The following policy has been effective since June 1, 1994 and has recently been revised. It is being reissued as a reminder to the University community.

Reminder: Exclusive Vending Contract

The University has awarded the campus manual food service and vending programs exclusive contract to the Canteen Corporation of America, which is partnered with the Pepsi Cola Company, Mil-Ray Foods, and Nutrition America. The Purchasing Department and Hospitality Services conducted a formal bid process. Representatives from schools and University departments consisting of faculty, students, staff, and administrators were included in the process. Campus interviews conducted by Hospitality Services and Fessel Consultants International received input from every aspect of campus life.

In selecting the Canteen Corporation we have achieved financial gain for the University, quality brand products, minority company participation and the promise of excellent service.

In order to maximize the benefits to the University, the integrity of the exclusivity of this contract must be honored. Buildings which now have vending machines and manual food service programs supplied by a company other than the Canteen Corporation or by the Pepsi Cola Company should make arrangements to have those facilities removed.

Sandy Bates in the office of Hospitality Services will act as campus-wide manager for Vending Services which includes vending machines and campus manual food service programs. Please contact Ms. Bates at 573-9240 if there are any questions.

-- Donald M. Jacobs, Executive Director, Hospitality Services


Volume 43 Number 30
April 15, 1997

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