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Part 3a: Intro to Formal Procurement

School Nutrition Programs online training course.

Course Description

Learn when program operators must use the formal procurement method, identify the four principles of procurement, recognize when to use the different types of formal procurement methods, and learn the five best practice steps in the formal procurement process.

Course Number: 097

  • Training Length: 28 minutes
  • Certificate: Available at the end of the training
  • Target Audience: Agency business officials and food service staff
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: August 2018

Online Course

Begin Procurement Guidance 3a: Introduction to Formal Procurement External link opens in new window or tab.

Referenced Resources

  • CDE Buy American In School Nutrition Programs online course

Crediting

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

For more information on crediting, access the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) web document Professional Standards Learning Objectives External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Contact Us

If you have technical difficulties or questions regarding the course content, please email the CDE Procurement Resources Unit at SFSContracts@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Trish Marche | pmarche@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-8323
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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