A quick search on Compliance depot shows that CD does background
checks on the companies and principals of those companies for property
CD also checks W-9, certificates of insurance, etc.
Here's some info from their site:
Provides a level playing field for all
vendors in that each will be required to furnish a certificate of insurance,
proper licenses (when required) and criminal backgrounds on those providing
services on a property. Vendors will no longer have to bid against other
vendors that do not have insurance, licenses or criminal background checks in
manage the vendor’s insurance certificate process which will include notices,
prior to expiration, to the vendor and insurance agents so that the vendor
will not have a lapse in insurance coverage.
The vendor that is registered with ComplianceDepot will have increased
exposure to management companies searching for preferred compliant
Vendors will have the ability to screen
their employees and subcontractors for criminal information and that
information will be housed on the ComplianceDepot website. This service
provides Vendor companies with an affordable National criminal and OFAC
Property Manager’s will have access to the
ComplianceDepot website that
maintains a database of background check information on participating vendor
members and determine if the vendor’s employees/subcontractors have passed a
The ComplianceDepot website provides vendors
access 24/7 to the status of the screening process, as well as information
needed to meet the screening criteria of our clients.
It looks like if you're going to
continue to do business with this client, you may have to pony up the dough. I
would talk it over with them, and divide the 85 by the next 3 services, because
you did do them a solid with next day service, and you did get blind sided by
this "need to join to get paid thing".
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In a message dated 5/1/2008 6:08:47 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
Lame deal of cards in that one! It is
common place these days for large companies to have vendors list. I have
never been on one that costed me though. It doesn't seem reasonable that
they hired you even though you weren't on the list.
So are you saying they cannot pay you without
you paying the $85 and getting on the list? Unfortunately, I would
suspect your only recourse will be to either make phone calls and attempt to
explain your situation to whomever they lead you to and hope they make an
exception or pay the $85 and hope the future business is solid.
Last ditch would be using your
lawyer. I wouldn't go that route if at all possible.
Jencor Services, LLC