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Part 3b: Formal Procurement: IFBs

School Nutrition Programs online training course.

Course Description

Understand when it is appropriate to use the IFB solicitation method to conduct a formal procurement, identify the five best practice steps for the formal procurement method using the IFB solicitation method, and learn how to properly execute each step in the formal procurement process using the IFB solicitation method.

Course Number: 098

  • Training Length: 33 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 3b: Formal Procurement: Invitation for Bids External link opens in new window or tab.

Referenced Resources

Crediting

  • Crediting: 0.5 hours
  • Key Area: Operations (2000) or Administration (3000)
    • Training Topic: Purchasing (2400) or Program Management (3200)
      • Learning Objective: Purchasing food, supplies, and equipment in compliance with federal, state, and local procurement regulations (2430) or Oversee Standard Operating Procedures for routine operations (3220)

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:   Debbie Reeves | dreeves@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0636
Last Reviewed: Monday, February 4, 2019
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