The following companies provide a superior level of service along with excellent price discounts, but ONLY IF YOU ARE AN ACIL MEMBER. The majority of these organizations also support ACIL financially and we would ask each and every member to consider these companies first when making purchasing decisions. Without their continued support, ACIL would not be able to maintain the outstanding level of service provided to its members and dues costs would inevitably rise. Please take a moment to sign up for and use the valuable services available to ACIL members. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Manda Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202/887-5872, x201.
ACIL's New Professional Liability Insurance Program
This policy was especially designed for ACIL members. Underwritten by Lloyd’s of London, it provides broad, customized coverage and group premium discounts, regardless of your testing discipline. The program also offers special options, such as your choice of deductibles and limits. ACIL anticipates being able to save members 15% to 20% off general market rates. Contact ACIL’s broker, AGS Talcott, toll-free at (888) 840-1220 now for streamlined underwriting and fast turnaround on all quotes.
|Automation Software Discount Program |
Promium, maker of Element DataSystem LIMS program, based in Redmond WA offers ACIL members a discount of up to $2,000 off the purchase price of their award winning Laboratory Information Management System. The discount is based on membership dues. Promium is a strong player in the Laboratory Informatics field for over 3 years and has 1,000 users at such clients such as The EPA, Chevron/Texaco and The Sequoia Laboratory Network. For more information and to request a free working copy of the program visit their web site at www.elementdatasystem.com or by calling 425.420.9299.
Fleet and Rental Car Service
Enterprise Fleet Services provides ACIL members cost-effective fleet solutions in the areas of: vehicle acquisition, full maintenance management, insurance, driver safety programs, vehicle disposal, fuel programs, license and tag renewals, and monthly reporting. Enterprise also offers discounts to ACIL members who are interested in taking advantage of regular rental car services. To use this service, call 800/VIP-ERAC (800/847-3722) and refer to our customer account number ACIL888. This will allow you to use the discounted rates for car rental. Visit their web site at www.enterprise.com and/or contact Pam Fischer at 877/23-FLEET (877/233-5338) for details regarding individual member savings.
|Proficiency Testing Services |
Successful proficiency testing is critical to every environmental laboratory’s accreditation. Environmental Resource Associates (ERA) is the largest and oldest provider of environmental proficiency testing services.ERA has every accreditation possible and annually offer over 70 fully compliant PT studies that include every chemical, microbiological, radiochemical, and whole-effluent toxicity analyte required.Every aspect of ERA’s PT studies and PerfectPartnertm QC standard is designed to help ensure your efficient and successful participation. Please contact GG Callan at 888-372-0122 or visit their web site at www.eraqc.com and receive the ACIL 10% discount.
Express Delivery Services
Through Federal Express, ACIL members are eligible for preferred rates on overnight letters and packages. FedEx services include free proof of delivery with every shipment, regularly-scheduled pickups for businesses with one or more packages per day, on-call pickup anywhere in the continental U.S., and definite-time Economy two-day Services. ACIL members also receive from 15-21% savings when using ground services. Visit the FedEx web site at www.fedex.com. You must be egistered to receive this substantial discount. Contact Manda Kelley at email@example.com or click here to down load the pdf form.
Instrumentation and Supplies
ACIL members receive discounts on laboratory consumables, chemicals, solvents, reagents, and sample containers through Fisher Scientific. Members receive a 15% discount on Pre Cleaned Certified containers and up to 52% on supplies and apparatus. Visit their web site at www.fishersci.com. For more details call 800/766-7000.
Client Information Management Specialist
Joven Technology specializes in laboratory information management software applications (laboratory informatics). Our flagship application Quasar enables laboratories to provide project status, data packages, and reports to internal and/or external clients via 24x7 secure Internet, Intranet or LAN. Quasar automatically notifies users of project status change and report availability. Joven Technology has Interface modules for third party LIMS, batch reporting, invoicing, and project tracking systems. All applications are offered in Licensed or ASP versions and can be customized to meet your specific needs. Uses include: document management, version control, archiving, collaboration tools, SOP distribution, project tracking, online reporting and CRM tools. Our systems accommodate online Electronic Signature and Digital Signature report release processes.The web address is ww.joventech.com/corporate/acil.
Kelly Scientific Resources provides scientific professional staffing to ACIL members with savings ranging from 2% to 22%. ACIL’s agreement with Kelly covers scientific disciplines including laboratory professionals for analysis, testing, inspection, materials engineering, sampling, and research and development. Whether the need is short- or long-term, Kelly offers a complete range of experience and skill levels, from entry-level technicians to Ph.D. scientists. Kelly Scientific Resources has 47 offices nationwide, with 16 international branch office locations in Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe and Australia. The web site address is www.kellyservices.com. For more details, contact Chris Jock 248/244-5148.
Human Resources Support Services
This exceptional member benefit is offered through SESCO Management Consultants, unlimited the nationally known firm that specializes in personnel and labor relations. Members are provided with complimentary phone consultation on any human resources matter, e.g., solving personnel problems, professional advice, recommendations, union activity, and reviews and critiques of company personnel manuals and policies. Visit their web site at www.sescomgt.com. Contact Stephanie A. Peters at (423) 764-4127.
|Complimentary Legal Consultation |
ACIL members with legal issues can contact Venable, Baetjer, Howard and Civiletti, LLP, a Washington, DC firm with considerable experience with the laboratory testing industry. Their experienced lawyers provide services to Fortune 100 companies and specialize in a full range of practice areas which include business transactions, environmental, employee benefits, food and drug, international, labor, litigation, trusts and estates and more. Their web site address is www.venable.com. Contact John Pavlick at 202/962-4894 or Carla Craft at 202/962-4801.
ACIL World Wide Web Home Page
ACIL’s Home Page is your 24-hour on-line resource for information about ACIL, its activities and events, its members and many important links with key industry, governmental and business organizations. The Home Page has general information about ACIL, news releases, advocacy positions, meetings calendar, membership information, publications listings and much, much more. Hot links to members’ Web pages are listed for each of ACIL’s sections, and are often used by potential customers to locate laboratory testing services. www.acil.org
ACIL offers members an opportunity to become a part of the ACIL Listserv. The ACIL Listserv opens a door to communicate with other members for outsourcing of work, selling/buying of materials, equipment, labs, etc., as well as offers a forum for specific requests and questions from the professional and/or the public sector to be disseminated quickly and efficiently. For more information on the ACIL Listserv, contact Janet Allen at 202/887-5872, x204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACIL’s Laboratory Referral ServiceACIL Publications
Each month, ACIL receives hundreds of inquiries from users of independent laboratory or testing services. ACIL has an invaluable referral service, ACIL Assist, which provides members with complimentary exposure to potential clients. ACIL Assist matches callers’ needs with members’ capabilities. Members are encouraged to update their company data with ACIL to avoid missing out on these valuable business referrals.
ACIL Financial Management Survey
This in-house ACIL benchmarking tool provides key financial operating ratios to assist members in assessing the financial health of an independent testing business, regardless of size, type or cost structure. Contact Janet Allen for more information at 202/887-5872, x204. Or email her at email@example.com.
ACIL Seal of Excellence
Be recognized for your success! The ACIL Seal of Excellence Awards program provides users a mechanism for evaluating testing laboratories. Currently offered for the environmental testing industry, expansion of the program to other testing disciplines is under consideration. ACIL members receive a discount on this independent benchmark of a company’s PT scores, customer satisfaction and data integrity process. For information on the program, contact the ACIL Seal of Excellence Program Administrator at (302) 368-1211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ACIL’s manuals, position papers and other publications help members save time and money and build their companies’ information base. To receive a complete publication list, contact Manda Kelley at email@example.com and/or 202/887-5872, x201.
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