Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Procurement Geographic Preference Q and A-Part II

Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin

Purpose: Policy

To: Child Nutrition Program Sponsors

Number: USDA-CNP-10-2012

Attention: Food Service Directors, Purchasing Agents, Business Officials, Administrators

Date: December 2012

Subject: Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As—Part II

Reference: U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Memo SP 03-2013, CACFP 02-2013, SFSP 02-2013, October 9, 2012

This Management Bulletin (MB) provides a link to the most recent set of questions and answers (Q&A) on geographic preference in procurements. Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As – Part II provides additional guidance and technical assistance to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Policy Memorandum SP 18-2011, Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As, which was issued on February 1, 2011, and USDA Policy Memorandum CACFP 09-2008, SFSP 08-2008, issued July 3, 2008. For a copy of these memoranda, please visit the USDA School Meals Policy Web page at

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this MB, please contact the appropriate Nutrition Services Division staff member for your agency as indicated below.

  • Procurement Resources Unit

You may contact Debbie Reeves, Procurement Resources Unit (PRU) Office Technician (OT), by phone at 916-319-0636, or by e-mail at to be directed to a PRU Specialist.

  • School Nutrition Programs

You can find contact information for the School Nutrition Programs (SNP) Specialists in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS). You may also contact Kaley Wassall, SNP OT, by phone at 916-322-1450, or by e-mail at

  • Child and Adult Care Food Program

You can find contact information for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Specialists in the Download Forms section of the CNIPS. You may also contact Nancy Charpentier, CACFP OT, by phone at 916-327-2991, or by e-mail at

  • Summer Meals Unit

You can find contact information in the Download Forms section of the CNIPS for a list of Summer Meals Unit (SMU) Specialists. You may also email the SMU at

Related Information
Questions:   Procurement Resources Unit | 916-319-0636
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 27, 2019
Related Content
Recently Posted in Nutrition
  • Summer Food Service Program Information (updated 15-Jan-2020)
    Administrative and operational information and guidance for organizations that participate in the program.
  • Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act (added 10-Jan-2020)
    The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.
  • 2021 SBP and SMP Grants Available! (added 10-Jan-2020)
    The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division is sending this message to announce the availability of School Year 2020–21 School Breakfast Program (SBP) and Summer Meal Programs (SMP) Start-up and Expansion Grants.
  • Proposition 12 Public Comment Period (added 10-Jan-2020)
    California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) open comment period regarding the draft regulation for Proposition 12, the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative.
  • New USDA Justice for All Posters Now Available (added 10-Jan-2020)
    The new U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) And Justice for All posters have arrived.

  • Overview: Competitive Food and Beverage Rules (added 03-Jan-2020)
    The School Nutrition Programs Overview, Definitions, and Resources: Competitive Food and Beverage Rules online training.
  • Community Eligibility Provision - Upcoming Review (added 03-Jan-2020)
    The purpose of this notice is to inform you that we will be conducting an off-site validation review of the identified student percentage (ISP) that was established upon approval for your participation in the CEP.
  • CNAC Member Recruitment 2020 (added 03-Jan-2020)
    The State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) Child Nutrition Advisory Council (CNAC) is currently recruiting.
  • School Nutrition Success Workshops December 2019 (added 03-Jan-2020)
    Register today to participate in a Team Up for School Nutrition Success (Team Up) workshop.
  • CACFP Ounce Equivalents for Grains Worksheet (added 03-Jan-2020)
    To help program operators transition to the use of ounce equivalents, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has released the Using Ounce Equivalents for Grains in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) worksheet.