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Part 1: Introduction to Procurement

Part 1 in the Procurement Guidance Course Series.

Course Description

This online training describes the four principles of procurement, the four procurement methods, and the requirement to maintain a written code of conduct and written procurement procedures.

  • Course Number: 038
  • Training Length: 30 minutes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Target Audience: School business officials and food service staff
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: December 2022

Online Course

Begin the Part 1: Introduction to Procurement course.

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:


  • Crediting: 0.5 hours
  • Key Area: Operations (2000)
    • Training Topic: Purchasing (2400)
      • Learning Objective: Purchasing food, supplies, and equipment through vendors (2430)

Contact Us

If you have technical difficulties, please contact the Nutrition Services Division Procurement Resources Unit by email at

Questions:   Procurement Resources Unit | | 916-322-8323
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 7, 2023
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