GSA seeks info on Buy Accessible database

The General Services Administration is looking for potential industry sources and cost estimates to provide support for a component of the agency's Section 508 Buy Accessible system.

In a recent request for information, GSA said it wants to establish a useful, accurate and comprehensive Buy Accessible Data Center, a database that will give agencies information about existing Section 508-compliant products and services.

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 requires government agencies to make the information technologies they procure accessible to individuals with disabilities.

GSA's Buy Accessible system is a Web-based program that helps agencies ensure Section 508 compliance when purchasing technology equipment.

In the notice, GSA said it will likely issue a formal request for proposals at a later date for a contractor to manage a virtual BA Data Center database, increase the number of products and vendors represented within it, and provide technical assistance/help desk support to customers.

Responses to the RFI are due June 30.

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