AbilityOne

Published Date: 
June 17, 2015
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Summary:

During this seminar, you will hear from representatives of all of the AbilityOne Program partners; learn about how to contract with AbilityOne and the breadth of products and services available; and discover the many benefits of contracting with this program.

Description

During this seminar, you will hear from representatives of all of the AbilityOne Program partners; learn about how to contract with AbilityOne and the breadth of products and services available; and discover the many benefits of contracting with this program. 

Through a national network of more than 550 nonprofit agencies, the AbilityOne® Program delivers nearly $3 billion in products and services purchased by the federal government at fair market prices. The procurement of these products and services enables the employment of more than 45,000 individuals who are blind or have significant disabilities, including veterans and wounded warriors, reducing the astoundingly high percentage (70%) of Americans with disabilities who do not have jobs. The AbilityOne Program’s mandatory source requirement - as specified by the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act (Title 41 of the United States Code, Sections 8501-8506) - is critical to providing long-term stable employment for Americans who are blind or have significant disabilities.

For Federal customers, contracts under the AbilityOne Program offer high quality products available through a variety of distributors at reasonable prices and delivered just-in-time. AbilityOne service contracts offer a stable workforce dedicated to quality and customer satisfaction. The provisions of the program enable a long-term supplier relationship, eliminating the need to re-compete the contract. The American taxpayer also benefits from reduced disability payments made to people with significant disabilities and the increased tax revenues their employment generates.

The AbilityOne Commission® is the independent federal agency that administers the AbilityOne Program in partnership with two central nonprofit agencies (CNAs) – National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and SourceAmerica® – that match government contracts with nonprofit agencies across the country that train and employ people with disabilities.

More information about AbilityOne can be found on the AbilityOne website.

If you are a federal acquisition workforce member and would like to receive continuous learning points (CLPs) for viewing this recording, you can sign up for the event via the FAITAS Course Catalog.

View the transcript for this Acquisition Seminar

Citation

AbilityOne, "AbilityOne," FAI Media Library, accessed November 12, 2019, https://www.fai.gov/media-library/item/abilityone