Information for our Vendors

Instructor Requirements

Requirements for Qualified Rehabilitation Teachers, Braille Instructors and Orientation and Mobility Instructors

SSB has developed standards for Adjustment To Blindness instructors to ensure quality training to its customers.

Requirements for Assistive Technology Instructors

SSB has developed standards for Assistive Technology (AT) instructors to ensure that customers receive high quality training.

Vendor Forums

Vendor forums, usually held twice yearly, are designed to provide an opportunity for SSB and vendors to get together to discuss contract issues, vendor monitoring findings, provide training on topics and give vendors a chance to offer feedback on SSB. Our goal is to ensure good communication between SSB and our vendors in order to provide the best service to Minnesotans who are blind or visually impaired. 

Resources from our Vendor Forums

Documents

Instructional Memos

Final Rate-Setting, Master Contract, and Monitoring Documents

SSB has developed new processes and documents regarding rehabilitation services rate-setting, master contracting, and monitoring. The corresponding documents identified below are effective 10/1/12.

Rate-Setting
Master Contracts
Criminal Background Check
Assistive Technology

Training

Our next required training is:

Job Placement Vendor Training

All contractor staff doing job placement with customers of SSB are required to attend a training session in placement-related issues specific to employment of people who are blind, visually impaired or DeafBlind.

SSB will be providing the training session in placement-related issues specific to employment of people who are blind, visually impaired or DeafBlind. This training is required for all contractor staff doing job placement with SSB customers.

The sessions will be recorded and the presentation will be posted on the SSB website afterwards.

Two Training Sessions Dates are available:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Or
Friday, January 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Training will be held in Conference Room A&B at:
State Services for the Blind
2200 University Ave. W. Suite 240
St. Paul, MN 55114
651-539-2300

Vendors may participate by telephone:
Call in number is 888-742-5095
Passcode is 9843136892

The Vendor Placement Training PowerPoint will be used during the training. These documents are referenced in the presentation:

For materials in alternative formats, or for any questions, contact:
Jennifer Beilke
651-539-2273