REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Montana Business Enterprise Program is responsible for administering vending facilities on properties owned or leased by State government agencies. In the case of facilities consisting of vending machines, MBEP is required by the Montana Blind Vendors Act to conduct a competitive process - open to both blind and non-blind vendors - to select vendors to operate such facilities. Toward that end, MBEP from time to time issues requests for proposals (RFPs) for the lease of space on state properties for the operation of vending machine facilities.
The goals of the RFP process are as follows:
- Obtain the best arrangement possible in term of price and quality of vending products and services for occupants and other users of properties owned and/or leased by the State of Montana, and in the process obtain fair market value for the State from the use of space on State properties by private vendors for such purposes.
- Assure that blind persons interested in providing vending services on State properties are afforded an opportunity to compete with other vendors for vending sites and receive the purchasing preference mandated by State statute when they do so.
- Obtain reasonable and appropriate lease payments from non-blind vendors selected to operate vending machines on State properties for use in the ongoing development and support of the Montana Business Enterprise Program.
RFPs are typically issued on or about the first of the month, with the overall selection process typically requiring from four to six weeks. Current RFPs are listed below and may be downloaded in PDF format.
RFPs are issued on or about the first of the month, with the overall selection process typically requiring from four to six weeks. Current RFPs are listed below and may be downloaded in PDF format.
RFPs are Adobe Acrobat .pdfs. The Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free here.
If you have any questions about RFPs or the RFP process, please contact Dan Burke, CEO, Montana Business Enterprises, Inc. at 406.546.8546 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.