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Bid Title: Dairy Processing Plant Request for Proposals
Category: Consulting Requests for Proposals
Status: Closed


Wayne County, Pennsylvania, with the assistance of USDA Rural Development, has financed the preparation of a Feasibility Study and Business Plan for development of a dairy processing facility in the county that would utilize milk produced in the region. The Feasibility Study found a Wayne County cheese plant is financially feasible and, while there are certain risks, they are mitigated by the potential availability of county land and access to grants and low-cost capital. The Business Plan available at the same website lays out how this can be accomplished. The mission is to support the retention and possible expansion of the Wayne County dairy industry as a fundamental aspect of the county’s economy and rural character. More specifically, these are the goals:

• Growing milk demand within Wayne County,

• Enhancing milk pricing and farm income for Wayne County farmers and

• Supporting agri-tourism and retention of rural character as economic assets.

This dairy processing business will be a public/private partnership. The county will assist the development of the facility and its operation with incentives detailed in the Request for Proposals document.

Publication Date/Time:
8/24/2021 8:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
10/8/2021 4:30 PM
Contact Person:
For additional information contact
Wayne County Chief Clerk
Andrew Seder
at 570-253-5970 ext. 4050 or
Proposals may take such form as will adequately describe how the proposer will approach the project but include the following:
• A thorough explanation of the experience and qualifications of the proposer with respect to dairy or other food processing and, if possible, cheese production.
• Three years of financial statements of the proposer demonstrating the capacity to undertake this project.
• A description of the proposed operation that will be undertaken by the proposer if selected along with plans for ramp-up and/or expansion with growth.
• A description of the marketing strategy that will be utilized by the proposer.
• A description of the incentives to offered to secure the necessary milk supply.
• A sketch plan layout of the facility the proposer will need to produce cheese and/or other dairy products.
• Resumes of key individuals who will be involved in management of the facility along with recommendations as may be appropriate.
• A proposed timeline for establishing the operation.
The County is also interested in additional ideas with respect to developing a successful dairy processing facility. Accordingly, proposals may take alternative forms in terms of both substance and presentation.

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