Are you ready to become a vendor for family support?
Before submitting an application, please ensure you have the following mandatory documents:
Requirements for businesses that provide products/services:
- W9 Form
- Bank account verification
- E-verify affidavit
- Certificate of insurance
- Small business certification (if applicable)
Additional business documentation requirements if providing direct personal care services to individuals in the home or community setting.
- Personal Care Home Certification (DCH)
- Private Home Care Certification (DCH)
Requirements for independent contractors:
- Bank account verification
- Copy of driver’s license or state ID
- Background check
- Copy of GED/High School Diploma and/or highest degree achieved
- Statement identifying your understanding of disability-related services, experiences, training, education or skills necessary to meet the needs of individuals living with disabilities
- CPR/First Aid certification
- Driving record (if transporting the individual)
- Car insurance (If transporting the individual)
The Handbook has useful information about participant services, vendor qualifications and links to the application, invoice submissions, and vendor inquiries.
Click the button below to access the BDI Empowers Vendor Handbook.
As a Family Support Vendor, you or your company will be authorized to provide services to our Family Support Participants.
You will be listed in BDI’s approved vendor list that is shared with individuals and families.
Please allow up to 30 days for applications to be processed.
Background checks, CPR, certification, fingerprinting, etc. Independent Contractors must provide a background check that is no older than 90 days. The requirements for background checks can include providing fingerprints. Please contact your local law enforcement agency for more details. Additionally, independents contractors must provide and maintain a valid CPR/First Aid Certification to be eligible.
Yes, Independent Contractors are responsible for completing all the necessary background check requirements.
Yes. All rates for service delivery should be discussed with the family and your assigned Support Coordinator.
Please make sure the invoice has the following information: Provider Name, Provider Address, Provider Tax ID, Participant Name, Description of Services/Supplies Provided, Invoice Number, Date(s) of Services Provided and Amount.
Yes, vendors can only apply for services that they meet the service eligibility requirement. Please see the Program Service Section above for details.
Depending on the services provided by the vendor you may be required to provide various licenses and or certifications. Please see the Program Service Section above for details.
You will be listed in our approved vendor list that is shared with individuals and families.
BDI utilizes a vendor clearinghouse that meets international standards for security and meets all HIPAA protection standards. ACH payments go through a clearinghouse that enforces rules and regulations while keeping account numbers confidential. Because of this, ACH payments are more secure than other forms of payment.
It is recommended but not required.
No. As an approved vendor, you will need to upload your invoices into the BDI Family Support Vendor Invoice Submission Form.
Yes. It is the responsibility of the family to notify you of any change of services.
All invoices are required to be submitted within 30 days of service delivery.
Services can be provided through a membership ONLY for Gym services. Memberships, subscriptions, and tuition-related costs for services including but not limited to: Respite, Community Living Supports, Community Access Services, Social Skills Training, Medical and/or Nursing Care.
Please submit an inquiry using the Family Support Vendor Inquiry Form. All meetings must be scheduled in advance.