A school that contracts for management of school food service must meet program procurement requirements and include required provisions in the contract. Information about the Food Service Management Contract (FSMC) must be provided annually to the Minnesota Department of Education. Templates that schools can use to develop an Invitation for Bid (IFB) or a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Food Service Management Contract (FSMC) are available.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) manual Contracting with Food Service Management Companies: Guidance for School Food Authorities, is a reference on program requirements that apply to food service management contracts. Find it under resources.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Memos
Links to key USDA memos on Food Service Management Contracts are provided below.