Allied Members Ethics


ALLIED MEMBERS CODE OF CONDUCT

1.     General Conduct

  • Allied Members shall conduct their businesses in a manner that will support, not conflict, with the fundamental objectives of the FCSI. These objectives include promoting the ethical status of independent consulting within the food service industry, raising the brand profile of the FCSI, increasing professionalism through education and training and encouraging consulting as a

2.    Relating to the provision and or installation of equipment under a competitive tender managed by a FCSI APD consultant member (Associate, Senior Associate and Professional) on behalf of the client:

 

  • Any Allied member invited to tender shall, so far as practicably possible, offer equipment that fully meets the specification set out in the tender document. Where specific models from specific manufacturers are nominated, then unless those models are currently unavailable, the nominated item must be

 

  • Any Allied member tenderer who offers alternative equipment due to non-availability of products fully meeting the specification must justify this in writing and with all honesty and due care declare in writing any substantive differences in robustness, performance, warranty and after sales

 

  • Any Allied member tenderer invited to quote for supply of equipment must declare in writing any areas in which the equipment offered departs from the tender

 

  • If during the course of installation a specified product becomes unavailable for whatever reason, an Allied member tenderer shall advise the Professional member in writing of the reason for non- availability and any proposed alternative will only be supplied with the prior agreement of the Professional

 

  • An Allied member tenderer, or any Allied member supplying equipment under the tender, shall not approach the Professional member’s client to discuss any tender terms and conditions without the prior agreement of the Professional
  • Any Allied member, whether involved in a tender or not, shall not in any way, directly or indirectly, through financial or other means, attempt to influence a client into requesting a Professional member to depart from a tender specification, either before or after a tender has been

 

Allied Members will not pay commission to Professional Members or offer any financial inducement to encourage them to specify their products.

3.    Relating to the provision of contract catering services under a competitive tender managed by a Professional member on behalf of the client:

  • Any Allied member invited to tender shall, so far as practicably possible, offer catering goods and services that fully meet the specification set out in the tender

 

  • Any Allied member tenderer who offers alternative goods or services to those contained within the specification must justify this in writing and with all honesty and due care declare in writing any substantive differences in service quality, delivery and/or

 

  • If during the course of mobilization a specified goods or service becomes unavailable for whatever reason, an Allied member tenderer shall advise the Professional member in writing of the reason for non-availability and any proposed alternative will only be supplied with the prior agreement of the Professional

 

  • An Allied member tenderer, or any Allied member supplying catering services under the tender, shall not approach the Professional member’s client to discuss any tender terms and conditions without the prior agreement of the Professional

 

  • Any Allied member, whether involved in a tender or not, shall not in any way, directly or indirectly, through financial or other means, attempt to influence a client into requesting a Professional member to depart from a tender specification, either before or after a tender has been

 

  • Allied Members will not pay commission to Professional Members or offer any financial inducement to encourage them to specify their

4.    Relating to the supply of design services involving competitive tendering:

  • From time to time a potential client might seek submissions from a number of parties, including Professional members, for management or design specification to be put to competitive tendering. In these circumstances an Allied member making a submission shall decline to

 

  • An Allied member making a submission for management or design services will not attempt in any way to denigrate or devalue the independent professional status of FSCI Professional

 

  • Any Allied member making a submission for design services will not make any statement or utilise the FCSI logo in any way to assert or imply, directly or indirectly, Professional member

 

  • Any Allied member shall be able to use the “Actively Supporting” FCSI

5.    Relating to the marketing of equipment, services and other products:

An Allied member using the FSCI logo shall only do so on letterhead, product brochures, advertising, web page and other promotional material to indicate support of the aims and objectives of the FSCI, and not as an endorsement of a product or service.

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I understand and accept that as a consultant member of FCSI I have the obligation to observe the Code of Conduct detailed herein.  I agree and accept that FCSI-APD may have the right to revoke my membership if the Board of Trustees has ruled that I am in material violation of the said Code of Conduct, subject to my right of appeal to the FCSI Worldwide Board.

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