Procurement Review

The Procurement Review (PR) will determine how a CE complies with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services program procurement standards as outlined in 2 CFR 200.319(a) (OMB Uniform Guidance) as well as state and local procurement regulations.  The PR will be conducted in TX-UNPS. 

Overview of the Procurement Review (PR):

  1. The CE will upload required documents and complete the procurement table by procurement method, including RFP number, by specified due date.
  2. The Administrative Review Specialist (ARS) or Administrative Financial Review Specialist (AFRS) will review the completed documents and the procurement table and select a sample of procurement contracts for review.
  3. The ARS or AFRS will send notification on selected sample with due date.
  4. The ARS or AFRS will conduct the PR and assess compliance with procurement regulations.
  5. The ARS or AFRS will communicate any findings, technical assistance and require the CE to complete any corrective action, as applicable.
  6. Once the corrective action has been approved, the ARS or AFRS will close the review and will send notification to the CE.

Available Training:

  1. Procurement Review TX-UNPS Training - This training can be utilized to explain the process of how to fill out the procurement table in TX-UNPS.
  2. PR Process Flowchart for CE - This workflow details how the CE can expect their procurement review process to flow. (Updated 7/19/2021)
  3. Procurement Review Documents – This is a list of required documents that will be requested for the PR. Additional documents may be requested as needed.
Detailed Results for SY 2020-2021 Procurement Reviews with Findings: A list of CEs that had findings as a result of their Procurement Review from TDA along with the following additional information:

  • List of findings
  • Type of findings
  • Corresponding procurement review question

When is My Review?
The AR and PR Announcement Letter is addressed to the CEs Superintendent and sent via postal mail and/or email. The Superintendent, in addition to the Business Manager or Chief Financial Officer, Claim Preparer, Child Nutrition Director and respective Education Service Center Specialist will receive the Announcement Letter.

Please note:
If a CE contracts with a FSMC, TDA must communicate with the CE employee overseeing the FSMC contract. TDA requires all CE contact information is kept up-to-date in your School Year 2021-2022 Application Packet within TXUNPS. If you are scheduled for an AR you will also be required to complete a PR in the same school year.

Administrative Review
Procurement Review

For the slides to the presentation given during the School Call on June 2, 2021, click here.

Important Note: Administrative, Procurement and Financial Reviews schedules are subject to change.

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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