Public Sector

Innovative and cost effective solutions for any Public Sector organization

Plantronics was founded on creating high-performance headsets for the Public Sector, supporting communications from mission-critical applications to desktop solutions. Government, Prime Contractor, Education and Healthcare organizations trust Plantronics' industry-leading quality, service and support.

GSA
Section 508
Supplier Diversity
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General Services Administration

If you are one of the Plantronics Channel Partners who is an Authorized Reseller on the Plantronics GSA Schedule Contract here's some great news; Due to recent changes in NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and TAA (Trade Agreement Act) Compliance rules, many Plantronics products will be moving "ON" to the Plantronics GSA Schedule Contract immediately. Note: Plantronics' GSA Schedule Contract has been renewed through January 3, 2016. Please search Plantronics at http://www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov/ElibMain/home.do for full details or get in touch with your Plantronics Sales contact.


GSA Partners

Locate the distributors, dealers, and resellers who are authorized to sell Plantronics products under the Plantronics GSA Schedule Contract.

Plantronics Participating Public Sector Distributors (2013)
Authorized Government Resellers

If you're not an Authorized Plantronics GSA Contract Reseller and would like to find out more about joining the fast growing Plantronics Public Sector, including GSA Schedule Contract sales, please contact us at public.sector@plantronics.com


Section 508

Plantronics is committed to helping our government customers implement Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 requires that federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities.

The following links connects you to documents that describe the accessibility features of Plantronics products which conform to Section 508 Standards. VPAT's (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) are an informational tool developed by industry and government to assist Federal contracting officials in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial Electronic and Information Technology products and services with features that support accessibility, in accordance with the new market research responsibilities detailed under Section 508. Section 508 requires that federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities.

What is Section 508?

Section 508 is a statutory section in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which was strengthened in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and which came into effect in 2001. Under this section Federal agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is "comparable to the access available to others". Plantronics interprets Section 508 to mean that government workers must conduct thorough market research and buy only the most accessible technology available. Additionally, any technology firm that wishes to work with or sell to the government must provide detailed information about their product's accessibility. Although Section 508 does not regulate nor require private companies to modify their products, it does provide accessibility standards against which every technology product must be measured before a federal agency can consider purchasing it.

The Section 508 Standards and other information related to Section 508 are available at www.section508.gov

Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATS)

Supplier Diversity

Plantronics' corporate philosophy is defined by its commitment to environmental, social, and corporate responsibility. These values are embedded in our culture and reflect the way we conduct business.

In support of our corporate philosophy, Plantronics is committed to ensuring that U.S. certified small, minority, women-owned, disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned and HUBZone-owned small businesses participate in the many opportunities to provide products and services. Our supplier diversity process is designed and managed in a way to allow diverse suppliers access to these opportunities.

Supplier diversity is a business imperative that is emphasized by the highest levels of management and is communicated to all associates. Plantronics understands that a strong commitment to supplier diversity supports our customer's goals and enhances the economic base in the communities in which we operate.

An inclusive supplier base brings a diversity of ideas, approaches, talent, and change to our supply chain. We are continually looking to service our customers with innovative products and services and we recognize the significant role that diverse suppliers play in achieving these goals.

Certifications accepted by Plantronics

Become a Supplier

A Plantronics supplier must have demonstrated superior quality, performance and on time delivery of products & services. In evaluating your capabilities Plantronics considers such factors as:

  • Business requirements and current opportunities
  • Personnel experience and capabilities
  • ISO Compliance & Quality Assurance
  • Project Cost & Schedule Management
  • Demonstrated Past Performance

If desired, e-mail a brief statement of interest and a statement of capabilities to diversity@plantronics.com

Contact us

General questions?

Contact the Public Sector team at Plantronics

1-800-682-0380

public.sector@plantronics.com

VPAT 1: Call Center Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Headsets Operated with Amplifier Models M12, M22, MX10, P10, or SQD
VPAT 2: Call Center (Non-HAC) Headsets Operated with Amplifier Models M12, M22, MX10, P10, or SQD
VPAT 3: Wireless Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Headsets Operated with Dedicated Base Assembly
VPAT 4: Wireless (Non-HAC) Headsets Operated with Dedicated Base Assembly
VPAT 5: Amplified Transmit or Receive Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Telephone Handsets
VPAT 6: Non-Amplified Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Telephone Handsets
VPAT 7: Polaris Call Center HAC Headsets
VPAT 8: Call Center (Non-HAC) Headsets
VPAT 9: Clarity & Ameriphone Amplified Wireless Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Phones
VPAT 10: Clarity & Ameriphone Amplified Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Telephones
VPAT 11: Plantronics/Clarity Hard of Hearing compliant In-line Telephone Handset/Mobile Headset Amplifiers
VPAT 12: Plantronics Non-HOH / HAC Cordless Telephones
VPAT 13: Plantronics UC USB Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Headset, USB Amplifer Combinations
VPAT 14: Plantronics Wireless Hearing Aid Sub Compatible (HAS-C) Headsets
VPAT 15: Plantronics UC USB Non-HAC Headsets
VPAT 16: Ease Of Use (EOU) Commended Amplified Speakerphones, USB Speakerphones, & Accessories
Small Business (SB): A business concern, together with its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated and which is not dominant in its field of operation in which it is bidding on government contracts. The SBA determines small business size standards on an industry by industry basis. This is reflected in the table of size standards that are matched to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries. The table of size standards can be found on the Small Business Administration (SBA) website. This is a self-certifying designation as no formal certification exists for this classification.
Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB): A small business that is at least 51 percent owned and controlled (management and daily operations) by one or more veterans. This is a self-certifying designation as no formal certification exists for this classification.
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB): A small business that is at least 51 percent owned and controlled (management and daily operations) by one or more service-disabled veterans. Service-disabled veteran means a veteran with a disability that is service-connected. This is a self-certifying designation as no formal certification exists for this classification.
HUBZone Small Business (HZ): A small business owned and controlled by a U.S. Citizen(s) with a principal office located in a HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zones) as determined by the U.S. Census. 35% of its employees must also reside in a HUBZone. The HUBZone Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing Federal contracting preferences to small businesses. Certifying agency is the Small Business Administration (SBA)
Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB): A small business that is at least 51% owned and controlled (management and daily operations) by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals of U.S. citizenship. The personal net worth of the individual disadvantaged owners may not exceed $750,000, or $250,000 for the SDB/8(a) program in order to meet the "economically disadvantaged" criteria. "Socially disadvantaged" individuals are those who have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias because of their identity as members of a group. Members of designated minority groups (Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans including Subcontinent Asian Americans) are presumed to be socially disadvantaged; however Caucasian women may also qualify if they can demonstrate discrimination through "preponderance of evidence". Certifying agency is the Small Business Administration (SBA)
Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB): A small business which is at least 51 percent owned and controlled (management and daily operations) by one or more women. This is a self-certifying designation as no formal certification exists for this classification.
Women Business Enterprise (WBE): A business which is at least 51 percent owned and controlled (management and daily operations) by one or more women of either U.S. citizenship or U.S. Legal Resident Alien status. Certifying agency is the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Minority Business Enterprise (MBE): A business that is at least 51% owned and controlled (management and daily operations) by one or more U.S. citizens of the following minority groups: Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian Pacific, or Asian Indian. Certifying agency is one of the regional councils of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE): A small business which is at least 51 percent owned and operated by a service veteran with a service-related disability, of at least 10 percent and who is a resident of California. Certifying agency is the State of California (DGS)

All small business firms are encouraged to register on the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) website. This database is primarily used by the U.S. Federal Government and government primes to source for firms across all small business categories (SB, WOSB, SDB, HUBZone, VOSB and SDVOSB). Registration is free.