Understanding Local Procurement

  • Using the Micro Purchase Threshold.pdf.pdf: This tool explains how to use the micro purchase threshold for procuring local  produce. It also provides a worksheet to help you keep accurate records for your review.
  • Local Foods Procurement Decision Tree: Not sure whether you should use a micro-purchase, informal, or formal bid process to purchase your local produce this fall? Checkthisout.
  • Procurement Tutorials: Mary Ann Lopez, a former FSD, made these short introductory videos to the ins and outs of buying local for your school cafeteria. Check them out!
  • Check out ourTools and Resources page, where you will find these documents and more!


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