ASM Business Practice Interchange


POLICY STATEMENT and PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

 
The Business Practices Interchange, or BPI as it is commonly known, is a service offered by ASM modeled on programs in place at other subcontractor associations around the country.
 
The Business Practices Interchange provides a forum for the exchange of information among participating members about the payment and business practices of subcontractor customers, including general contractors, construction managers, developers, owners project managers, architects or public agencies. The purpose is to help subcontractors make informed business decisions as they consider committing resources to a project. The information exchanged must be factual and based on the actual experience of the ASM members providing the information. 
 
Live BPI sessions may be conducted in conjunction with ASM membership meetings or education programs. A BPI “Referral Service” is also available, allowing members to call ASM for a referral to other member(s) who are on record in ASM’s database as having recent first-hand experience with a particular organization.
 
To ensure the BPI is beneficial and not mis-used, all participants must agree to the following POLICY:
 
  •  In conducting the BPI, ASM is merely providing a forum for exchange of information among participating members, and such action does not imply any recommendation on the part of ASM.
  • Information must relate to contracting, payment and business practices of a particular project team member.
  • No information shall be requested or exchanged relating to another member of ASM.
  • All information must be current (past 2 years), factual, and first-hand only; no opinions or hearsay! 
  • Information must be specific. For example, comments such as “slow pay” or “no pay” are not acceptable. You must state the payment terms of your contract, and when payment was made. 
  • The exchange of factual information of a positive nature is encouraged.
  • No discussion of pricing or credit terms is allowed.
  • Each participating member is free to consider, disregard, act or refuse to act on the basis of information exchanged.   Nothing shall interfere with a member’s exercise of independent judgment. No member shall participate in any agreement or understanding that promotes uniform action regarding future business dealings with a person or firm based on information exchanged. Such practices interfere with free and lawful competition; they are illegal and prohibited.
  •  Participating members will refrain from discussing matters in which they have a conflict of interest or otherwise feel uncomfortable discussing.
  • No remarks of a disparaging nature are allowed.

 By Submitting this form I have read and agree to abide by the POLICY provisions stated above:


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Business Practices Interchange
BPI LISTING FORM - General Contractors
 
On the list below, please select (To select more than one hold the ctrl key when selectingthe organizations with which you have had direct business dealings within the past two years, and about which you would be able to provide factual information relating to business practices. Such listing shall not be construed as an indication as to whether your experience with the organization has been satisfactory, unsatisfactory or otherwise.

 

GENERAL CONTRACTORS
Other General Contractors

 

Business Practices Interchange
BPI LISTING FORM - Architects
 
On the list below, please select (To select more than one hold the ctrl key when selecting the organizations with which you have had direct business dealings within the past two years, and about which you would be able to provide factual information relating to business practices. Such listing shall not be construed as an indication as to whether your experience with the organization has been satisfactory, unsatisfactory or otherwise.

 

ARCHITECTS
Other Architects

 Business Practices Interchange
BPI LISTING FORM - Public Agencies

On the list below, please select (To select more than one hold the ctrl key when selecting) the organizations with which you have had direct business dealings within the past two years, and about which you would be able to provide factual information relating to business practices. Such listing shall not be construed as an indication as to whether your experience with the organization has been satisfactory, unsatisfactory or otherwise.

PUBLIC AGENCIES
Other Public Agencies
Contact Person in YOUR Company

 

I have read and agree to abide by the POLICY provisions stated above:
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