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ArchivedEffective: 1 January, 2006 - 31 December, 2019Categories: VerificationSource: Guidance Statement on Verifier Independence
Can a verification firm participate in the process of selecting a new performance measurement system for a verification client?
Yes, as long as the verification firm’s assistance is limited to making recommendations and suggestions, with the final decision being made solely by the verification client. The verification firm must not receive any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the systems providers for their review or recommendation.