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Procurement Training–Community Nutrition Programs

The California Department of Education (CDE) offers procurement trainings for agencies participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Community Nutrition Program Procurement Webinars

Procurement training is one of the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division’s (NSD) top priorities. To assist agencies participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) with understanding federal guidance for purchasing goods and services, the NSD has developed a series of prerecorded Webinars that are posted on YouTube. These Webinars can be viewed at any time.

Please note: The links in all three Webinars are accessible when selecting the Show More tab below each YouTube video.

Webinars

The Informal Purchase Methods for Community Nutrition Programs External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 26:35)
This Webinar is intended for all agencies participating in the CACFP or SFSP. It covers the requirements for the micropurchase and small purchase methods.

The Formal Purchase Methods for Community Nutrition Programs External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 38:52)
This Webinar is intended for agencies that have contracts over the small purchase threshold. It covers the requirements for solicitations using an Invitation for Bid, or Request for Proposal. Only those agencies making purchases over the small purchase threshold need to watch this Webinar.

Code of Conduct and Procurement Procedures for Community Nutrition Programs External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 46:35)
This Webinar is intended for all agencies participating in the CACFP and the SFSP. This Webinar covers the requirements for a written Code of Conduct and written procurement procedures. All agencies must develop a code of conduct and procurement procedures.

Contact Information—CACFP

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact your county’s CACFP Specialist. A list of CACFP Specialists is available in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System, Form ID CACFP 01. You can also contact Lee Foland, Community Nutrition Programs Administration Office Technician, by phone at 916-324-6153 or 800-952-5609, Option 3, or by e-mail at lfoland@cde.ca.gov to be directed to your CACFP Specialist.

Contact Information—SFSP

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact your SFSP Specialist. A list of SFSP Specialists is available in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System, Form ID SFSP 01. You can also contact Lee Foland, Community Nutrition Programs Administration Unit Office Technician by phone at 916-324-6153, or call 800-952-5609, Option 3, to be directed to your SFSP Specialist. You can also contact the Summer Team by email at SFSP@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Lee Foland | LFoland@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6153
Last Reviewed: Friday, August 30, 2019
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