Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Annual Training for Districts and Food Service Management Companies over the Procurement Process School Year 2021-2022

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Memo Number
CNU-21-011
Memo Date
10/22/2020
Memo Type
Regulatory
Unit
Child Nutrition
Regulatory Authority
7 CFR 210.19(a)(3)
Response Required
YES
Attention
Superintendents; General Business Managers; Bookkeepers; Child Nutrition Directors/Managers

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ATTENTION: 

ATTENTION:                    Superintendents; General Business Managers; Bookkeepers; Child Nutrition Directors, Child Nutrition Managers, and Food Service Management Company Employees

 

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Child Nutrition Unit (CNU) will be conducting two separate live virtual training sessions for School Food Authorities (SFAs) and for Food Service Management Companies (FSMCs).

 

 

Live Virtual Training Session for SFAs only

 

  1. Who should attend the training?
    Districts that are required to rebid for school year (SY) 2021-2022 and districts that are interested in the FSMC procurement process should attend the training.

     

  2. What will the training cover?

    The training will cover the whole process of procuring a FSMC, including the early stages of planning, the difference in the contract options, managing the contract once in place, etc. and questions/answers.

     

  3. Where will the training be held?

    The training will be held in a live virtual format. A link to the training will be provided to the districts who sign up.

     

  4. How to sign up for the training?
    If you are interested in attending the live virtual training session for SFAs only, please send Mary Lee Dennis or your Area Specialist an email notifying CNU of the interest in attending. *Districts that are required to rebid for SY 21-22 will automatically receive a link to the training.

     

  5. When will the training be?

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 at 1:30pm

 

 

 

 

Live Virtual Training Session for FSMCs only

 

  1. Live Virtual Training Session for FSMCs only

     

    1. Who should attend the training?
      FSMCs that are registered with CNU to do business with school districts in the State of Arkansas and any FSMC that is interested in becoming registered with CNU.

       

    2. What will the training cover?
      The training will cover the whole procurement process, including the contract options available for districts, implementation of the contract, the continued execution of the contract, etc. and questions/answers.

       

    3. Where will the training be held?

      The training will be held in a live virtual format. A link to the training will be provided to the registered FSMCs and any other company who signs up.

       

    4. How to sign up for the training?
      If you are not a FSMC who is registered with CNU, please send Mary Lee Dennis an email notifying CNU of the interest in attending.*Registered FSMCs for SY 21-22 will automatically receive a link to the training.

       

    5. When will the training be?
      Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at 1:30pm

 

 

If you have questions, please contact Mary Lee Dennis or your Area Specialist.

 

 

 

 

           

         

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