Government Contract | Iowa
S/FMNP Check Processing Services

Bid Information


Bid Alert No: 00002779847

Bid Title: S/FMNP Check Processing Services

Agency Bid No. Title: 2022 - 005

Received Date: 10/13/2021

Close Date: 11/01/2021

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: Not Stated, Iowa

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 10/25/2021 02:00 PM, Bidder Preregistration

Specifications

Specifications include, but are not limited to: Processor would work with IDALS to set up two accounts for federally-provided food dollar depositsused to reimburse vendors that have accepted S/FMNP checks. S/FMNP checks are printed withstandard MICR lines containing check, bank, and account numbers. Recipients signs checks at the timeof exchange for fresh locally grown produce. After acceptance, certified S/FMNP vendors stamp checkswith a unique number assigned to them (stamps are provided to vendors by IDALS). Checks are thendeposited by vendors at their financial institutions. Checks are converted to electronic images andprocessed via communication between the processor and vendor financial institutions. Processor workswith IDALS staff to replenish account funds periodically through the market season (May 15 throughNovember 30). Processor returns any unspent dollars to IDALS within the first two weeks of November.These remaining funds are returned to the USDA by IDALS. Processor is required to perform duties andto capture required data as detailed below for IDALS use in managing this program.

Product Codes: 94670, 94625

Agency Information


Issuing Agency: Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

State: Iowa

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Jonathan Koele 502 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50319

Phone: 515-281-6877

Email: jonathan.koele@iowaagriculture.gov

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