Following the recent debut of its GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today announced that additional organizations have committed to accredit their facilities. GBAC STAR is designed for any size facility—including schools, offices, hotels, airports, assisted care facilities, stadiums and other public venues—to establish a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.
Recently committed facilities include:
In addition to these large-scale facilities, small businesses like Puffy’s Tavern in New York City and La Coutoure Salon in Palos Park, Illinois, have committed to pursue accreditation for their facilities, illustrating the broad appeal of GBAC STAR in the marketplace. GBAC STAR also has garnered additional support from leading industry organizations, including:
“We’re absolutely thrilled with the response that the GBAC STAR program has received and are excited to welcome a new group of dedicated participants,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “With more and more organizations committing to follow the GBAC STAR framework, we can create a world that values cleanliness and implements it to the highest degree.”
The industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s preparedness for biorisk situations. The program ensures facilities use best practices to limit future outbreaks, empowers cleaning staff to do their jobs safety and effectively and gives customers greater peace of mind.
“Now is the time for businesses of every size to be transparent about the measures they’re taking to protect customers and employees, including proper cleaning and disinfection,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “GBAC STAR program participants demonstrate their commitment to going the extra mile by implementing prevention and response best practices that support health and safety.”
Facilities that previously announced they are pursuing GBAC STAR accreditation include: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami; Hyatt Hotels & Resorts; VisitDallas, the Dallas Tourism & Public Improvement District and Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas; McCormick Place in Chicago; the Las Vegas Convention Center; and Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group.
Additional industry groups that previously announced their support of GBAC STAR with their constituents include: International Association of Venue Managers; International Facility Management Association; the Global Market Development Center; Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association; Informa Markets; International Association of Exhibitions and Events; Professional Beauty Association; Media Edge Communications; and Trade Show Executive Media.
For accreditation criteria and facility applications, visit www.gbac.org. To learn more, watch GBAC’s video below.
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.
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.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have hereunto executed this Agreement as of the date first set forth above.
By ISSA :
By Company :
|ISSA Course Prices|
|ISSA Member price||$150.00/course|
|ISSA Member Quantity discount pricing|
|250 + Courses||Custom Pricing|
|ISSA Non-Member price||$300.00/course|
|Restaurants||US$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
|Restaurants||1 per 100 seats|
|Hotels||1 per 100 rooms|
|Arenas||1 per $1000 of fee|
|All Other||1 per $1000 of fee|