PUBLIC RELEASE - BID ANNOUNCEMENT Child Development Schools, Inc. (CDS), d/b/a Childcare Network located at 6053 Veterans Parkway Columbus, GA 31909 is accepting formal Invitation for Bids for food items for the Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP). CACFP is a federal nutrition program funded by the USDA to ensure children and adults throughout Georgia have access to nutritious meals. Child Development Schools, Inc. (CDS), d/b/a Childcare Network will be serving an estimated 120,000 meals for breakfast, lunch and snack Monday­ Friday across the states of AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, KY, NC, 01<, TN, TX, and VA.. We are seeking vendors who can service for the procurement of all food, paper, and cleaning products to be used for food services in child care centers in our eleven states. Affirmative steps shall be taken to ensure Small, Minority and Women Owned Businesses/Enterprises are utilized when possible. The contract period is May 26th 2021 thru May26th 2022. Interested respondents should contact Kimberly Harrison, USDA Coordinator at (706) 562-8600 Ext. 7051or email Kharriso in order to receive a solicitation package. The Invitation for Bid will close on Wednesday, April 21st and must be submitted to Ms. Harrison no later than 5:00pm through email or mail. If mailing, please mail to Child Development Schools, Inc. (CDS), d/b/a Childcare Network, Attention Kimberly Harrison, 6053 Veterans Parkway Columbus, GA 31909. A virtual bid opening will be held on Friday, April 23rd at 10:00am through Zoom. The link information is: Dial-in: (US) +1256-548-3220 PIN: 109 430 830# Contracts will be reviewed by Bright from the Start . In accordance with Federal civil rights law and 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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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 program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, 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 for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; {2) fax; (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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