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Procurement of Foods: Cooperative Purchasing Groups

Cooperative purchasing groups are entities formed through an agreement between school food authorities (SFAs) and may include Child Nutrition Programs (CNPs) State agencies to increase purchasing power. This agreement between Program operators is not a method of procurement, rather an agreement to competitively procure goods and services. 

Important Session Information:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify various types of cooperative purchasing groups
  2. Review the advantages and disadvantages of procuring through a cooperative purchasing group.
  3. Identify the tools to make an informed decision about joining a cooperative purchasing group.
  4. Identify the tools to form a cooperative purchasing group.
  5. Review the roles and responsibilities for each group member.
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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) TDA
Seats Available:
$0.00 (* No Charge)
Contact Person:
Sandra Ramos
Katherine Artho
Tarrah Moreno
Tricia Hays
Child Nutrition Services
Date Time Location
12/7/2023 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Region 17 ESC - South Conference B
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