PITTSBURGH, PA (January 11, 2022) – The City of Pittsburgh is seeking qualifications from qualified and experienced firms to assist in developing a comprehensive ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan.
As part of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all government entities are required to create a Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan and the City is currently reevaluating its programs, services, and activities to ensure the highest degree of accessibility and inclusivity. These documents will identify programmatic and physical barriers that limit accessibility in City programs, services, activities, communications, and facilities.
The Transition Plan will include recommendations for phased corrective work that will be developed to meet accessibility standards that comply with ADA Title II requirements and State of Pennsylvania codes. Recommendations will be developed to meet ADA Title II accessibility requirements that, at a minimum:
In addition to providing recommendations for improving City accessibility, the plan will also provide the basis for prioritizing, budgeting, implementing, and monitoring barrier removal.
“It’s important that we continuously strive to achieve the highest degree of disability access across the City,” said ADA Coordinator Hillary Roman. “A thorough, updated Transition Plan will provide a framework for how we can improve our service to the disability community.”
The City is looking for consultants that can identify and implement creative solutions for barrier removal and access expansion to all members of the public. Applications will be accepted through February 2, 2022 at 3 p.m.
The full list of requirements and the application to the RFP is available on Beacon, the City’s procurement website: