There are numerous aspects of a food service proposal to consider, and it is easy for it to become overwhelming. We have compiled a list of the essential details to weigh during what can easily feel stressful.
Does the bidder have similar values?
Your values and mission are the foundation of your company. Checking that the bidder you are considering while reading their food service proposal ensures you are considering a candidate that will seamlessly intertwine with your team, needs, and desires.
What is the bidder’s sustainability plan?
Or rather, does the bidder even have a sustainability plan? When reading through your proposals, this is essential to acknowledge. Sustainability is the future of food service; every food service provider should have a plan in place with specific sustainability initiatives. It is a huge red flag for your company, the environment, and your community if the bidder does not have a sustainability plan or is not willing to work with your team to create one.
Does the bidder have a detailed transition plan?
Transitioning food service providers can be dreaded if the incoming provider does not present a detailed transition plan to alleviate the headache for your company. This transition plan is an essential part of a food service proposal; if it is left out or not detailed enough, your transition will most likely be more chaotic and challenging.
These aspects are essential to choosing a successful bidder’s food service proposal, and all should be considered upon your first analysis of the proposal. Of course, your formatting requirements may differ from the above list, but these should always be considered before deciding on a bidder. There are also many more factors to consider, but these are some main ones to have in the forefront of your mind.
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