About sixteen years ago, the folks at FIRST, VERIFY - who were in another service business - had a request from their largest client to help them qualify service providers by size, location and safe work history. The solution was a proprietary database that the client could access via a web browser.
As the years went by the database evolved into a critical tool for expediting the flow of information among company employees located in different departments and facilities; ensuring that hundreds of outside contractors doing everything from new construction to routine maintenance met corporate standards for safety and other criteria. Productivity was enhanced because contractor selection and access to corporate property could occur without the bottlenecks associated with case-by-case checking and authorization. Word of the success of this system spread, and our founders developed similar databases for clients in other industries.
Today, thousands of contractors and suppliers are prequalified every year to work at hundreds of facilities and construction sites around the country. FIRST, VERIFY is the second generation of this well-tested service, with expanded features to provide the same reliable and secure third-party verification capabilities for all kinds of vendors. Part of what makes FIRST, VERIFY different from its predecessor is that the database will be available to all clients – providing you with a continually expanding universe of potential vendors to ensure that you’ll have options when a spike demand hits or when you expand into new markets (unless you prefer a private database).
FIRST, VERIFY is here to simplify your life. By helping you manage vendor information more efficiently, we can help you make the best use of your valuable time.
We help you manage your vendors' self-reported information. If your current system involves auditing vendor information - whether desktop audits or on-site audits – FIRST, VERIFY can provide this service as well. Just ask us about it!