Resource | Policy Memos | SP08 CACFP05 SFSP06-2010
Geographic Preference for the Procurement of Unprocessed Agricultural Products in the Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to update the definition of what is considered “unprocessed” for the purposes of applying the optional geographic preference for procurement in the Child Nutrition Programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP02 CACFP02 SFSP02-2010
Procurement Questions

Please be aware that the procurement questions from July 22, 2009 (SP 28-2009) have been revised. This new set of procurement questions supersedes the previous set, as a change has been made to the second Q&A under “Local Purchasing."

Resource | Policy Memos | SP01-2010
Applying Geographic Preferences in Procurements for the Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum updates and revises memoranda SP 30-2008: Applying Geographic Preferences in Procurements for the Child Nutrition Programs, SP 08-2009: Procurement Questions, and SP 28-2009: Procurement Questions, regarding school food authorities’ (SFAs) and other institutions’ application of a geographic preference in procurements for the child nutrition programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP10-2009
Economic Price Adjustments in Vendor Contracts

Today’s unpredictable economy has made it important to consider accounting for the fluctuating costs of goods and services that are beyond the control of either the School Food Authority (SFA) or the vendor.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP07-2009
Reminder: Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Program (SMP)s

Recently, we have received numerous concerns regarding the improper application of the new procurement rule, Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Program (SMP)s, which was published in the Federal Register on October 31, 2007 and became effective on November 30, 2007. Accordingly, this memorandum provides a reminder of the key provisions of the final rule and addresses the timeframe in which the provisions must be implemented.