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New guidelines on Procurement and Accessibility

In a recent news update, O’Herlihy Access Consultancy addressed the importance of embedding accessibility into the procurement process.  We highlighted that public bodies have a legal responsibility to incorporate accessibility in the procurement process (Section 27 of the Disability Act) which came into effect on the 31st December 2005).  It requires that all public bodies:

To assist public bodies meeting this requirement the National Disability Authority have published (October 2012) guidelines entitled ‘Procurement and Accessibility’. The aim of the guidelines is to assist staff in public bodies with the responsibility for carrying out and managing the procurement of services and goods. The guidelines address a number of areas including:

If you would like further information on accessibility and procurement, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01-4151285 or [email protected].