Fort Bragg Food Service to be Provided by North Carolina Program for the BlindSep 21, 2009 10:13 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
North Carolina Business Enterprise Program (BEP) in Raleigh, NC received a $13.9 million cost-plus-award-fee contract for full food services at Fort Bragg, NC. The contract covers food service at the fort through Aug 31/12. For the contract, 1 bid was solicited with 1 bid received. Mission & Installation Contracting Command at Fort Bragg manages the contract (W91247-09-C-0035).
BEP is a program of the North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind to provide employment opportunities to the blind and visually impaired citizens of North Carolina through the operation of vending and on-site food service locations throughout the state…
On a national level, BEP is known as the Randolph-Sheppard Program. The federal Randolph-Sheppard Act grants the state licensing agency the rights to operate food service and vending facilities on federal properties.
Currently there are over 80 BEP facilities in North Carolina with annual gross sales over $11 million. These facilities are located on federal, state, county and private property.
BEP is providing food service at Fort Bragg, the largest US Army installation in the world by population. The fort provides a home to almost 10% of the US Army’s active component forces. Approximately 43,000 military and 8,000 civilian personnel work at Fort Bragg. The fort provides services to a customer base of more than 250,000 soldiers, civilians, family members, and retirees.
Fort Bragg is the home for the XVIII Airborne Corps, the 82nd Airborne Division, Army Special Operations Command and the Army Parachute team. It is located just west of Fayetteville, NC, on an irregularly-shaped parcel of land, covering approximately 160,700 acres (or 251 square miles), that stretches into 4 counties. Camp Mackall, an auxiliary training complex, covers an additional 3 counties.