Why is ISU considering changes in the management of its food service operation?
Iowa State’s goal is to provide its students, faculty and staff with the very best food service possible within the framework of a system that is financially strong. We intend to offer excellent service and high-quality foods that satisfy our customers’ tastes and preference. The Request for Proposal (RFP) process will allow us to evaluate options for how to best meet this goal. How will the food service contract be awarded? ISU Dining and other food service management firms will submit proposals in mid-December in response to an RFP on providing food service for the ISU campus. A 21-member advisory committee will evaluate proposals submitted and make recommendations to the Vice Presidents for Student Affairs and Business and Finance. A contract for operation of Iowa State’s food service would be awarded sometime in 2006. Any changes in ISU food services as a result of this contract likely would begin next summer or fall. What kinds of food services would be covered by the contract? Th