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Welcome to the Contractor Management Knowledge Center. Contractor management is an important aspect of occupational safety, as safety risks tend to increase as more contractors are added into a workplace. This is due to the increased complexity of administering and enforcing compliance of a common set of safety standards and behaviors among a disparate group of workers.

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For many purchasing organizations, contracted services are frequently the largest single source of risk to the organization. While compliance and reputational risk frequently are top-of-mind and in the news when considering potential (more...)

Contractor and supplier prequalification is a key component to a good risk management program. The prequalification process must not only vet your contractors and suppliers, but also address the needs of the various stakeholders involved (more...)

Please join us as we welcome Patrick Robinson as he walks us through the Contractor Prequalification Best Practices he's gathered and implemented over his 31-year career. His expertise is based on experience derived from both the owner (more...)

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Managing a project of any size requires collaborating with multiple teams, vendors, and contractors, each presenting their own unique challenges and requirements for completion. But you don’t just (more...)

Our corporate clients often ask us two questions. The first is: “Are there any legal requirements for tracking vendor certificates of insurance?”The simple answer to that question is "no." The real (more...)

It is often difficult to know where to start when creating a prequalification program. This checklist will hopefully be of some help in determining the type of information you may want to collect and (more...)

Top 5 Purchaser Behaviors to AvoidContractor pre-qualification can be time consuming and administratively daunting for both purchasers and contractors. By avoiding or reducing the common behaviors (more...)

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The Truth About Certificates of Insurance


There are common confusions and misconceptions about certificates of insurance (COI). If you deal with contractors or suppliers, here's what you need to know about COI's.

Connecting the Dots: Safety and Profitability


Business owners are used to thinking of safety as an expense, so they often fail to notice how profitable it can be to run a safe business. This article connects the...

Contractor Prequalification: Top 5 Purchaser Behaviors to Avoid


CQN explains what not to do when prequalifying contractors. Learn the top 5 behaviors to avoid when prequalifying.

Contractor Management Automation: 9 Things to Consider


Patrick Robinson offers insight into what considerations should be made when thinking about automating your file management system.

Which components in the contractor prequalification process, if not addressed, could result in the largest legal ramifications?


Two of the highest value prequalification activities that do the most to limit legal exposure are contractor assessments and adequate insurance. Contractor assessment is...

Should the contractor prequalification process be the same for all contractors or should the process be tailored to the contractor?


There are a few critical elements that apply to all contractors universally, and that list, while short, covers a broad range of due diligence in the majority of cases....