Appendix M

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Resource List & Links

Below is a list of resources that provide additional guidance on the RFP and contract process.


Reports & Guides

“Food Service Management Companies in New England: Phase 1 Research Findings: Barriers and Opportunities to Local Food Procurement.” Farm to Institution New England. (2015). http://www.farmtoinstitution.org/blog/reports-contracted-food-service-ne...

“Leveraging Contracts for Local Food Procurement.” Farm to Institution New England. (2015). http://www.farmtoinstitution.org/blog/reports-contracted-food-service-ne...

“A Guide for Institutional Purchasers Sourcing Local Food from Distributors. Farm to Institution New England.” (2013). https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-0Dr1MRiE-LMTdCLWVOaE4wLVU/edit  

“Increasing Local Food Procurement by Massachusetts State Colleges and Universities.” Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic. (2012). http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/ foodpolicyinitiative/publications 

“Sample Language & Resources for Local Foods in Contracts & RFPs.” Mass Farm to School. (2014). http://www.farmtoinstitution.org/uploads/2/0/2/0/20206609/local_food_lan... contracts_v2.pdf  

“Guide to Developing a Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy.” Food Alliance. Accessed June 2015. http://www.sustainablefoodpolicy.org/

“Institutional Food Purchasing Work Group Report.” (3 of 5). Michigan Good Food Network. (2010). http://www.michiganfood.org/uploads/files/inst_food_purchasing_report.pdf.

“Sustainable Food Purchasing Guide.” Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) and the Yale Sustainable Food Project. (2011). http://www.sare.org/content/download/72014/1025843/Sustainable_Food_Purc...

Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic’s collection of legal reports: http://www.chlpi.org/projects-and-publications/food-library/

“Equitable Development Toolkit: Access to Healthy Food.” PolicyLink (2015) http://www.policylink.org/sites/default/files/access-to-healthy-food.pdf


College & Universities

“Maine Food for UMaine Project Recommendations for the Food Service Contracting Process.” Farm to Institution New England. (2015). http://www.farmtoinstitution.org/sites/default/files/imce/uploads/MaineF...

“Tools for Advocates: Increasing Local Food Procurement by State Agencies, Colleges and Universities.” Harvard Blogs. April (2015). https://blogs.law.harvard.edu/clinicalprobono/2015/04/29/food-law-and-po...

“Sustainable Food Purchasing Guide of Hampshire College.” Hampshire College. (2013). https://www.hampshire.edu/sites/default/files/shared_files/Purchasing_Gu...

“Fair Trade Purchasing Guide for College and University Purchasers.” Responsible Purchasing Network. (2013). http://fairtradecampaigns.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Fair-Trade-Purc...


Government & K-12 Schools

“Geographic Preference: A Primer on Purchasing Fresh, Local Food for Schools.” Harrison Institute for Public Law. (2013). http://www.schoolfoodfocus.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ FOCUS_GP_Primer_July-2013.pdf  

“Guide: Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs.” United States Department of Agriculture. (2014). http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/F2S_Procuring_Local_Foods_Ch... Nutrition_Prog_Guide.pdf 

“Farm to School Network’s Field Guide to Food Service.” Community Alliance with Family Farmers. Accessed June (2015) https://food-hub.org/files/resources/field_guide_for%20FSD.pdf

“Local Food for Local Government Guide.” Change Lab. (2012). http://www.changelabsolutions.org/publications/local-food-local-government


Health Care Facilities

“Sustainable Food Scorecard.” Kaiser Permanente. (2014). https://noharm-global.org/documents/ sustainable-food-scorecard

Health Care Without Harm collection of purchasing guides for hospitals and group purchasing organizations: https://noharm-uscanada.org/issues/us-canada/healthy-food-resources#guid...


Research

In addition to studies listed below the above Reports and Guides are based upon a wealth of research captured in their reference section.

Bellows, B., Dufour, R., and Bachman, J. (2013). “Bringing Local Food to Local Institutions.” https:// attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=261

Colasanti, Kathryn and Colleen Matts (2013). “Farm to Institution: A Summary of Research on Local Food Purchasing by Institutions.” http://foodsystems.msu.edu/resources/fti-summary.

Sharmaa A., Moona J, Baig J, Choi J, Seo K, Donatone L. (2015). “Cost–Benefit Framework for K-12 Foodservice Outsourcing Decisions.” International Journal of Hospitality Management (45): 69–72.

Lynch, J., Meter, K., Robles-Schrader, G., Goldenberg, M.P., Bassler, E., Chusid, S., & Jansen Austin, C. (2015). “Exploring Economic and Health Impacts of Local Food Procurement.” Chicago, IL: Illinois Public Health Institute. http://iphionline.org/center-for-policy-and-partnerships/exploring_econo...