Contracting Entities (CEs) must first complete the Contracting Entity Information Update and the Checklist sections in this module and then click the “Submit for Approval” button to access the Annual Surveys. Please review your Contacts section(s) and modify the information as needed.
Note: The Annual Surveys include the list of foods that might be available for purchase by USDA.
Contracting Entity Information Update Screen
CEs must indicate which USDA Foods program(s) they wish to participate in for SY 2021. CEs may choose from Processing, Farm to School and/or DoD Fresh Fruits and Vegetables by selecting “Yes” or “No” next to the program question. Once all required fields are complete, a green check mark will appear next to the Contracting Entity Information Update link on the Contract Packet screen.
CEs choosing to participate in processing must indicate how much entitlement they intend to use for Processing and select their corresponding Processing Co-op. Members of a co-op should contact their co-op coordinator for additional instructions.
Farm to School (FTS) Program:
CEs choosing to participate in FTS will be given access to the FTS Survey in TX-UNPS.
DoD Fresh Program:
CEs choosing to participate with DoD Fresh Fruits & Vegetables must do so by the Contract Packet deadline. DoD Fresh Entitlement is a one-time distribution by TDA for the new SY as a fair share percentage to all participating CEs. To have all, or a portion of a CEs entitlement dedicated for use in this program, the CE must have a minimum of $100 available entitlement as “unspent” in TX-UNPS.