Contracting and Qualified Service Providers

WHAT IS A QUALIFIED SERVICE PROVIDER?

DSB contracts with Qualified Service Providers and other businesses to meet the service needs of the agency and our customers that may exceed the availability of current staff. 

Contractors may be enlisted to provide a variety of specialized business client services. Qualified Service Providers may be contracted to provide services in:

  • Assistive Technology (AT)
  • Orientation and Mobility (O&M)
  • Rehabilitation Teaching
  • Low Vision Assessments and Training
  • Job Placement and Retention
  • Community-Based Assessments
  • Trial Work and Work Skills Assessments
  • Certified Benefit Planning
  • Behavioral Health
  • Self-Employment Development Services and Training

 

BECOMING A DSB QUALIFIED SERVICE PROVIDER

DSB established a qualification process for service providers based on standards established by the Washington State Human Resources job classification specifications, national certification boards and industries that are applicable. 

When a service provider is employed in an occupation for which national, state or industry standards have not been established, DSB may adopt standards as appropriate to ensure quality services. 

In addition, all providers who have unsupervised access to DSB customers must go through a national, fingerprint-based background check and receive clearance to become qualified.

 

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

The Department of Services for the Blind supports efforts to increase procurement with the following business groups:

  • Minority-Owned
  • Small Business
  • Veteran-Owned
  • Women-Owned

Learn more about becoming a state or federal certified firm to boost your potential for conducting business with government entities by visiting:

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Organizations working with DSB must adhere to the General Terms and Conditions located on this website.

For more information on Contracting and Qualified Service Providers, please call us at 800-552-7103.