Procurement of ICT products and services related to accessibility represented six out of ten (58 per cent) bids for information and communication technologies in the period 2011-2015. This and many others will be collected in the report " Procurement-related ICT accessibility in public procurement in Spain "carried out by the National Centre of Accessibility (CENTAC) .
The report, which was introduced this monday in the state secretariat for Social Services and equality, it notes that the tenders for ICT products and services related to accessibility, disabilities, elderly or unit resulted in an amount of more than 10,600 billion from 2011 and 2015.
“ accessibility is a great business opportunity for technological companies, ” said the director-general of CENTAC, Juan Carlos Ramiro. “ Companies which do not comply with accessibility requirements when running for public tenders are liable to remain outside the market ”.
This report, the volume 6 CENTAC Collection, provides data on public procurement in relation to accessibility of ict products from all levels of government. It shows that the average amount for the project-related ICT accessibility was 840,000 euros in the period 2011-2015, slightly above €780,000 half of the total tenders Ict.
In the presentation also participated the director-general for policy of support for disability, Borja Fanjul, who stressed that “ technologies need to be accessible to facilitate the autonomy and quality of life of all people ”. In Addition, he reported that the report prepared by CENTAC “ will be of great importance to the public authorities not in the long term, but now ”.
Original source of news (Real Patronato del English documentation Centre on Disabilities)
Original source of news (CENTAC)