Lancer no longer? Pierce considers new vendors

Hannah Pederson, Senior Online Reporter

Lancer Catering is a nationwide company that’s held a contract with Pierce College since 2011, and that contract is now under review.

Curtis Lee, procurement officer in charge of purchasing, has been working to find a suitable vendor for the college since the beginning of this year.

“The weird part about this for us is that the end date (of the review process) is no later than Aug. 31 in order to give the new vendor time to set up, which means it has to be the end of the school year,” Lee said.  

The process is technically a Request For Proposal, which is a long and complicated series of procedures, according to Lee.

The evaluation period of the RFP ended up extending over spring break, which meant the whole operation was set back and a new contract with Lancer or a competing catering company wouldn’t be signed by Aug. 31.

“The previous contract with Lancer ended Aug. 31 so we’re on a temporary extension until something is signed,” Lee said. “It’s not like we can’t have a vendor for a month and a half.”

According to Lee the current contract with Lancer is for five years with two one year re-ups if needed.  

“Hopefully a new contract will be signed by the end of October, and things will be up and running by around mid November,” Lee said.

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The Post has been a big part of my life for over a year now, taking up weekends, stressing me out beyond my wildest dreams and making me grow in every imaginable way. In June I’ll graduate with my AA and move on to a four year university to study communications and political science. Political science was my gateway drug to journalism. I realized not so long ago that the only way democracy can work is if the public is well informed and someone is out there holding public officials accountable. As a reporter, I’m in the perfect position to do this. I’m here to be your advocate, to make sure that your rights are protected. I want to spend my last year here providing you with fair and unbiased coverage of Pierce College Puyallup, whatever that may mean to you.
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The Post has been a big part of my life for over a year now, taking up weekends, stressing me out beyond my wildest dreams and making me grow in every imaginable way. In June I’ll graduate with my AA and move on to a four year university to study communications and political science. Political science was my gateway drug to journalism. I realized not so long ago that the only way democracy can work is if the public is well informed and someone is out there holding public officials accountable. As a reporter, I’m in the perfect position to do this. I’m here to be your advocate, to make sure that your rights are protected. I want to spend my last year here providing you with fair and unbiased coverage of Pierce College Puyallup, whatever that may mean to you.

Lancer no longer? Pierce considers new vendors

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