The service fee for SY 2019-20 will be $.11 per lb for all Direct Delivery Foods. This rate covers handling, warehousing, delivery, and administration of the USDA Foods program. The price per case based on this rate is published on the USDA Foods available list
. Any foods left in the warehouse over 90 days will be charged an additional fee of $.60 per month, per case.
Fees are taken from claims for reimbursement. To see fees associated with USDA Foods, please access CNPweb
. Click on reports, then click invoice details. The billing in CNPweb is based on the value of commodities received report from the USDA's WBSCM system, which reflects inventory received at the State warehouse. Please note that there may be a billing timing difference between what has been received at the State warehouse versus a RAs physical delivery location.
PLEASE NOTE: ODE CNP not only covers some USDA FDP administration costs, but it also applies annually for USDA funds to refund costs incurred to RAs. Please pay attention to memos and news announcements for this information. These funds significantly reduce the cost of the program.
ODE conducts a competitive RFP every 5 years for warehousing/transportation services. The current contract was awarded to GoodSource/Tools for Schools who subcontracts with Alpine Food Distribution in Milwaukee, OR. ODE pays costs directly to the contractor, the RA pays ODE through service fees. RAs should reach out to ODE in the event of an issue with the contractor.
If a RA has an issue with a Direct Delivered product, they should reject at the time of delivery. If damage or other issue is discovered later or was concealed, they should file a complaint form