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Role of the Qualified Service Provider

The qualified service provider is required to provide a study proposal to the applicant that will include the type of assessment to be conducted, process of the assessment, context, the time frame, a breakdown of the costs and expected outcomes of the completed assessment.


This proposal must be submitted by the applicant along with their application for an on-site assessment. It is important that the proposal provides enough detail of the assessment to allow CME to base a decision of approval.


Upon completion of the assessment, a final report must be submitted to the applicant. This report shall include the report of findings during the assessment and recommendations for further improvements.


Note: Effective January 25, 2015, any discussion and communication pertaining to an application will be carried out directly and only with the applicant. Applications will not be discussed with third parties (i.e. consultants).  Letters of consent /authorization from applicants are no longer accepted.

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A completed assessment does not mean that a company's application will be grandfathered for automatic project funding. A separate project funding application must be submitted independently and will be evaluated based upon its overall merits. Please note that companies are not required to work with a SMART-approved QSP for project applications.


Although CME has completed a background check on each company, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they choose the consultant that meets their requirements. If you have a company that you are working with who is not SMART-qualified, they must complete an application to become a QSP. 


For Consultants

CME is currently accepting applications for professional service providers. If you are a consultant and would like more information on becoming a SMART-qualified service provider, click here.

List of SMART-Approved QSP's for Southern Ontario

List has expired.

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