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Agenda. AbilityOne Program History of National Industries for the Blind Lines of Business Capabilities Benefits. Originated through federal legislation passed in 1938 and amended in 1971 as the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act (JWOD)

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Agenda
Agenda

  • AbilityOne Program

  • History of National Industries for the Blind

  • Lines of Business

  • Capabilities

  • Benefits


Abilityone program

Originated through federal legislation passed in 1938 and amended in 1971 as the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act (JWOD)

Establishes employment opportunities for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities

Creates jobs through the sale of products and services to the federal government

AbilityOne Program


Abilityone program1
AbilityOne Program amended in 1971 as the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act (JWOD)

“While I recognize that we are the largest

AbilityOne customer, we have the responsibility

and tremendous opportunity to increase

employment for this community by procuring

more quality goods and services from the

AbilityOne Program. I urge all contracting officials to make

a personal commitment to consider, when appropriate, the

AbilityOne Program in fulfilling procurement needs.”

Shay D. Assad

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and

Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy

U.S. Department of Defense

August 27, 2008


The NIB Mission amended in 1971 as the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act (JWOD)

To enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment.


Nib history

Established in 1938 as a not-for-profit corporation to create, sustain and improve employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired

Works with over 80 associated agencies across the country to develop business opportunities in the federal, state and commercial marketplace

Serves as the largest program responsible for the employment of Americans who are blind

NIB History


Nib associated agencies
NIB Associated Agencies create, sustain and improve employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired


Nib lines of business
NIB Lines of Business create, sustain and improve employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired

  • Commodity Products

  • Niche Products

  • Textile Products

  • Service Solutions


Capabilities
Capabilities create, sustain and improve employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired

  • Packaging

  • Assembling

  • Injection Molding

  • Manufacturing

  • Machining

  • Distribution

  • Services


Benefits from partnering with nib
Benefits from Partnering with NIB create, sustain and improve employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired

  • Experienced and qualified industrial base

  • Extensive experience with the Federal Government including the military

  • Professionally managed ISO 9001 certified or equivalent mitigates supplier risk

  • Extensive national geographical network with significant similarities


Authorization to contract with abilityone
Authorization to Contract create, sustain and improve employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impairedwith AbilityOne

  • CFR 51-5 (51-5.1) – Encourages contracting activities to set aside products and services

  • FAR 8.7 – Provides justification to sole source commodities and services to the AbilityOne Program

  • Public Law 108-87 – Allows a business to receive credit toward meeting small business subcontracting goals when purchased from qualified nonprofit agencies for the blind in support of DoD contracts


Questions contact information
Questions? create, sustain and improve employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impairedContact Information

Tom Black

Niche Product Development Manager

Office: (321) 255-3823

Cell: (703) 209-7148

Email: [email protected]


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