CO-OP FOOD PROGRAM
Page updated Jan. 21, 2019 | Fall 2019 order window details coming soon
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Spring 2019 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. Here's a quick recap of the Bid & Order windows:
Spring 2019 BID submissions were due to the SWMSS office by noon on November 2, 2018. We are happy to report that we have had a competitive bid every year since SWMSS took over this program at OPI's request in April 2016 as Sysco AND Food Services of America both submit bids. The bid was awarded to Food Services of America on November 8, 2018. Congrats to FSA!
The Spring 2019 ORDER WINDOW ran from November 15 (a little earlier this time than a year ago) to December 12. We received fantastic feedback from many Food Service Managers regarding the simplified order process, and we encourage anyone to reach out to the SWMSS office with feedback on improvements, order item changes, etc. And several new districts participated! Continued growth of this program supports valuable programs within our organization, and I am happy to report that we have NO plans to increase our administrative fees at this time.
The Spring 2019 Item Price List - Order Form is linked at the bottom of this page, so please PRINT and FILL THIS OUT prior to placing your orders via the Marketplace online ordering website. *wink*
SPRING 2019 DELIVERY CYCLE:
Delivery 1: Jan. 21 - Feb. 8, 2019
Delivery 2: Feb. 18 - Mar. 8, 2019
Delivery 3: Mar. 18 - Apr. 5, 2019
Delivery 4: Apr. 15 - May 3, 2019
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 contact Jennifer Brekke at the Southwest Montana School Services office for fast, easy registration by phone, or email your request to her and include the following:
Jennifer will email you a confirmation with your login, a temporary password, and a link to the Marketplace. While you are waiting for your registration confirmation please DOWNLOAD and PRINT the Spring 2019 Item Price List - Order Form (linked at the bottom of this page), familiarize yourself with the items available for this order period, and begin filling out your order on your printed copy.
You asked, we listened, we delivered. The order process has been simplified for the Spring 2019 order window - you may now enter the number of cases for each delivery window for each item all on the same page! 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 Marketplace login page to change your password.
The How To Place Your Order VIDEO has been updated to reflect the new 'make your life easier' changes we've made to the online ordering process. It is an excellent resource for ALL purchasers.
You may access the Marketplace at ANY TIME during the year to review previous orders you may have placed by clicking the My Orders tab in the upper right corner of your page (after logging in) to find this information. This information may also be found in the order confirmation email you received immediately after submitting an order in the Marketplace. :)
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS & LINKS (click the blue to view/download)