Dairy Procurement: How to Develop Bid Specifications & RFPs for a Successful & Cost Effective Program


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A FREE webinar hosted by the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) in partnership with the National Dairy Council (NDC). The live webinar took place on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 2:00 pm EDT. If you missed the live event, but are still interested in learning more about developing dairy bid specifications, you may view the recorded version of the webinar and download the PowerPoint presentation for FREE using the links above.

Content Overview

The School Nutrition Foundation and the National Dairy Council invite you to learn from your peers about successful dairy bidding practices by participating in our "Dairy Procurement: How to Develop Bid Specifications & RFPs for a Successful & Cost Effective Program" webinar. This hour-long session will answer any questions you may have about how to develop cost-effective bid specifications and RFPs for your school nutrition program. The webinar will also review the Keys to Excellence best practices framework for procurement of milk and dairy products.

By participating in this informative webinar you will gain a better understanding of:

  • The importance of milk and other dairy products in school meal programs
  • Conducting cost-effective milk and dairy products purchasing
  • The steps in developing a school dairy bid that includes the New Look of School Milk


Chad Mitchell
Rock-Hill, SC

Melanie Konarik
Spring ISD, TX

Beverly Blough
Woods County Schools, WV

Teresa Nece will act as the conference moderator and Peggy Lee of the National Dairy Council will present background information on the National Dairy Council and its involvement with the School Nutrition Association.

SNA CEU Credit

SNA members may earn 1 continuing education unit (CEU) for participating in the webinar. As this webinar is NOT an SNA-sponsored event, but rather is sponsored by the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), CEUs will NOT be automatically recorded in the SNA database. Instead, SNF will be providing a Proof of Attendance form which can be used by attendees to verify their participation. For details on how to obtain the Proof of Attendance form, please see the paragraph entitled "Certificates of Completion" below. According to the SNA CEU Guidelines, for non-SNA-sponsored events individuals are required to maintain their own documentation of credits earned. Please see SNA’s CEU Guidelines at for further information.

Download Proof of Attendance form (in pdf format)

Certificates of Completion

Certificates of completion will NOT be issued for this webinar; instead a proof of attendance form will be available for all participants following the airing of the live webinar. Please find a downloadable pdf of the Proof of Attendance form above.  Please print this "Proof of Attendance" document and save it for your records as it will serve as verification in the event you are asked to provide CEU documentation for an SNA Certification Audit. If more than one person viewed the webinar at your computer, please print a separate copy of this document for each individual interested in earning SNA CEU credit for their participation in the webinar.

For questions regarding this webinar please contact SNA’s Service Center at


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