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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 Regulations and Policy Web page at http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/regulations.htm.

If you have any questions regarding this MB, please contact the appropriate Nutrition Services Division staff member for your agency listed below.

National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs: Rae Vant, School Nutrition Programs (SNP) Specialist, by phone at 916-445-6775 or by e-mail at rvant@cde.ca.gov. You may also refer to Form Caseload SNP for your SNP specialist in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS).

Child and Adult Care Food Program: Robin Kraus, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Unit Secretary, by phone at 916-327-2991 or by e-mail at rkraus@cde.ca.gov. You may also refer to Form CACFP 01 for your CACFP specialist in the Download Forms section of the CNIPS.

Summer Food Service Program: Tanya McCrae, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Unit Secretary, by phone at 916-322-8323 or by e-mail at tmccrae@cde.ca.gov. You may also refer to Form SFSP 01 in the Download Forms section of the CNIPS for a list of SFSP specialists.

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