Vendor Certification Program
Our clients trust and expect us to deliver the very best. That’s why we are extremely selective in choosing the companies that service the communities we manage.
We seek businesses that share our commitment to on-time, on-target, and on-the-money customer service. If that describes your company, we invite you to become a FirstService Residential Certified Vendor.
There are requirements to becoming certified, including verification of insurance coverage, abiding by our Vendor Terms and Conditions, and ensuring that appropriate business licenses are in place. This is a process we go through to feel confident your company will take great care of our communities and residents.
To guarantee a fair and impartial review, we have contracted with Business Credentialing Services (BCS), an independent business credentialing company, to ensure our current and potential vendors meet and maintain all minimum requirements. If your initial certificates of insurance or licenses are non-compliant, BCS will work directly with you and/or your insurance agent to obtain a compliant certificate or license.
Certified Vendors will be required to meet the minimum requirements and will fall under two distinct categories:
Certified Gold vendors meet the minimum requirements contained within the Terms and Conditions for Certified Vendors and have added a blanket generic additional insured language to their COI that should follow the form of "FirstService Residential and all its active managed Associations."
This classification allows FirstService Residential Managers to select your company with the knowledge that their Association is already covered by your insurance.
Certified Silver vendors meet the minimum requirements contained within the Terms and Conditions for Certified Vendors, but have not added a blanket generic additional insured language to their COI that would follow the form of "FirstService Residential and all its active managed Associations."
This classification allows FirstService Residential Managers to be confident in selecting your company, but will require their coordination with you to provide for the appropriate additional insured language specific to their Association.
Registering with BCS to become a FirstService Residential Certified Vendor offers the following benefits:
Your company information will be available to all FirstService Residential Managers and other key personnel.
You'll have the opportunity to upload marketing materials to showcase your products and/or services.
BCS eliminates the need to continually submit the same information to various FirstService Residential-managed properties.
When policy renewal time approaches, BCS will notify your agent, so renewals can be completed in a timely manner and there is no lapse in coverage.
An annual fee of one-hundred and ninety-nine dollars ($199) will be paid directly to BCS for verifying that your relevant insurance coverage and licensing meet all FirstService Residential requirements.
Click here to become a FirstService Residential Certified Vendor.