Contract No. P-11056

Summer Food Service Program

Specification Number: P-11056
Title: Summer Food Service Program

The Chicago Park District (CPD) sponsors a Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and is soliciting bids for food service vendors to prepare, deliver, and serve meals to children participating in its summer programs.

The CPD is soliciting bids for the summer food service program for approximately 20,000 breakfasts, 20,000 lunches, and 20,000 snacks served daily throughout the City of Chicago. The operating days will run from June 1 through August 31, 2012. All meals served must meet the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) pattern requirements and CPD established menus.

A 5 percent bid bond is required and a 10 percent performance bond may be requested.

The CPD provides the food for its summer camp programs through the SFSP organized by the Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”). The ISBE’s Nutrition Program mandates that solicitations for the preparation, delivery, and service of food strictly follow their requirements and guidelines. Accordingly, the format and required documentation issued for this IFB is different than typical CPD IFBs. All contracts are subject to review by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Specification Number: P-11056
Title: Summer Food Service Program
Event DateBid StatusDetails
12/19/2011 Open

Bid Advertisement.

01/05/2012 Open

Pre-bid meeting at 11:00 a.m., C.S.T. in the Lower Level Conference Room of the CPD Administration Building (541 N. Fairbanks).

01/06/2012 Open

Questions due, in writing, to the Department of Purchasing by 5:00 p.m., C.S.T.

01/05/2012 Open

Pre-bid meeting held at 11:00 a.m., C.S.T.  The pre-bid sign-in sheet has been posted on the website. 

01/18/2012 In Review

Bids due to the Department of Purchasing by 1:00 p.m., C.S.T.

Three (3) Bids received by the Department of Purchasing. 


01/19/2012 In Review

Department of Purchasing commenced responsiveness review of the bids received.

02/14/2012 In Review

Department of Purchasing has finished the responsiveness review. 

An award will be recommended at the May Board of Commissioners Meeting.

Specification Number: P-11056
Title: Summer Food Service Program
Sunshinehighway 20 chicagoIL60611 jane done
Tel: 123-456-7891
BIDNET15 British American Blvd. SuiteAlbanyNE12205 M. Gwizdala
Tel: 800-677-1997
Fax: 800-677-1997
Clarity Partners, LLC227 W. Monroe Street, Suite 3950 ChicagoIL60606 Rodney S. Zech
Tel: 312-920-0550
Fax: 312-920-0554
BIDOCEANPO Box 40445 Grand JunctionCO81504 Eric Johnson
Tel: 970-237-4411
Fax: 970-256-9704
COMPASS GROUP - CANTEEN DIVISION216 W Diversey ElmhurstIL60126 Dennis Thomas
Tel: 630-390-6492
Fax: 914-886-0201
CUI53 W. Jackson Blvd 815ChicagoIL60604 Monica Herrera
Tel: 312-786-1471
Fax: 312-786-1026
Ceres Food Group, Inc.5150 Northwest Hwy ChicagoIL60630 Joanie Lombardo
Tel: 773-385-5103
Fax: 773-385-6025
JEWELL EVENTS CATERING424 N. Wood St. ChicagoIL60515 Greg Jenkins
Tel: 312-829-3663
Fax: 312-829-9731
MAINSPRING3529 Prairie Ave. BrookfieldIL60513 Matthew Tennicott
Tel: 312-949-3177
ONVIA509 Onlive Way SeattleWA98101 Source Management
Tel: 206-373-9500
Fax: 888-263-7801
PREFERRED MEAL SYSTEMS5240 St. Charles Road BerkeleyIL60163 James Drumm
Tel: 847-910-0191
Fax: 708-493-2690
TRI-STAR CATERING150 South Wacker Drive Suite 056ChicagoIL60606 Bradley Procell
Tel: 312-368-8266
Fax: 312-368-4406
Chicago Park District541 N. Fairbanks ChicagoIL60614 Trish Melchert
Tel: 312-742-4299
Fax: 312-742-5339
Compass Group2709 w. estes ChicagoIL60645 Ron Kelly
Tel: 630-229-3729
open kitchens, inc.1161 w 21st st chicagoIL60608 madelyn mcnamara
Tel: 3126665335
Fax: 3126669242
OrganicLife, LLC281 Messner Drive WheelingIL60090 Dahlia Falk
Tel: (847) 441-4159
Fax: (855) 674-5433
Spec. No.: P-11056
Date: 1/18/2012 1:00:00 PM
Title: Summer Food Service Program
Bid Deposit: Yes
Addendum: 1
Purchasing Contact: Trish Melchert

Bid Tabulation

BidderCategoryTotal Price
Ceres Food Group, Inc.Total Price $3,344,000.00
Preferred Meal Systems, Inc.Total Price $3,516,000.00
Compass GroupTotal Price $4,301,200.00

Note: Bids are subject to review for completeness, accurary, and compliance with all terms and conditions in the bid specifications.


Firm NameCategory
Ceres Food Group, Inc.