On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 1:07 PM, Patrick Cunningham <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Taking a page from how we assess third party IT vendors... I think you
> should put together a list of "control standards" that you feel are
> critical for a reputable vendor to have. You can probably pull some
> baselines from ARMA publications

you should obtain a copy of the Guideline for Evaluating Offsite Records
Storage Faciliites from the ARMA bookstore

"This guideline is a practical tool for organizations to use to evaluate
their storage needs, determine whether their business practices make
outsourcing the best decision, and assess the ability of vendors to
meet storage requirements.  It includes checklists for records security and
protection, service levels, contract terms, and cost comparisons. It will
facilitate the user's development of:

   - A customer profile
   - A request for information (RFI) process
   - A request for quote (RFQ) process

Purchasers get free online access to a form-enabled, editable Microsoft
Word version of the checklists they may customize and distribute as their
RFI or RFQ for vendors to complete and return."
Peter Kurilecz CRM CA
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