Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Part 3c: Formal Procurement: Request for Proposals

School Nutrition Program Formal Procurement: Request for Proposals online training course.

Course Description

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

  • Course Number: 099
  • Training Length: 41 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 the Procurement Guidance Part 3c: Formal Procurement: RFPs External link opens in new window or tab. course.

Referenced Resources

Crediting

  • Crediting: 0.75 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:   Trish Marche | pmarche@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-8323
Last Reviewed: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Related Content
Recently Posted in Nutrition
  • Child Nutrition Program Resources Slides (added 09-Apr-2021)
    Web page provides information on Team Nutrition Child Nutrition Program (CNP) resources slides. CNP Operators can use slides to learn about school meals resources, Child and Adult Care Food Program resources, and summer meals resources.
  • Nationwide Waiver for CEP Deadlines (added 05-Apr-2021)
    Based on the public health emergency due to COVID-19, the USDA FNS established a nationwide waiver that makes adjustments to annual CEP deadlines to support the CEP while schools are responding to COVID-19.
  • SFSP Mandatory Training is Now Available (added 05-Apr-2021)
    California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division (NSD) Community Nutrition Programs Unit (CNPU) is pleased to announce that the 2021 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) annual online Mandatory Training is now available.
  • February 23, 2021 Tuesday at 2 Webinar (added 01-Apr-2021)
    School Nutrition Town Hall webinar on February 23, 2021 for school food service operators, chief business officials, and community partners.
  • Income Eligibility Scales for School Year 2021–22 (added 29-Mar-2021)
    Information regarding the addition of the Income Eligibility Guidelines for School Year (SY) 2021–22 to the California Department of Education Website.

  • Using the Crediting Handbook for CACFP Operators (added 29-Mar-2021)
    Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Meal Pattern Compliance–Part One: Using the Crediting Handbook for CACFP Operators online course.
  • Using the USDA Online Food Buying Guide (added 29-Mar-2021)
    Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Meal Pattern Compliance–Part Two: Using the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Online Food Buying Guide (FBG) online course.
  • Cash-in-Lieu of USDA Foods Survey (added 26-Mar-2021)
    This survey provides Child and Adult Care Food Program operators the opportunity to indicate their preference of Cash-in-Lieu of USDA Foods.
  • Registration Open for Virtual Child Care Forums (added 26-Mar-2021)
    The California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division, in collaboration with the WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies, is pleased to announce that registration is open for the virtual 2021 Child Care Forums.
  • DoD Fresh Entitlement Move, April 7, 2021 (added 26-Mar-2021)
    Announcement that all Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Entitlement will move to the State account on April 7, 2021.