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					      HARRIS COUNTY                                                                           JOB NO. 01/0187
         INVITATION TO BID
             Cover Sheet                                                      Date Due: JUNE 19, 2001
                                                                                 DUE NO LATER THAN 1:00 P.M.

                                                                              Bids received later than the date and time
                                                                              above will not be considered.


 BID FOR: TERM CONTRACT FOR FOOD CATERING FOR HARRIS COUNTY
         (Beginning October 1, 2001 and ending August 3l, 2002)
                                                     OFFERORS NOTE!!

Carefully read all instructions, requirements and                       Please return bid in the envelope provided or in a
specifications. Fill out all forms properly and completely.             comparable size envelope. Be sure that return envelope
Submit your bid with all appropriate supplements and/or                 shows the Job Number, Description and is marked
samples.                                                                "SEALED BID."
                                                RETURN BID TO:
                                      HARRIS COUNTY PURCHASING AGENT
                                        1001 PRESTON AVENUE, SUITE 670
                                              HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002

For additional information, contact Laurie Wainwright at 713-755-6597
You must sign below in INK; failure to sign WILL disqualify the offer. All prices must be typewritten or written in
ink.
                            Total Amount of Bid: $____________________________

Company Name:             _________________________________________________________________________

Company Address:          _________________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip Code: _________________________________________________________________________

Taxpayer Identification Number (T.I.N.): __________________________________________________________

Telephone No. ___________________FAXNo.____________________e-mail_______________________

Print Name: _________________________________________________________________________________

Signature: ___________________________________________________________________________________
[Your signature attests to your offer to provide the goods and/or services in this bid according to the published provisions of this Job.
When an award letter is issued, it becomes a part of this contract. Contract is not valid until Purchase Order is issued.]

ACCEPTED BY:___________________________________                            DATE________________________
          HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE ROBERT ECKELS

                ____________________________________   ______________________________________
                BRIAN RAINS, JUDGE                   NANCY PLATT, DIRECTOR
                CHAIRMAN, STANDING COMMITTEE FOR PROBATION MATTERS




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                                                   TABLE OF CONTENTS

Items checked below represent components which comprise this bid/proposal package. If the item IS NOT checked, it is NOT
APPLICABLE to this bid/proposal. Offerors are asked to review the package to be sure that all applicable parts are included. If any
portion of the package is missing, notify the Purchasing Department immediately.

It is the Offeror's responsibility to be thoroughly familiar with all Requirements and Specifications. Be sure you understand the
following before you return your bid packet.

__X__ 1.          Cover Sheet
                  Your company name, address, the total amount of the bid/proposal, and your signature (IN INK) should appear on
                  this page.

__X__ 2.          Table of Contents
                  This page is the Table of Contents.

__X__ 3.          General Requirements
                  You should be familiar with all of the General Requirements.

__X__ 4.          Special Requirements/Instructions
                  This section provides information you must know in order to make an offer properly.

__X__ 5.          Specifications
                  This section contains the detailed description of the product/service sought by the County.

__X__ 6.          Pricing/Delivery Information
                  This form is used to solicit exact pricing of goods/services and delivery costs.

__X__ 7.          Attachments

                  __X__ a.           Residence Certification
                                     Be sure to complete this form and return with packet.

                  _____    b.        Bid Guaranty & Performance Bond Information & Requirements
                                     This form applies only to certain bids/proposals. Please read carefully and fill out completely.

                  _____    c.        Bid Check Return Authorization Form
                                     This form applies only to certain forms. Please read carefully and fill out completely.

                  _____    d.        Vehicle Delivery Instructions
                                     Included only when purchasing vehicles.

                  __X__ e.           Minimum Insurance Requirements
                                     Included when applicable (does not supersede "Hold Harmless" section of General
                                     Requirements).

                  __X__ f.           Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage Rule 110.110
                                     This requirement is applicable for a building or construction contract.

                  _____    g.        Financial Statement
                                     When this information is required, you must use this form.

                  __X___ h.          Reference Sheet

                  __X__ i.           Other
                                     From time to time other attachments may be included.

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                                                     GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
                                                           FOR BIDS

READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT CAREFULLY. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
FULFILLING ALL REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS. BE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THEM.

General Requirements apply to all advertised bids; however, these may be superseded, whole or in part, by the SPECIAL
REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS OR OTHER DATA CONTAINED HEREIN. Review the Table of Contents. Be sure your bid
package is complete.

GOVERNING LAW
This invitation to bid is governed by the competitive bidding requirements of the County Purchasing Act, Texas Local
Government Code, §262.021 et seq., as amended. Offerors shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and
regulations. Offeror is further advised that these requirements shall be fully governed by the laws of the State of Texas and that
Harris County may request and rely on advice, decisions and opinions of the Attorney General of Texas and the County Attorney
concerning any portion of these requirements.

BID FORM COMPLETION
Fill out and return to the Harris County Purchasing Department ONE (1) complete bid form, using the envelope provided. An authorized
representative of the offeror should sign the Cover Sheet. The contract will be binding only when signed by Harris County, funds are
certified by the County Auditor and or the Hospital District, as applicable, and a Purchase Order issued.

BID RETURNS
Offerors must return all completed bids to the Harris County Purchasing Department reception desk at 1001 Preston Avenue, Suite 670,
Houston, Texas before 1:00 P.M. on the date specified. Late bids will not be accepted.

GOVERNING FORMS
In the event of any conflict between the terms and provisions of these requirements and the specifications, the specifications shall govern.
In the event of any conflict of interpretation of any part of this overall document, Harris County's interpretation shall govern.

ADDENDA
When specifications are revised, the Harris County Purchasing Department will issue an addendum addressing the nature of the change.
Offerors must sign and include it in the returned bid package.

HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
Contractor, the successful offeror, shall indemnify and hold Harris County harmless from all claims for personal injury, death and/or
property damage resulting directly or indirectly from contractor's performance. Contractor shall procure and maintain, with respect to the
subject matter of this bid, appropriate insurance coverage including, as a minimum, public liability and property damage with adequate
limits to cover contractor's liability as may arise directly or indirectly from work performed under terms of this bid. Certification of such
coverage must be provided to the County upon request.

WAIVER OF SUBROGATION
Offeror and offeror's insurance carrier waive any and all rights whatsoever with regard to subrogation against Harris County as an indirect
party to any suit arising out of personal or property damages resulting from offeror's performance under this agreement.

SEVERABILITY
If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, phrase or word of these requirements or the specifications shall be held invalid,
such holding shall not affect the remaining portions of these requirements and the specifications and it is hereby declared that such
remaining portions would have been included in these requirements and the specifications as though the invalid portion had been omitted.

BONDS
If this bid requires submission of bid guarantee and performance bond, there will be a separate page explaining those requirements. Bids
submitted without the required bid bond or cashier's check are not acceptable.

TAXES
Harris County is exempt from all federal excise, state and local taxes unless otherwise stated in this document. Harris County claims
exemption from all sales and/or use taxes under Texas Tax Code §151.309, as amended. Texas Limited Sales Tax Exemption Certificates
will be furnished upon written request to the Harris County Purchasing Agent.




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FISCAL FUNDING
A multi-year lease or lease/purchase arrangement (if requested by the Special Requirements/Instructions), or any contract continuing as a
result of an extension option, must include fiscal funding out. If, for any reason, funds are not appropriated to continue the lease or
contract, said lease or contract shall become null and void on the last day of the current appropriation of funds. After expiration of the
lease, leased equipment shall be removed by the offeror from the using department without penalty of any kind or form to Harris County.
All charges and physical activity related to delivery, installation, removal and redelivery shall be the responsibility of the offeror.

PRICING
Prices for all goods and/or services shall be firm for the duration of this contract and shall be stated on the Pricing/Delivery Information
form. Prices shall be all inclusive: No price changes, additions, or subsequent qualifications will be honored during the course of
the contract. All prices must be written in ink or typewritten. Pricing on all transportation, freight, drayage and other charges are to be
prepaid by the contractor and included in the bid prices. If there are any additional charges of any kind, other than those mentioned above,
specified or unspecified, offeror MUST indicate the items required and attendant costs or forfeit the right to payment for such items. Where
unit pricing and extended pricing differ, unit pricing prevails.

SILENCE OF SPECIFICATIONS
The apparent silence of specifications as to any detail, or the apparent omission from it of a detailed description concerning any point, shall
be regarded as meaning that only the best commercial practice is to prevail and that only material and workmanship of the finest quality are
to be used. All interpretations of specifications shall be made on the basis of this statement. The items furnished under this contract shall
be new, unused of the latest product in production to commercial trade and shall be of the highest quality as to materials used and
workmanship. Manufacturer furnishing these items shall be experienced in design and construction of such items and shall be an
established supplier of the item bid.

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
Offerors are responsible for including all pertinent product data in the returned bid package. Literature, brochures, data sheets,
specification information, completed forms requested as part of the bid package and any other facts which may affect the evaluation and
subsequent contract award should be included. Materials such as legal documents and contractual agreements, which the offeror wishes to
include as a condition of the bid, must also be in the returned bid package. Failure to include all necessary and proper supplemental
materials may be cause to reject the entire bid.

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS
Under the "Hazardous Communication Act", commonly known as the "Texas Right To Know Act", an offeror must provide to the County
with each delivery, material safety data sheets which are applicable to hazardous substances defined in the Act. Failure of the offeror to
furnish this documentation will be cause to reject any bid applying thereto.

NAME BRANDS
Specifications may reference name brands and model numbers. It is not the intent of Harris County to restrict these bids in such cases, but
to establish a desired quality level of merchandise or to meet a pre-established standard due to like existing items. Offerors may offer items
of equal stature and the burden of proof of such stature rests with offerors. Harris County shall act as sole judge in determining equality
and acceptability of products offered.

COLOR SELECTION
Determination of colors of materials is a right reserved by the using department unless otherwise specified in the bid. Unspecified colors
shall be quoted as standard colors, NOT colors which require upcharges or special handling. Unspecified fabrics or vinyls should be
construed as medium grade. If offeror fails to get color/material approvals prior to delivery of merchandise, the using department may
refuse to accept the items and demand correct shipment without penalty, subject to other legal remedies.

EVALUATION
Evaluation shall be used as a determinant as to which bid items or services are the most efficient and/or most economical for the County. It
shall be based on all factors which have a bearing on price and performance of the items in the user environment. All bids are subject to
tabulation by the Harris County Purchasing Department and recommendation to Harris County Commissioners Court. Compliance with all
bid requirements, delivery and needs of the using department are considerations in evaluating bids. Pricing is NOT the only criteria for
making a recommendation. The Harris County Purchasing Department reserves the right to contact any offeror, at any time, to clarify,
verify or request information with regard to any bid.

INSPECTIONS
Harris County reserves the right to inspect any item(s) or service location for compliance with specifications and requirements and needs of
the using department. If an offeror cannot furnish a sample of a bid item, where applicable, for review, or fails to satisfactorily show an
ability to perform, the County can reject the bid as inadequate.




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TESTING
Harris County reserves the right to test equipment, supplies, material and goods bid for quality, compliance with specifications and ability
to meet the needs of the user. Demonstration units must be available for review. Should the goods or services fail to meet requirements
and/or be unavailable for evaluation, the bid is subject to rejection.

DISQUALIFICATION OF OFFEROR
Upon signing this bid document, an offeror offering to sell supplies, materials, services, or equipment to Harris County certifies that the
offeror has not violated the antitrust laws of this state codified in Texas Business and Commerce Code §15.01, et seq., as amended, or the
federal antitrust laws, and has not communicated directly or indirectly the bid made to any competitor or any other person engaged in such
line of business. Any or all bids may be rejected if the County believes that collusion exists among the offerors. Bids in which the prices
are obviously unbalanced may be rejected. If multiple bids are submitted by a offeror and after the bids are opened, one of the bids is
withdrawn, the result will be that all of the bids submitted by that offeror will be withdrawn; however, nothing herein prohibits a vendor
from submitting multiple bids for different products or services.

AWARD
Harris County reserves the right to award this contract on the basis of LOWEST AND BEST BID in accordance with the laws of the State
of Texas, to waive any formality or irregularity, to make awards to more than one offeror, to reject any or all bids. In the event the lowest
dollar offeror meeting specifications is not awarded a contract, the offeror may appear before the Commissioners Court or Hospital District
Board of Managers, as applicable, and present evidence concerning his responsibility after officially notifying the Office of the Purchasing
Agent of his intent to appear.

ASSIGNMENT
The successful offeror may not assign, sell or otherwise transfer this contract without written permission of Harris County Commissioners
Court.

TERM CONTRACTS
If the contract is intended to cover a specific time period, the term will be given in the specifications under SCOPE.

MAINTENANCE
Maintenance required for equipment bid should be available in Harris County by a manufacturer-authorized maintenance facility. Costs
for this service shall be shown on the Pricing/Delivery Information form. If Harris County opts to include maintenance, it shall be so stated
in the purchase order and said cost will be included. Service will commence only upon expiration of applicable warranties and should be
priced accordingly.

CONTRACT OBLIGATION
Harris County Commissioners Court must award the contract and the County Judge or other person authorized by the Harris County
Commissioners Court must sign the contract before it becomes binding on Harris County or the offerors. Department heads are NOT
authorized to sign agreements for Harris County. Binding agreements shall remain in effect until all products and/or services covered by
this purchase have been satisfactorily delivered and accepted.

TITLE TRANSFER
Title and Risk of Loss of goods shall not pass to Harris County until Harris County actually receives and takes possession of the goods at
the point or points of delivery. Receiving times may vary with the using department. Generally, deliveries may be made between 8:30 a.m.
and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Offerors are advised to consult the using department for instructions. The place of delivery shall
be shown under the "Special Requirements/Instructions" section of this bid package and/or on the Purchase Order as a "Deliver To:"
address.

WARRANTIES
Offerors shall furnish all data pertinent to warranties or guarantees which may apply to items in the bid. Offerors may not limit or exclude
any implied warranties. Offeror warrants that product sold to the County shall conform to the standards established by the U.S.
Department of Labor under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. In the event product does not conform to OSHA Standards,
where applicable, Harris County may return the product for correction or replacement at the offeror's expense. If offeror fails to make the
appropriate correction within a reasonable time, Harris County may correct at the offeror's expense.

PURCHASE ORDER AND DELIVERY
The successful offeror shall not deliver products or provide services without a Harris County Purchase Order, signed by an authorized
agent of the Harris County Purchasing Department. The fastest, most reasonable delivery time shall be indicated by the offeror in the
proper place on the Pricing/Delivery Information form. Any special information concerning delivery should also be included, on a separate
sheet, if necessary. All items shall be shipped F.O.B. INSIDE DELIVERY unless otherwise stated in the specifications. This




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shall be understood to include bringing merchandise to the appropriate room or place designated by the using department. Every tender or
delivery of goods must fully comply with all provisions of these requirements and the specifications including time, delivery and quality.
Nonconformance shall constitute a breach which must be rectified prior to expiration of the time for performance. Failure to rectify within
the performance period will be considered cause to reject future deliveries and cancellation of the contract by Harris County without
prejudice to other remedies provided by law. Where delivery times are critical, Harris County reserves the right to award
accordingly.

CONTRACT RENEWALS
Renewals may be made ONLY by written agreement between Harris County and the offeror. Any price escalations are limited to those
stated by the offeror in the original bid.

INVOICES AND PAYMENTS
Offerors shall submit an original invoice on each purchase order or purchase release after each delivery, indicating the purchase order
number. Invoices must be itemized. Any invoice which cannot be verified by the contract price and/or is otherwise incorrect, will be
returned to the offeror for correction. Under term contracts, when multiple deliveries and/or services are required, the offeror may invoice
following each delivery and the County will pay on invoice. Contracts providing for a monthly charge will be billed and paid on a monthly
basis only. Prior to any and all payments made for good and/or services provided under this contract, the offeror should provide his
Taxpayer Identification Number or social security number as applicable. This information must be on file with the Harris County Auditor’s
office. Failure to provide this information may result in a delay in payment and/or back-up withholding as required by the Internal Revenue
Service.

TERMINATION
Harris County reserves the right to terminate the contract for default if offeror breaches any of the terms therein, including warranties of
offeror or if the offeror becomes insolvent or commits acts of bankruptcy. Such right of termination is in addition to and not in lieu of any
other remedies which Harris County may have in law or equity. Default may be construed as, but not limited to, failure to deliver the
proper goods and/or services within the proper amount of time, and/or to properly perform any and all services required to Harris County's
satisfaction and/or to meet all other obligations and requirements. Harris County may terminate the contract without cause upon thirty (30)
days written notice.

RECYCLED MATERIALS
Harris County encourages the use of products made of recycled materials and shall give preference in purchasing to products made of
recycled materials if the products meet applicable specifications as to quantity and quality. Harris County will be the sole judge in
determining product preference application.

SCANNED OR RE-TYPED RESPONSE
If in its bid response, offeror either electronically scans, re-types, or in some way reproduces the County's published bid package, then in
event of any conflict between the terms and provisions of the County's published bid specifications, or any portion thereof, and the terms
and provisions of the bid response made by offeror, the County's bid specifications as published shall control. Furthermore, if an alteration
of any kind to the County's published bid specifications is only discovered after the contract is executed and is or is not being performed,
the contract is subject to immediate cancellation.

FLOPPY DISK
If offeror obtained the bid specifications on a floppy disk in order to prepare a response, the bid must be submitted in hard copy according
to the instructions contained in this bid package. If, in its bid response, offeror makes any changes whatsoever to the County's published
bid specifications, the County's bid specifications as published shall control. Furthermore, if an alteration of any kind to the County's
published bid specifications is only discovered after the contract is executed and is or is not being performed, the contract is subject to
immediate cancellation.

YEAR 2000 COMPLIANCE
All products and/or services furnished as part of this contract must be year 2000 compliant. This applies to all computers including
hardware and software as well as all other commodities with date sensitive embedded chips.




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                            SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS

The following requirements and specifications supersede General Requirements where applicable. The
term “Harris County” is understood to include Harris County Hospital District.

SITE INSPECTION BY BIDDERS
Prospective bidders are required to visit the jobsite(s) to learn physical layout of the facilities, determine
the impact of security regulations on contractor's personnel as well as conveyance of food carts/trays to
consumers.

BID RETURN
A bid may be considered incomplete and unacceptable unless it contains all the following:
1.     a completed residency certification;
2.     appropriate bid sheet/pricing data including, but not limited to, description, unit price, and renewal
       verification;
3.     detailed specification data for goods supplies and/or detailed performance data for services to be
       rendered, including twenty-one day sample menus;
4.     current Insurance Certificate(s) - See Attachments A and B;
5.     completed Bidder Questionnaire (Attachment C);
6.     completed Vendor Reference form (Attachment D).

CONSIDERATION
The County retains the right to seek any additional information for clarification and/or verification of
bidders' intent, performance or documentation, at any time, from any source, and may rely on such legal
advice as may be applicable. All requirements in this document, whole or part, shall be fully governed by
the laws of the State of Texas. Any conflict between terms and provisions of this document, whole or part,
and bidders' document, this document shall govern. In any conflict of interpretation of any part of this
document, the County interpretation will govern.

EVALUATION AND AWARD
Harris County will evaluate all aspects of bid impact items, including but not limited to, compliance with
published specifications, bidder facilities, capabilities in terms of experience, skill, ability, business
practice, financial capacity, integrity, possession of the necessary facilities or equipment, previous
performance, reputation, and any other factor which could be relevant to determining successful, proficient,
efficient performance. Award will be made to the lowest and best bid as determined by the overall
evaluation. "Best bid" shall be interpreted as that which best supports the overall needs of the project and
end users in consideration of all appropriate factors which impact cost and performance.

INSURANCE
The contractor shall be responsible for complete insurance coverages as they apply and must include fire,
theft, liability, bodily injury, workman's compensation etc. in their coverage. The contractor shall submit
such certificates of insurance as are necessary to verify adequate coverage with the returned bid. NO
WORK ON THIS CONTRACT SHALL BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO APPROVAL OF INSURANCE
BY HARRIS COUNTY. (See Attachment "A") In addition, contractor must be able to meet requirements
as established for Workers' Compensation Sec. 110.110. Failure to submit the certificate(s) of insurance
with the bid may be cause to reject the entire bid.



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                    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS (Continued)

PURCHASE ORDER
Purchase orders will be issued by the County for each user identifying a specified amount of money.
Authorized personnel shall contact the supplier when additional service is necessary; however, the basic
requirement of providing prepared meals shall be an on-going fundamental requirement not dependent
upon daily contact with the exception of identifying the number of meals which may be required on a given
day.

INVOICING
All invoices shall be matched with delivery or receiving tickets for verification. All delivery or receiving
tickets must include an accurate description of the commodity delivered. Invoices will be handled through
the normal course of the County's auditing and payment process. Only charges for each meal as stated on
the bid sheet will be honored for payment of invoices.

Invoices shall be rendered in triplicate and itemized to show the ACTUAL number of meals served for
breakfast, for lunch, for dinner, evening snack, sports drink, etc. for each day of the week. In addition,
invoices must show the Harris County using department's name, address to which the food was delivered,
invoice number and the correct purchase order number.

Due to the nature of a fluctuating population, the County reserves the right to review all payments to
contractor by auditing at a later date. Subject to such audit, any over-payments may be recovered from the
contractor either by a required credit memorandum or the County will deduct overpayments from invoices
extant.

HEALTH INSPECTIONS
Health inspections of the kitchen and storage areas shall take place as required by law and/or upon request
of Purchasing and/or the using department for the purpose of maintaining appropriate compliance. Health
inspectors shall be allowed access to awardee’s food service area at any time. Purchasing shall be provided
with copies of said inspection.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
Contractor shall comply with all statutes, ordinances, regulations and requirements, for federal, state and
local as applicable to this service. Food service should meet all current regulations established by the
American Correctional Association, the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission Standards, the Food and
Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science as prescribed for inmates, the County Dietitian's
approval and applicable provisions of Art. 5115.1 Texas Civil Statutes Annotated. Vendor will abide by all
guidelines for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs provided by the Texas Department of
Human Services.

EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
Contractor shall provide preventive maintenance to County owned kitchen equipment at the Westside
facility only, along with all maintenance repairs and charges up to, but not exceeding, $300.00 for each of
the following items: dishwasher, walk-in freezer, deep fryers, convection oven, electric range, steamer,
steam kettle, mixer, frill, ice maker, coffee urn, disposal and related cooking equipment that is




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                     SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS (Continued)

not specifically listed. If an item cannot be repaired due to obsolescence, age, wear and tear or act of God,
the County will be responsible for its replacement. If an item cannot be repaired by virtue of negligence
and/or abuse of the item by the contractor, the contractor shall replace the item with a new, comparable unit
of the same type, kind, brand, etc. Harris County shall bear responsibility for maintenance of the vent hood,
all electrical and plumbing fixtures and outlets.

SUPPLIES
In addition to food, cookware, etc. as previously mentioned, the contractor shall furnish, at no cost to Harris
County, all cleaning supplies, all paper products, trays and food carts (as needed to replace existing trays
and food carts) for Westside Service Center. The Boot Camp will furnish such thermal trays and carriers as
are available now. All replacements will be the responsibility of the vendor. If none are available, supplier
shall furnish all.

CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Contractor shall be responsible for the following:
1. Provide all raw food products, prepared food products and consumable supply inventory such as
   napkins, trash liners, cookware, utensils, trays and flatware deemed necessary to facilitate preparation,
   and eating, of meals (ex. spatulas, pots, pans, spoons, forks, knives, etc.). Any and all replacements will
   be the responsibility of the vendor.
2. Neither the County nor HCCSCD will contribute to, or subsidize, equipment maintenance at the
   supplier’s facility.
3. Contractor shall maintain a high sanitation level including daily cleaning and housekeeping in the food
   preparation, service, receiving and storage areas of their facility.
4. Employees assigned to duty must submit to periodic health examinations at least as frequently and as
   required by law, and submit satisfactory evidence of compliant health conforming to all health
   regulations in the form of a valid food handlers certificate. Copies of these must be furnished on request
   for review by the Purchasing Department.
5. No user shall have responsibility for pickup or delivery of any food for any meal at any time.           All
   meals, in their entirety, must be furnished and delivered to the user by the contractor as       part of the
   cost per meal. No additional charge will be accepted.
6. Make certain that all necessary forms are filled out and submitted to the user for verification.       This
   activity will be required prior to submitting the invoices for payment. No special routing of invoices
   will be made to accommodate supplier cash flow issues.
7. Adhere to all other provisions outlined in this document.

NONPERFORMANCE BY CONTRACTOR
Contractor may be placed on probation and/or the contract may be canceled or terminated, by the County,
for any or all of the following:
1.      Failure to meet and maintain minimum quality or performance standards set forth in this document
        and/or any subsequent documents related to this contract.
2.      Failure to consistently adhere to the dietary requirements set forth by the American Correctional
        Association, the Federal School Lunch Program, the Food and Nutrition Board of the National
        Academy of Science and a recognized County dietitian.
3.      Failure to cure any deficiencies found as a result of tests, inspections or other analyses or
        performance of product and/or services.



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                     SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS (Continued)

4.      Failure to provide any and all necessary documentation as may be required by any of the
        jurisdictions in #2 above in a timely manner.
5.      Failure to meet and maintain the 4500 calorie/day requirement.
6.      Service to Harris County shall be on a full service basis NOT contingent upon service to any
        Other entity or facility under any circumstances. Failure to provide the necessary and
        appropriate level of service will be cause to terminate the agreement without notice and/or reject
future bids due to nonperformance.

Probation shall be a one month period during which complete remedy is required. Failure to rectify within
that time will result in contract cancellation or termination. Under conditions of probation, cancellation or
termination, supplier shall not be entitled to damages or compensation beyond payment for goods and/or
services already rendered thru the end of the probation period and the County shall not suffer any penalties
or liquidated damages as a result of this action.

ADDITIONS/DELETIONS
In the event it becomes necessary to add or delete departments receiving this service, the following
parameters shall apply.
1. Purchasing will notify the supplier in writing and establish an effective date at which a department will
    begin or cease service.
2. Purchasing will issue a Change of Contract defining the nature of revisions, including but not limited
    to, locations, times/dates of service, amounts of meals, etc. Contractor must sign this change in order to
    be paid for services added.
3. Supplier shall review requirements with a new user so that a mutual understanding exists with regard to
    dietary requirements, etc. It is intended that all aspects of the original agreement shall remain intact and
    only amounts of meals served and location may change.
4. If another department is added, a new and separate purchase order must be issued to cover services to
    that department and all meals/services to that user must be applied to the appropriate purchase order.
    Invoicing and payment procedures remain the same.
5. Meal prices for services shall be firm for the duration of the contract; however, in the event a
    department is added, the County reserves the right to review costs and adjust downward on the basis of
    volume. No increase in the cost of meals will be considered unless the County increases the amounts of
    food/meal and/or caloric value/meal.




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                                             SPECIFICATIONS

        TERM CONTRACT FOR FOOD CATERING SERVICES FOR HARRIS COUNTY


SCOPE
Harris County invites qualified vendors to bid on preparing and providing three fully-prepared meals each
day, seven days per week, for juvenile and adult probationers and staff located at four locations for a period
of l1 months beginning on or about October l, 2001 and ending August 31, 2002. The agreement shall
remain in force until all services ordered prior to the expiration date have been satisfactorily delivered and
accepted. If you need additional bid information, please contact Laurie Wainwright at 7l3-755-6597.
Contact the following person for an inspection of the facilities:

Westside Service Center -                              Joe Santana (281) 597-6630
Delta Boot Camp –                                      Larry Smith (713) 394-4600
Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections – Paul Becker (281) 459-8009 or
                                                       Bob Spears (281) 459-8066

RENEWAL CONTRACT
Harris County wishes to consider an option to renew this agreement for two (2) additional years, based on
the same terms, conditions and pricing as the original year. Once the renewal is exhausted, the contract is
subject to rebid. A bidder not wishing to consider the renewal should write “N.A.” in the space provided
for the year indicated.

Harris County retains the option to rebid at anytime if in its best interest and is not automatically
bound to renewal.

LOCATIONS
At this time, it is intended that four locations be serviced:

Westside Service Center                                         Delta Boot Camp
3203 South Dairy Ashford                                        9120 Katy Hockley

Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department
Boot Camp                                               RSAT Facility
2310-1/2 Atascocita Road                                2312 Atascocita Road

Harris County reserves the right to add locations on an as-needed basis at the same cost as the facility to
which it is closest. In the event such arrangement is unsatisfactory, the County may opt to choose an
alternate means of meeting its needs up to and including a rebid of the entire contract. All criteria stated
herein shall apply to all these and future users unless otherwise noted.




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                                     SPECIFICATIONS (Continued)

Westside Service Annex and Delta Boot Camp
The Westside Command Station Annex is located at 3203 South Dairy Ashford, Houston, Texas, 77082
and Delta Boot Camp is located at 9120 Katy Hockley, Katy, TX. Each has a kitchen facility available for
food preparation. A combination of approximately 225 meals are to be prepared on site daily at Westside
and 550 meals per day at Delta. Meal times are approximately:

       Breakfast               7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
       Lunch                   ll:30 a.m. to l2:00 noon
       Dinner                  5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
       Evening Snack           Time to be set jointly by Juvenile Probation and the Contractor.

Contractor is required to transport food from the preparation area to clients in pre-heated trays (i.e. plugged
in carts).

A Temperature Log form and three forms for the School Lunch Program are required by these locations in
order to process payments. Sample copies are available from Westside.

Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department
The HCCSC locations to be serviced are the Boot Camp at 2310-1/2 Atascocita Rd, Humble, Texas, and
the RSAT facility at 2312 Atascocita Road, Humble, Texas. HCCSC will depend on the vendor to
designate a dietitian. It is anticipated that this facility may serve approximately 385+ inmates, however, the
population may be as low as +/-100. Therefore, pricing of meals is requested based upon ranges of inmate
population as stated on the bid sheet. Meals shall be served with the following schedule. HCCSC reserves
to right to change meal times. The current meal schedule is as follows

       Breakfast              5:00 a.m.
       Lunch                  11:00 a.m.
       Dinner          4:30 p.m.

Fruit shall be served three times daily of which one must always be a banana.

Occasionally sack lunches will be requested in lieu of a cooked lunch. Advance notice will be provided.
Each sack lunch shall consist of two sandwiches, one bag of chips, two cookies, one fruit, one packet of
mustard, one pickle relish and one fruit juice. NO TURKEY PRODUCTS MAY BE SERVED, ONLY
GOOD QUALITY LUNCHEON MEATS.

A "sports drink" i.e. Gatorade or Exceed, shall be supplied each day at times designated by HCCSC. Said
drink may be of various flavors, approximately twelve 3 pound 4.9 ounce packets per day. This amount
may increase during summer months.




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                                     SPECIFICATIONS (Continued)

QUANTITIES
Exact quantities of meals to be served are undetermined at this time; however, estimates based on history
within the location are provided. Harris County reserves the right to add to or subtract from the number of
meals needed on any given day due to the fluctuation of inmate population. Quantities shown in this bid
will be used as part of the bid evaluation; however, actual daily quantities will be supplied by user staff and
may be more or less than the estimates. Payments will be based on the actual number of meals served at
each location.

Three meals per day and evening snack, or as specified by user, shall provide a daily minimum of 4,500
calories/day including, but not limited to, orange juice for breakfast each day, milk for breakfast and lunch
each day, plus an alternative drink for the third meal each day. The Boot Camp also requires periodic use of
a sports drink.

MENUS
Contractor shall adhere to all National School Lunch Program rules and regulations as well as those
standards listed previously. Sample menus are included in this package (Attachment E). Bidders must
submit a regular menu detailing, at a minimum, a twenty-one day, non-repetitive meal plan with specific
portion sizes (indicating raw or cooked weight as appropriate) having a caloric content of 4,500 calories per
day at each location. Bidders must include a special menu of proposed meals for special, modified, medical
and/or religious diets (salt free, bland, Muslim, etc.) and seasonal variations.

Both regular and special menus shall be reviewed and must be approved by a bona fide registered dietitian
of the County’s choice to assure that it meets or exceeds the applicable dietary standards for adult residents
nutritional and caloric content as established by the American Correctional Association, et al.

Bidders may, from time to time, need to make menu substitutions/revisions mandated by market
conditions. All menu revisions shall be subject to review by the using department and the County dietitian
for compliance with the various criteria of the above jurisdictions. If any menu is unacceptable, the County
reserves the right to reject the substitute as non-compliant. If a simple revision of these menus is necessary,
the County will require such revisions be made in order to assure that all criteria are met. These revisions
must be made within the per meal bid price. No price increases will be entertained in order to bring
any bid into compliance and no price increases will be entertained for the duration of the agreement.

Certain specific requirements with regard to certain foods are stated herein. Menu products stated in the
menu schedule, as well as those not identified, must meet these precise food specifications.

ACA and the National School Lunch Program require the maintenance of logs and records as part of their
criteria for funding. The contractor must keep these logs and records and MUST furnish them to the user
staff in a timely fashion according to requirements of the appropriate jurisdiction. Failure to supply the logs
and/or records and/or present these to the County in a timely fashion may retard payments and/or be cause
to place the contractor on probation or terminate or cancel this agreement.




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                                    SPECIFICATIONS (Continued)

The following directives with regard to foods being used to satisfy requirements of this agreement are
included:

1. Foods that have an expired shelf life may NOT be provided for consumption by the inmates or staff.
    The shelf life shall be determined by the date stamped on the product by the producer.

2. Foods that come from opened or leaking containers (liquid) or from packages with broken seals may
   NOT be provided.

3. Foods that display signs of mold, spoilage, decomposition or putrefaction may NOT be served or mixed
   with other foods.

4. All prepared foods shall be thoroughly cooked. Contractor is required to maintain a temperature equal
   to or exceeding 140 degrees F for all heated food items and equal to or exceeding 100 degrees F during
   delivery of heated items, and temperature not to exceed 45 degrees F for all chilled items delivered.
   Said temperature must be maintained until the food is served. Contractor may be subject to legal action
   in the event improperly prepared foods are served and subsequently cause illness, infection or other
   physical harm to someone who has ingested the food.

5. All foods will be prepared and served to the residents in a buffet style/steam table manner, with
   contractor providing all equipment for serving needs.

6. Foods must be as fresh as is reasonably possible including produce items, breads and dairy products.
   Harris County reserves the right to inspect all foods being prepared on any given day. If product fails to
   meet these standards, the County may require replacement of product prior to the meal being served or
   may impose liquidated damages for that entire meal (total meals served) at a rate of 30% of the meal
   cost for that meal on that day.

COMMODITIES
Contractor shall utilize surplus non-food commodities provided by Harris County and credit the County in
the invoice process for these commodities.




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                                PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION

CLASS 1 - WESTSIDE SERVICE CENTER
Successful bidder shall furnish three (3) meals a day, seven (7) days a week for juvenile offenders and staff
personnel at the Westside Command Station Annex, per specifications, with meals prepared on site.

Price paid will be based on the actual number of Inmates/meal (with paper goods, utensils, etc.)

                                 $/Meal @        8 oz.Sports      Total $/Day         Total/Yr.
Inmates and Staff             3/day w/fruit   drnk w/meal

1. 0-100 Inmates               $________        $_________        $_________         $__________

2. 101-200 Inmates             $_______         $_________       $_________          $__________

Sport Drink (specify brand being furnished):
_____________________________________________________

This will be treated as an add-on cost to prices listed above for meals.

Price paid will be based on the actual number of inmates/meal.


CLASS 1 - DELTA BOOT CAMP
Successful bidder shall furnish three (3) meals a day, seven (7) days a week for juvenile offenders and staff
personnel at the Delta Boot Camp, per specifications, with meals prepared on site.

Price paid will be based on the actual number of Inmates/meal (with paper goods, utensils, etc.)

                                 $/Meal @        8 oz.Sports      Total $/Day         Total/Yr.
Inmates and Staff             3/day w/fruit   drnk w/meal

1. 0-100 Inmates               $________        $_________        $_________         $__________

3. 101-200 Inmates             $_______         $_________       $_________          $__________

Sport Drink (specify brand being furnished):
_____________________________________________________

This will be treated as an add-on cost to prices listed above for meals.

Price paid will be based on the actual number of inmates/meal.




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                          PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION (Continued


CLASS 2 - HARRIS COUNTY COMMUNITY SUPERVISON AND CORRECTIONS
DEPARTMENT BOOT CAMP AND RSAT FACILITY
Price paid will be based on the actual number of probationers/meal, served from supplier location (with
paper goods, utensils, etc.)

                               $/Meal @          $/8 oz.Sports    Total $/Day     Total/Yr.
                               3/day w/fruit    drnk w/meal

1. 0-100 Probationers          $_______         $________        $________      $_________

2. 101-384 Probationers        $_______         $________        $________       $_________

3. 385-485 Probationers        $_______         $________        $________       $_________

4. 485+ Probationers $_______           $________        $________         $_________

Sport Drink (specify brand being furnished):
_____________________________________________________

This will be treated as an add-on cost to prices listed above for meals.

Price paid will be based on the actual number of probationers/meal.



RENEWAL
Vendor agrees to continue this contract for additional time under the same terms and conditions pricing as
the original year. (See Renewal Option page 11).

Renewal Year l (2002-2003)       ____________

Renewal Year 2 (2003-2004)       ____________




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                                         RESIDENCE CERTIFICATION


Pursuant to Texas Government Code §2252.001 et seq., as amended, Harris County requests Residence
Certification. §2252.001 et seq. of the Government Code provides some restrictions on the awarding of
governmental contracts; pertinent provisions of §2252.001 are stated below:

       (3)      "Nonresident bidder" refers to a person who is not a resident.

       (4)      "Resident bidder" refers to a person whose principal place of business is in this state, including a
       contractor whose ultimate parent company or majority owner has its principal place of business in this state.



      I certify that ______________________________________ is a Resident Bidder of Texas as
                                  [Company Name]
       defined in Government Code §2252.001.


     I certify that ______________________________________ is a Nonresident Bidder as
                                  [Company Name]
      defined in Government Code §2252.001 and our principal place of business is

      _________________________________.
              [City and State]




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                                                ATTACHMENT E

                                 MINIMUM INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS



     •          The contractor shall, at all times during the term of this contract, maintain insurance
                coverage with not less than the type and requirements shown below. Such insurance is to
                be provided at the sole cost of the contractor. These requirements do not establish limits of
                the contractor's liability.

     •          All policies of insurance shall waive all rights of subrogation against the County, its
                officers, employees and agents.

     •          Upon request, certified copies of original insurance policies shall be furnished to Harris
                County.

     •          The County reserves the right to require additional insurance should it be deemed necessary.

A.       Workers' Compensation (with Waiver of subrogation to Harris County) Employer's Liability,
         including all states, U.S. Longshoremen, Harbor Workers and other endorsements, if applicable
         to the Project.

         Statutory, and Bodily Injury by Accident: $100,000 each employee. Bodily Injury by Disease:
         $500,000 policy limit $100,000 each employee.


B.       Commercial General Liability Occurrence Form including, but not limited to, Premises and
         Operations, Products Liability Broad Form Property Damage, Contractual Liability, Personal and
         Advertising Injury Liability and where the exposure exists, coverage for watercraft, blasting
         collapse, and explosions, blowout, cratering and underground damage.

         $300,000 each occurrence Limit Bodily Injury and Property Damage Combined $300,000 Products-
         Completed Operations Aggregate Limit $500,000 Per Job Aggregate $300,000 Personal and
         Advertising Injury Limit. Harris County shall be named as "additional insured" on commercial
         general liability policy.


C.       Automobile Liability Coverage:

         $300,000 Combined Liability Limits. Bodily Injury and Property Damage Combined. Harris
         County shall be named as "additional insured" on automobile policy.

Revised 12/00




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                                                     ATTACHMENT f

         TWCC RULE 110.110 WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE

If this bid/proposal package is for a building or construction contract, all of the provisions of this rule as shown below apply.
Since this is a mandatory requirement, cost increases should not be experienced because of the need to comply with the Texas
Workers' Compensation Law. For additional information contact the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission, Southfield
Building, 400 S. IH-35, Austin, Texas 78704-7491, (512) 440-3618.

A.       Definitions:

                  Certificate of coverage ("Certificate") - A copy of a certificate of insurance, a certificate of authority to self-
                  insure issued by the commission, or a coverage agreement, TWCC-81, TWCC-82, TWCC-83, or TWCC-84
                  showing statutory workers' compensation insurance coverage for the person's or entity's employees providing
                  services on a project, for the duration of the project.

                  Duration of the project - Includes the time from the beginning of the work on the project until the
                  contractor's/person's work on the project has been completed and accepted by the governmental entity.

                  Persons providing services on the project ("subcontractor" in §406.096) - Includes all persons or entities
                  performing all or part of the services the contractor has undertaken to perform on the project, regardless of
                  whether that person contracted directly with the contractor and regardless of whether that person has
                  employees. This includes, without limitation, independent contractors, subcontractors, leasing companies,
                  motor carriers, owner-operators, employees of any such entity, or employees of any entity which furnishes
                  persons to provide services on the project. "Services" include, without limitation, providing, hauling or
                  delivering equipment or materials, or providing labor, transportation, or other service related to a project.
                  "Services" does not include activities unrelated to the project, such as food/beverage vendors, office supply
                  deliveries, and delivery of portable toilets.

B.       The Contractor shall provide coverage, based on proper reporting of classification codes and payroll amounts and filing
         of any coverage agreements, which meets the statutory requirements of Texas Labor Code, Section 401.011(44) for all
         employees of the contractor providing services on the project, for the duration of the project.

C.       The Contractor must provide a certificate of coverage to the governmental entity prior to being awarded the contract.

D.       If the coverage period shown on the Contractor's current certificate of coverage ends during the duration of the project,
         the Contractor must, prior to the end of the coverage period, file a new certificate of coverage with the governmental
         entity showing that coverage has been extended.

E.       The Contractor shall obtain from each person providing services on a project, and provide to the governmental entity:

         (1)      A certificate of coverage, prior to that person beginning work on the project, so the governmental entity will
                  have on file certificates of coverage showing coverage for all persons providing services on the project; and

         (2)      No later than seven (7) days after receipt by the Contractor, a new certificate of coverage showing extension of
                  coverage, if the coverage period shown on the current certificate of coverage ends during the duration of the
                  project.

F.       The Contractor shall retain all required certificates of coverage for the duration of the project and for one (1) year
         thereafter.

G.       The Contractor shall notify the governmental entity in writing by certified mail or personal delivery, within ten (10) days
         after the contractor knew or should have known, of any change that materially affects the provision of coverage of any
         person providing services on the project.
H.       The Contractor shall post on each project site a notice, in the text, form and manner prescribed by the Texas Workers'
         Compensation Commission, informing all persons providing services on the project that they are required to be covered,
         and stating how a person may verify coverage and report lack of coverage.



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I.   The Contractor shall contractually require each person with whom it contracts to provide services on a project to:

     (1)      Provide coverage, based on reporting of classification codes and payroll amounts and filing of any coverage
              agreements, which meets the statutory requirements of Texas Labor Code, Section 401.011(44) for all its
              employees providing services on the project, for the duration of the project.

     (2)      Provide to the Contractor, prior to that person beginning work on the project a certificate of coverage showing
              that coverage is being provided for all employees of the person providing services on the project, for the
              duration of the project.

     (3)      Provide the Contractor, prior to the end of coverage period, a new certificate of coverage showing extension of
              coverage, if the coverage period shown on the current certificate of coverage ends during the duration of the
              project.

     (4)      Obtain from each other person with whom it contracts, and provide to the Contractor:

              (a)       A certificate of coverage, prior to the other person beginning work on the project, and

              (b)       a new certificate of coverage showing extension of coverage, prior to the end of the coverage period,
                        if the coverage period shown on the current certificate of coverage ends during the duration of the
                        project;

     (5)      Retain all required certificates of coverage on file for the duration of the project and for one (1) year thereafter.

     (6)      Notify the government entity in writing by certified mail or personal delivery, within ten (10) days after the
              person knew or should have known, of any change that materially affects the provision of coverage of any
              person providing services on the project; and

     (7)      Contractually require each person with whom it contracts, to perform as required by paragraphs (1) - (7), with
              the certificates of coverage to be provided to the person for whom they are providing services.

J.   By signing this contract or providing or causing to be provided a certificate of coverage, the Contractor is representing
     to the governmental entity that all employees of the contractor who will provide services on the project will be covered
     by workers' compensation coverage for the duration of the project, that the coverage will be based on proper reporting of
     classification codes and payroll amounts, and that all coverage agreements will be filed with the appropriate insurance
     carrier or, in the case of a self-insured, with the commission's Division of Self-Insurance Regulation. Providing false or
     misleading information may subject the contractor to administrative penalties, criminal penalties, civil penalties, or other
     civil actions.

K.   The Contractor's failure to comply with any of these provisions is a breach of contract by the contractor which entitles
     the governmental entity to declare the contract void if the Contractor does not remedy the breach within ten (10) days
     after receipt of notice of breach from the governmental entity.




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                                      BIDDER QUESTIONNAIRE

The following questions MUST be answered as fully as possible and included in your returned bid.
Answers should be concentrated on their relevance to your business within Harris County, Texas. Failure to
respond adequately may be cause to reject your bid.

1.     Give full company name, street address.
       _________________________________________________________________________

2.     How long have you been in the meal catering business? ___________________________
       In Houston? ______________________________________________________________

3.     Is your company single site or multi-location? ___________________________________
       If multiple, how many? _____________________________________________________

4.     Is your company operating outside Houston (i.e. nationally configured)?
       ______________________________________________________________

5.     Meals will be prepared at (check as applies): ________ Westside; ________ Supplier’s place of
       business; ________ Other

6.     If meals prepared at supplier place of business, give street address.
       _________________________________________________________________________

7.     Have you visited the jobsites? ________________________________________________

8.     Who is your primary/major supplier for:

       Meats: __________________________________________________________________

       Produce: _________________________________________________________________

       Bakery items: _____________________________________________________________

       Dairy items: ______________________________________________________________

       Grocery items: ____________________________________________________________

9.     What quality controls do you exert to be sure that foods you prepare for serving are still suitable for
       consumption, i.e. not outdated, soured, molded, rotted, etc.? Attach additional sheets if necessary to
       adequately explain.
       _________________________________________________________________________
       _________________________________________________________________________
       _________________________________________________________________________
       _________________________________________________________________________




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                             BIDDER QUESTIONNAIRE (Continued)

10.   Are you prepared now to meet the quality standards as set out by the various agencies enumerated
      in this bid? _____________________________________________________

      If not, explain what you need to do on Attachment B.

11.   What is the average number of meals your company serves each day in Harris County? (Do NOT
      include meals served TO Harris County institutions.)
      _________________________________________________________________________

12.   How many individual accounts does your company have which require service of 200 or more
      meals at a time at a single location?
      _________________________________________________________________________

13.   How many food service vehicles does your company have to transport hot and cold prepared foods
      to user locations?
      _________________________________________________________________________

14.   Identify the make, model, type and size of transport vehicle:
      _________________________________________________________________________
      _________________________________________________________________________

15.   Are you set up to handle USDA Commodities? __________________________________

16.   Are you using a cook/chill system for meal preparation? If not, what? Explain.
      _________________________________________________________________________
      _________________________________________________________________________
      _________________________________________________________________________
      _________________________________________________________________________

17.   Harris County has intentionally furnished sample menus for user review. You will be expected to
      furnish meals based on your own menus, including variations as specified without substitution. If a
      substitution is mandated by market conditions, prior approval of the substitution MUST be obtained
      from an appropriate authority in the using department BEFORE IT MAY BE SERVED-EACH
      TIME A SUBSTITUTION IS SOUGHT. Should the supplier fail to maintain compliance with this
      requirement, Harris County may cancel/terminate this agreement without notice and/or seek such
      legal remedies as may be available. Do you understand this provision?

                     YES ______________            NO ______________

18.   Does your company have an adequate supply of regulatory agency forms which are required to
      document your compliance with their requirements? If not, are you aware they must be completed
      as part of the process which approves payment and that without your supplying appropriate
      documentation, payments will be slowed or withheld as necessary?

                     YES _______________                     NO ______________



                                                                                         Page 22 of 27
                           BIDDER QUESTIONNAIRE (Continued)


19.   What method will you use to credit the County for the use of USDA Commodities? Explain.
      _________________________________________________________________________
      _________________________________________________________________________
      _________________________________________________________________________
      _________________________________________________________________________




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                                          ATTACHMENT h

                                      VENDOR REFERENCES

List three (3) references of present or past customers, other than Harris County, where service of similar
scope has been performed in the last 12-Months.

1.     NAME: _________________________________________________________________

       ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________

       TELEPHONE NO.: _______________________________________________________

       CONTACT PERSON:                                   TITLE:_____________________

       SCOPE OF WORK: _______________________________________________________
       _________________________________________________________________________

       CONTRACT PERIOD:_____________________________________________________

2.     NAME: _________________________________________________________________

       ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________

       TELEPHONE NO.: _______________________________________________________

       CONTACT PERSON:                                   TITLE:_____________________

       SCOPE OF WORK: _______________________________________________________
       _________________________________________________________________________

       CONTRACT PERIOD:_____________________________________________________

3.     NAME: _________________________________________________________________

       ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________

       TELEPHONE NO.: _______________________________________________________

       CONTACT PERSON:                                   TITLE:_____________________

       SCOPE OF WORK: _______________________________________________________
       _________________________________________________________________________

       CONTRACT PERIOD:_____________________________________________________




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                                         ATTACHMENT I
                                        SAMPLE MENUS
                          (VENDORS: BASE YOUR MENUS ON 4500 CALORIES)

SAMPLE MENU - WEEK ONE
               BREAKFAST                                     LUNCH                                DINNER
MONDAY
Banana, 1 medium                        Beef, Macaroni & Tomato Casserole, 6oz.   Turkey ala King, 4 oz.
Sausage Patty, 2 oz.                    Greens Beans, 4 oz.                       Spinach, 4 oz.
Waffles, 2 ea.                          Carrots, 4 oz.                            Pickled Beets & Onion, 4 oz.
Syrup, 1 pc.                            Butter, 1 pat                             Cornbread, 1/54
Butter, 1 pat                           Bread, 2 sl.                              Butter, 1/54
Grits, 4 oz.                            Chocolate Cake. 1/54                      Plain Cake, 1/54
Beverage 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)    Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)     Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)

TUESDAY
Orange, 1 medium                        Baked Ham, 3 oz.                          Sloppy Joes, 4 oz.
Cream Ground Beef, 2 oz.                Yam Patties, 1 ea.                        Hamburger Bun, 1 ea.
Hashbrowns, 4 oz.                       Turnip Greens, 4 oz.                      Lyonnaise Potatoes, 4 oz.
Biscuit, 1 ea.                          Blackeyed Peas, 4 oz.                     Pinto Beans, 4 oz.
Butter, 1 pat                           Cornbread, 1/54                           Plain cake, 1/54
Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)   Butter, 1 pat                             Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)
                                        Peanut Butter cake, 1/54
                                        Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)
WEDNESDAY
Orange, 1 medium                        Baked Chicken, 1/4                        Baked Ham, 3 oz.
Boiled Eggs, 2 ea.                      AuGratin Potatoes, 4 oz.                  Yam Patties, 4 oz.
Hashbrowns, 4 oz.                       Mixed Vegetables, 4 oz.                   Green Beans, 4 oz.
Cream Gravy, 2 oz.                      Bread, 2 slices                           Yellow Squash, 4 oz.
Biscuit, 1 ea.                          Butter, 1 pat                             Cornbread, 1/54
Butter, 1 pat                           Cookies, 2 ea.                            Butter, 1 pat
Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)   Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)     Applesauce Cake, 1/54
                                                                                  Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)
THURSDAY
Apple, 1 medium                         Roast Turkey, 3 oz.                       Hamburgers, 4 oz.
Scrambled Eggs, 4 oz.                   Mashed Potatoes, 4 oz.                    Hamburger Bun, 1 ea.
Sausage Patty, 2 oz.                    Turkey Gravy, 2 oz.                       Potato Chips, 1 pk.
Biscuit, 1 ea.                          Hominy, 4 oz.                             Baked Beans, 4 oz.
Grits, 4 oz.                            Cranberry Sauce, 4 oz.                    Shredded Lettuce, Tomato Slice
Butter, 1 pat                           Bread, 2 sl.                              Onion, Pickles
Jelly, 1 pc.                            Cookies, 2 ea.                            Salad Dressing
Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)   Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)     Chocolate Cake, 1/54
                                                                                  Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)
FRIDAY
Banana, 1 medium                        Italian Spaghetti, 4 oz.                  Tuna & Noodle Casserole, 6 oz.
Sausage Patty, 2 oz.                    Meatballs, 8 oz.                          Green Beans, 4 oz.
Cream of Wheat, 4 oz.                   Spinach, 4 oz.                            Carrots, 4 oz.
French Toast, 2 ea.                     Crowder Peas, 4 oz.                       Cornbread, 1/54
Syrup, 1 pc.                            Garlic Bread, 2 sl.                       Butter, 1 pat
Butter, 1 pat                           White Cake, 1/54                          Cookies, 2 ea.
Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)   Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)     Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)

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SATURDAY
Orange, 1 medium                        Chicken Fried Steak, 4 oz.              Burritos, 1 ea., 4 oz.
Boiled Eggs, 2 ea.                      Mashed Potatoes, 4 oz.                  Chili Gravy, 2 oz.
Biscuit, 1 ea.                          Cream Gravy, 2 oz.                      Rice, 4 oz.
Butter, 1 ea.                           Blackeyed Peas, 4 oz.                   Refried Beans, 4 oz.
Jelly, 1 pc,                            Corn, 4 oz.                             Cornbread, 1/54
Oatmeal, 4 oz.                          Cornbread, 1/54                         Cookies, 2 ea.
Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)   Butter, 1 pat                           Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)
                                        Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)
SUNDAY
Orange, 1 medium                        Baked Chicken, 1/4                      Ground Ham & Cheese Sandwich, 2 ea.
Scrambled Eggs, 4 oz.                   Mashed Potatoes, 4 oz.                   1 oz. Meat, 2 oz. Cheese
Oatmeal, 4 oz.                          Chicken Gravy, 2 oz.                    Baked Beans, 4 oz.
Biscuit, 1 ea.                          Field Peas, 4 oz.                       Potato Chips, 1 pk.
Butter, 1 pat                           Cornbread, 1/54                         Yellow Cake, 1/54
Jelly, 1 pc,                            Butter, 1 pat                           Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)
Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)   Pound Cake, 1/54
                                        Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)

SAMPLE MENU - WEEK TWO
               BREAKFAST                                     LUNCH                              DINNER
MONDAY
Banana, 1 medium                        Roast Turkey, 4 oz.                     BBQ Beef, 4 oz.
Scrambled Eggs, 4 oz.                   Turkey Gravy, 2 oz.                     Hamburger Bun, 1 ea.
Oatmeal, 4 oz.                          Rice, 4 oz.                             O'Brien Potatoes, 4 oz.
Biscuit, 1 ea.                          Field Peas, 4 oz.                       Pinto Bean, 4 oz.
Butter, 1 pat                           Cranberry Sauce, 2 tbsp.                Yellow Cake, 1 /54
Jelly, 1 pc.                            Cornbread, 1/54                         Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)
Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)   Butter, 1 pat
                                        Cookies, 2 ea.
                                        Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)
TUESDAY
Orange, 1 medium                        Braised Pork Chops, 4 oz.               Salisbury Steak, 4 oz.
Sausage Patty, 2 oz.                    Brown Gravy, 2 oz.                      Brown Gravy, 2 oz.
Waffles, 2 ea.                          Mashed Potatoes, 4 oz.                  Rice, 4 oz.
Syrup, 2 oz.                            Buttered Carrots, 4 oz.                 Hominy, 4 oz.
Butter, 1 pat                           Mixed Greens, 4 oz.                     June Peas, 4 oz.
Grits, 4 oz.                            Cornbread, 1/54                         Wheat Bread, 2 sl.
Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)   Butter, 1 pat                           Butter, 1 pat
                                        Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)   Orange Cake, 1/54
                                                                                Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)
WEDNESDAY
Orange, 1 medium                        Baked Chicken, 1/4                      Baked Ham, 3 oz.
Boiled Eggs, 2 ea.                      AuGratin Potatoes, 4 oz.                Yam Patties, 4 oz.
Hashbrowns, 4 oz.                       Mixed Vegetables, 4 oz.                 Green Beans, 4 oz.
Cream Gravy, 2 oz.                      Bread, 2 sl.                            Yellow Squash, 4 oz.
Biscuit, 1 ea.                          Butter, 1 pat                           Cornbread, 1/54
Butter, 1 pat                           Cookies, 2 ea.                          Butter, 1 pat
Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)   Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)   Applesauce Cake, 1/54
                                                                                Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)

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THURSDAY
Banana, 1 medium                         Macaroni, Beef & Tomato Casserole, 6 oz.   Beef Luncheon Steak, 4 oz.
Sausage Patty, 2 oz.                     Peas, 4 oz.                                Brown Gravy, 2 oz.
Cream of Wheat, 4 oz.                    Buttered Carrots, 4 oz.                    Mashed Potatoes, 4 oz.
French Toast, 2 sl.                      Bread, 2 sl.                               Turnip Greens, 4 oz.
Syrup, 2 oz.                             Butter, 1 pat                              Cornbread, 1/54
Butter, 1 pat                            Lemon Cake, 1/54                           Chocolate Cookies, 2 ea.
Beverage, 8 oz. ( fruit juice or milk)   Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)      Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)

FRIDAY
Orange, 1 medium                         Baked Fish, 4 oz.                          Hamburgers, 4 oz.
Scrambled Eggs, 4 oz.                    Tarter Sauce, 2 oz.                        Hamburger Bun, 1 ea.
Bacon, 2 sl.                             Macaroni and Cheese, 4 oz.                 Potato Chips, 1 pk.
Biscuit, 1 ea.                           Spinach, 4 oz.                             Shredded Lettuce, tomato slice
Butter, 1 pat                            Green Beans, 4 oz.                         Onion, Pickles, Mustard
Jelly, 1 pc.                             Cornbread, 1/54                            Plain Cake, 1/54
Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)    Butter, 1 pat                              Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)
                                         Cookies, 2 ea.
                                         Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)
SATURDAY
Orange, 1 medium                         Chicken Fried Steak, 4 oz.                 Smoked Sausage, 3 oz.
Ground Bologna, 4 oz.                    Mashed Potatoes, 4 oz.                     Blackeyed Peas, 4 oz.
Hashbrowns, 4 oz.                        Cream Gravy, 2 oz.                         Dirty Rice, 4 oz.
Cream Gravy, 2 oz.                       Green Beans, 4 oz.                         Collard Greens, 4 oz.
Biscuit, 1 ea.                           Carrots, 4 oz.                             Cornbread, 1/54
Butter, 1 pat                            Bread, 2 sl.                               Butter, 1 pat
Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)    Butter, 1 pat                              Marble Cake, 1 /54
                                         Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)      Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)
SUNDAY
Orange, 1 medium                         Grilled Beef Patties, 4 oz.                Hoagie Sandwich, 2 oz.
Cream Ground Gravy, 4 oz.                Brown Gravy, 2 oz.                           Meat, 1 oz., cheese, 1 oz.
Hashbrowns, 4 oz.                        Rice, 4 oz.                                Salad Dressing
Biscuit, 1 ea.                           Mixed Greens, 4 oz.                        Potato Salad, 4 oz.
Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)    Spiced Beets, 4 oz.                        Shredded Lettuce, tomato slice
                                         Bread, 2 sl.                               Plain Cake, 1/54
                                         Butter, 1 pat                              Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)
                                         Chocolate Cookies, 2 ea.
                                         Beverage, 8 oz. (fruit juice or milk)




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