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New Mexico Human Service Department: The Emergency Food Assistance Program

Deadline: March 22, 2016

The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) seeks to provide funds to agencies to administer the The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to eligible entities based on the TEFAP Formula, in the most efficient and cost effective manner. Agencies will provide regional administration to receive, store, and deliver U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodity foods to local emergency feeding organizations for distribution to eligible households and homeless shelters throughout New Mexico.

Allowable expenditures are for distribution costs associated with the distribution of USDA Foods for TEFAP. Allowable costs can be: salaries, benefits, contracts, non-capital equipment and supplies, fuel, utilities and maintenance costs. Funds for the TEFAP Program are 100% federal funds.

Amount: Multiple contract awards are expected to be made.

Eligibility: Proposals are being requested from Regional Emergency Feeding Organizations. A Regional Emergency Feeding Organization is defined as a “food bank that has an agreement with the FANS Bureau to administer TEFAP in an assigned service region no smaller than an established geographical county and may receive commodities directly from USDA.”

Link: http://www.generalservices.state.nm.us/statepurchasing/ITBs__RFPs_and_Bid_Tabulation.aspx

Note: A recommended pre-proposal conference will be held on February 29, 2016.

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