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Access-IT Master Contract Program

The Access-IT Master Contract Program supports the State of Minnesota's objective to improve the accessibility and usability of information technology products and services for all government end-users.

The services available under this Program will accelerate the State's goal of maximizing accessibility for all Minnesotans by providing end-users with cost effective training, accessibility tools, product testing, remediation, document/template creation and conversion and compliance guidance.

This Program is available for use by State of Minnesota agencies and other government units eligible under the State's Cooperative Purchasing Venture (CPV) established pursuant to Minnesota Statute 16C.03, subdivision 10. Entities eligible to participate under the cooperative purchasing venture are described in Minnesota Statute 16C.105.

Program Highlights

The Master Contract Program consists of 11 Eligible Master Contractors available to perform services in one or more identified Subject Matter Service Categories, including:

  1. Training Services - training staff on the content of, implementation of, and compliance with the Minnesota IT Accessibility Standards and the requirements of WCAG Guidelines 2.0 level AA.
  2. Testing Services - testing websites, web applications, software, hardware and other IT systems for usability and accessibility conformance with the Minnesota Accessibility Standards.
  3. Captioning Services - providing a wide range of captioning services.
  4. Remediation and Document/Template Creation and Conversion Services - providing a wide range of remediation and document/template creation and conversion services.

While the primary objective of the Program is to provide a quick means of purchasing accessibility-improving services, the Program provides several additional benefits, including:

  • Administrative Efficiency (contracts are already in place);
  • Cost Avoidance (leveraging economies of scale);
  • Quality Assurance (pre-qualified contractors); and
  • Speed and Administrative Ease (a streamlined process).

Information for Contract Users Information for Contractors

For more information about the State's Accessibility Standards, click on http://mn.gov/oet/policies-and-standards/accessibility/

For more information about the State's Cooperative Purchasing Venture, click on http://www.mmd.admin.state.mn.us/coop.htm

 


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