Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0085
Federal Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds

This memorandum, SP20 CACFP07 SFSP06-2019, notifies all child nutrition program state agencies and program operators of guidance the Food and Nutrition Service received from the Office of Management and Budget, OMB M-18-18, authorizing increases to the value of the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds.

SP20 CACFP07 SFSP06-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0063
Updated Local Agency Procurement Review Tool for School Food Authorities for SY 2019-2020

This memorandum provides information on the updated template Local Agency Procurement Review Tool for state agencies to use, modify, or develop in SY 2019-2020.

SP33-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0061
Buy American and the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

This memorandum addresses information in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 regarding the Buy American requirements in the national school meal programs.

SP32-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0047
Change to Item 6 in the FNS-742, School Food Authority Verification Summary Report

Local educational agencies must verify applications in accordance with the procedures set forth in the above-cited memorandum. The above change will affect the reporting for Item 6 (Type of Verification Used) on the FNS-742, School Food Authority Verification Summary Report.

SP34-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0041
Buy American Reminder

This guidance serves as a general reminder to state agencies about the importance of complying with the Buy American provisions that are found in the regulations of the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.

SP29-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0027
Issues Relating to Block Claims Submitted by Sponsored Child Care Centers and Family Day Care Homes

This memorandum addresses the extension of the original guidance, as well as several other questions that have arisen regarding implementation of the block claim requirement.

CACFP 12-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0024
April 2006 Procurement Questions

We continue to receive questions regarding procurements in the child nutrition programs, particularly in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Attached are the most recently received questions and answers.

SP19-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0022
Prohibition on State Agencies’ Establishing Geographic Territories for Sponsoring Organizations in the CACFP

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that policies establishing limits on the specific and/or exclusive geographic areas in which CACFP sponsoring organizations may operate are inconsistent with program regulations and, as such, prohibited.

CACFP11-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0015
Record-Keeping Requirements

It has come to our attention that a number of state agencies and school food authorities are failing to maintain appropriate records for procurement transactions occurring in connection with the child nutrition programs.

SP 16-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0013
School Districts and Federal Procurement Regulations

This guidance was issued upon our learning that a number of school food authorities were not drafting their own specifications and procurement documents for certain software acquisitions but instead directly incorporating a list of features written by a prospective bidder.

SP 14-2006