Vendor Reference Form

References have become a very important part of everyone’s life. There are many well-recognized companies which hire people on the basis of reference. The employees hired by the company directly affect the reputation and the output of the business because of which the companies are very much vigilant in choosing a vendor to sell the goods and services.

Usually, the business which makes the association with any vendor demand for the reference form from any of the clients of the vendor. The reference form provided by the client or the customers is then checked by the managers of the company through various ways and then the performance of the vendor is evaluated. The client of the vendor can also be contacted by the company to assure the validity of the form.

The form contains many fields which are required to be filled by the customers. There are some questions which the customer has to answer such as contact details, satisfaction level after working with vendor etc.

A reference is usually a document that contains a recommendation for the person from his client. As a vendor, when you want to work with any company, that company may ask you to provide them with the vendor reference form to verify the quality of the contract that you are going to get from the company. The vendor reference form is usually an endorsement for the vendor to get a new contract.

The reference form is the best way to get a contract. This form is provided by the person who wants to refer the vendor to the company. The reference form should be able to explain whether the vendor is capable enough to get the contract or not. It also states the history of the work and his performance.


Usually, the references of the vendors are checked by IT managers of the company. The main purpose of the reference form is to claim that the vendor is

  1. Easy to work with
  2. Honest
  3. Reliable
  4. Supportive
  5. Performs well
  6. Appropriately priced

On the basis of the reference, the companies conclude several things about the vendor because of which have a good and reliable reference form of the vendor is very important. The major components of the vendor reference form are:

  1. Name of the client
  2. The name of the person who is submitting the reference form
  3. Name of the company
  4. Customer’s phone number and email address
  5. The description of the services that the vendor has provided to the client
  6. The satisfaction level of the customer is also explained in the form
  7. A separate field is also included in the vendor reference form which allows the customers to give some extra comments about the vendor
  8. The delivery of the product or the services details
  9. The starting and ending date of the contract with the vendor

All these fields in the form are sufficient to check the performance of the vendor.


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vendor reference form

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