A vended meals agreement is established when a school contracts with a private company (also referred to as a vendor) for the purpose of providing meals. The vendor is not involved in any aspect of managing Child Nutrition Programs. This type of agreement must be competitively procured.
Example of Evaluation Matrix for Awarding Vended Meals Agreement (Updated April 2017)
Resources and Policy Memos
- USDA Foods Handling Charges Accounting Procedures - DPI SNT, 04/2017
- Crediting of USDA Foods Value for FSMC Contracts, Vended Meal Agreements, and Joint Agreements - DPI SNT, 04/2017
- DPI Notice to SFAs Requiring the Use of Template Vended Meals Agreements and Joint Agreements - DPI SNT, 04/25/2011
- Bid and Procurement Requirements Between School Food Authorities - Memo #4, FY93 School Programs Policy, USDA, 10/1993