GSA helps government organizations fulfill their AbilityOne procurement needs using the GSA Advantage AbilityOne Products Aisle. This one-stop shop provides easy access to hundreds of products and services that meet federal AbilityOne mandates.

The AbilityOne Program (formerly Javits-Wagner-O'Day or "JWOD") provides employment opportunities for people who are blind or have other disabilities. It delivers fair market-priced products and services to the government, with professional contract management that saves time and eliminates inconvenience.

AbilityOne helps the federal government meet its procurement needs in the following areas:

  • Administrative services
  • Custodial services
  • Facility management services
  • Food services
  • Grounds maintenance services
  • and much more.

AbilityOne leverages a national network of more than 600 nonprofit agencies that employ more than 40,000 disabled people. These agencies train and supervise AbilityOne employees, ensuring superior service while removing managerial and administrative burdens.

AbilityOne can help federal agencies meet a variety of mandates — from priority source requirements to green initiatives — while providing thousands of people with real jobs and increased independence. An independent federal agency called the Committee for Purchase From People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled administers the AbilityOne Program, with support from National Industries for the Blind and NISH-Creating Employment Opportunities for People with Severe Disabilities.

For more information, visit AbilityOne.gov.

Last Reviewed 2013-11-12