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What is Procurement

Procurement is the multi-step process used to obtain goods or services.

Child Nutrition Program Procurement

What are the rules?



Where can I find guidance on specific topics?

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issues guidance memos with clarification and additional information on specific topics


Buy American Provision

Purchasing Thresholds for Food, Services, Supplies and Equipment

Federal Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds

State of Michigan Competitive Bid Threshold for Local and Intermediate School Districts and Public School Academies


Templates and Resources

Informal Procurement Log (Food and supply purchases)

Informal Procurement Checklist

Procurement Quick Reference Guide

MDE Procurement Plan Template

Micro-Purchase Log

Emergency Purchase Log

USDA Market Basket Analysis When Procuring Program Goods

USDA Procuring Local Foods in Child Nutrition Programs Guide


How are Child Nutrition Program sponsor procurement practices reviewed?

NSLP Procurement Information

CACFP Procurement Information

SFSP Procurement Information


Quick Links:

CNP Food Service Contracts

NSLP Equipment Purchases

School Nutrition Program Procurement Reviews