Participation in the Cooperative REQUIRES continuous membership in the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce during the full term of the Agreement. If your membership is not current, you must bring your account current to participate. Submission of the application for participation in the cooperative does not include fees for membership. If your membership is not current, the application for cooperative participation will not be processed.
The Applicant/Customer understands that this application is for a new or renewal electricity and or natural gas supply services agreement obtained through the affiliate Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce, Commercial Energy Purchasing Cooperative and CQI Associates, LLC. Market prices and regulations impact the terms, time, and rates of the supplier offer. The supplier contract offer prices will be based on current market conditions. The current “Standard Offer Rates” are used as the “price to compare” or “benchmark price” to determine if a supplier’s offer is economically viable. A period of time could elapse from the date this Application is submitted and the time when market rates are at a point where a price offer will be recommended that is lower than the current or projected utility company “Standard Offer Rates”.
The Applicant/Customer understands and agrees that as part of the competitive bid process, prospective suppliers will review credit and payment history data to determine if they will serve the designated accounts. The decision on credit and service is at the sole determination of the supplier. The Applicant/Customer assures the Commercial Energy Purchasing Cooperative, CQI Associates, LLC, and the selected supplier that they are not in a current supply services agreement that would prohibit enrollment into the new agreement.
If the customer is in a third-party agreement, all data to include but not be limited to; copies of the current agreement, current invoices, and contract end date has been provided with this Application. The Commercial Energy Purchasing Cooperative and CQI Associates, LLC is not liable for any fees or penalties from Applicants/Customers current or future third-party Electricity and/or Natural Gas Supply Company or the current utility distribution service company.
The Applicant/Customer agrees that they will make a decision on the day contracts are offered to accept or reject the offer. The Applicant/Customer understands that the timeframe could be less than four hours to make the decision. The term “cooperative” is being used to express that the program is an aggregation purchasing program connecting the applicant with a supplier in accordance with the regulations permitting customer choice. The applicable Applicant/Customer Cooperative service charges and CQI Associates, LLC professional service fees will be paid by the selected supplier based on the energy consumed during the term of the contract.
The Commercial Energy Purchasing Cooperative and CQI Associates, LLC requires that “Customers” owners, management, staff, associates, consultants, and contractors shall not disclose the contents or terms of this document and the proprietary information developed and provided by the CQI Associates, LLC to a third-party, except in order to comply with the implementation of this Authorization and any applicable law, order, or regulation.