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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 leased facilities.
  • Canteen Vending - Canteen Vending services 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.
  • Central Vending Services, Inc. - Central Vending services are provided in leased facilities.
  • Paramount Vending Services - Paramount Vending services are provided in leased facilities.

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:

Buildings 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 6A, 6B, 7, 8, 8A, 9, 14A, 14D, 14G, 15K, 16,16A, 20, 21, 22, 29, 29A, 30, 32, 41, 61, 62, 82

Building 10 or Building 31 R&W Gift Store or contact Canteen Vending Services, Inc. (301) 702-1267
Building 10 Building 10 Concession Stand or contact Canteen Vending Services, Inc. (301) 702-1267
Buildings 12A, 12B, 13, 40, 49, 50 Building 12B Concession Stand or contact Canteen Vending Services, Inc. (301) 702-1267
Buildings 31, 33 Building 31 Concession Stand or contact Canteen Vending Services, Inc. (301) 702-1267
Buildings 35, 36, 37 Building 35 Concession Stand or contact Canteen Vending Services, Inc. (301) 702-1267
Buildings 38, 38A, 45 Building 45 Concession Stand or contact Canteen Vending Services, Inc. (301) 702-1267
7201 Wisconsin Avenue (Gateway Building)
7555 Wisconsin Avenue (Federal Building)
6701 Rockledge Drive (Rockledge II)
6705 Rockledge Drive (Rockledge I)
6701 Democracy Boulevard (1 Democracy)
6707 Democracy Boulevard (2 Democracy)
12501 Washington Avenue (Flow Building)
5625 Fishers Lane
5635 Fishers Lane
5640 Fishers Lane (Twinbrook I)
NIH Animal Center - Poolesville
Please contact Canteen Vending Services, Inc. (301) 702-1267
Building 60
6001 Executive Boulevard (NeuroScience Center - NSC)
6006 Executive Boulevard
6011 Executive Boulevard
6100 Executive Boulevard
6101 Executive Boulevard
6120 Executive Boulevard (Executive Plaza South)
6130 Executive Boulevard (Executive Plaza North)
12441 Parklawn Drive (Twinbrook II)
301 North Stonestreet Avenue (NSA)
5 Research Court
Please contact Central Vending Services, Inc. (301) 330-2900
6010 Executive Boulevard
12735 Twinbrook Parkway
6700 Rockledge Drive
6700B Rockledge Drive
10401 Fernwood Road (Fernwood Building)
Please contact Paramount Vending Services (301) 317-4330
2115 East Jefferson Street Please contact Black Tie Services (800) 969-8363