CO-OP FOOD PROGRAM
The SWMSS Cooperative Food Purchasing Program provides quality food and food service supply items to schools and other child-based organizations across Montana at a substantial cost savings through high-volume bid purchasing. All food items adhere to the guidelines of the Federal School Lunch Program and food nutritional information. These items are updated by our Advisory Committee and put out to bid twice a year, with up to four deliveries for each order period. The bid pricing we receive is based on order quantity averages from the previous two bid cycles.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Fall 2018 Cooperative Food Purchasing order window! We had another successful, record-breaking order window thanks to participation by over 100 Montana and Wyoming school districts and child-based organizations. Woo-hoo!
PROPOSED FALL 2018 DELIVERY CYCLE:
Delivery 1: August 27 - September 14
Delivery 2: September 21 - October 12
Delivery 3: October 19 - November 9
Delivery 4: November 16 - December 14
Our program is open to all Montana K-12 school districts, select Wyoming school districts, and child-based organizations in Montana. Please click HERE to view our brochure.
HAVEN'T PARTICIPATED IN THIS PROGRAM BEFORE?
If you haven't participated in the SWMSS co-op food purchasing program in the past you will need a User ID & password to access the Marketplace ordering website. Please call Jennifer Brekke at the Southwest Montana School Services office and she will register you. You may also email your request to her and include the following:
Jennifer Brekke will email you a confirmation with your login, password (temporary), and a link to the Marketplace. While you are waiting for your registration confirmation please download and PRINT the Fall 2018 Item Price List - Order Form, familiarize yourself with the items available for this order period, and begin filling out your order on your printed copy.
Please note that the order process is the same as it was for the Spring 2018 order. Hooray! Your login name for the Marketplace online ordering website should be your school district email address, all lower-case. Your password has not changed. Please contact Jennifer Brekke at the SWMSS office if you forgot your password, or follow the prompts on the login page to change your password.
The How To Place Your Order VIDEO (see below) is an excellent resource for ALL purchasers. Access the Marketplace and click the My Orders tab (upper right corner) to review previous orders you may have placed.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS & LINKS (click the blue to view/download)