Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children: Requiremtns for and Evaluation of WIC Program Bid Solicitations for Infant Formula Rebate Contracts
OGC-00-65: Published: Sep 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) new rule on infant formula rebates. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would require state agencies to award infant formula rebate contracts based on the lowest net price, allowing the highest rebate as a basis of award only when the weighted average retail prices of the different brands of infant formula vary by 5 percent or less; and (2) FNS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.