Self-certification Option to Increase Micro-purchase Threshold

Published: 80 days ago
" The Texas Department of Agriculture is opening the self-certification process as an option to increase the micro-purchase threshold for Contracting Entities (CE) operating the National School Lunch Program. This will be an annual process that CEs must be approved for to increase the threshold. The process will open August 1 and close October 31, 2023. Submissions will not be accepted outside of those timeframes.
"
The Texas Department of Agriculture is opening the self-certification process as an option to increase the micro-purchase threshold for Contracting Entities (CE) operating the National School Lunch Program. This will be an annual process that CEs must be approved for to increase the threshold. The process will open August 1 and close October 31, 2023. Submissions will not be accepted outside of those timeframes.

Please join the F&N School Call on Wednesday July 26, from 2-3:30 for more information.

CEs may only self-certify a threshold up to $49,999.99. All information is required during submission and will be verified during an Administrative Review. If the submitted information is not accurate, a finding will be issued, and fiscal action will apply. Upon approval, the CE must update applicable procurement procedures.
The link to SmartSheet will be posted before August 1, 2023.

###




Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
 

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
 

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
SquareMeals.org Logo

Facebook Icon Instagram Icon
Twitter Icon YouTube Icon