Advisory Committees

All HPS contract decisions, including recommendations for bidding and negotiations and contract awards, are made by 11 different advisory committees, which are made up of volunteer Members.

Using Member-driven committees ensures we are getting the best input from those who know what’s happening in their fields, what trends are developing, what legislation is coming, what works and what will pave the way.

The committee network, representing professionals from all areas within HPS Member facilities, takes a proactive role in ensuring each of our contracts addresses the four main areas of concern our Members deal with on a daily basis:

  • Financial Viability
  • Staff Efficiency
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Members' Clients (residents, students, patients, visitors, etc.) Satisfaction/Engagement/Usage

Benefits of being part of an HPS Committee:

  • Provides networking with peers
  • Gives you a voice on contracting decisions
  • Allows you to interact with our Contracts team

Each of the HPS advisory committees meets approximately three to four times per year at either the HPS office, a Member facility or via conference call.

Current Advisory Committees:

  • College & University Purchasing Advisory Committee
  • Engineers Advisory Committee (engineers, facilities managers and maintenance managers from any Member facility)
  • Florida & Georgia School Food Purchasing Advisory Committee
  • Food Service Administrators Advisory Committee
  • Illinois & Wisconsin School Food Purchasing Advisory Committee
  • Indiana School Food Purchasing Advisory Committee
  • Kentucky & Tennessee School Food Purchasing Advisory Committee
  • Ohio School Food Purchasing Advisory Committee
  • School Food Purchasing Advisory Committee
  • Technical Advisory Committee (purchasing agents and materials managers from our health care Members)
  • West Virginia & Pennsylvania School Food Purchasing Advisory Committee

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HPS is providing us with an invaluable service, which has resulted in increased efficiency and lower food, supplies, and equipment prices. Their website contains all the information we need in managing our commodity food dollars and our budget, I would recommend HPS to any school food service program.

Jackie Rohr, R.D., L.D., Nutrition Services Supervisor, Parma City School District, Parma, Ohio