- The Business Enterprise Program
The Purpose of the Business Enterprise Program
- Legal Authority In Michigan, the Business Enterprise Program is operated under authority of two separate Acts and their promulgated rules.
- History & Structure of the Business Enterprise Program
In 1936, Congress enacted the Randolph-Sheppard Act, thus providing opportunities for blind people in small businesses on federal properties.
- BSBP Business Enterprise Program
Operator List and Locations for Catering and Coffee Service
This is a list of the BEP Operators by region and include operator name, contact information and the type of site they are operating. Use this list to meet your office and catering needs ANY of our operators (including those managing cafeteria, highway, or other vending locations) will welcome the opportunity to provide these services.
- Business Enterprise Program Staff Contacts
Staff contacts for the Business Enterprise Program
- Vending Machine Refunds
For comments and/or refunds follow the instructions on the vending machine, or call 866-795-8363 toll-free.
How to Get a Job Running a Food Service Facility
- Becoming a BEP Operator
...a brief list of steps that will lead to a successful placement of a blind person in an interesting and challenging career.
- Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Eligibility
Eligibility for the (Michigan) Bureau of Services for Blind Persons Business Enterprise Program and training
The license is a written certificate issued by the State Licensing Agency to an operator assuming the responsibility of his/her vending facility.
Each candidate for the program will be evaluated in the following areas:
When the client and counselor believe that the selection of a vocational objective as a vending facility operator is appropriate, a request for an interview with a member of the Business Enterprise Program staff is to be encouraged.
How Operators and the Bureau Work Together
- Elected Operators Committee Overview
The Elected Operators Committee meets a minimum of four (4) times each year. Committee actions may affect the administration of the program.
- Elected Operators Committee Meeting Minutes
The proceedings of the committee's meetings are summarized in minutes. Approved minutes of meetings are archived here.
Rules and Legislation
- BEP Operator Selection Points System, Revised
- BEP State Rules
Vending Facility Program Rules
- Randolph-Sheppard Act
AN ACT to authorize the operation of stands in Federal buildings by blind persons, to enlarge the economic opportunities of the blind, and for other purposes
The Congress finds after review of the operation of the blind vending stand program authorized under the Randolph-Sheppard Act of June 20, 1936 ..
- Additional Staff Responsibilities
In addition to other requirements imposed in this title and in the Randolph-Sheppard Act upon State licensing agencies, such agencies shall--
- Standards, Studies, and Reports
The Secretary, through the Commissioner, after a period of study not to exceed six months...