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Want to know how to get a congratulations letter from the GSA about the extent to which your FedBizOpps solicitation considers Section 508? At a minimum, determine the applicable Section 508 provisions and include them in your solicitation. This includes identifying the specific technical provisions from 1194 Subpart B Technical Provisions. Subpart C Functional Performance Criteria always apply. Subpart D Information, Documentation, and Support almost always apply when you are buying EIT.

Here are some practices that GSA will point out as places to improve should you receive a letter from the GSA about the extent to which your FedBizOps solicitation considers Section 508.

Did you know that your Agency may have a Section 508 Coordinator who can assist you with Section 508 issues and questions? Federal Government Section 508 Coordinators have been appointed by their department/agency as the central point of contact for information concerning Section 508 issues and solutions. They are responsible for supporting the implementation of Section 508 throughout the organization.

For Federal buyers, the short answer is because it is required by the FAR. Recently we received a comment that suggested using social media to help with market research. While this is a unique way to find out about current state of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services it does not meet the requirements of the FAR for Market Research. Remember that as a Federal buyer, you are responsible for the compliance of ICT product and services regarding Section 508 conformance which includes evaluation and testing.