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Vendor Acknowledgement Form
As an independent contractor for Safeguard Properties Management, LLC (“Safeguard”), I shall keep and
maintain any and all information I receive from Safeguard (“Confidential Information”) on a confidential basis.
Confidential Information includes, but is not limited to, information relating to properties, the financial status of
the property holder (i.e., eviction proceedings), the status of the property itself (i.e., foreclosure, default, etc.),
loan information of any kind, and any pricing-related information or any information regarding the compensation I
receive from Safeguard for work and services performed and assignments I have or am performing relating to a
property. I understand and agree that any information concerning pricing or compensation is considered to be
a trade secret and Safeguard intellectual property.
Copying, using, distributing, or any other type or manner of disclosing Confidential Information to any third
party, including but not limited to property holders, without the prior written consent of Safeguard’s CEO, is
strictly prohibited. This prohibition shall apply to any type or manner of unauthorized communication, whether
verbal, written or electronic. Electronic communication includes, but is not limited to, communication or data
transmitted by email, chat room, internet, blogs, and instant or text messaging. Any unauthorized use or
communication may subject me to civil and/or criminal penalties under applicable federal, state or local law,
injunctive relief, and shall result in my and/or my organization being removed from Safeguard’s contractor list.
In the event I engage subcontractors to perform services on my behalf for Safeguard, I agree to require all such
parties, as a condition to their engagement, to agree to be bound by provisions substantially identical to those
included in this Acknowledgement relating to the treatment of Confidential Information.
I understand and acknowledge that I and any of my employees, subcontractors, or subcontractor’s employees, will
be working as an independent contractor and neither the completion of Safeguard’s vendor application nor
anything in this acknowledgment shall be construed as creating an employee, employer, agency, partnership, or
joint venture relationship between me or any of my agents, employees and Safeguard or its affiliates. As an
independent contractor, I understand that Safeguard is interested only in the results achieved through the services
provided. I further understand and acknowledge that as an inspector/vendor/contractor performing work for
Safeguard I will remain an independent vendor/contractor and not become an employee of Safeguard.
Additionally, I understand and acknowledge that no vendor has the right to receive work from Safeguard, and that
work shall be awarded based on performance. My compliance with rules and regulations applicable to the work
performed, including those imposed by laws, regulations and ordinances, shall not affect my status as an
Receipt of Inspector/Contractor Procedures Manual
I acknowledge that:
I have received and reviewed the Safeguard Properties Management, LLC (“Safeguard”)
Inspector/Contractor Procedures Manual (“Manual”) appropriate to the services that I am
I have read the Manual in its entirety, and
I agree to comply with all policies and procedures set forth in the Manual.
I also understand that Safeguard reserves the right to update the Manual at any time, and I may access a
current copy of the Manual at any time via Vendor Web.
Vendor Acknowledgement Form
I am responsible for maintaining, at my own expense, workers’ compensation insurance, general liability
insurance, Errors & Omissions, automobile liability insurance, as required by Safeguard, and any other insurance
required by state laws, such as state unemployment program insurance.
In accordance with the insurance requirements in the Manual, I agree to name “Safeguard Properties
Management, LLC” as an additional insured under my insurance policies. I will provide certificates of insurance
at Safeguard’s request.
I understand that Safeguard requires a background check on myself, and I hereby authorize such a background
check and agree to provide any necessary information upon request. I also understand that, in addition to
myself, Safeguard requires a background check on my employees, subcontractors, subcontractors’ employees,
and any individual performing services pursuant to a Safeguard work order (“Work Order”). I understand that
before any individual may perform services pursuant to a Work Order, the individual must have the background
check completed and compliant with the requirements below, and that I am responsible for such compliance.
The background check must consist of the following:
Confirm eligibility to work (such as a social security trace)
Criminal background check
I understand that all individuals performing Work Orders must be eligible to work in the United States,
regardless of the individual’s employer, and that results from any background check must be individually
assessed. Safeguard does not permit individuals to perform services pursuant to a Work Order if a felony has
been committed in the last 10 years (or for the time period permitted by state law) that is related to the
A person convicted of, or pleads guilty, nolo contendere or no contest to, or enters a pre-trial diversion
program or similar program for, any criminal offense involving dishonesty, breach of trust, or money
laundering, including but not limited to burglary, embezzlement, misappropriation, wrongful taking or
us, fraud, espionage, theft, falsification, racketeering, robbery, and tax evasion;
A conviction relating to violence or intimidation, including without limitation physical or sexual
contract, force, assault, battery, kidnapping, murder, or torture; or
A conviction of any sexual offense, including but not limited to rape and other felony sex crimes.
For every Work Order submitted, I understand that I must track the individuals completing each work order such
that Safeguard or their representatives may review the background checks of those individuals for compliance to
the background check requirements. Additionally, I understand and acknowledge that this may be audited at any
time and that I will provide necessary documentation to Safeguard within 3 days.
I agree to comply with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act with regard to the background checks.
I will permit Safeguard to review the results of any background check upon request. To the extent that I require
an employee or subcontractor to complete a disclosure and authorization form under the Fair Credit Reporting
Act, I will state in the disclosure and authorization form that the results of the background check may be
provided to Safeguard upon request.