Arkansas Department of Education November Digital Learning: Procurement Review Tool and Process for School Food Authorities and 2016-2017 Arkansas School Nutrition Association Poster Contest

Memo Information

Memo Number
CNU-17-021
Memo Date
10/18/2016
Memo Type
Informational
Section
Child Nutrition
Regulatory Authority
Response Required
NO
Attention
Superintendents; Principals; General Business Manager

Contact Information

Memo Text

ATTENTION:  CO-OP DIRECTORS, CHILD NUTRITION DIRECTORS, CHILD NUTRITION MANAGERS, BUSINESS MANAGERS, BOOKKEEPERS

 

A three hour digital learning workshop will be presented on Procurement Review of Child Nutrition Programs, from 1 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2016.  This workshop will address the new required procurement review of School Food Authorities (SFAs), the Procurement Review Tool, documentation required from the SFA, as well as the process of the review for the 2016-2017 school year.  In addition, information will be provided regarding the 2016-2017 Poster Contest sponsored by the Arkansas School Nutrition Association and the Child Nutrition Unit of the Arkansas Department of Education.

 

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Procurement Review will begin in school year 2016-2017 (see Commissioner’s Memo CNU-17-009 for more information about this required review).  The Procurement Review will be on the same three year cycle as the SFAs Administrative Review for the Child Nutrition Programs.  Therefore, ALL SFAs should have everyone involved in the procurement process attend this important training opportunity.

 

All district personnel who are involved in the procurement process in child nutrition programs including bid solicitation, vendor selection, and accounts payable are urged to attend.

 

The SFAs that have an Administrative Review during the 2016-2017 school year will receive notification of the Procurement Review.  This will include required advanced completion of the Procurement Review Tool as well as supporting documentation of all vendors paid with child nutrition funds during the 2015-2016 school year.

 

 

REGISTRATION

 

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Child Nutrition Unit (CNU) is utilizing a software technology program known as ZOOM for all Child Nutrition digital learning workshops.  Child Nutrition Directors will receive an email from ADE/CNU Director, Suzanne Davidson, with the ZOOM link for the November 3 digital learning.  Please watch for this important email and forward it to personnel involved with Child Nutrition Procurement.

 

The following Educational Cooperatives will host the workshop:

 

EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIAVE

LOCATION

DISTRICT

CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER

Arch Ford

Room 1

Plummerville

501-354-2269

Arkansas River

Room 1

Pine Bluff

870-534-6129

Arkansas Public School Resource Center

Suite 315

Little Rock

501-492-4300

Crowley’s Ridge

Room 2

Harrisburg

870-578-5426

Dawson

Room 1

Arkadelphia

870-246-2813

DeQueen/Mena

DM #1

Gillham

870-386-2251

Great Rivers

Instructional Bldg.

West Helena

870-338-6461

OUR Coop

Room 2

Harrison

870-743-9100

Northcentral

Room 1

Melbourne

870-368-7955

Northeast

Room 1

Walnut Ridge

870-886-7717

Northwest

Room 1

Farmington

479-267-7450

South Central

Room 2

Camden

870-836-2213

Southeast

Room 1

Monticello

870-367-6848

Southwest

Lab 2

Hope

870-777-3076

Western

Room 1

Branch

479-965-2191

Wilbur D. Mills                      

Room            2                                  

Beebe    

501-882-5467

 

 

Training will be cancelled at any site that does not have a registered participant by the deadline date Monday, October 31, 2016.

 

The participants are encouraged to have available for the digital learning the Procurement Review Tool for 2016-2017 school year that is posted on the Procurement Tab of the Child Nutrition Unit website.  This tool is not printer friendly, so the participant should have the tool available to see in digital format (on computer, iPad, etc.).

 

The Child Nutrition Unit webpage can be found by going to the Arkansas Department of Education website: http://www.arkansased.gov/. Once on the website click on the letter “C” and find Child Nutrition Unit.  Once the Child Nutrition Unit homepage is displayed, click on “Procurement” in the column on the right side of the screen.  Then click “Procurement Review Tool 2016-2017” in the column to the right. 

 

For questions regarding the workshop content please contact Karen Franklin or Sheila Chastain at the email addresses above, or call at 501-324-9502.

 

For questions regarding the site participation please contact Wynona Bryant-Williams at Wynona.J.Bryant-Williams@arkansas.gov or call (501) 324-9502.

 

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