Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0066
Applying Geographic Preferences in Procurements for the Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum updates and revises memoranda SP 30-2008: Applying Geographic Preferences in Procurements for the Child Nutrition Programs, SP 08-2009: Procurement Questions, and SP 28-2009: Procurement Questions, regarding school food authorities’ and other institutions’ application of a geographic preference in procurements for the child nutrition programs.

SP 01-2010 CACFP 01-2010 SFSP 01-2010
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0024
April 2006 Procurement Questions

We continue to receive questions regarding procurements in the Child Nutrition Programs, particularly in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Attached are the most recently received questions and answers.

SP19-2006
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-2010-0035
Further Clarification in Crediting for, and Use of, Donated Foods in Contracts with Food Service Management Companies

The attached memorandum is Food Distribution Policy Memo FD-110, which clarifies requirements in crediting for, and use of, USDA donated foods in contracts with food service management companies (FSMCs), and provides guidance to ensure compliance with such requirements in the first and final years of such contracts.

FD-110; SP05-2011
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0025
July 2005 Procurement Questions

We are continuing to receive questions regarding procurements in the child nutrition programs, particularly in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Attached are the most recently received questions and answers.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0043
Local Agency Procurement Reviews for School Food Authorities

The purpose of this memorandum is to amend guidance provided in SP 45-2016 Draft Tool for Local Agency Procurement Reviews for School Food Authorities in SY2016-2017 and to clarify Food and Nutrition Service expectations for state agency oversight of school food authority procurement procedures, as required in Program regulations at 7 CFR 210.21, 215.14a, 220.16, as applicable, and the government-wide regulations in 2 CFR 200.318-326.

SP39-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0020
Procurement Questions

We have recently received a series of questions regarding the procurement of automated meal accountability systems in conjunction with the procurement of a food service management company.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0021
Providing Information versus Writing Bid Specifications and Contract Terms

Recently, we have been asked 1) whether an equipment manufacturer would violate Department regulation 7 CFR Part 3016.60(b) if the equipment manufacturer writes the bid specifications for a school food authority (SFA) when that manufacturer does not directly sell its products to the SFA, but uses dealers or distributors instead and 2), would a food service management company (FSMC) violate §3016.60(b), if the FSMC drafted a provision to amend an existing SFA-FSMC contract

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0017
Recent Procurement Procedure Questions

Periodically, we receive questions concerning the procurement requirements of 7 CFR Parts 3016 and 3019 and certain procurement procedures used by public and nonprofit school food authorities. Attached are a number of these recent questions and their corresponding answers.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0042
School Districts and Federal Procurement Regulations

Regarding awarding contracts, state agencies are advised to carefully review school district to ensure they are in compliance with federal regulations and take appropriate actions.