Procurement and Contracts

Program requirements for the procurement of goods and services that are purchased with program funds and other procurement issues for School Nutrition Program (SNP) sponsors can be found in this section.

For a comprehensive review of school food service purchasing requirements, refer to the 2002 National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) manual, First Choice: A Purchasing Systems Manual for School Food Service. Related resources include this manual as well as state and federal statutes on procurement requirements.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Memos
Links to key USDA memos on Procurements and Contracts are provided below. For a complete set of USDA memos for School Nutrition Programs, see the Policy Memos (USDA) link.