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Finding, Buying and Serving Local Food - Introduction to Procurement

Last Published: 05/11/2017

Finding, Buying and Serving Local Food - Introduction to Procurement

Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2014

In 2014, USDA's Farm to School Program hosted a 12-part webinar series to showcase the variety of ways school districts can purchase local foods. The series starts with an introduction to basic procurement principles, and then walks participants through strategies and tactics for buying local foods.

In this webinar, the first of the series, Christina Conell and Maggie Gosselin from USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, covered basic procurement fundamentals relevant to the Federal Child Nutrition Programs. Topics include informal and formal procurement methods and maintaining competition.

Presentation Slides

Resource Handout

webinar cover slide Introduction to Procurement
webinar cover slide Conducting a Local Procurement Baseline Assessment
webinar cover slide Finding Local Producers
webinar cover slide Using the Informal Procurement Method
webinar cover slide Using the Specifications, Requirements and Evaluation Criteria to Target Local Products
webinar cover slide Working with Distributors
webinar cover slide Using a Forward Contract
webinar cover slide Introduction to Geographic Preference
webinar cover slide Using Geographic Preference
webinar cover slide Using USDA Foods as Resource to Purchase Local
webinar cover slide Using DOD Fresh to Purchase Local
webinar cover slide Tying It All Together and Digging In

 

Length: 
00:38:56