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Procurement Questions and Answers


Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin
Purpose: Policy, Beneficial Information

To: National School Lunch Program Sponsors

Number: USDA-SNP-19-2009

Attention: Food Service Director, Business Official

Date: August 2009

Subject: Procurement Questions and Answers

Reference: United States Department of Agriculture School Programs Policy Memo SP 28-2009 (June 2009); Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, Sections 210, 3016, 3019; National School Lunch Act, Title 32, United States Code, Section 1760(n); Final Rule from Federal Register Vol. 73, no. 154, August 8, 2008, p. 46169
Supersedes: Management Bulletin USDA-SNP-07-2009 (February 2009)

This Management Bulletin (MB) updates and replaces MB USDA-SNP-07-2009 (February 2009), including the Questions and Answers (Q&A) from the United States Department of Agriculture on procurement regulations applicable to the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The Procurement Q&A is available at the U.S. Department of Agriculture SP02-2010: Procurement Questions Web page at http://www.fns.usda.gov/sp02-2010-procurement-questions.

Please download the Q&A, share them with personnel who handle procurement procedures for your agency, and place them in your files along with this MB.

If you have any questions, please contact the School Food Service Contracts Unit at 916-319-0636. You may also contact your local Nutrition Services Division Field Services Child Nutrition Consultant at 800-952-5609 or 916-445-0850.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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