Student Management Corporation

PizzaSMC Grocery Bidding

SMC accepts bids for our grocery business every three years.

The main grocery vendor is chosen based on three factors: Price, Service, and Quality

SMC staff, board of directors, and cooks chose Keck's Food Service. Benefits of purchasing groceries through SMC and our grocery vendor are the following:

  • Special Pricing: our pricing is based on a certain percentage over our vendors delivered cost. We aren't subject to salesmen commissions!
  • No Minimum Orders: You can get one split of an item if that's all you need.
  • No Surcharge for Splits: All other vendors charge an additional fee for splitting a case, SMC members pay only the price of a split divided by the number in the case.
  • Items that Split: Keck's Food Service splits many, many more items than its competitors, this allows chapters to order small quantities instead of having to order a full case of a product seldom used.
  • Product Knowledge: Our representative or one of the SMC staff will have answers to your questions regarding food products.
  • Product Tastings/Cuttings and Food Shows: Weekly product tastings are held at the SMC office on ordering day.
  • Order Guides: SMC cooks are provided with a weekly ordering guide which is priced and convenient for inventory control. Order guides are individualized by chapter.
  • SMC Participation: Inhibits collusion between employees, brokers, salesmen and purveyors.
  • Returns/Problems: Issues with products are handled by the professional staff at SMC saving time and energy.
  • Price Audits: SMC conducts semesterly audits to ensure pricing consistency.
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