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Purchasing for the school Child Nutrition programs involves several steps all based on the foundation of open and free competition with the goal of providing our students with the most nutritious, high-quality and safe meals possible while staying within a budget. Here you will find resources to assist in traveling down the procurement path.
Memos Regarding Procurement Issued by the Bureau in 2010
This manual provides general concepts about procuring goods, products, and/or services.
Regulation links of particular note for procurement:
- 2 CFR 225 – Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments (OMB Circular A-87) especially note Appendix A & B
- 7 CFR 210 section 21 – Procurement in National School Lunch Program
- 7 CFR 3016 section 36 – Procurement in Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments
- 7 CFR 3019 sections 40 – 48 –Procurement standards in Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and other Non-Profit organizations