The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has very strict procurement regulations for all aspects of purchasing of goods and services with Child Nutrition funds. Procurement Reviews are required on a three-year cycle for each School Food Authority (SFA).


Procurement Review:

CNU and USDA Memos:

  •  FIN-22-039:  Purchase Price Threshold for Bidding Commodities
  •  CNU-21-022: Procurement Plan and Procedures 
  •  CNU-21-012: Prior Approval Process for School Food Authority (SFA) Equipment Purchases
  •  CNU-20-027: Soliciting Bids for Processed USDA Donated Foods
  •  CNU-18-009: Compliance with and Enforcement of the Buy American Provision in the Child Nutrition Programs
  •  SP 02-2022:  Updates to the Federal Micro Purchase Threshold in 2 CFR 200.320 (a)(1)
  • SP 05-2017:   Purchasing Goods and Services Using Cooperative Agreements, Agents, and Third Party Services

Procurement Resources and Trainings: