Robert H. Cooper Jr. is president of R.H. Cooper & Company, LLC of Dublin, Ohio, and a sustaining member of the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio. He is recognized as a certified insurance counselor and certified risk manager dedicated to providing risk management counseling and professional liability insurance to architects, engineers and land surveyors. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-761-8808.
If you provide professional services to others, then you have more likely been requested on one or more occasions to list your client as an “Additional Insured” on certain insurance policies that you maintain. This is a commonly accepted risk management strategy that is designed to shift the responsibility to indemnify for a loss to the party who is legally responsible and hopefully be defended by that party’s insurance company.
The invitation to provide a response to a request for proposal (RFP) is often received with a sense of excitement because someone has recognized your professional expertise and has requested your services.