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Deadline: August 26, 2015

New Mexico Human Services Department: Commodity Supplemental Food Program

This program will provide support to agencies to provide services, administer, and operate the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). CSFP is intended to be provided in all 33 counties of New Mexico. Successful respondents must be able to provide to at least one county the following: receiving and warehousing of commodities, certification of clients, nutrition education, outreach, ongoing inventory control, packing, and distribution of commodities to clients in approved categorically specific quantities. Monthly reporting to the state of all client and commodity activity is required.

CSFP provides supplemental food and nutrition education and referrals for the elderly sixty (60) years or older. To qualify for CSFP, New Mexico residents must meet eligibility requirements; elderly must have a gross household income at or below 130 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. New Mexico CSFP currently serves approximately 16,591 participants statewide monthly. Caseload is assigned to New Mexico annually by USDA and is dependent on availability of funding. HSD will determine caseload allocation targets for each county using a fair share allocation, based on current poverty statistics for the elderly in New Mexico. HSD seeks to provide funds to agencies to administer the CSFP program to eligible seniors based on caseload by county, in the most efficient and cost effective manner. Allowable expenditures are for salaries, benefits, contracts, non-capital equipment and supplies, fuel, utilities and maintenance costs.

Amount: Contract award; multiple awards are expected to be made.

Eligibility: An offeror is defined as any person, corporation, or partnership that chooses to submit a proposal.

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

Note: An optional pre-proposal conference will be held on August 6, 2015.

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