Contract # 18.5-FDS

Awarded vendor, Reinhart Foodservice will make available to participating southern School Food Authorities (SFAs) the ability to supply a minimum of 75% of their child nutrition program.  FSA will provide contract pricing on all solicited market basket items. These products and services will be available to participating SFAs at consortium level discounted pricing.  All non-market basket items will follow the landed cost plus fixed fee (i.e. distribution fee) schedule as outlined in the Contract Agreement.


Member Benefits

  • Access to a compliant, competitively solicited food service contract; contract meets both USDA and Minnesota procurement requirements.
  • Access to one of the largest foodservice distributors in the country offering a full range of solutions for all segments of the foodservice industry, including child nutrition programs, USDA commodity distribution and Net Off Invoice commodity pricing – NOI.
  • Access to 450+ market basket products that have been deeply discounted through combined volume.
  • Access to the remaining K-12 catalog available through Reinhart Foodservice.


Market Baskets

Participating SFAs, along with the Cooperative, developed a solicitation based on seven (7) different market basket categories.  Over 450+ products fall within the following categories:

  • Beverages
  • Dairy
  • Disposables
  • Dry/Canned Grocery
  • Fresh Protein
  • Frozen
  • Produce

 A listing of market basket products can be found here.  For current pricing, please refer to your TRACS account, bid/order guide.  If you do not have an account, contact either your Sales Consultant to assist you with setting up an account. 


CN Labels/Product Formulations Statements

All CN and PFS documents can be found inside Reinhart's TRACS Direct ordering system.


Looking to Join the Food Service Program?

Schools that are interested in joining the food service program must complete the Request to Join form (see Documents section).  This request, once reviewed and approved the Cooperative will be submitted to Reinhart for review; Reinhart will determine if the school is able to be serviced.  Schools will be notified by the within one to two weeks.  Approved SFAs must agree to purchase at a 75% level (excluding fresh bread and milk) or higher to receive cooperative pricing and benefits.

Approved SFAs will be able to start the food service program on an annual basis:  July 1 or January 1.  All documentation will need to be submitted prior to those start dates.


Bid Documents

This contract is the result of a formal competitive procurement process. Please contact Lisa Truax at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding the process of this bid and how it meets USDA and Minnesota competitive procurement guidelines.

Contract Information

Contract Number18.5-FDS
Contract Term07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023
CategoriesFood & Kitchen Supplies