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Invitation to Bid – 2022-2023 Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist Contract

Notice is hereby given, that Tri-County Opportunities Council Early Head Start/Head
Start Program, 405 Emmons Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071, is requesting proposals for
Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists services across our nine county service area (5,545
square miles) for the period of August 1, 2022- May 31, 2023.

The request for the proposal would include:

  • Monthly review of all site menus. Comments will be submitted to the Nutrition
    Specialist.
  • Nutrition Assessment on each child enrolled in Early Head Start and Head Start
    as:
    • Fall: Review blue nutrition assessment form, height and weight
      information, hemoglobin results and develops a written summary on each
      child. Submit written results and any recommendations to the Nutrition
      Specialist by September 28, 2022. (Results will be shared by teaching
      staff with respective parents at the Parent/Teacher Conferences in
      November).
    • Spring: Review blue nutrition assessment form, height and weight
      information, hemoglobin results and develops a written summary on each
      child. Submit written results and any recommendations to the Nutrition
      Specialist by February 24, 2023. (Results will be shared by teaching staff
      with respective parents at the Parent/Teacher Conferences in March).
  • Quarterly meeting with the Nutrition Specialist-upcoming deadlines, program
    updates, etc.
  • Provide consultation and resources, as requested, to Early Head Start/Head
    Start staff regarding services to any child with diagnosed food allergies, special
    feeding concerns, anemia and weight control, etc.
  • Provide training to program staff, if requested, and in accordance with contract
    time and budget constraints.

Bids will be accepted until the close of business (4:30) on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Tri-
County Opportunities Council welcome bids from the minority, protected class and
special service groups. Tri-County Opportunities Council reserves the right to reject any
and all bids, waive any formalities in the bidding process and accept the bid which is in
the best inter4est of the agency.

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