The Ministry of Education Promotes and Implements the Priority Procurement of Goods and Services Provided by Disabled Persons’ Institutional Groups or Sheltered Workshops
In order for the Ministry of Education (MOE) to implement the relevant regulations of the “People with Disabilities Rights Protection Act” and achieve the statutory ratio of priority procurement of goods and services from disabled persons, where the printing job is under one million NT dollars for each department, and the lowest price is accepted for the tender, it is recommended that priority be given to disabled persons’ institutional groups or sheltered workshops in the tender documentation; only when limited tendering procedures are adopted will priority not be given to the disabled. This will enable the promotion of employment opportunities for the disabled, so as to achieve the goal of taking care of the disadvantaged.
In 2020, the MOE’s ratio of priority procurement of goods and services from disabled persons was 32.62%, which surpassed the statutory ratio of priority procurement for the disabled of above 5%. Every year, small procurements of printed matter costing less than one hundred thousand NT dollars have been printed by disabled sheltered workshops according to the regulations. Priority procurement has been given to the disabled for the printing of basic literacy teaching materials for adults. At the same time, the MOE has also actively encouraged each department to make tenders for printing job price proposals at under one million NT dollars or small procurements open to disabled persons’ institutional groups or sheltered workshops to implement the government policies of taking care of the disabled.