Language and Communication Access for the Public Sector

MasterWord helps public sector entities and government-funded organizations to ensure linguistically and culturally appropriate language and communication access to limited English proficient (LEP), Deaf, Blind, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing individuals in compliance with: 

Language and Communication Access for the Public Sector

MasterWord helps public sector entities and government-funded organizations to ensure linguistically and culturally appropriate language and communication access to limited English proficient (LEP), Deaf, Blind, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing individuals in compliance with: 

Contract # R180507

This contract was approved and awarded by a single governmental entity and is available for use by all entities complying with state procurement laws and regulations. This contract was awarded through competitive sealed bidding/proposals.

Contract # 90-000-18-00003AF

State procurement officials usually use a Participating Addendum to leverage this contract and to identify unique terms/conditions specific to their state, including its agencies and other entities that will be authorized to leverage the contract. 

Contract # 47QRAA18D00DB

The US Government’s General Services Administration maintains a list of multiple award purchasing schedules. Contractors are selected through an open and continuous qualification process instead of competitive bids or proposals. 

State Specific Purchasing Agreements

MasterWord helps public sector entities and government-funded organizations to ensure linguistically and culturally appropriate language and communication access to limited English proficient (LEP), Deaf, Blind, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing individuals in compliance with: 

Alabama
State of Alabama

Division of Purchasing
Contract # 999 200000000201

Arizona
State of Arizona

Arizona Procurement Portal
Contract # ADSPO18-212879

Connecticut
State of Connecticut

State Contracting Portal
Contract # 19PSX0042

Florida
State of Florida

Contract # 90121702-20-ACS

Kansas
State of Kansas
Missouri
State of Missouri

Office of Administration 
Contract # CS201593005

New-Jersey
State of New Jersey

NJ Star
Blanket # 20-GNSV1-01141

New-Mexico
State of New Mexico

General Services Department
Contract # 90-00003AF

North-Carolina
State of North Carolina
Oregon
State of Oregon

Contract # DASPS-3284-19

South-Carolina
State of South Carolina

SFAA Procurement Services
Contract # 440002349

Language and Communication Access Compliance Laws

MasterWord helps public sector entities and government-funded organizations to ensure linguistically and culturally appropriate language and communication access to limited English proficient (LEP), Deaf, Blind, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing individuals in compliance with: 

MasterWord is a holder of GSA Consolidated Schedule Contract under Professional Services category, Language Services subcategory. MasterWord provides high-quality cost-effective translation, interpreting, training and assessment services.

Executive Order 13166

Requires federal agencies to examine the services they provide, identify any need for services to those with limited English proficiency, and develop and implement a system to provide those services so LEP persons can have meaningful access to them. Also requires that federal agencies work to ensure recipients of federal financial assistance provide meaningful access to their LEP applicants and beneficiaries. Meaningful access is defined as language assistance services that result in accurate, timely, and effective communication with the LEP individual. 

Executive Order 12250

Requires that federal agencies coordinate their Title VI enforcement efforts under the guidance of the Federal Coordination and Compliance Section of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. 

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Failure by a recipient to provide meaningful access to LEP persons can constitute national origin discrimination. 

From the Foreign Language Services Ordering Guide prepared by Members of the Language Services Procurement Committee, August 2016. LEP.gov 

Affordable Care Act Section 1557

Prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs and activities. Covered entities are encouraged to develop and implement a language access plan to ensure they are prepared to take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to each individual that may require assistance. 

The Stafford Act

Requires the Administrator of FEMA to lead efforts to prevent discrimination against LEP individuals in emergency management and assistance. 

From the Foreign Language Services Ordering Guide prepared by Members of the Language Services Procurement Committee, August 2016. LEP.gov

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The purpose of this law is to provide the same rights and opportunities through reasonable accommodations. 

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