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      Resources for Iowa's BEP Vendors - Currently Under Construction!

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      Important Contact Information

      Iowa BEP Contact Information

      Business Enterprise Program - Iowa Department for the Blind
      524 4th Street
      Des Moines, IA 50309

      Dorothy Gerischer, Secretary
      Phone: (515) 240-1818

      Carrie Wadding, BEP Counselor
      Phone: 515-249-8742

      Position Open, BEP Counselor

      Matt Nemmers, Executive Officer
      Phone: 515-313-8516


      In order to facilitate better access to information, Iowa’s BEP now has a GovDelivery list. All public notices will only be delivered via GovDelivery moving forward. This will increase the assurance that if someone wishes to have access to bid notices, meeting agendas, as well as other public announcements, they can manage those options independently. Please always confirm that BEP emails are not being sent to your junk or spam folders! To sign up, please use the following directions:
      1. Go to this link State of Iowa (
      2. Select your subscription type (Email or SMS/Text) and enter that contact information
      a. Email is highly recommended for BEP Information
      3. Hit “Submit”
      4. Scroll down to “Blind, Department of”
      5. Select “DFB-BEP”
      6. Select any other sources you’d also like to receive information from
      7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and hit “Submit”
      8. You should reach a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email after hitting submit

      Repair Contact Information

      - Greater America Distributing - Des Moines, IA - 515-278-4455
      - Greater America Distributing - Omaha, NE - 402-553-2812
      - Vendnet (USI Equipment) - 800-833-4411
      - Crane Support - 781-684-9233
      For refunds on a cashless device, press 1
      For cashless or Simplifi questions, press 2
      For questions about VendMax, press 3
      For questions about Crane equipment, press 4

      Rules, Policies, and Procedures

      - Current policies in effect
      - Chapter 7 and 8 administrative rules
      - Iowa Code 216D
      - ECBV by-laws
      - Link to the federal regs regarding BEP (CFR


      Medical Leave of Absence from BEP (Word)

      Iowa BEP Forms

      - Blank Monthly Report (Excel)
      - Monthly Report Information
      - Set-Aside payment form

      Online Resources

      Crane Simplifi Portal -
      - Crane Manuals
      - USI Manuals