Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0063
Updated Local Agency Procurement Review Tool for School Food Authorities for SY 2019-2020

This memorandum provides information on the updated template Local Agency Procurement Review Tool for state agencies to use, modify, or develop in SY 2019-2020.

SP33-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0007
Final Rule, Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Program (SMP)s

The purpose of this memorandum is to highlight the key provisions of the final rule and emphasize the responsibilities state agencies have in ensuring compliance with these provisions and with contract enforcement and oversight.

SP 09-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0075
Geographic Preference for the Procurement of Unprocessed Agricultural Products in the Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to update the definition of what is considered “unprocessed” for the purposes of applying the optional geographic preference for procurement in the child nutrition programs.

SP 08 CACFP 05 SFSP 06-2010
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0009
Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide Q&As on the application of the geographic preference option in procurement of unprocessed locally grown or locally raised agricultural products.

SP18-2011
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0025
Prototype Language for Return of Discounts, Rebates and Credits to School Food Authorities

In response to several requests and to assist SAs and SFAs in their compliance efforts, we are providing the following prototype contract language requiring the return of purchase incentives to SFAs.

SP 21-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0041
Buy American Reminder

This guidance serves as a general reminder to state agencies about the importance of complying with the Buy American provisions that are found in the regulations of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) at 7 CFR 210.21(d) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) at 7 CFR 220.16(d)

SP29-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0005
Economic Price Adjustments in Vendor Contracts

Today’s unpredictable economy has made it important to consider accounting for the fluctuating costs of goods and services that are beyond the control of either the School Food Authority or the vendor.

SP10-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0002
Reminder: Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Program (SMP)s

Recently, we have received numerous concerns regarding the improper application of the new procurement rule, Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Program, which was published in the Federal Register on Oct. 31, 2007 and became effective on Nov. 30, 2007.

SP07-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0013
School Districts and Federal Procurement Regulations

This guidance was issued upon our learning that a number of school food authorities (SFAs) were not drafting their own specifications and procurement documents for certain software acquisitions but instead directly incorporating a list of features written by a prospective bidder.

SP14-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0003
School Districts and Federal Procurement Regulations

We have received numerous inquiries in the past several weeks concerning a document produced by the Harrison Institute for Public Law at Georgetown University addressing the purchase of products from local farmers. The document expresses the view that Congress, as part of the 2002 Farm Bill, expressed clear support for geographic preferences in purchases made for school food service programs.

SP 02-2007