with required formats, even if the proposal application is submitted before the stated deadline.
2024 Caterer Proposal Questions and Answers
2023 Holiday Meal Order Schedule Sample
2024-2025 Caterer Specifications
Appendix A Group Bid Pricing
Appendix B Group Bid Pricing
Appendix C Group Bid Pricing
Appendix D Group Bid Pricing
Appendix E Group Bid Pricing
Appendix F Group Bid Pricing
Appendix G Group Bid Pricing
Appendix H Group Bid Pricing
Appendix I Group Bid Pricing
Appendix J Caterer Questionnaire
Appendix J Competitive Proposal Checklist
Appendix J Competitive Proposal Evaluation II and III
Appendix J Monitoring Report
Appendix K Caterer Sample Agreement
Appendix L Assurance of Compliance
Appendix M DOH Compliance
Appendix N Non-Collusion Affidavit
Appendix O Re Debarment
Appendix P Heating and Portion Control Sheet
Appendix Q Nutrition Site Locations
Appendix R Participant Sites
Appendix S Price Deduction Schedule
Appendix T 2023 01 January Menu
Appendix T 2023 04 April Menu
Appendix T 2023 07 July Menu
Appendix T 2023 10 October Menu
Appendix T Menus Other
Appendix U List of Required Supplies
Appendix V Vegetable Blends
Appendix W 2024 WRAAA Menu Form
Appendix X Applicant Contact Sheet