Sole Commissioner Jason Winters said bids opened last week show the cheapest price for two meals a day came from the current provider, Pop’s Place.
Owner James McNew submitted a bid of $6.96 per inmate, per day. Pop’s Place is currently providing the service at $5.49 per inmate.
“We wished the price would have been lower,” Winters said. “We will most likely go with the low bid.”
The contract will be for a year. The only other bid came from Bonnie’s Family Restaurant in Menlo, which offered to do the work for $7.70 per inmate, per day.
Although Winters wanted a lower bid, he said he understands that the cost of food continues to increase and preparing two meals a day for a year is a big commitment.
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