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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 unit for your agency as indicated below.

Procurement Resources Unit

You may contact the 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 the SNP OT by phone at 916-322-1450, or by email at SNPQuestions@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 the CACFP OT by phone at 916-327-2991, or by email at CACFP@cde.ca.gov. [Note: The preceding information is no longer valid. The CACFP moved to the California Department of Social Services. More information can be found at https://www.cdss.ca.gov/cacfp.]

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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Questions:   Procurement Resources Unit | 916-319-0636
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 07, 2023
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