Certificates of Insurance:
Know the Basics

by John Ligon

Once a local government hires a contractor or vendor, there could remain an exposure to liability for the wrongful acts committed by the contractor or vendor, even if the local government is not at fault. Let’s discuss a method to help mitigate this exposure through procurement practices aimed to transfer risk.

During the procurement process, establish minimum insurance requirements based on the scope of the work being solicited, including but not limited to the type of services, complexity, duration, cost, the risk involved, technology impact, potential impact to citizens, etc. For more information, click here .

John Ligon is an account executive with Trust Services at the Florida League of Cities.