AbilityOne Program Overview How to Leverage the Program to Fulfill Your Needs

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Page 2. Program Mission. Give occupation chances to individuals who are visually impaired or have other extreme incapacities in the assembling and conveyance of items and the procurement of administrations required by Federal clients. Page 3. Hierarchical Chart. Page 4. Board of trustees Staff Responsibilities. Setting up vital heading for programCreating/Maintaining Procurement ListSetting and reconsidering

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GSA Expo 2009 AbilityOne Program Overview How to Leverage the Program to Fulfill Your Needs Eric Beale – Committee for Purchase Harlan Erker – National Industries for the Blind David Brown – NISH

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Program Mission Provide work open doors for individuals who are visually impaired or have other serious incapacities in the assembling and conveyance of items and the arrangement of administrations required by Federal clients

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Organizational Chart

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Committee Staff Responsibilities Establishing key bearing for program Creating/Maintaining Procurement List Setting and updating Fair Market Prices Designating Central Nonprofit Agencies (CNAs) Making guidelines and controls important to manage the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act Assisting Federal clients increment their buys under the program

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NIB/NISH Responsibilities Oversee and guarantee not-for-profit office (NPA) contract consistence Solve issues; single purpose of contact for grumblings or conveyance issues Help instruct clients Represent NPAs to the Committee Evaluate and report NPA capabilities and capacities to the Committee Recommend reasonable augmentations to the rundown including the underlying honest cost

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NIB/NISH Responsibilities (cont.) Equitably appropriate requests to NPAs Recommend cost changes Ensure NPA consistence with Act Enter into contracts with government offices Increase attention to the Program

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Nonprofit Agency Responsibilities Manufacture and convey items or perform benefits as doled out by the CNA Meet capability for investment 75% of direct work hour performed by individuals who are visually impaired or extremely debilitated Net salary can't profit singular shareholder or other individual Maintaining capabilities to keep on participating Meet different necessities of Federal temporary workers

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Why is This Important? More than 17 million working-age grown-ups are visually impaired or seriously handicapped with just 38% of this populace utilized The AbilityOne Program serves individuals who can't get or keep up work all alone The AbilityOne Program is the single biggest boss of Americans who are visually impaired or have other extreme incapacities

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Customer Focus Federal Government is the AbilityOne Customer The AbilityOne Team must adjust the necessities of the Government and the business needs of individuals who are visually impaired or have other extreme inabilities Preferred Source versus Required Source Provide Solutions

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Benefits to the Government Quality items and administrations, on-time conveyance Fair market costs, best esteem obtainment National system of arrangements suppliers Long-term connections Moral fulfillment in peopling to help themselves

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Federal Customer's Role Your support is basic to the accomplishment of AbilityOne Not restricted to contracting staff Includes buy card holders, office program authorities, and useful directors Key part in Procurement List increments; progressing part as purchaser and supporter

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How does AbilityOne work with Federal Customers? Join forces with Federal clients to build consumer loyalty and dedication, and turn into their favored hotspot for items and administrations Increase consumer loyalty Responsiveness, consistency, dependability, quality, opportuneness, and cost Establish community arranges

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Benefits to the Employee who is Blind or Severely Disabled Wide scope of business openings Long-term work encounter Marketable occupation abilities Equitable wages and advantages, in addition to an opportunity to propel A measure of freedom

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GSA Expo 2009 Buyer's Guide for SKILCRAFT ® and Other AbilityOne Products – How to Get the Quality, Value and Convenience You Need Harlan Erker National Industries for the Blind

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Chemical Supplies Cleaning Products Clocks Clothing Computer Accessories Disposable Paper Products Furniture Kitchen & Break Room Supplies Mattress & Bedding Medical Supplies Military/Combat Clothing Office Supplies Paint & Accessories Personal Care & Safety Picture Frames Safety & Maintenance Items Shipping & Packaging Supplies Writing Instruments What Products Can I Buy?

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Office and Cleaning Products

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"Green" Products Biodegradable paper glasses Process Chlorine Free (PCF) office paper Pens produced using reused materials Disposable cutlery Environmental cleaning specialists

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Custom Products Awards and acknowledgment things Plaques Pen sets Clocks Military picture outlines Stamps

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Safety & Personal Care First guide packs Fire hoses Flashlights Gloves Nonskid deck covering Traffic wellbeing attire things

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Government Unique Products Military Police Belts Gloves for the TSA and VA Services Dress Clothing Slacks Trousers Shirts Blouses Food Military apportion segments Bakery blend and cake blends Instant refreshment blend

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Micro-Purchase Limits Is AbilityOne still a required source on the off chance that I just purchase little sums with my buy card? Yes, the AbilityOne Program is pertinent at any dollar sum No exclusions for miniaturized scale buys

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How to Buy AbilityOne Products – Off-the-Shelf Items GSA Global Supply www.GSAglobalsupply.gsa.gov GSA Advantage ! ® www.gsaadvantage.gov DoD EMALL www.emall.dla.mil Multiple Award Schedule Holders - Authorized AbilityOne Distributors Base Supply Centers www.abilityone.com

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AbilityOne Procurement List Official rundown of all AbilityOne things Maintained by the Committee for Purchase Identifies name and National Stock Number (NSN) or business name for every item Access the rundown: www.abilityone.gov

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GSA Expo 2008 AbilityOne Unique Products and Services Requirements David Brown NISH

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U.S. Military Industrial Base AbilityOne items are an imperative piece of the U.S. military mechanical base: Chemical and Biological Protective Apparel and Equipment Systems Dress and Battle Uniforms (BDU, ACU, ABU) Subsistence Items, for example, MRE Components and uncommon Navy bundling for shipboard utilize Energy Dissipating Pads to pad the fall of air-dropped philanthropic guide things

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Industrial Base Balance AbilityOne comprehends and bolsters DOD organizations' have to adjust their buys over different sources to guarantee a sound modern base Multiple AbilityOne assembling offices can fill in as back-ups and surge limit AbilityOne will concede buy special cases as expected to empower the legislature to buy fundamentally required things outside our ability

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AbilityOne and DoD Current Large Volume Items DeCA Military Resale Commissary Shelf Stocking DSCR/DSCC Belts and Straps Battery and Lighting Acquisition, Storage, Repackaging and Distribution DAU Detail Program Acquisition AbilityOne educational programs on the web

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Admin bolster Braille creation Facilities Management Food benefit Grounds support Secure Document Services which incorporates: - Document Mgmt. - Secure Mailroom administrations - Secure Documentation - Destruction Janitorial/custodial Laundry Order Processing Recycling Fleet Management & Maintenance Warehousing/Distribution TeleServices (call focuses, client benefit, hot lines, and so on.) Healthcare Environmental Services What Services Can I Buy?

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Do I Have to Buy from AbilityOne? FAR Part 8 Required source if on Procurement List Services – first need Products – first need after FPI Schedule Applies to small scale buys Purchase special cases might be asked for, if NPAs can't meet contract prerequisites or time allotments.

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AbilityOne Unique Military Products Provide Soldier, Airman, Sailors, and Marine Battle and Dress Uniforms (these things made the most elevated number of new occupations for FY2007) Warfighter things, cap segments, ID units, Vehicle side racks, "Naval force pack" dry sustenance blends Mattresses for submarines and ships Medical things

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AbilityOne Unique Services Facility Operations Support Services Full Food Services (DoD, FBI, DEA… ) Facilities Management ( DoD Vehicle Up-fitting (DHS) Switchboard Operations (VA) Uniforms (Forest) Document Destruction Consolidated Secure Mailrooms (DHS)

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Government-Unique Items Batteries Emergency Light Markers Head Lanterns Flashlights Terminal Adapters Tire Inflator Gage Mechanic's Creeper Battle-board ID Kits Seat Cushions Aircraft Cargo Tie Down Kits, Nets and Straps Oil Sample Bottle Fuel Tank Foam Tire Inflator Gage Rakes

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Additional Capabilities Assembly Kitting Fulfillment Distribution

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How Do I Order Services? Administrations are particular to the client and location(s) added to the Procurement List Standard obtainment prepare with specific exemptions Nonprofit offices take after the Performance Work Statement (PWS). On the off chance that extra administrations are required outside of the extent of the Procurement List, must add new work to the Procurement List

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Customer Satisfaction Customer fulfillment is the way to keeping individuals utilized, so… Performance + Value = Customer Satisfaction = Jobs AbilityOne

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Committee Contact Information Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800 Arlington, VA 22202-3259 Phone: (703) 603-7740 Fax: (703) 603-0655 E-Mail: info@abilityone.gov www.abilityone.gov

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Presenter Information Eric Beale Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800 Arlington, VA 22202-3259 Phone: (703) 603-2119 Fax: (703) 603-0655 E-Mail: ebeale@abilityone.gov

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NIB Contact Information National Industries for the Blind (NIB) 1310 Braddock Place Alexandria, Virginia 22314-1