Is there a way to limit access for Vendor Types?


We were curious if there is a way to limit access to a specific vendor type through the Accounts Payable >Maintenance>Maintain Vendors section. We currently have two vendor types Merchanise, and Operating. We would like for some of our users to be able to see vendors who are in the Operating type, however, they shouldn't be able to create or edit these vendors. 

I am only able to find how to update this through the Vendor Type Security which wont allow the user to view the Operating group. 

So wasnt sure this is even possible, just wanted to check to see if anyone else ran into this need and was able to find a work around.

Thank you!