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SOUTHWEST MONTANA SCHOOL SERVICES SUPPORTS OUR
DEVOTED SCHOOL
NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS
- FALL 2019 ORDER WINDOW OPENS WEDNESDAY, MAY 1ST -
TO: ALL Food Service Managers
FROM: Patrice O'Loughlin, SWMSS Food Bid Manager
DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Participation in the SWMSS Cooperative Food Program lends financial success to your School Nutrition Program. Lower food expenses leave cash on the table for equipment, labor and other obligations. Our Co-op Food Program team is here for YOU if you need assistance placing your order, have questions about the program, need product nutrition specs, and more.

Get ready, get set...the Fall 2019 order window opens next Wednesday, May 1, 2019!
RESOURCES & MORE: FALL 2019 ORDER WINDOW

We highly recommend printing out the item price list/order form and filling it out by hand prior to entering your order in the Marketplace online ordering website. (It will be available on or before May 1.) The paper copy also works well to double check your order after it is completed and printed so you can correct errors if any were made. After successfully submitting your order, you will receive two emails: the first is the order confirmation listing your entire order; the second contains the signature page to sign and return to SWMSS to complete the order process. Orders and signed signature pages for the Fall 2019 order window are due in the SWMSS office on or before Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

Please pay close attention to the case pack size to estimate how many cases/containers you need for your menus. For your convenience, the manufacturer/brand of each item is listed on the order form. The listed price is guaranteed for every item you order, regardless of the delivery period in the fall (August - December, 2019), and your delivery invoices will reflect the prices you see during the order window in May, 2019. The administrative fee charged by SWMSS to each participating school district is a flat $.90 per case ordered. (SWMSS member districts receive a discount on this fee.) Admin fee invoices will be mailed to all participants on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and are due to SWMSS by Friday, November 15, 2019.

Did you miss the first memo we sent about the upcoming order window? There's some great stuff in there, including a list of our new products! Click here for quick access.
ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS IN PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS
WG whole grain
IW individually wrapped
IQF individually quick frozen
FC fully cooked
GRN EQ grain equivalent (ounces)
M/MA meat/meat alternative (ounces)
FRT fruit (cups)
VEG vegetable (cups)
CONTACT INFO

If you have any questions regarding the SWMSS Cooperative Food Purchasing Program please contact Patrice O'Loughlin. If you are not registered with our program, would like to be added as a user in the Marketplace online ordering website, or have personnel changes at your district you'd like to share with us, please contact Jennifer Brekke in the SWMSS office.

You can also find details about this program on the SWMSS website .

Patrice O'Loughlin
Bid Manager
(406) 861-3534
poloughlin@swmss.coop


Jennifer Brekke
Marketing Coordinator
(406) 522-6024
jbrekke@swmss.coop