The U.S. Congress created the Business Enterprise Program (BEP) under the Randolph-Sheppard Act of 1936.

The program gives priority to blind vendors who want to operate food service facilities in federal and state government buildings. Counties and cities are not required to participate but some voluntarily work with the BEP.  

The program’s training emphasizes food service management, quality customer service, menu planning, health and safety, and merchandising.

 

Download this doc file. 2013 Policy and Procedures Combined 2.13.24C

Download this doc file. 2013 Rules & Reg Combined 2.13.24

Download this pdf file. BEP Rules  Reg Combined 2.13.24

Download this pdf file. 2013 Policy and Procedures

 

Georgia Committee of Blind Vendor Meeting Minutes

Download this pdf file. 2022.01 CVB Minutes

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Download this pdf file. 2022.07 CVB Minutes

Download this pdf file. 2022.10 CVB Minutes

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Download this pdf file. 2023.10 CVB Minutes

How to Apply

Candidates for the Business Enterprise Program must be

1) legally blind

2) a United States citizen

and

3) a client of GVRA’s VR program.

Call the GVRA at +1 844-367-4872 or

Email: [email protected]