BEVERAGE BIDDING REQUIREMENTS Policy Code: 6235
Federal procurement procedures must be followed for all beverage vending contracts that include in whole or in part products to be resold by the Child Nutrition Program (CNP). In addition, the superintendent or his or her designee may employ either of the following bidding procedures:
- Publish requests separate bids for beverages to be sold through the CNP and bids or requests for proposals (“RFPs”) for beverages not to be sold through the CNP; or
- Combine requests for bids for both beverages to be sold through the CNP and beverages not to be sold through the CNP. Proceeds from any combined CNP/non-CNP beverage vending contract must be divided between the CNP and the individual school account, such that proceeds accruing on school days from12:01a.m. through 30 minutes after the dismissal bell rings are deposited into the CNP account. Any proceeds from sales that are not due to the CNP shall be appropriately accounted for and used by the individual school for school purposes only.
Legal References: National School Lunch Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 1751, et seq; 7 C.F.R. § 210.11; 7 C.F.R. 3016.36; 115C-263, -264, 264.2, -264.3; 16 N.C.A.C. 6H.0104; State Board of Education Policy EEO-S-000; Eat Smart: North Carolina’s Recommended Standards for All Foods in Schools, NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Division of Public Health, (2004), http://www.nutritionnc.com/ResourcesForSchools/pdf/2006/resourceFiles/eatSmartStandards.pdf; Memo of Understanding, Alliance for a Healthier Generation (2006), http://www.healthiergeneration.org/uploadedFiles/For_Schools/School_Beverage_Guidelines/Beverage%20MOU.pdf
Cross References: Goals of Student Food Services (policy 6200), Operation of Student Food Services (policy 6220), Nutritional Standards for Food Selection (policy 6230), Student Wellness (Policy 6140)
Adopted: September 14, 2009, Revised August 18, 2014