Written Codes of Conduct and Performance of Employees Engaged in Award and Administration of Contracts
This memorandum responds to a number of recent questions and requests to provide clarifying guidance to state agencies and child nutrition program operators, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program, regarding the expectation and enforcement of ethical conduct by their employees engaged in procurement of program goods and service.
Attached are revised Questions and Answers related to the final rule entitled, Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
School Nutrition Program Administrative Reviews: Assessing Compliance with Dietary Specifications Using a USDA-Approved Menu Planning Tool for Certification for Six Cent Reimbursement
FNS recently released the new Administrative Review Guidance Manual, which includes four options that state agencies may use to assess compliance with Dietary Specifications – calories, saturated fat, and sodium – requirements.
This memo clarifies the small purchase threshold applicable to procurements under FNS programs.
State Agency Oversight and Monitoring of School Food Authority Contracts with Food Service Management Companies
The purpose of this memorandum is to emphasize the importance of the state agency and school food authority oversight and monitoring of contracts with food service management companies and to provide guidance for these activities.
Requirement that SAs and SFA Review FSMC Cost Reimbursable Contracts and Contracts Associated with USDA Foods
The purpose of this memorandum is to call attention to previously published memoranda providing clarification on the requirement to oversee and monitor school food authority contracts with Food Service Management Companies and to ensure ongoing technical assistance and training provided by state agencies includes this information.
Quarterly Reporting Associated with School Food Authority Certification for Performance-Based Reimbursement
This memorandum provides information regarding the state agencies’ quarterly reporting requirements associated with identifying the number of school food authorities certified to receive the performance-based reimbursement for each lunch served in compliance with the new meal pattern requirements for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.