Catered Meals Request for Proposal



The Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA) is ac­cepting competitive proposals for catered meals. One (1) Competitive Proposal packet with original signatures, must be delivered to the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA), AND One (1) Competitive Proposal packet with signatures submitted via Dropbox using the link in the 2024-2025 WRAAA Caterer Specifications by 4pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. The completed Competitive Proposal packet with original signatures can be delivered to the WRAAA at 1700 East 13th Street, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114 Monday through Friday from 8am until 4pm. Faxed and emailed proposals will be rejected.  It is the responsibility of an Applicant to obtain from WRAAA a receipt to verify delivery of the Applicant's proposal packet.


If you have questions about the competitive proposal process, please email all questions to AN APPLICANT’S CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD in person and via Zoom on Monday, September 18, 2023 at 1:30pm (further instructions in 2024-2025 WRAAA Caterer Specifications document).


Each competitive proposal in excess of $10,000.00 must be accompanied by a “Proposal Bond' (a.k.a. “Bid Bond”) executed by a Surety Company authorized to do business in the State of Ohio, “Certified Check," “Cashier's Check" or 'Money Order” drawn on a sol­vent bank or Savings and Loan Association, payable to WRAAA in a sum equal to five percent (5%) of the amount proposed, condi­tioned that if such proposal is accepted, the applicant shall execute a contract in conformity to the proposal specifications. If the Proposal Bond is paid with a bank check, WRAAA will reissue those funds within 30 business days.

A competitive proposal will be reviewed for completeness and compliance with required formats, to determine whether it cost-effectively meets WRAAA’s specifications in a way that will be most advantageous to WRAAA’s catered meals program, with price and other factors considered. WRAAA will re­ject the following proposals:

  1. The proposal packet is not received by the stated due date and time and the application was erroneously accepted by the WRAAA.
  2. The proposal packet is missing any required documents listed on the document checklist.
  3. The proposal packet is missing any required signatures.
  4. The proposal packet is faxed or emailed.
  5. The proposal packet contains altered application forms and/or formats.
  6. The proposal packet responses are handwritten and/or not in a legible font style or size.

It is not the responsibility of WRAAA, upon receipt of a competitive proposal packet, to notify an applicant if they have not met any of the above listed application deadline requirements for completeness and/or compliance with required formats, even if the proposal applica­tion is submitted before the stated deadline.