[vendtalk] Sodexo Wins $766M U.S. Marine Corps Foodservice Bid, subcontracts 40%

Vandervoort's vandervoorts at sbcglobal.net
Fri Aug 19 03:18:18 UTC 2011

Hi Mark,
The message translated as below.  At first, I thought the "****" was for a
bad word.  But, I figured it out that was inserted when it does not
understand a word.  Neat system.

My business is starting to go down a bit because of layoffs at state and
depression at post offices.  Roadside is up for summertime but not as much
as last year.  The prison is down because they are running at about 2/3

I am not now planning to go to BLAST this year.  The airfare is $500, the
room will be about $400+, add in the registration, etc. and if Mary goes,
the cost goes up another $800 or so.  Airfare deals are terrible to
Nashville.  I think it would be a really good one this year and I am still
interested but it is very expensive for me right now.  Mary starts Tarleton
State at Cisco Campus now that Texas Tech dropped the Abilene Campus for
General Studies.  Also, she is not wanting to go in September and miss any

I think I will go to San Antonio for our BET program.  I hope you can come
this year, also.

NFB State is Nov 11-13, I think, in Austin at the Holiday Inn Midtown on
Middle Fisk Road, across from the Greyhound Bus Station and What used to be
Highland Mall.  We were there earlier this month and it is a pretty good
hotel.  Would be good if you could come to that as well.  Mary is on the
state board and has to go, regardless.  That means I will go, of course!

The Sodexo contract says they have to give 40% to subcontractors that deal
with disabilities, but I can gues that means Ability One shops but I really
do not know the details.  The approach the Marines used was to exclude
Randolph Sheppard and get in top companies.  Funny, Sodexo is a French
company and I do not understand how that deal went down giving them access
to our Military bases.  Believe me, the French will use it to their


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subcontracts 40%

Hey Mike, thanks for that post about ****, what do you think? **** we're
gonna start losing more military you know DOD contracts, what do you hear
about the **** Texas State Convention when where is it. I guess you'll be
going to ****, are you going to the annual BET conference. Take care, how's

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> Original Message:
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> From: Vandervoort's <vandervoorts at sbcglobal.net>
> Sent: August 9, 2011 10:12:23 PM
> To: 'Vendor Talk Mailing List' <vendtalk at nfbnet.org>
> Subject: [vendtalk] Sodexo Wins $766M U.S. Marine Corps Foodservice 
> Bid, subcontracts 40%
> Vending Times
> Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 8, August 2011, Posted On: 8/9/2011
> Sodexo Wins $766M U.S. Marine Corps Foodservice Bid
> Emily Jed; Emily at vendingtimes.net
> GAITHERSBURG, MD -- Sodexo Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide 
> foodservice at 20 U.S. Marine Corps garrison mess halls on the West Coast.
> The deal is valued at $766 million over the life of the contract.
> The French catering giant was awarded a contract to operate 31 mess 
> halls in February. That contract is said to be worth over $900 
> million. | SEE STORY
> With the addition of the new contract, the foodservice giant will 
> serve a total of 51 sites in Arizona, California, North Carolina, 
> South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, DC.
> More than 40% of Sodexo's contract with the U.S. Marine Corps are 
> serviced through subcontracts with small, minority, disadvantaged and 
> women-owned businesses, and with organizations that represent the 
> interests of individuals with disabilities.
> Sodexo, with U.S. operations headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, posted 
> $21.8 billion in revenue in 2010.
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