Business Enterprise Mission
The mission of the Business Enterprise Program is to promote independence by providing quality business opportunities to legally blind Oregonians through superior customer satisfaction.
The Business Enterprise Program (BEP) is administered by the Oregon Commission for the Blind under the Randolph-Sheppard Vending Stand Act which covers federal properties and ORS 346.510 to 346.570. This state law provides that the Commission for the Blind shall operate vending facilities in or on any "public buildings or properties" defined as any building, land or other real property, owned, leased, or occupied by any department or agency of the state of Oregon or any of its political subdivisions except public elementary and secondary schools.
BEP operates food service and vending facilities throughout Oregon. These businesses are in federal, state, and other government buildings. Each facility is designed to meet the needs of the customers at the specific site.
Vending Machines: Computer-mechanized machines serve a variety of snacks, food items, beverages, fruits, etc. Most vending machine locations require as little as a 3' x 3' space per machine and are serviced daily, or as needed. Vending machine locations need a customer base of approximately 40 persons per machine.