Suppliers

Manufacturers, software companies and system integrators need to understand what they are expected to do to ensure that the ICT products and services they supply meet the accessibility requirements for public procurement in the European Union. Moreover, manufacturers can use the Toolkit as a support tool within their design, build and quality control procedures.

If you, as a supplier, need to know or recall why you should take accessibility into account, read about the benefits of ICT accessibility and the principles for accessible procurement.

If you are planning or participating in a procurement process, you can get examples of templates for different actions, for example:

  • In a Call for Tenders, the Selection Criteria apply to the supplier and are used to assess their ability to perform the proposed contract. The Accessible ICT Procurement Toolkit refers to this as the "Supplier’s Accessibility Capability". In the section on Selection Criteria, you can find some examples on what information is generally required as Selection Criteria.
  • Where the procuring body decides to require a declaration of conformity with EN 301 549 as evidence, suppliers can do this in different ways to proof how Functional Performance Statements or Functional Accessibility Requirements are met. In the section Technical Specification, you can find specific guidance and examples on the different types of declaration of conformity. See Conformity assessment and attestations for more advice on declarations of conformity.

If you are designing, building or controlling the quality of an ICT product or service, you can use the Accessibility Requirements Generator to define accessibility requirements for any ICT product or service.