(1) A blind person wishing to claim the vending facility preference provided in 18-5-502, MCA, must complete the determination form provided by the State Procurement Bureau. The form must be completed by an ophthalmologist, physician skilled in diseases of the eye, or a Department of Public Health and Human Services visual services counselor.
(2) A determination form shall be submitted with each individual bid. The determination form shall be valid for six months. At the end of the six-month period, a new determination form will be required or submitted with bids. A new determination form will be required for renewal of a contract if the contract renewal date exceeds six months from the completion date of the original determination form.