RFP, Grant and Contract Accessibility Language

All University contracts and grants should contain a provision requiring the contractor or grantee to comply with the university of Minnesota Accessibility of Information Technology (AIT) policy. Colleges, departments, units, programs and other university entities must take steps to ensure that information technology, services, products (purchased, leased, or developed with university funds or other funds received by grant or contract from any other state or federal agency) meet these requirements. It is recommended that each vender contract contain the provision set forth below or substantially similar language.

"Vendor hereby warrants that the products or services to be provided under this agreement comply with the University of Minnesota accessibility requirements. Vendor agrees to promptly respond to and resolve any complaint regarding accessibility of its products or services brought to its attention. Vendor further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the University of Minnesota or any university entity using the vendor's products or services from any claim arising out of its failure to comply with the aforesaid requirements, state or federal statutes.

Failure to comply with these requirements shall constitute a breach and be grounds for termination of this agreement."

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