Part Number: 311

Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation

Subpart 311.71 - Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities.

311.7100 Policy.

(a) It is HHS policy that all contractors comply with current and any future changes to 28 CFR part 36 - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities. For the purpose of this policy, accessibility is defined as both physical access to public accommodations and commercial facilities, and access to aids and services enabling individuals with sensory disabilities to fully participate in events in public accommodations and commercial facilities.

(b) This policy applies to all contracts requiring contractors to conduct events in public accommodations and commercial facilities open to the public or involving HHS personnel, but not ad hoc meetings necessary or incidental to contract performance.

311.7101 Responsibilities.

The contractor shall submit a plan assuring that any event held will meet or exceed the minimum accessibility standards set forth in 28 CFR part 36. A consolidated or master plan for contracts requiring numerous events in public accommodations and commercial facilities is acceptable.

311.7102 Contract clause.

The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 352.211-1, Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities, in solicitations, contracts, and orders requiring the contractor to conduct events in accordance with 311.7100(b).