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-2009-0067
Procurement Questions

Please be aware that the procurement questions from July 22, 2009 have been revised. This new set of procurement questions supersedes the previous set, as a change has been made to the second Q&A under “Local Purchasing."

SP02 CACFP02 SFSP02-2010
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-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 Programs

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.

SP 07-2009
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 and the School Breakfast Program.

SP29-2006
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-2006-0015
Record-Keeping Requirements

It has come to our attention that a number of state agencies and school food authorities are failing to maintain appropriate records for procurement transactions occurring in connection with the child nutrition programs.

SP 16-2006
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 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.

SP 14-2006