TX-UNPS FDP Contract Packet
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. Modifications to the Delivery Locations section requires TDA assistance.
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 the school year. 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 receive the maximum fair share amount, CEs should not commit any entitlement towards other types of USDA Foods until after the DoD Fresh distribution has occurred. In order to participate, a CE must have a minimum of $150 available, or "uncommitted," entitlement in TX-UNPS.
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TX-UNPS FDP Contract Packet Checklist Items
For contracting entities, except direct ship schools, here are the checklist items in this category.
The only checklist item required is for CEs choosing to participate in the DoD Fresh Program. CE’s that checked YES to participate in this program must complete the DoD information sheet via the electronic JotForm link. Access the jot form here.
Please review the information in this section and click the “Modify” link to change any content to the Food Service Director, Ordering Contact and/or Billing Contact. If the contact information is the same for multiple contact types, CEs can click on the “Same as…” box to auto-populate the fields.
Please review the information in the Delivery Locations section. Any addition, removal or modification of delivery site information requires the submission of a Delivery Location Template form. Access the delivery form here, complete the necessary fields under Sec. A – Completed by Contracting Entity and email the form to CommodityOperations@TexasAgriculture.Gov
If you participate in commodity processing as a member of a purchasing co-op, please contact your co-op coordinator for further guidance.
Contact TDA at 1-877-TEX-MEAL (1-877-839-6325), then press #4; or email CommodityOperations@TexasAgriculture.Gov for commodity-related questions.