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GBAC Distributor Referral Program

As the cleaning industry continues to play an essential role in preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, your facilities and cleaning service provider customers are looking to you for solutions. Position your firm as a strategic partner to help your customers prepare for, respond to and recover from coronavirus concerns with specialized programs from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA.

Exclusive to active ISSA-member distributors and wholesalers, the GBAC Distributor Referral Program incentivizes you to offer these two highly demanded GBAC products to your customers and prospects:

GBAC STAR is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities. It helps your facility customers establish and maintain a systematic cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention program for their building.

Note: GBAC STAR accreditation applies to facilities only—not firms

This online training course teaches cleaning professionals infection and contamination control measures for infectious disease outbreak situations such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Individuals who successfully pass the post-course exam earn a Certificate of Completion from GBAC.

By participating, you’ll help differentiate your firm as a value-added partner and benefit from revenue sharing to bolster your business.  

How it Works

Your firm applies and signs a one-year agreement in which you agree to promote the sale of the GBAC Fundamentals Online Course and refer your facility customers and prospects to the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Program.

Upon approval of your application, ISSA provides your firm a referral code and marketing materials to promote these GBAC programs.

You promote the GBAC programs to your customers and prospects. As they purchase the online course and/or apply for GBAC STAR accreditation using your firm’s referral code, your firm receives a commission as published in the official program

ISSA will pay you the total commission on a quarterly basis for all sales activity that occurs in the quarter within 30 calendar days after the last day of the quarter.

Ready to Apply ?

Complete the GBAC Distributor Referral Program application and consent to the official terms and conditions to get started. An ISSA representative will review your application and grant your referral code and marketing materials upon approval.

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Terms and Conditions 

Agreement between ISSA and Company

This Agreement made this ____ day of ________ 2020 (“Effective Date”) is made by and between the International Sanitary Supply Association, an Illinois non-profit corporation with its principal place of business at 3300 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062 (hereinafter “ISSA”), and COMPANY, DESCRIPTION, STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE (hereinafter “Company”) (collectively referred to as the “Parties” and each individually as a “Party”).

WHEREAS, ISSA is a non-profit trade association that represents the global commercial cleaning industry, and operates a division known as the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (“GBAC”) that provides education, training, certification and consulting services in the field of biorisk assessment, management, clean up and disposal (the “Services”);

WHEREAS, Company is a distributor of commercial cleaning products and supplies that desires to make certain of the Services available to its customers and prospects; and
WHEREAS, ISSA is interested in expanding the sales of its Services by collaborating with Company.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements of the Parties herein contained and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged by the Parties, the Parties hereby agree as follows.

Section I

Company Resale of GBAC Fundamentals Online Course

Section II

Company Promotion of GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program

Company, at its expense, shall promote the GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program (“Program”) to its Clients using commercially reasonable efforts.  In exchange for such referrals, ISSA shall pay to Company a commission based on the registration fees ISSA receives from each Client registered in the Program.  Appendix A, which is hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement, sets forth the current Program registration fees, commissions, and other terms and conditions that govern the promotion of the Program by Company.

Section III

General Provisions

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have hereunto executed this Agreement as of the date first set forth above.



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Resale of Course and Promotion of Program by Company

ISSA Course Prices
ISSA Member price$150.00/course
ISSA Member Quantity discount pricing
1-50 Courses$150.00/course
51-100 Courses125.00/course
101-250 Courses100.00/Course
250 + CoursesCustom Pricing
ISSA Non-Member price$300.00/course
RestaurantsUS$5 per occupancy/seat$500-
Hotels$3 per room$500$15,000
Arenas/Stadiums$0.30 per occupancy/seat$500$15,000
All Other Facilities
Under 25,000 sq ft - (Under 2,322 sqm)$500  
25,000-199,999 sq ft - (2,322-18,580 sqm)$1,000  
200,000-499,999 sq ft - (18,581-46,450 sqm)$2,500  
500,000-799,999 sq ft - (46,451-74,322 sqm)$4,000  
800,000-999,999 sq ft - (74,323-92,902 sqm)$6,000  
1MM to 1,999,999 sq ft - (92,903-185,805 sqm)$10,000  
2MM+ sq ft - (185,806+ sqm)$15,000  

*Multi-site portfolios will be priced individually.  Please inquire.

**An enterprise fee will apply to multi-site portfolios with 20 or more facilities. Please inquire for details.

***Each GBAC STAR facility accreditation will include the appropriate number of individual online certifications in the quoted price

****Additional online GBAC Fundamentals certificates above allowance at $150 each

Restaurants1 per 100 seats
Hotels1 per 100 rooms
Arenas1 per $1000 of fee
All Other1 per $1000 of fee