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Best practices for managing vendor performance and relationships in the post-procurement phase


    Background on accessibility testing best practices for you to consider incorporating into the evaluation and validation phase of your procurement process

    Model procurement language you can use when developing and negotiating a contract with a vendor

    The section of Buy IT will help you review and grade the proposals to select a winning bidder, including help navigating the world of VPATs and ACRs.

    Sample solicitation language you can use when finalizing your RFP or RFQ.

      This section of Buy IT! offers helpful background on writing an effective solicitation that produces an accessible and usable version of the product you need.

      After scanning the marketplace for potential vendors who understand accessibility, you’ll be ready to dig deeper and connect with candidates.

      Before issuing a solicitation it is crucial to determine whether the marketplace already houses accessible versions of the products you want to buy. 

      Once you secure executive buy-in for an accessible ICT procurement program, your planning can begin.

      Event Date: 
      October 19, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

      Mark Penicook discussed Capital One’s efforts to integrate accessibility awareness across their internal brand and to establish enterprise-wide accessibility standards and best practices.

      There are several steps to take before you buy to ensure your technology purchase is strategic, informed, and accessible to all users.

      If you don’t already have executive buy-in for your commitment to accessibility and usability, it’s time to make the case to the powers that be—whether they are top leaders in your organization, your chief information officer (CIO), or the head of procurement. 

      When it comes to fostering an ICT procurement process that prioritizes accessibility and usability, the first step is to set your procurement priorities. 

      Implementing accessible technology in your workplace means buying accessible tech in the first place. This new resource helps employers and their purchasing staff build accessibility and usability into their information and communication technology (ICT) procurement processes.

      While jobs in the technology industry have grown exponentially, they’re not always accessible to  applicants with disabilities—and Ather Sharif is on a mission to change that.