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Procurement Geographic Preference Q and A-Part II


Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin

Purpose: Policy

To: Child Nutrition Program Sponsors

Number: USDA-CNP-10-2012

Attention: Food Service Directors, Purchasing Agents, Business Officials, Administrators

Date: December 2012

Subject: Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As—Part II

Reference: U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Memo SP 03-2013, CACFP 02-2013, SFSP 02-2013, October 9, 2012

This Management Bulletin (MB) provides a link to the most recent set of questions and answers (Q&A) on geographic preference in procurements. Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As – Part II provides additional guidance and technical assistance to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Policy Memorandum SP 18-2011, Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As, which was issued on February 1, 2011, and USDA Policy Memorandum CACFP 09-2008, SFSP 08-2008, issued July 3, 2008. For a copy of these memoranda, please visit the USDA School Meals Policy Web page at http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/policy.

If you have any questions regarding this MB, please contact the appropriate Nutrition Services Division staff member as indicated below.

National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs: Please contact your School Nutrition Program specialist as listed on the form Caseload, located in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment Systems (CNIPS), under Applications, Download Forms.You may also reach the School Nutrition Programs Unit by phone at 800-952-5609, Option 2, or call 916-445-0850 and you will be directed to the appropriate staff person.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): Please contact your CACFP specialist as listed on the form CACFP 01, located in CNIPS, under Applications, Download Forms. You may also contact Nancy Charpentier, Office Technician, by phone at 916-327-2991 or by e-mail at ncharpentier@cde.ca.gov, to be directed to your CACFP specialist.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP): Please contact an SFSP specialist as listed on the form SFSP 01, located in CNIPS, under Applications Download Forms. You may also contact Larry Frakes, Office Technician, by phone at 916-327-2991, or by e-mail at lfrakes@cde.ca.gov, to be directed to your SFSP specialist.

School Food Service Contracts: Please contact the contract specialist assigned to your county as listed on the form Caseload, located in CNIPS, under Applications, Download Forms. You may also contact Deborah Reeves, Office Technician at 916-319-0636, or by e-mail at dreeves@cde.ca.gov, or send an e-mail to SFSCONTRACTS@cde.ca.gov.

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