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.