(1) The department will negotiate all contracts with vending companies for the installation of vending machines.

(2) The vending company will be selected by competitive bid. Contracts with vending companies will stipulate the type of equipment, periods of service, quality of service, and the flat fees to accrue to the business enterprise program. A flat fee is an agreed upon monthly unit amount of payment on a per vending machine basis to the department or its agent for purposes of the set aside fund.

(3) The department will negotiate contracts with vending machine companies for the installation of vending machines in public and other buildings in which there is no competition with an existing business enterprise facility. Proceeds from these vending machines may be used, as determined by the department, as best benefits the blind vendors program.

(4) The vendor will be provided a list of assigned vending machines, their locations, and applicable contracts.

History: Sec. 18-5-414, MCA; IMP, Sec. 18-5-416, MCA; NEW, 1983 MAR p. 657, Eff. 6/17/83; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 991, Eff. 6/29/84; TRANS, from SRS, 1998 MAR p. 2040.