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Food Service Management Companies
FOR SFAs FOR FSMCs
IMPORTANT RESOURCES
Due Dates for FSMC Contracts

New due dates coming! Starting October 1, a new FSMC contract development process will begin for new contracts, re-bids, and renewals.

2022/2023 New and Renewal Contract Documentation and Templates will be available in early September 2021.


Important
  • Modification of the posted contract documentation and templates is strictly prohibited.
  • If the Request for Proposal and Contract is altered in any manner without prior approval, it may be considered an unapproved contract and may result in SFA being required to pay its FSMC using funds other than the school nutrition funds.
  • Submit your documentation/information to FSMC@TexasAgriculture.gov


 
IMPORTANT RESOURCES

TDA Approved FSMC Vendor List Registration

  • All FSMCs must be registered to do business in Texas at the time of application and must maintain registration to provide services in Texas.

  • Registration as a Texas vendor is not permanent. Vendors can be removed due to systemic or continued non-compliance.

  • New and Currently approved FSMC Vendors are valid three years from date of approval.


Registration for Next School Year
The Texas FSMC Registration opens for new and renewing vendors on July 1 and runs through July 31 each year. The FSMC Vendor List is currently closed for School Year 2021-2022.


FSMC Vendor Eligibility Notice

At the time of application (and while listed on the TDA-approved FSMC Vendor List) businesses must be registered to do business in the State of Texas, and remain in good standing with the Texas Secretary of State (SOS) as well as the Office of the Comptroller (OTC). Also, the legal name of the organization as it is listed by the SOS and the OTC must match the legal name as noted on the application.

FSMC Rules and Regulations
Food Distribution Policy Memo FD-110 clarifies requirements in crediting for, and use of, USDA donated foods in contracts with Food Service Management Companies, and provides guidance to ensure compliance with such requirements in the first and final years of such contracts. 

Reminder
To assist in resolving or addressing possible disputes or contract issues that may occur during the contractual term, TDA reminds all contracting entities (CE) to utilize a dispute resolution process in the event of a possible conflict arising between the CE and the Food Service Management Company during the course of the contract. Any dispute resolution process should be reviewed and approved by the district’s legal representative(s); please note that TDA cannot provide any legal advice to non-TDA staff/groups.


Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
 
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