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Federal Micropurchase and Small Purchase Threshold

Management Bulletin (MB) CNP-01-2024, Federal Micropurchase and Small Purchase Thresholds, is available on the California Department of Education's School Nutrition Programs Management Bulletins web page.

This MB supersedes MB CNP 01-2019 and informs all Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Operators that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued Policy Memorandum (Policy Memo) SP-02-2022 on December 15, 2021, implementing regulatory changes to the federal informal procurement method, micropurchases and the micropurchase threshold in Title 2, Code of Federal Regulations Section 200.320(a)(1)(i)-(v). You can view this Policy Memo on the USDA Food and Nutrition Service's Updates to the Federal Micro-Purchase Threshold in 2 CFR 200.320(a)(1) web page External link opens in new window or tab..

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If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact the Procurement Resources Unit by email at

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
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