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Q&A: Purchasing Goods and Services Using Cooperative Agreements, Agents, and Third-Party Services

Last Published: 10/24/2016

This memorandum provides general guidance on the various procurement groups FNS has identified, how to use each group in a way that complies with Federal procurement standards, and supersedes SP 35-2012, Procuring Services of Purchasing Cooperatives, Group Purchasing Organizations, Group Buying Organizations, etc., dated June 12, 2012. This memorandum applies to all Child Nutrition Program operators.

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SP05 CACFP03 SFSP02-2017