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Recent Procurement Procedure Questions

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DATE: April 29, 2005
SUBJECT: Recent Procurement Procedure Questions
TO: State agencies
Child Nutrition Programs

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 (SFAs). Attached are a number of these recent questions and their corresponding answers.

Please share this information your SFAs. We also encourage each SFA to share this information with their legal counsel and recommend you share this information with the chief state legal official.

Child Nutrition Division


Page updated: December 21, 2021

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.