EAST LANSING — The East Lansing school district switched its food service provider from Aramark to Chartwells, according to the Ingham County News.

Contracting for food service is a regulated business, with a number of recommended nonprice factors included in the state’s prototype request for proposals. While Aramark provided the lowest bid for the service, other factors secured the recommendation to contract with Chartwells.

Reference: Ingham County News, "School board OKs new food service contract," Aug. 5, 2007