• 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. The list of food items are based on the guidelines of the Federal School Lunch Program and food nutritional information. These items are updated and put out to bid twice a year, with up to four deliveries for each order period. The bid is based on historical quantities for the past two bid cycles and four delivery periods.

                                 * updated May 3, 2017 *
    Fall 2017 Cooperative Purchasing Food Order Dates
    • Food Bid Opens to Vendors.......03/29/2017
    • Food Bid Award.......04/25/17
    • Order Window Opens.......05/03/17
    • Order Window Closes.......05/25/17
    • 1st Delivery Period Begins.......August 2017 TBD
    • 4th Delivery Period Ends.......December 2017 TBD