1.1 Purpose


The procurement standards established by the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services-Division for Blind Services (DBS) serve four separate but interrelated purposes.

First, procurement standards ensure that DBS maintains full compliance with applicable federal, state, and departmental purchasing requirements throughout the procurement process.

Second, procurement standards ensure that each contract service provider ("provider") receives accurate information about their obligation to meet

  • all applicable standards of conduct and
  • DBS performance expectations for each purchase.

Third, procurement standards ensure that DBS consumers receive quality services to assist them in achieving their vocational rehabilitation or independent living goals.

Fourth, procurement standards ensure that taxpayer monies are spent wisely and that each purchase paid for with public funds represents full value to the taxpayer.