Accessibility in Procurement
Buying in or commissioning services that are accessible from the start can save you a lot of time and expense in the long run. Including accessibility compliance into procurement exercises is an important action for all public sector organisations to take.
Procuring accessible services is a requirement both through the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018, and through the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The expectations on suppliers are now more clear with WCAG 2.1 AA compliance being the legal minimum standard public sector systems are expected to adhere to.
Do you know what evidence to expect from suppliers in evidencing compliance?
Do you know what questions to ask in tender exercises?
Do you know how to evaluate supplier responses for accessibility?
Do you have clear contract clauses demanding suppliers deliver services that help you meet your legal obligations?
All Able will support you in answering all these questions.