FY2016-FY2019 Caterer RFP




Important Dates

Around May 11, 2015 Issuance of FY 2016 Caterer Bid
May 18, 2015 Technical Assistance Session (1:30-3:30 p.m. at AgeOptions)
June 1, 2015 Letters of Intent to Bid due to AgeOptions
June 8-19, 2015 Provider Open Houses for caterers
July 1, 2015 Caterer Applications (Bids) Due to AgeOptions
July 13-24, 2015 Caterer tasting receptions for providers
July 31, 2015 Caterers Selected by AgeOptions and Providers
October 1, 2015 Beginning of Fiscal Year 2016



Caterer RFP, Standards, and Application



RFP Documents

Click here for the RFP Document

Click here for the Nutrition Standards*

Click here for Menu Standards*

Attachment A Meal Site Clusters Local Preferences**

Attachment D Caterer Price Spreadsheet with Clarifications (Stickney Township Sites Broken out for Cluster 4)


*Effective 10/1/2015.  For current standards, please visit the AgeOptions website.

**Updated on 5/19/2015

Caterer Application Documents

Caterer Application

Map of Provider Sites



TA Session Information

An information session will be provided to review this RFP, answer questions and provide technical assistance with the application process. Interested caterers are strongly urged to attend this session:


1048 Lake Street, Suite 300

Oak Park, IL 60301

Monday, May 18, 2015, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


PowerPoint: Caterer TA


TA Session FAQ 5-19-2015

No new questions were received during the week of 5-18-2015

No new questions were received during the week of 5-25-2015

FAQ posted 6-15-2015

FAQ posted 6-22-2015

FAQ posted 6-29-2015

Clarifications to the RFP

Clarification Posted 6/25/2015

You can submit questions regarding the Caterer RFP to rfp@ageoptions.org by filling out this form or sending an email from your private account.

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