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OSC Food Programs provide competitive pricing, fresh & local produce and potential for amazing rebate incentives

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Through strategic partnerships secured by OSC, we are excited to offer food purchasing programs that provide competitive pricing, fresh & local produce and potential for amazing rebate incentives.

Everyday Essentials Cafeteria Items
Competitive Pricing, Vast Selection & Rebate Incentives

Program Info:

  • Access to more than 850 food items including frozen, cooler, dry goods, snacks, bakery, dishwashing supplies and More!
  • Compliments OSC Bread, Milk, Ice Cream, Local Produce Program
  • Competitive Pricing
  • GFS “Prime Vendor” Program provides up to 2.5% in rebates!
  • Opportunity for Volume Discount Rebates
  • Commodity Pricing Discounts on non-bid items
  • No Fee to Join!
  • OSC Support every step of the way!

Yey-It’s Pizza Day!
The OSC will also assist you with quotations for ready to serve pizza from your local pizzerias. If you are interested in getting quotes for ready-to-serve pizza, please return a list of your local pizzerias with contact name, address and phone number with the Intent to Participate Form

Local Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
We will continue to partner with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health to bid locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables grown within 150 miles of Cuyahoga County, minimally processed and value added products. The 2019-20 Fruits & Vegetables for School Food Service Award was the first to include minimally processed fresh and frozen products and value added products (products appropriate for schools sourced with at least 2 ingredients from Ohio) in Regions II, III and IV. We are optimistic to find suppliers for fruits & vegetables, minimally processed & value-added for the entire membership.

How can my district Participate?
If you are interested in participating in these bids through the Ohio Schools Council, please complete and sign the Intent to Participate Form by February 14, 2020.
This form includes Rental and Delivery requirements for milk, ice cream and bread products. You are not required to participate in all food categories offered, however, you can only participate in one Group Purchasing Organization’s (GPO) contract for each food category listed (i.e., you cannot purchase grocery products from OSC’s contract as well as another GPO contract). If you do not select to participate in a food category on the Intent to Participate, your district will not be included in that category’s bid and will only be allowed to receive the OSC’s contract pricing with the permission of the Ohio Schools Council and the awarded vendor. Bids will be opened in March and pricing will be published in May. The contracts will be effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. If you wish to be included in our bid process, return all completed documents by February 14, 2020.

Download Intent to Participate Form (Due February 14, 2020)

By returning these commitment forms, it is your FULL INTENTION to purchase from the OSC AWARDED VENDOR(S).

Borden Dairy Bankruptcy Announcement
The Ohio Schools Council was recently notified that on January 5, 2020, Borden Dairy and their affiliates filed for voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings under the U.S Bankruptcy Code in Delaware. Linked below is the letter of notification to OSC. This should not affect your milk deliveries, but if you experience any issues please call Kelly Rocco at (216) 447-3100 ext. 6101 or send an email at krocco@osconline.org. We will be keeping a close eye and moving proactively as this situation unfolds.

View Announcement from Borden Dairy

If you have any questions about these forms, please call Kelly Rocco at (216) 447-3100 ext. 6101 or send an email at krocco@osconline.org.