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									       HARRIS COUNTY
                                                                                            JOB NO.: 02/0418
                BID COVER SHEET
                                                                              Date Due: NOVEMBER 19, 2002
                                                                                 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 VARIOUS FOODS FOR THE HARRIS COUNTY JAILS
         (Beginning January 1, 2003 and ending September 30, 2003)
                                                     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. ENVELOPE MUST SHOW
Submit your bid with all appropriate supplements and/or                 THE JOB NUMBER, DESCRIPTION AND BE
samples.                                                                MARKED “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. ___________________ FAX No.____________________ 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
Revised 03/02




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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.

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

                  _____    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.

                  _____    h.        Reference Sheet

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

Revised 09/00


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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.

POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
An outside consultant or contractor is prohibited from submitting a bid or proposal for services on a Harris County project of which the consultant or
contractor was a designer or other previous contributor, or was an affiliate, subsidiary, joint venturer or was in any other manner associated by
ownership to any party that was a designer or other previous contributor. If such a consultant or contractor submits a prohibited bid or proposal, that
bid or proposal shall be disqualified on the basis of conflict of interest, no matter when the conflict is discovered by Harris County.

BID FORM COMPLETION
Fill out and return to the Harris County Purchasing Department ONE (1) complete bid form, using the envelope provided or in a comparable size
envelope. ENVELOPE MUST SHOW THE JOB NUMBER, DESCRIPTION AND BE MARKED “SEALED BID.” 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.

E-MAIL ADDRESSES CONSENT
Vendor affirmatively consents to the disclosure of its e-mail addresses that are provided to Harris County, the Harris County Flood Control District,
the Harris County Hospital District including its HMO, the Harris County Appraisal District, or any agency of Harris County. This consent is
intended to comply with the requirements of the Texas Public Information Act, Tex. Gov’t Code Ann. §522.137, as amended, and shall survive
termination of this agreement. This consent shall apply to e-mail addresses provided by Vendor, its employees, officers, and agents acting on
Vendor’s behalf and shall apply to any e-mail address provided in any form for any reason whether related to this bid/proposal or otherwise.




Revised 03/20/02



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                                SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS

The following requirements and instructions supersede General Requirements where applicable.

EVALUATION AND AWARD
Bidders are required to meet all specifications stated herein. Harris County reserves the right to act as sole judge
with regard to product compliance. Items will likely be awarded on a line item basis; however, the County reserves
the right to consider all award options and make recommendations as are in its best interest.

Bidders are advised that furnishing proper goods and proper delivery are mandatory. Failure to maintain
performance for the duration of this contract will become a consideration of future awards. Although best estimates
are provided, the fluctuation of inmate population requires the flexibility to purchase more or less than the quantity
stated at the bid price. Pricing shall be provided on the attached bid sheets only. Bidder shall indicate changes or
any other conditions, which might affect quality, price or delivery. The County is exempt from all special
governmental taxes including floor and process. Taxes must not be included in the bid price.

VENDOR SHALL NOT SUBSTITUTE ITEMS FOR THOSE SUBMITTED IN THIS BID AND MAY NOT
SUPPLY ITEMS OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED IN THIS BID AS PART OF THIS CONTRACT. NON-
CONTRACT ITEMS WILL NOT BE PAID AS PART OF THIS CONTRACT. IF THE SHERIFF’S
DEPARTMENT WISHES TO OBTAIN NON-CONTRACT ITEMS, THEY ARE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN AN
APPROPRIATE PURCHASE ORDER FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Bidders must quote brands to be furnished and said brand name MUST appear on the bid sheet with the
appropriate packaging size being offered. The name brand MUST appear on the bid sheet in the space provided
even if it is the same as the brand specified. DO NOT LEAVE BLANK SPACES ON THE BID SHEET. Show
any size changes or differences, packaging differences or other condition, which affects bid evaluation. A sample
of any item may be required by the County for evaluation. Unacceptable products will be rejected.

All items MUST meet USDA and Federal nutritional standards in addition to minimum specifications given. Items
found to be unsuitable will be returned and replaced with correct merchandise by the contractor at no additional
charge to Harris County. Failure to supply items bid will be cause for rejection upon delivery by the using
department. Termination will be exercised for continued failure of contractor to meet all contract requirements.

DELIVERIES
All prices shall be quoted FOB INSIDE DELIVERY TO ALL COUNTY JAILS. Deliveries shall be made by pre-
arrangement with a representative of each facility. This contract involves multiple delivery locations as listed
below.

Central Jail                   County Jail Annex              Baker Street Jail
1200 Baker                     701 N. San Jacinto             1307 Baker St.
Houston, Texas                 Houston, Texas                 Houston, Texas

Delivery schedules to 1200 Baker and 701 N. San Jacinto, Houston, Texas will be established individually by the
Food Manager at each facility, Monday through Friday. Harris County reserves the right to require deliveries as
needed. All items shall be delivered on pallets. Replacement pallets will be provided to vendors for each pallet
delivered.

                        SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS - (Continued)


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Backorders must be kept to a minimum. Vendor must notify the Food Service Manager, prior to delivery, of
backorders to schedule delivery time if the facility wishes to accept the backorder. Failure to make timely and
complete deliveries may create serious legal problems and said failure by the contractor will be a consideration of
future awards. Contractor shall submit itemized monthly invoices, which include the purchase order number and
the using facility.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Certain products are accented by an asterisk (*). These items require nutritional analysis which must be furnished
to the Administrative Dietitian, Karen Walton (713-755-8676), in writing, by the first delivery of product for the
contract period. Nutritional analysis must include, at minimum, calories, protein in grams, carbohydrate in grams,
fat in grams, sodium in milligrams and calcium if greater that 5% RDA.

SAMPLE ITEMS
All samples must be provided to the Administrative Dietitian at the County Jail Annex; 701 San Jacinto by the day
of bid opening IF the item has not been previously approved. Brands and product numbers shown in this
specification indicate products already approved. Failure to supply samples by 1:00 p.m., bid opening day, will
disqualify product for the duration of the contract period. Bidders may opt to supply samples prior to bid opening
day by making arrangements with Ms. Walton. Failure to meet this deadline will disqualify the product for this
contract period.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS
Bidders must provide two emergency contact names and pager or cell phone numbers for the Sheriff’s
Office in the event of an emergency or exigent circumstances. Please provide this information on a separate
page in your bid.




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                                                 SPECIFICATIONS

                       VARIOUS FOODS FOR THE HARRIS COUNTY JAILS


SCOPE
Supplier shall furnish and deliver, FOB inside, to the Harris County jails, various grocery items for a period of nine
(9) months from January 1, 2003 through September 30, 2003 or until all items ordered prior to the expiration
date have been satisfactorily delivered and accepted by the using department. This document contains an
extensive list of food and food products for the care and feeding of jail inmates within the Harris County jail
system. If you need additional information contact Laurie Wainwright at (713) 755-6597 or
loretta_wainwright@co.harris.tx.us.

SPECIFICATIONS
Packaging must be in accordance with commercial food practice. All cases, individual containers and container
contents shall be in good condition when delivered with a minimum remaining shelf life of six (6) months from
delivery date. Rusted, dented containers are not acceptable.

Labeling of containers shall comply with Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Acts and related legislation. Rubber-
stamped or typewriter labels are unacceptable. Labels must be on sides of the containers, not on top, unless the
item is flat.

For applicable foods, additional information is required in the form of serving size and cost per serving. Wherever
the space for that data is provided, it is mandatory or the bid for that item will be nullified. If specifications require
a "fancy" grade, that shall be the only grade accepted regardless of brand. Canned juices and vegetables must be
free of preservatives. Artificial sweeteners must be currently approved for use by the Food and Drug
Administration.

Vegetable products shall be processed from sound, firm, first quality vegetables and in accordance with standards
of best commercial practice. Trimmed product shall be free of decay spots, sunburn, freezer damage, insects, injury
or any other physical damage. Dehydrated products shall have the typical texture, color and flavor of the raw
vegetable.

All items containing meat and meat by-products shall have a seal on the label showing product has been inspected
and passed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. All canned seafood contents must be in accordance with
Federal requirements for packaging and consumption of the products.

For purposes of this specification, the term "approved equal" shall be construed as product offered by the bidder to
the jail food management for review and testing. Product may be offered prior to bid submission if allowed by the
jail dietitian. If and only if such offered product is approved and awarded will it be accepted in future order
placements.

PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS
All products shall be of food grade in all respects, including labeling, in compliance with Federal Food, Drug and
Cosmetic Act of 1938 including latest revision; The Wholesome Meat Act of 1967 and all applicable amendments
and regulations thereunder. Federal regulations regarding packaging are included.




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                                        SPECIFICATIONS – (Continued)

Goods shall be produced in an establishment under inspection by the Harris County Health Department, Texas
Department of Health or the U.S. Department of Agriculture and shall comply with Institutional Meat Purchase
Specifications for fresh meats as approved by U.S.D.A.

MICROBIOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS
Microbiological safety and quality of product will be that expected with the use of high quality ingredients and raw
materials, following good manufacturing practices during production, use of appropriate packaging and control of
distribution procedures to prevent product deterioration. Procedures for microbiological analysis will be basically
those described in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s “Bacteriological Analytical Manual For Foods” and/or
the most recent such publication being applied.

NET WEIGHT
Frozen net weight shall not be less than specified for any product.

STATE OF PRODUCT
Appearance and odor shall be that of fresh product having no off-odors or off-flavors when product is prepared.
There shall be no decomposition and no evident freezer burn. Product must be free of processing debris and all
forms of foreign matter.

PACKAGING
Product will be suitably wrapped and packaged in grease and moisture-resistant material. It will be encased in
fiberboard cases made with fiberboard as described in Federal Specification PPP-F-230. Fiberboard bursting
strength and closure details will be as specified ion the IMPS General Requirements. Staples must no be used. Any
other special packaging requirements may be included under individual product information.

TESTING
Any and all meats delivered shall be subject to testing by an independent testing laboratory. Any item found to be
unsuitable for failure to meet specification requirements would be replaced by the supplier at no additional charge
to the County. Harris County will not pay for substandard quality meats. In addition, cost of testing for failed meats
will be charged to the supplier and deducted from current invoices. Failure to furnish proper product may result in
litigation and will be a consideration of future awards. All testing procedures will be from Method of Analysis -
AOAC, latest edition and U.S.D.A. Laboratory Guidebook.




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                                                          PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION

Bidder must supply brand name and product number in the space provided along with nutritional value information where requested. Failure to supply this
information may invalidate the bid on that item. All pricing must be given in the unit of measure listed under the amount column.

NOTE: Please extend pricing to four (4) places behind decimal point.

NO. AMT.       DESCRIPTION                                                          BRAND                          UNIT             TOTAL

CLASS 1    VEGETABLES, CANNED
1.  500 cs Beans, pinto, Mexican style, fancy, chili flavored, Gr. A, 6/#10.        ______________________________ $_________       $___________

2.   1700 cs   Diced tomatoes in juice, 6/#10 cans or pouch                   _____________________________ $_________    $___________

                      TOTAL CLASS 1                                                                                                 $___________


CLASS 2   VEGETABLES, DRIED. PRICE THESE ITEMS PER POUND
1. 25M lb Blackeyed peas, U.S. Gr. A, 20# bx, Kelly or approved equal. _____________________________ $_________                     $___________

2.   70M lb    Pintos, U.S. Gr. A, 20# bx Kelly or approved equal.            _____________________________ $_________    $___________

3.   40M lb    Great Northern, dried, U.S. Gr. A, 20# Bx, Kelly or approved
               equal.                                                               _____________________________ $_________        $___________

                      TOTAL CLASS 2                                                                                                 $___________


CLASS 3      VEGETABLES, FROZEN
All items must be delivered frozen having never been thawed since original freezing of product. * Note nutritional data required.

1.   7000 cs   Beans, green, cut, IQF, Gr. B, 20#, bulk pk.                   _____________________________ $_________    $___________

2.   4500 cs   Carrots, smooth, diced, 3/8” min. IQF, w/o stems,
               20#, bulk pk., Grade B                                         _____________________________ $_________    $___________




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NO. AMT.        DESCRIPTION                                                               BRAND                          UNIT         TOTAL

3.    7000 cs   Corn, whole kernel, cut. Gr. B, 20#, bulk pk.                       _____________________________ $_________    $___________

4.    4500 cs   Peas, green, IQF, U.S. Gr. B, 20# bulk.                                   _____________________________ $_________    $___________

5.*    65M#     Potatoes, wedge cut, jr. size potatoes, prebrowned, preseasoned,
                deep fry/oven ready; 30/#36/cs., Lamb Weston Jo-Jo’s A10,
                Carn 6065-5, appr. equal.                                                 _____________________________ $_________    $___________

6.     30M#     Potatoes, diced, peeled, IQF, ¼”-3/8” dice, no seasoning added.           _____________________________ $_________    $___________

                        TOTAL CLASS 3                                                                                                 $___________


CLASS 4         FRUITS AND JUICES
1.  20 cs       Apple juice, ready to serve, resealable aseptic box or
                plastic bottle, shelf stable, Vit. C enriched, 12/46 oz.            ____________________________   $_________   $___________

2.     20 cs    Orange juice, ready to serve, resealable aseptic box or plastic
                bottle, shelf stable, 100% USRDA, Vit. C enriched, 12/46 oz.              _____________________________ $_________    $___________

3. 225M ea      Peaches, diced; lite syrup, U.S. Gr. B, 4.0 oz., min. Clovervale,
                Wawona, Dole, Heartland, app. equal.                           _____________________________ $_________         $___________

4. 225M ea      Pineapple, crushed or tidbit, in lite syrup, U.S. Gr. B, 4.0 oz.;
                Clovervale, Dole, Good Source, Heartland, app. equal.                     _____________________________ $_________    $___________

5. 225M ea      Strawberry applesauce; may incl. fructose, mod. food starch,
                Vit. C, cherry color; U.S. Gr. B, 4.0 oz.; Clovervale, Mott’s,
                Lucky Leaf, Heartland, app. equal.                                        _____________________________ $_________    $___________

                        TOTAL CLASS 4                                                                                                 $___________



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NO. AMT.      DESCRIPTION                                                         BRAND                         UNIT         TOTAL

CLASS 5       PREPLATED MEALS
NONE

CLASS 6       SUGARS
1.  1M lb     Sugar, pure cane, granulated, white,   refined, pkgd multi-wall
              paper, 50#/bag.                                                     _____________________________ $_________   $___________

2.   4M lb    Sugar, brown, lite or med. grain, pkgd multi-wall paper,
              50#/bag.                                                            _____________________________ $_________   $___________

3.   500 lb   Sugar, powdered, confectioners, pkgd multi-wall paper,
              50#/bag.                                                            _____________________________ $_________   $___________

                     TOTAL CLASS 6                                                                                           $___________


CLASS 7       CEREALS, STARCHES
*Note nutritional data required; serving data required.

1.* 25M ea    Cereal, bran, hi fiber made w/wheat bran, min. 5gm. fiber/serving
              bulk pak, 7/8-1 oz. pouchpak, bowl or box, Kellogg’s Complete
              Bran, G.M. Multi Bran Chex, Ralston Bran, app. equal.               _____________________________ $_________   $___________

2.* 50M ea Cereal, bran flakes with sweetened raisins, vit. fortified,
            individual bowl pack, min. 1 oz. cup srvg. Kellogg, Gen Mills,
            MaltOMeal, app. equal.
            Srv. cs.______________________                                        _____________________________ $_________   $___________

3. 125 M ea   Cereals, presweetened, ready-to-serve, individual bowl pack,
              vit. fortified, 7/8 to 1-1/8 oz; min. 4 flavor varieties –
              Kellogg’s, General Mills, MaltOMeal app. equal.                     _____________________________ $_________   $___________



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NO. AMT.       DESCRIPTION                                                          BRAND                         UNIT         TOTAL

4. 150M ea     Cereal, bran flakes with presweetened raisins, individual pouch
               packs, 1.0-1.25 oz package, vitamin fortified. Ralston, Good
               Source or approved equal.                                            _____________________________ $_________   $___________

5. 750M ea     Cereals presweetened, ready to serve, individual pouch packs,
               7/8–1 1/8 oz package, vitamin fortified; minimum 4 flavor
               varieties; Ralston, Good Source or approved equal.                   _____________________________ $_________   $___________

6.    10M ea   Oatmeal, instant, add hot water only, individual portion
               packages, 1.0-1.6 oz each, minimum 4 flavor varieties,
               Ralston or approved equal.                                           _____________________________ $_________   $___________

7.    50M#     Macaroni, elbow, 20# enriched flour, hi yield, Crescendo,
               app. equal.                                                          _____________________________ $_________   $___________

8.    2M cs    Potatoes, preseasoned, instant, mashed, complete in single
               pouches, hot tap water only, Idahoan Real 301; Idaho
               Pacific 335, app. equal.                                             _____________________________ $_________   $___________

9.    120M#    Rice, white, med. to long grain, parboiled or converted; 25#/bag
               or box; Uncle Ben’s, Riceland, Douget’s, Producers, Larsen
               Farms, app. equal.                                                   _____________________________ $_________   $___________

10. 450M pk Snack chips, variety of individually packed snack items, may incl.
            potato chips, corn chips, tortilla chips, popcorn; 1 oz. to 1.25 oz.
            each; Frito Lay, Carriage Hill, app. equal.                             _____________________________ $_________   $___________

11.    65 cs   Stuffing mix, instant, chicken flavor, incl. cornbread, seasoning,
               herbs, 6/3.5# less than 600 mg. sodium per 1/2 cup serv.
               Uncle Ben's, Gen Foods, Campbell’s 11671, app. equal.
               Serv.sz.______________ $/Srv.____________                            _____________________________ $_________   $___________




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NO. AMT.       DESCRIPTION                                                        BRAND                                 UNIT           TOTAL

12. 100M ea Pretzels, individually packaged, 1-1.5 oz per package.                _____________________________ $_________             $___________

                       TOTAL CLASS 7                                                                                                   $___________


CLASS 8        BEVERAGE ITEMS
1. 2.5 mil ea Ind. packets, powdered beverage base, plastic lined paper,
               ready-to-mix w/ H20; 8 oz. yield, nat. & art. sweetened;
               25 cal. min., 100% USRDA Vit C/8 oz. srv.; asstd fruit
               flavors. Bernard Food Industries, app. equal.
               $/each___________________________                                  _____________________________ $_________             $___________

2.    250 cs   Presw. w/ sugar, drink powder, add h20 only; minimum
               variety of 4 flavors drink mix, 100% RDA, Vit. C/24 oz.
               yields 2 gal.; 12 pkg/cs., Diamond Crystal, Lasco, or
               approved equal
               $/each___________________________                                  ______________________________ $________             $___________

                       TOTAL CLASS 8                                                                                                   $___________


CLASS 9       SPICES
Spices/seasonings, in addition to meeting federal regulations, shall be packaged in clean, new, metal cans, paper or plastic containers, institutional size
package, free of adulterants i.e. dirt, sand, twigs, insects, extenders, fillers. Individually packaged spices/seasonings shall be in paper, tightly sealed to
prevent seepage in or out, one serving portion. Quote all items in accordance with unit price given.

1.    50 lb    Cinnamon, ground, 5#                                        ______________________________ $________lb $___________

2.    100 lb   Chili powder, mild blend of chili pods, oregano & cumin; use
               in chili & sauces; no salt; box or plastic container, bulk.        ______________________________ $________lb $___________

3.    75 lb    Cumino, ground cumin seed, blk pkg.                         ______________________________ $________lb $___________

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NO. AMT.         DESCRIPTION                                                             BRAND                         UNIT         TOTAL

4.      1M lb Garlic, domestic, granulated, no extenders, no powder                ______________________________ $________lb $___________

5.     1000 lb   Onions, dried, chopped, U.S. #1, domestic                               ______________________________ $________lb $___________

6.      50 lb    Paprika, ground, domestic                                               ______________________________ $________lb $___________

7.      2M lb    Pepper, ground, black, course grind, regular, bulk                      ______________________________ $________lb $___________

8.      150#     Pepper, bell, green, dehydrated, diced                            ______________________________ $________lb $___________

9.      150#     Pepper, bell, red, dehydrated, diced                                    ______________________________ $________lb $___________

10 .    20 lb    Seasonings, Italian                                                     ______________________________ $________lb $___________

                         TOTAL CLASS 9                                                                                              $___________


CLASS 10         ENTREES * Note nutritional data required
1. 110M ea       Burrito, all vegetable bean, with enriched flour tortilla, mild
                 seasoning, no lard 5 oz., Rodriguez #1605, La Vida, or
                 app. equal.                                                             _____________________________ $_________   $___________

2.      12M#     Beef and chicken product, sausage flavored crumbles; precooked
                 IQF, 25% rehydrated TVP blended with beef & chicken;
                 Schwartz 73321-40, app. equal.                                          _____________________________ $_________   $___________

3.      55M#     BBQ beef w/ beef, chopped, frozen, max. 9% TVP, min. 35%
                 beef, heat-and-serve. Hickory Hollow (Cripple Creek) 49528,
                 Speedy Foods, app. equal.                                               _____________________________ $_________   $___________

4. 442M ea       Corn dogs; turkey or chic. franks in cornmeal batter; no sticks;
                 oven ready, 4 oz. ea. Leon’s, State Fair, Don Lee, app. equal. _____________________________ $_________      $___________




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NO. AMT.      DESCRIPTION                                                         BRAND                         UNIT         TOTAL

5. 221M ea    Croissant sandwich, stuffed pastry pocket filled w/ beef or
              chicken and cheddar cheese, BBQ beef, NO PORK, fully
              cooked, heat & serve, 4.5-5.0 oz. ea.; max. sodium content
              750 mg/srv. Hot Pocket, app. equal.                                 _____________________________ $_________   $___________

6. 110M ea    Egg rolls, chicken & vegetable w/TVP; precooked wt. of
              meat/TVP = 1.5-2oz.; veg. 1.5-2oz.; skin 1oz.; 4.2-5oz.
              total wt. of prdt.;oven ready or deep fry. Amy, La Tang,
              Minh, or app. equal.                                                      _____________________________ $_________      $___________

7.   20M#     Hot dog chili crumble mix; concentrated chili mix; beef or
              chic.product, fully cooked, and seasoned; max 20% rehydrated
              TVP;IQF; Schwartz 74341-40, app. equal.                             _____________________________ $_________   $___________

8. 110M ea    Pizza, cheese or cheese sub.; 2 oz. meat/meat alternative,
              4.5-5.5 oz. ind. portions; IQF; heat & serve, bulk pack,
              Schwan’s 78542, app equal.                                          _____________________________ $_________   $___________

9. 221M ea   Sausage turkey, in tortilla; 4.0 oz. link prep’d from coarsely
             ground chicken or turkey/beef; flavored w/ green peppers, med.
             Spicy; VPP not to exc. 4%. Link wrapped in 1.5 oz. Flour tortilla,
             prebaked, heat & serve only, Double B, Brenham Hills or equal.       _____________________________ $_________   $___________

10. 600 cs    Spaghetti sauce, fully prepared; crushed tomatoes, blended spices,
              ready to heat/serve; shelf stable pouches or 6/#10 cans per cs.
              Heinz, Contadina, Angela Mia, Lasco, Good Source, Kagome,
              or app equal. Pkg. sz.____________ $/oz.___________________________________________ $_________           $___________

11. 221M ea Tamales, beef or chicken filling, max. 15% VVP by weight;
            seasoned/wrapped in corn masa w/corn shuck, no lard;2.0 oz.
            ea., frozen, heat and serve, Rodriguez or equal.                      _____________________________ $_________   $___________




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NO. AMT.       DESCRIPTION                                                         BRAND                           UNIT         TOTAL

12.   3M lb    Imitation Cheddar Cheese, shredded, ingredients to include;
               water, soybean oil, casien, modified food starch, refrigerated
               products; ACH 81311 or approved equal                               _____________________________ $_________     $___________

13. 500 lbs Vegetarian pattie, soy protein with garden vegetables added,
            IQF. 2.25-2.5 oz, Morningstar 97740, Gardenburger            _____________________________ $_________         $___________

14. 110M ea Taco Chalupa, beef, cheese substitute (mozzarella and cheddar)
            with taco sauce and bean powder in corn taco shell (no lard);
            IQF, heat & serve, bulk packaging, 3.25-4.0 oz each; Coyote
            Grill (Schwan’s) 62024 or approved equal.                              _____________________________ $_________     $___________

                      TOTAL CLASS 10                                                                                            $___________


CLASS 11        BASES, DRESSINGS, CONDIMENTS, SAUCES
All "base" and seasoning mixes must conform to the following specifications. Samples of "equal" product must be provided, in advance, to the jail
dietitian for testing. *Note serving data required.

1.    250 cs   Barbecue sauce, hickory smoke flavor; vol pak or plastic gal.
               Cattleman's, Heinz, Kraft Cowpunchers, Tx. Smokehouse,
               Kagome, app. equal.                                                 _____________________________ $_________     $___________

2.*   1M lb    Beef base - meat first ingredient, min. 35% 9% max. fat;
               USDA inspected; 1# or 5# containers, Eatems, Major’s,
               Franklin Colony, app. equal.
               Srv. sz.___________ $/gal.__________                                _____________________________ $_________     $___________

3.* 5M gal     Brown gravy mix incl. mod. food starch or enriched wheat
               flour, natural flavors, caramel color, spices, easy blend, smooth
               texture. TUF 1794, Lasco, Pioneer, Le Gout Instant, app. equal.
               Pkg sz.__________________________ $/gal.______________              _____________________________   $_________   $___________

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NO. AMT.        DESCRIPTION                                                         BRAND                         UNIT         TOTAL

4.    250 cs    Catsup, tomato, Gr. A, 33% solids, app. cs. wt. 46#, 6/10 pouch
                or #10 cans.                                                        _____________________________ $_________   $___________

5.* 3000 lb     Chicken base - meat first ingredient, min. 25%; 16% max. fat;
                USDA insp.; 1# or 5# containers; Major’s, Eatems,
                Franklin Colony, app equal.
                Srv. sz.___________ $/gal.__________                                _____________________________ $_________   $___________

6.    30 cs     Cranberry sauce, jellied, fancy, U.S. Gr. A, ind pkg, ½ oz. PPI,
                app equal.    Srv. sz.___________ $/Srv.__________                  _____________________________ $_________   $___________

7.    20 cs     French dressing, ind. polypaks, 9 gm, reduced sodium, 2C/cs.        _____________________________ $_________   $___________

8.* 8M gal      Gravy mix, cream w/pepper, add water; ingr. incl. enr. flour or
                mod. foodstarch, spices, easy blend to smooth texture,
                plastic/paper container. TUF, Lasco, Pioneer, Morrison,
                Le Gout, app. equal. Pkg.sz._____________ $/gal._________           _____________________________ $_________   $___________

9.     20 cs.   Italian dressing, ind. polypaks, 9 gm reduced sodium, 2C/cs. _____________________________ $_________    $___________

10. 150 cs      Jellies, assorted, no apple, U.S. Gr. A fancy, fruit 1st ingr.,
                ind. p.c., 200/cs.       Srv. sz.____________ $/Srv._________       _____________________________ $_________   $___________

11. 150 cs      Jellies, assorted, dietetic, U.S. Gr. A fancy, ind. p.c., 200/cs.
                Srv. sz.____________ $/Srv._________                                _____________________________ $_________   $___________

12.    10 cs    Liquid Smoke, plastic container 4/1 gal.                            _____________________________ $_________   $___________

13.    50 cs    Louisiana style hot sauce spiced w/ red pepper, 4/1 gal, plastic;
                Bruce, Marie Sharp, Fiery Hot, app. equal.
                Srv. sz.____________ $/Srv._________                                _____________________________ $_________   $___________




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NO. AMT.       DESCRIPTION                                                       BRAND                         UNIT         TOTAL

14.   50 cs    Mustard, prepared, titratable, acidity not less than 3% or more
               than 4%, plastic 4/1 gal.
               Srv. sz.____________ $/Srv._________                              _____________________________ $_________   $___________

15.   3M cs    Mustard, same as above, poly pak, ind. p.c., 500/cs.
               Srv. sz.____________ $/Srv._________                              _____________________________ $_________   $___________

16.   100 cs   Sauce, Picante, medium, 4/1 gallon plastic cont. Mesa Grande,
               app. equal.
               Srv. sz.____________ $/Srv._________                              _____________________________ $_________   $___________

17.   25 cs    Sauce, Soy, 4/1 gal plastic containers, Diamond Crystal, First
               Foods. Srv. sz.____________ $/Srv._________                       _____________________________ $_________   $___________

                       TOTAL CLASS 11                                                                                       $___________


CLASS 12      BAKING, DESSERT ITEMS
*Note nutritional data required.

1.    10 cs    Baking soda, 24/1#, pure.                                         _____________________________ $_________   $___________

2. 153M ea Cinnamon Roll yeast dough w/ cinnamon, powdered sugar
            glaze; 1.75-2.25 oz. ready to serve, bulk packed, Granny's
            Kitchen, Home Run, or app equal.                                     _____________________________ $_________   $___________

3. 221M ea     Biscuit, frozen, ready to bake 1.75-2.25 oz ea., no lard,
               Morrison 40366, Rich’s, Pillsbury, Pioneer, app equal             _____________________________ $_________   $___________




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NO. AMT.        DESCRIPTION                                                          BRAND                         UNIT         TOTAL

4. *2.75 mil.   Cookies, sandwich type, uniformly baked; color, taste suitable
         ea     for type; enriched flour, all veg. shortening, no palm/coconut
                oils; broken units not to exceed 5% of total, 28-32/ lb., orange,
                chocolate, lemon, fudge, pineapple, peanut butter, vanilla,
                peanut butter fudge; Marietta, Vista, Sun Valley, app. equal.
                other flavors: ________________________
                Case count: _________________________                                _____________________________ $_________   $___________

5. *3 mil ea. Cookies, plain - not sandwich, same as above; 28-34 cookies/ lb.,
              chocolate chip, oatmeal, macaroon; Sun Valley Marietta, Vista,
              Sunny's, app. equal. Case count: _________________________ _____________________________ $_________               $___________

6.     200#     Cornbread mix, complete, add water only; enriched yellow corn
                meal; 25# bags. Burge, Pioneer, Continental Mills, app. equal.       _____________________________ $_________   $___________

7.* 331M ea. Donuts, jelly filled, thaw & serve, 1.5-2.0 oz.; bulk pkg.
             Rich's, Interstate Br., Granny's Kitchen, app. equal.
             Srv. sz.____________ $/Srv._________                                    _____________________________ $_________   $___________

8.     200#     Flour, cake, 50# bags.                                         _____________________________ $_________   $___________

9.              Food coloring, water based, plastic containers                 _____________________________
                                      2 pt. rose red                                                               $________    $___________
                                      2 pt. lemon yellow                                                           $________    $___________
                                      2 pt. green                                                                  $________    $___________
                                      1 pt. blue                                                                   $________    $___________

10. 10M ea Frozen sweet potato pie; sweet potato pudding w/ pumpkin pie
            flavor & whipped topping. Ind.frozen portions 4.0 oz. ea.,
            pkgd in plastic cups, heat sealed mylar lid. Clovervale, app. equal. _____________________________ $_________       $___________




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NO. AMT.      DESCRIPTION                                                           BRAND                         UNIT         TOTAL

11. 500M ea   Gelatin red & diced peach dessert, pork free, ready-to-serve,
              4 oz. ind. portions, frozen or shelf stable; Clovervale, Heartland,
              or app. equal.                                                        _____________________________ $_________   $___________

12.   2M ea   Granola bars, rolled oats w/rice, nuts, ind. pkg. assrtd flavors,
              reduced fat, 100-150 cal.,
              Gen. Mills, Sun Belt, Quaker, app. equal.                             _____________________________ $_________   $___________

13.   250 ea Gummy fruit candy, ind. serving 1.0-1.25 oz; low sodium, low
             fat; Sunbelt Fruit Jammers, Good Source app. equal.        _____________________________ $_________         $___________

14. 2 Mil ea Margarine, reduced sodium, corn or sunflower oil, Vit. A,
             ind. tubs, sealed 10 gm ea., Promise Sunnyland, Country
             Crock, or equal.                                                       _____________________________ $_________   $___________

15.   50M#    Margarine, prepared from corn, cottonseed, peanut, sunflower,
              safflower soybean oil or any mixture of these; tropical oil
              unacceptable. Oils to be combined with milk solids, salt
              flavoring/coloring; fortified w/ min.15M USP units Vit. A/lb.
              30-36# cs., ea. lb. ind. wrapped in foil or grease proof paper;
              1# blocks.                                                            _____________________________ $_________   $___________

16.    150#   Mix, cake, yellow, complete, add H20 only, 6/5# or 25# bag.
              Indicate size bid: __________#                                        _____________________________ $_________   $___________

17.   2M ea   Animal Crackers, uniced animal crackers in individual packages,
              1-1.25 oz, Austin, Stouffers, Ralston, app equal.                     _____________________________ $_________   $___________

18. 200 gal Oil, vegetable, corn, soybean or blend of unsaturated oils;
            app.1 gal. containers.                                                  _____________________________ $_________   $___________




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NO. AMT.       DESCRIPTION                                                         BRAND                           UNIT       TOTAL

19.   300M     Peanut butter and grape jelly cups; peanut butter, water, sugar,
               corn syrup, solids, grape juice concentrate, Gr. A, peanut butter
               & grape jelly in plastic cup w/ foil lid, 1.5 oz. product shipped
               frozen. Clovervale, Heartland, app. equal.                          _____________________________ $_________   $___________

20.   5M ea    Peanut butter cups, ind. servings Gr. A peanut butter 75-1.0 oz.
               portions. Smuckers, app. equal.                                     _____________________________ $_________   $___________

21.*255M ea Pudding, proportioned in plastic 3.0-4.0 oz. container, refrig.
             frozen or shelf stable; ingr. incl.milk, flavoring, chocolate,
             vanilla, other. Rich's, app. equal. Serv/Pkg.________________         _____________________________ $_________   $___________

22.    100#    Shortening, hydrogenated, veg. for baking, icings.                  _____________________________ $_________   $___________

23.     2M     Snack bars, cake type w/ fruit filling, reduced fat or fat free,
               100-150 cal. Ind. pkg.; Gen Mills, Sun Belt, Quaker, app. equal     _____________________________ $_________   $___________

24.   331M     Turnovers, fruit filled, ind. pkg., w/ fruit/lemon filling, sugar
               glaze, ready-to-serve pastries; 100% veg. Shortening,
               2.75-3.0 ea., apple & lemon flavors; Holly Ridge, Cutie Pie
               app. equal.                                                         _____________________________ $_________   $___________

25. 2 mil ea Variety snack cakes pastries, fruit filled, cookies, or filled
              crackers .75-2.0 oz/serving; individually wrapped. Little
              Debbie, Dolly Madison, Austin app. equal.                            _____________________________
                                              apple delights                                                                  $__________
                                              banana twins                                                                    $__________
                                              banana nut loaf                                                                 $__________
                                              blueberry loaf                                                                  $__________
                                              chocolate snack cakes                                                           $__________
                                              coffee cake                                                                     $__________




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NO. AMT.       DESCRIPTION                                                     BRAND                              UNIT         TOTAL

                                             crackers w/ cheese                                                                $__________
                                             crackers w/ peanut butter                                                         $__________
                                             cupcakes – crème filled                                                           $__________
                                             fudge brownies                                                                    $__________
                                             fudge rounds                                                                      $__________
                                             holiday cakes                                                                     $__________
                                             honey bun                                                                         $__________
                                             marshmallow pies                                                                  $__________
                                             nutty bars                                                                        $__________
                                             oatmeal creme pies                                                                $__________
                                             peanut butter & jelly sand.                                                       $__________
                                             peanut clusters                                                                   $__________
                                             pecan pinwheels                                                                   $__________
                                             swiss cake rolls                                                                  $__________
                                             strawberry shortcake rolls                                                        $__________

26. 1500 ea Gelatin cup, individual gelatin cups, variety flavor, 2.5-3.0
            fluid oz, shelf stable, Jell-O brand or app. equal.                _____________________________ $_________        $___________

27. 8M gal     Vegetable oil for deep fat frying, high smoke point extended
               life, liquid; 5 gal containers.                                 _____________________________ $_________        $___________
               stablizers

28.    20 cs   Spray pan release, liquid or aerosol, non-cfc propellant; must be
               oil based; easy cleaning. Burge, Vegeline, app. equal.         _____________________________ $_________   $___________

29. 800M ea Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, individually packaged, 2.2 oz., foil
            heat sealed wrapped, frozen, ready to eat, Heartland or approved   _____________________________ $_________        $___________
            equal.




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NO. AMT.       DESCRIPTION                                                          BRAND                                  UNIT           TOTAL

30. 100M ea Cornbread, precooked, frozen, ready to heat and serve; enriched
            cornmeal and flour, no pork products, 2.0-2.25 oz portion;
            Morrison 82888 or approved equal.                                       _____________________________ $_________              $___________

31. 110M ea Flour tortilla, 6”, enriched flour, salt, no pork products (lard),
            ready to heat and serve.                                                _____________________________ $_________              $___________

                       TOTAL CLASS 12                                                                                                     $___________


CLASS 13    MEATS
BEEF ITEMS SOLD TO THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT MUST NOT BE PRODUCED FROM MEAT DERIVED FROM BONE-PRESS TYPE OR
ANY OTHER ADVANCED TYPE OF RECOVERY SYSTEM. ALL MEAT SHALL BE FREE OF SPINAL CORD TISSUE, BONE MARROW AND
NERVE TISSUE.

SPECIFICATIONS
Supplier shall furnish the following meat items in accordance with requirements given below. Item specifications are given in the item descriptions.

Production Requirements
All products shall be of food grade in all respects, including labeling, in compliance with Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938; The Wholesome
Meat Act of 1967 and all applicable amendments and regulations thereunder. Recent Federal regulations regarding packaging shall also be included
inasmuch as they have been implemented to date. Product shall be produced in an establishment under inspection by the Harris County
Health Department, Texas Department of Health or the United States Department of Agriculture and shall comply with the Institutional Meat Purchase
Specifications for fresh meats as approved by U.S.D.A.

Microbiological Requirements
Microbiological safety and quality of product will be that expected with the use of high quality ingredients and raw materials, following good
manufacturing practices during production, use of appropriate packaging and control of distribution procedures to prevent product deterioration.
Procedures for microbiological analysis will be basically those described in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "Bacteriological Analytical Manual
for Foods", latest edition.




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Net Weight
Frozen net weight shall not be less than specified for any product listed.

State of Product
Appearance and odor shall be that of fresh product having no off-odors or off-flavors when product is prepared. There shall be no decomposition and no
evident freezer burn. Product must be free of processing debris and all forms of foreign matter.

Packaging
Product will be suitably wrapped and packaged in grease and moisture resistant material. It will be encased in fiberboard cases made with fiberboard as
described in Federal Specification PPP-F-230. Fiberboard bursting strength and closure details will be as specified in the IMPS General Requirements.
Staples must not be used.           Any other special packaging requirements may be included under individual product information.

Nutritional Information
Certain products are accented by an asterisk (*). These marked items require nutritional analysis which must be furnished to the Administrative Dietitian,
Karen Walton (713-755-8676), in writing, by the first delivery of product for the contract period.

Nutritional analysis must include, at minimum, calories, protein in grams, carbohydrate in grams, fat in grams, sodium in milligrams and calcium if
greater that 5% RDA.

Sample Items
All samples must be provided to the Administrative Dietitian at the Jail; 701 N. San Jacinto by the day of bid opening. Failure to supply samples by 1:00
p.m., bid opening day, will disqualify product for the duration of the contract period. Bidders may opt to supply samples prior to bid opening day by
making arrangements with Ms. Walton.

Testing
Any and all meats delivered shall be subject to testing by an independent testing laboratory. Any item found to be unsuitable for failure to meet
specification requirements would be replaced by the vendor at no additional charge. Harris County will not pay for substandard quality meats. In
addition, cost of testing for failed meats will be charged to the vendor and deducted from current invoices. Failure to furnish proper product may result in
litigation and will be a consideration of future awards. All testing procedures will be from Method of Analysis-AOAC, latest edition and U.S.D.A.
Laboratory Guidebook.




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                                                PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION – (Continued)

SPECIAL SPECIFICATIONS

UNIT PRICING SHALL BE BY THE POUND ONLY FOLLOWED BY THE TOTAL COST FOR THE NUMBER OF POUNDS SHOWN IN
THE AMOUNT COLUMN. *Note nutritional data required.

CLASS 13
NO. AMT.     DESCRIPTION                                                        BRAND                         UNIT         TOTAL

*1.   85M#   Beef/Chicken or Turkey combo meatballs, precooked to contain
             70% beef, +/- one meatball per lb max.20% hydrated VPP; may
             be seasoned and/or flame broiled. Product shall be fully cooked,
             1 oz.ea., IQF Gorges 20594-761, Advance 77-610-7, app equal.       _____________________________ $_________   $___________
             Doskocil 49205430

*2.   85M#   Beef Fritter Fingers, raw or precooked, 1 oz. portions, +/-
             1 finger/lb.variation; prebreaded; breading not to exceed 35%;
             fat not to exceed 30%. TVP may be added, shall not exceed
             18.5% w/water. Bar B Ranch #OT250; Zartic 96001, Gorges
             22930-330, Advance 12701, app equal.                               _____________________________ $_________   $___________

*3. 110M# Ground Beef and Chicken Patties w/ VPP, IQF, flame broiled,
          3.5-4.0 oz. portions, precooked, chopped and formed; max
          20% water and VPP. Zartic 87231; Specialty Brands 07085-20,
          Good Source 1491-2530, J. Soules 13315.                               _____________________________ $_________   $___________

*4.   45M#   Meatloaf, indiv. quick froz., 3.0-3.6 oz. portions,
             pre-cooked, dry packed, chopped and formed skeletal
             cuts of domestic beef; must not contain offal of any
             kind. Fat content shall not exceed 30%. Extenders
             and/or other acceptable ingredients may include
             vitamins, VPP, salt, dehydrated onions, breadcrumbs,
             dextrose, tomato powder, green/red peppers. Product
             must not contain cracked meal. Quick To Fix #32285-330;
             Advance 56232, app equal.                                          _____________________________ $_________   $___________

                                                PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION – (Continued)
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NO. AMT.      DESCRIPTION                                                         BRAND                         UNIT         TOTAL

B - SPECIALTY MEATS
1.    55M# Turkey, frankfurters, smoked, cooked, skinless, sausage meat con-
           sisting of very finely comminuted turkey. Frankfurters shall be
           sized eight (8)/lb. w/ a tolerance of +/- two links per ten lbs.
           Percent fat shall not be greater then 25%. Percent salt not more
           than 2.0% Sausage shall contain no binders, extenders or artificial
           coloring. Longmont 61886 Farmland; Perdue, app. equal.                 _____________________________ $_________   $___________

2.    65M#    Turkey, bologna, sliced, vacuum packed in 2 oz. Individual
              portions, chopped, formed and seasoned as if typical for bologna.
              Land O Frost 88107.                                                 _____________________________ $_________   $___________

3.    15M#    Smoked turkey and cheese, sliced vacuum packed in 2 oz.
              individual portions, chopped and formed turkey w/smoke
              flavor added; imitation American cheese, Land O’Frost or
              approved equal.                                                     _____________________________ $_________   $___________

4.   10M lb   Turkey smoked white meat, chopped, end & pieces of white
              turkey, may contain white turkey, broth, carrageenaan and
              flavorings, random size pieces; Good Source 88803                   _____________________________ $_________   $___________

C - POULTRY
           .
*1. 45M# Chicken patty, breaded, individually quick frozen, breaded,
           precooked chicken patty, 3.0-3.5 oz. portions, chopped and
           formed breast meat; batter and breading not to exceed 35%;
           may contain dry whole egg.
           Tyson #2376928, Perdue 80171, approved equal.                          _____________________________ $_________   $___________

2.    45M#    Chicken, breast strips, breaded, formed chicken white meat
              strips; appearance like tenders; may have VPP not to exceed
              10%; breading/batter not to exceed 35%; 1.0-1.5 oz. IQF;
              Zartic 62010, , Advance 32150 app equal.                     _____________________________ $_________          $___________
                                                         PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION – (Continued)

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NO. AMT.     DESCRIPTION                                                           BRAND                         UNIT         TOTAL

3.   1M#     Turkey, patty, precooked, dark & white meat, no TVP,
             sodium 300mg/100gm. Max., IQF; 2.5 – 3.0 oz.,
             Advance 9041, app equal.                                              _____________________________ $_________   $___________

4.   28M#    Chicken, sausage patties, precooked, all turkey meat, VPP not
             to exceed 12%; seasoning typical of breakfast sausage, 2.0 oz.,
             IQF; Advance, Good Source.                                            _____________________________ $_________   $___________

5.   45M#    Turkey or chicken/ beef Polish Sausage, coarsely ground,
             dark turkey, smoked and flavored like Polish sausage VPP
             must not exceed 10%; fully cooked, skinless or artificial casing;
             each link separate 5/1 (3.2oz.) IQF., Brenham Hills, or
             approved equal.                                                       _____________________________ $_________   $___________

6.   40M#    Chicken leg sections, raw, bone-in, skin-on, no added
             seasoning, IQF, 7.0-8.0 oz. each, portion controlled.           _____________________________ $_________   $___________

7.   40 cs   Eggs to be furnished whole, in shell, U.S. Gr. A, medium, in
             sanitary crates. All eggs packed in sturdy fiberboard cases with
             fiberboard liners to prevent breakage. No debris, such as
             droppings in the crate, is acceptable. Eggs must be cleaned,
             free of dirt or film. Eggs failing to be delivered in compliant
             condition will be subject to rejection and will be a consideration
             of future awards. Eggs must be shipped and stored under
             mechanical refrigeration to ensure product temperature does
             not exceed 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Pack fifteen (15) dozen per case. _____________________________ $_________     $___________

8. 120M dz   Eggs, whole, hard cooked, peeled, med., Grade A pillow pack,
             cooked &packed under USDA sanitary regulations;
             salmonella/ listeria negative; refrigerated shelf life 5 wk. min.;
             Papetti’s, Sunny Fresh Classic Egg, Cutlers, or approved equal.       _____________________________ $_________   $___________




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NO. AMT.       DESCRIPTION                                                         BRAND                         UNIT         TOTAL

9.    200 lb   Eggs, whole, froz used for baking, pastuerized, purepak frozen
               cartons.                                                            _____________________________ $_________   $___________

10.    100#    Egg whites, frozen, pastuerized, may have additive as whipping
               aid, 6/5# cartons/cs.                                               _____________________________ $_________   $___________

11.   15M#     Scrambled egg product, boil in bag, frozen with minimum seven
               day refrigerated shelf life, salmonella negative.                   _____________________________ $_________   $___________

12. 40M lb     Chicken drummettes/wings, breaded and seasoned first and second
               sections of wings, IQF, ready to deep fry, Pierce 4323, Pilgrim’s
               Pride 25940 or approved equal.                                    _____________________________ $_________     $___________

D - FISH
1.    28M#     Pollock wedges, raw, breaded, wedge cut, 71% flesh,
               3.6 - 4.0 oz. portion, bake or deep fry. Sea Star Dixie
               Crunch 1994, app. equal.                                            _____________________________ $_________   $___________

2.    45M#     Pollock, wedges, battered, 3.0-3.2 oz. ea., 48% flesh,
               batter/breading not more than 35%; Samband 3225
               Frionor 53303, Sea Star or approved equal.                          _____________________________ $_________   $___________

3.    24M#     Whiting or pollock, crunchy, breaded, portion square or
               rectangle, breading/batter not to exceed 30%; pre-cooked to
               bake or fry; 2.8-3.2 oz. IQF; Dolphin 4588, Frionor 54336,
               FPI 89166, Sea Star, app. equal Viking Krispy Wedge.                _____________________________ $_________   $___________

4.    24M#     Shrimp in Batter, shrimp pieces, battered, may contain rehydrated
               soy protein, bake or fry; SeaPak 47020 or approved equal            _____________________________ $_________   $___________




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NO. AMT.      DESCRIPTION                                                   BRAND                              UNIT          TOTAL

5.   24M lb   Breaded shrimp, imitation, whole shrimp with tail on, 65% breading;
              Rich-SeaPac 46333 or approved equal.                                _____________________________ $_________   $___________

                    TOTAL CLASS 13                                                                                           $___________




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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 defined in
                                   [Company Name]
          Government Code §2252.001.




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




Revised 7/97




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