Request for Proposal - Enhancing AT Services

September 2016

Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, has announced a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) for federally mandated assistive technology activities under the AT Act (PIAT), device loan activities under Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Lending Library (ATLL), and Consumer Education and Outreach activities under Pennsylvania's Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP).

Due to the nature of the work needed for these programs, applicants MUST agree to complete the work for all three programs, and submit all three RFPs.


PIAT is providing this opportunity to enhance the scope of assistive technology services available to people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. This competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) is offered to implement an Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) to serve a region comprised of the following counties: Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill.

The allocations under these competitive RFPs are as follows:

  • PIAT (federal funds): $17,070.00 (for the period January 1 through September 30, 2017)
  • ATLL (state funds): $7,700.00 (for the period January 1 through June 30, 2017)
  • TDDP (funds through the Public Utility Commission): $2,000.00 (for the period January 1 through June 30, 2017)

Key Dates

Bidders Conference:
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 2:00pm
Call-in number: 1-866-561-8195, Participant Code: 4775199

Application Due Date:
Monday, November 7, 2016, no later than 3:00 pm. Proposals must be submitted electronically to Sandra McNally (

Awards Announced:
The awards for this activity will be announced Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Implementation Begins:
The successful bidder is expected to begin on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Questions? Contact Sandi McNally:

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