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Top 10 Steps to Managing the Procurement Process (and Preventing a Bid Protest!)

December 4, 2019

Procurement is complex but there are fundamental steps districts should take to manage the process effectively. Come hear a top 10 list compiled by the experts!

Successful completion of the webinar and quiz is awarded 1 SNA CEU or 1 CPEU for RNDs/NDTRs. 


  1. Utilize resources to aid in accurately estimating your procurement needs.
  2. Establish a clear procedure for writing a bid to ensure fairness and transparency.
  3. Summarize follow-up steps for vendor bid winners and ways to uphold and honor contracts. 

SNA CEUs: 1.0
Key Area 2000: Operations
Key Topic 2400: Purchasing/Procurement
Subtopic 2430: Purchasing Food, Supplies & Equipment

CPEUs for RDNs and NDTRs

Activity Number: 151902

Suggested Performance Indicators
  • 13.1.1 Conducts a needs assessment in collaboration with staff to determine overall department needs.
  • 13.1.2 Designs a plan for the purchase of equipment for the production and service of food that meets required safety and sanitation standards.
Suggested Learning Need Codes
  • 8110: School foodservice
CPEUs: 1.00
CPE Level: 2,3
SNA CDR Provider Number: AM007

Please note that you have the option to submit an evaluation on the quality of this conference directly to the Commission of Dietetic Registration. Email contact:

SNA CEUs and CPEUs are awarded after the successful completion of the post webinar quiz.

  • PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
Visit SNA's Procurement Zone for more resources.