Step 8 in the Buy IT! process is to review and learn from your experiences, which can occur immediately after a particular ICT purchase, or at the beginning of a procurement planning endeavor
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.