• Region One ESC welcomes you to the Child Nutrition Program-South Texas Cooperative (CNP-STC). Thank you for your interest and desire to do business with us!

    The South Texas Cooperative was established on September 8, 1999, and continues to play an integral part in achieving healthy school meals and efficient business practices by ensuring high quality, customer satisfying, cost effective food and supplies for its members. The primary focus of the CNP-STC is to assist participating members in the administration of a fiscally sound School Nutrition Program, and compliance with bid law requirements.  The CNP-STC acts as a coordinating center for all bids/proposals; authority for such services is granted by Texas Education Code § 8.053.

    The South Texas Cooperative administers food service related bids and proposals to meet the specific needs of our School Nutrition Program members.  These proposals are advertised in local newspapers and posted on our Bid Opportunities Web page.  Click here to view current bid opportunities!
    • Competitive Procurement
      • Bids & Proposals 
        • Bread & Tortilla Products
        • Cafeteria Dining Decor
        • Dairy & Juice Products
        • Discounted Warehouse Proposal
        • Dispensed Products
        • Equipment & Small Kitchen Wares
        • Facility, Linen & Uniform Services
        • Food Items
        • Frozen Dessert Products
        • Janitorial Supplies & Paper/Plastic Products
        • Processing of USDA Foods
        • Removal of Grease from Traps & Barrels
        • Uniforms & Marketing Items
        • Wireless Temperature Monitoring Systems 

    Processing of USDA Foods
    CNP-STC consolidates further processing requests of USDA Food allocations for its members.  Small or medium sized schools could not do this on their own because further processing requests must be done in truckload quantities. By aggregating the members further processing requests through the CNP-STC, all schools, regardless of size, are provided the opportunity to take advantage of this valuable service. 

    CNP-STC School Nutrition Product Expo 2015
    The South Texas Cooperative will host a School Nutrition Product Expo on October 15, 2015 at the South Padre Island Convention Centre.  Expo 2013 had 121 Exhibitors, 130 School Nutrition personnel participants, 253 K12 student participants, and 18 UTPA Senior Dietetic Program students participated.  Please take a moment to visit our photo gallery.
     

Important Documents

Contact Information

  • Lori Atwood Ramos
    Purchasing Coordinator
    (956) 984-6123
     
    Kristina Carrizales
    Purchasing Cooperative Specialist
    (956) 984-6012
     
    America Retana
    Purchasing Technician
    (956) 984-6217
Last Modified on June 28, 2018