BY SARAH GREGORY
The Greene County Purchasing Committee met briefly on Monday to approve several bids.
A bid of $137,329 for the purchase of a tandem-axle roll off truck for the Solid Waste Department was approved. The bid, from Worldwide Equipment, of Knoxville, is for a 2014 Mack truck.
A bid for bread for the detention center and workhouse was approved. The low bid, from Sara Lee Bakery of Valdese, N.C., would provide fresh bread at $1.45 per loaf and day-old bread for $1 per loaf.
Bids for dairy products for the detention center and workhouse were also approved.
Mayfield, based in Athens, will provide half-pints of skim milk for 19 cents each. Buttermilk skim milk will be purchased for $3.37 per unit.
A bid from Professional Vending Service (PVS), of Greeneville, for snacks at the jail was also approved. A variety of snacks, such as crackers, candy bars, peanuts, and chips, for inmates to purchase from the detention's center commissary, will be purchased from PVS.
Bids for other commissary products, specifically Tums brand antacid and coffee, were approved from Keefe Supply of Jacksonville, Fla.
A bid from Pepsi Bottling Co. for cola products for the detention center commissary was also approved. Bids approved will purchase 20-ounce bottled Pepsi products and bottled water.
Bids were approved for clothing for inmate purchase from the detention center commissary.
Following the approval, the Bob Barker company will provide various socks, underwear, bras, thermal tops and drawers.
Bids for other commissary supplies, such as various over-the-counter medicines, shampoos, lotions, soap, and toothpaste, were also approved.