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Draft Tool for Local Agency Procurement Reviews for School Food Authorities in SY2016-2017 - Revised

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DATE:October 6, 2016
SUBJECT:Draft Tool for Local Agency Procurement Reviews for School Food Authorities in SY2016-2017 - Revised Tool
TO:Regional Directors
Special Nutrition Programs
All Regions
State Directors
Child Nutrition Programs
All States

On Oct. 6, 2016, the Food and Nutrition Service issued a memorandum to provide information on the revised Draft Local Agency Procurement Review Tool. While the concepts of the tool remain the same, the revision provides clarity, improves functionality, and expands instructions for school food authorities and state agencies.

Using Updated Tool for SY 2016-17 Reviews:

State agencies are expected to implement the updated tool as soon as possible. If any state agency has begun conducting procurement reviews using the tool posted on June 30, 2106, FNS expects these state agencies to transition to the revised tool for reviews commencing on or after Nov. 1, 2016. State agency use of the procurement review materials will be evaluated during management evaluations.

Training on the Draft Local Agency Procurement Review Tool will be conducted during a face-to-face conference session at the state agency/USDA meeting Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2016 in Crystal City, VA. However, if a state agency needs additional training, it may request this from the appropriate regional office.

State agencies should direct any questions concerning this guidance to the appropriate FNS regional office.

Sarah E. Smith-Holmes
Program Monitoring and Operational
Support Division
Child Nutrition Programs


Page updated: November 21, 2023

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.