Snack vending machines on FAU’s campuses removed due to contract change

The Coca-Cola and ice cream machines will remain unaffected by the removal.

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Snack vending machines on FAU’s campuses removed due to contract change

Inside FAU's Student Union. Mohammed F Emran | Web Editor

Inside FAU's Student Union. Mohammed F Emran | Web Editor

Inside FAU's Student Union. Mohammed F Emran | Web Editor

Inside FAU's Student Union. Mohammed F Emran | Web Editor

Ryan Lynch, Editor in Chief

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Students looking to buy a snack from one of Florida Atlantic’s vending machines will have to wait until January 2017, as a change in contracts has caused the school to remove most of the machines from its campuses.  

FAU has contracted out its vending services to Gilly Vending for the past 10 years, but according to assistant vice president for Media Relations and Public Affairs Joshua Glanzer, the company’s contract expired.

“Gilly owned the machines so hence the transition,” Glanzer said via email. “The new contractor will be placing all new machines.”

The new contractor, Bettoli Vending, won the university’s required bid process — which requires several companies to competitively bid for the right to have their machines on campus.

The school sent out an alert through MyFAU’s personal announcement tab on Dec. 12 stating that changes would occur on every FAU campus over the next few weeks and that the removal process would not affect the Coca-Cola and ice cream machines, which are part of separate contracts.

According to the Office of Business Services’ website, there are about 180 total vending machines — including snack, Coca-Cola and ice cream machines — across all of FAU’s campuses.
Ryan Lynch is the editor in chief of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @RyanLynchwriter.