ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CHILD NUTRITION PRIMARY FOOD REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) BRANDON VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT - #49-2 BROOKINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT – #5-1 MITCHELL SCHOOL DISTRICT - #17-2 YANKTON SCHOOL DISTRICT - #63-3 BROOKINGS, SD 57006 RFP CLOSES: May 25, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. Local Time Notice is hereby given that sealed RFP’s will be received at the Brookings School District Administration Office of the Brookings School District #5-1 located at 2130 8th St S, Brookings, South Dakota 57006 until 1:00 p.m. local time on the 25th day of May 2022, for the Primary Food Vendor for the Brandon Valley, Brookings, Mitchell and Yankton School Districts, in accordance with specifications prepared by the Eastern South Dakota Food Buying Group members. Please address all sealed bids to the Brookings School District #5-1 at 2130 8th St, Brookings, SD 57006 with attention to Laura Swier, Director of Child Nutrition. Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Child Nutrition Director, until 1:00 pm May 25th, 2022 local time. Proposals will be opened informally on May 25th and reviewed at that time. RFP’s received after said time will be returned unopened. Proposals shall not be withdrawn by any bidder for a period of thirty (30) calendar days after opening of bids. Proposals submitted on forms other than the one provided will not be considered. Electronic proposals or uploads may be sent after the 1:00 p.m. deadline pending a sealed copy was received. Each respective district Board of Education will review the RFP’s received and pass upon them at a regular or special Board meeting to be held no later than thirty (30) days following the RFP opening. The Board of Education of the Brandon Valley School District #49-2, Brooking School District #5-1, Mitchell School District #17-2 and Yankton School District #63-3, reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to accept proposals it deems to be in its best interest, and to waive any or all informalities in bidding procedures. By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to materials, products, and supplies found or produced within the State of South Dakota. _____________ Steve Culhane Mitchell School District 17-2 Published 2 times at the total cost of $45.42 (April 27; May 4, 2022) 55501