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Management oversight and administration of the NIH Vending Machine Program contract is through the Maryland Business Enterprise Program for the Blind (MBEPB) and operates under the authority of the Randolph-Sheppard Act.

If you have any questions regarding this program, wish to request additional vending services, or request a service/maintenance repair, please contact DATS at nihemplysrvcs@ors.od.nih.gov or call 301-402-8180.

Vending Machines

The NIH Vending Machine Program consists of four designated companies who provide the vending services to the NIH campus and leased facilities. These companies are:
  • Black Tie Services - Black Tie Services are provided in selected leased facilities.
  • Canteen Vending - Canteen Vending Services are provdied in selected buildings on the NIH campus. Management oversight and administrative of this contact is through the Recreation and Welfare Association (R&W).
  • Central Vending Services, Inc. - Central Vending services are provided in selected leased facilities.
  • Vending Plus, Inc. - Vending Plus, Inc. services are provided on the NIH campus and participates in the Balanced Choices Campaign. These snack items will be available in the right hand column of each vending machine and will contain no more than 7 grams of fat and 260 or less calories. Selections will include low carbohydrate, sugar free, and reduced fat.

How to Obtain Refunds

If you have the misfortune of losing your money within a vending machine or you do not receive your product, please refer to the DATS sticker on the machine. This sticker will inform you of where to go to obtain your refund. If there is no sticker on the machine, please refer to the listing below:

Vending Machine Location: Your May Obtain Your Refund at:
Building 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 14A, 14C, 14D, 21, 22, 30, 32, 41, 82 Building 10 or Building 31 R&W Gift Store or you may contact Canteen Vending Services, Inc. (301) 702-1267
Buildings 2, 3, 6, 6A, 6B, 7, 8, 8A, 15K, 16, 16A, 20, 29, 29A, 61, 62, 67 Please contact Vending Plus, Inc. (410) 761-1177
Building 10 Building 10 Concession Stand
or contact you may contact Vending Plus, Inc. (410) 761-1177

Buildings 12A, 12B, 13, 13A, 40, 49, 50 Building 12B Concession Stand
or you may contact Vending Plus, Inc. (410) 761-1177

Buildings 31 & 33 Building 31 Concession Stand
or you may contact Vending Plus, Inc. (410) 761-1177

Buildings 35, 35A, 36, 37 Building 35 Concession Stand
or you may contact Vending Plus, Inc. (410) 761-1177

Buildings 38, 38A, 45 Building 45 Concession Stand
or you may contact Vending Plus, Inc. (410) 761-1177

7201 Wisconsin Avenue (Gateway Building)
6701 Rockledge Drive (Rockledge II)
6705 Rockledge Drive (Rockledge I)
6701 Democracy Boulevard (1 Democracy)
6707 Democracy Boulevard (2 Democracy)
Please contact Vending Plus, Inc. (410) 761-1177
6001 Executive Boulevard (NeuroScience Center - NSC)
6006 Executive Boulevard
6011 Executive Boulevard
6100 Executive Boulevard
6120 Executive Boulevard (Executive Plaza South)
301 North Stonestreet Avenue (NSA)
Please contact Central Vending Services, Inc. (301) 330-2900
5601 Fishers Lane 5601 Fishers Lane Concession Stand, Room 1H02
or you may contact Black Tie Services (800) 969-8363

5625 Fishers Lane
5635 Fishers Lane
12735 Twinbrook Parkway
2115 East Jefferson Street
6010 Executive Boulevard
6700 Rockledge Drive
6700B Rockledge Drive
10401 Fernwood Road (Fernwood Building)
Please contact Black Tie Services (800) 969-8363
NIH Animal Center - Poolesville
Please contact Canteen Vending Services, Inc. (301) 702-1267