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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 http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/policy.

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 SFSContracts@cde.ca.gov 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 kwassall@cde.ca.gov.

  • 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 ncharpentier@cde.ca.gov.

  • 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 SFSP@cde.ca.gov.

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