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Augsburg evaluates its dining services

diningIn response to student concerns about the quality of food service, Augsburg has formed a search committee to review the options for how our campus is fed on a daily basis. This committee will be made of students, faculty, and staff.

Their first duty will be to shape how Augsburg explains its food needs to potential vendors. This explanation to service providers will take the form of a Request for Proposal (RFP), a document that is typically the first step in alerting contractors of an institution’s demand for services. Interested vendors will reply to the RFP, and the committee will review their responses. Once the field has been narrowed, the committee will taste-test samples from providers, visit other campuses to compare services, and interview the finalists. Taking all this information into consideration, the committee will then choose the best candidate to provide food services for Augsburg.

According to Kevin Myren, CFO and Vice President of Finance and Administration, “It appears that quite some time has passed since our current food service contract has been thoroughly evaluated — routinely evaluating this contract, as well as the provision of all services on our campus, is sound business practice.”

It is anticipated that Sodexho, Augsburg’s current food service provider, will also respond to the RFP and will be evaluated along with other possible vendors.

If you have questions about the committee or the RFP process, contact Kevin Myren at myren@augsburg.edu

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