PURPOSE: It is the intent of the members of the Northern Indiana Educational Services Center (NIESC, also known as Region 7) and members of Indiana Educational Service Centers using the Child Nutrition Requests for Proposals to maintain the integrity of both the bids and the bidding process and to hold those choosing to use these proposals to the standards outlined below.
Save Money: by participating in a large consortium, volume means savings!! Compare our pricing on dairy, bread, and cafeteria and commodity food and supplies to yours to see how we can help you save money! Save Time: take the burden off your shoulders of being strapped with writing bid documents and bidding. Spend your time making sure you are FEEDING KIDS nutritious, hot meals!! Learn: participate in valuable meetings and annual staff development events that cater to creating a culture of learning for our members. Collaborate: work with peers and spend time learning what others do and learn from each other! Lead-opportunity to participate by sharing your knowledge by leading a discussion or to provide training. Be Valued!! Each member has a voice in the process and is heard!!!
Our consortium is comprised of over 60 districts across Indiana. Contact us today to see how your district can participate!
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 program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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 (attached to this event).
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Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by the following means: • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
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This organization is an equal opportunity employer.