Procurement for CACFP Operators (CDSS-181)

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All CACFP operators must procure all goods and services through competitive practices while following all applicable federal regulations as set forth in Title 2, Code of Federal Regulations (2 CFR), sections 200.318–326 and Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR), sections 226.6(i), 226.21 and 226.22. This course will define procurement and will provide an overview of the types of procurement methods, strategies for local purchasing, and purchasing from a Food Service Management Company. Lastly, participants will understand the federal requirement that all CACFP Operators must develop and maintain two procurement documents: Written procurement procedures and a written code of conduct.