Procurement training is one of the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division’s (NSD) top priorities. To assist agencies participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) with understanding federal guidance for purchasing goods and services, the NSD has developed a series of pre-recorded Webinars. These Webinars can be viewed at any time.
To identify the Webinars appropriate for your agency, please view the Procurement Webinar Decision Tree for Community Nutrition Programs below.
Procurement Standards for Small Agencies Participating in Community Nutrition Programs (Coming Soon) This Webinar is intended for agencies that do not make purchases over $3,500. These agencies have fewer procurement standards than agencies that make larger purchases and therefore all information is consolidated into one Webinar. This Webinar covers the micro purchase method and the requirements for a Code of Conduct and written procurement procedures. Prior to viewing this Webinar, agencies should print up and refer to the Code of Conduct and Procurement Procedures Checklist (DOC).
The Formal Purchase Methods for Community Nutrition Programs (Coming Soon) This Webinar is intended for agencies that make purchases over the small purchase threshold. It covers the federal requirements for Invitation for Bids and Request for Proposals.
Code of Conduct and Procurement Procedures Checklist (DOC) This Checklist is a tool developed by the NSD to help all Child Nutrition Programs to identify particular components to include in a Code of Conduct and in written procurement procedures. Print and refer to this checklist when reviewing the Webinars which cover the Code of Conduct and Procurement Procedures.