RE: Vendor Opportunities in Arizona
WHEREAS, the Arizona Business Enterprise Program (AZBEP) operates under federal regulation 395.14 (B), and Arizona revised statute 23-504, and is administered by the assigned State Licensing Agency (SLA) – Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration; and
WHEREAS, under said authority the AZBEP holds the contracts for military dining services at US Army base Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista, Arizona, and visitation vending services at Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) prison complexes; and
WHEREAS, opportunities exist for similar services contracts involving military dining at Luke Air Force Base, Litchfield Park, Arizona, and commissary operations at ADC prison complexes; and
WHEREAS, the SLA has a duty to seek new opportunities for blind AZBEP operators: NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED by the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona in Convention assembled this fourteenth day of September, 2014, in the city of Tempe, Arizona, that this, organization proclaim these opportunities valid and viable, and implore the Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration pursue and capture both the military dining services contract for Luke Air Force Base, and prison commissary contract for Arizona Department of Corrections resulting in new and additional opportunities for blind Arizona entrepreneurs.