May 01, 2012 12:00 ET

The City of Riverside Has Selected PICS

Riverside Has Chosen PICS for Supply Chain Management

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - The City of Riverside, well-known for art and innovation, has become the newest member of PICS' supply chain management consortium. As the largest city in the Riverside-San Bernardino area, Riverside has selected PICS products DocuGUARD and InsureGUARD to monitor and prequalify their contractor workforce.

Founded in the early 1870s, the City of Riverside is the birthplace of the California citrus industry. Covering more than 81 square miles, Riverside has a population of more than 300,000 residents inside its city borders. With the city's size, distinction and reputation as a leader in city government, Riverside has chosen PICS to more fully integrate safety and sustainability into future project and city development plans. For more details, please visit

"The City of Riverside consistently leads California cities with innovative ideas to streamline and improve project management," says Art Torres, City of Riverside, Risk Manager. "We take our responsibility to provide a safe environment for the residents of Riverside very seriously. PICS supply chain management program will allow us to ensure that each and every supplier we use has been screened for safety, compliance and sustainability. This is vital information for the management of risk in our city projects. When we better manage safety and financial risk associated with our major projects, we save taxpayer dollars -- a fiduciary responsibility, which we take seriously."

PICS is a global contractor screening consortium committed to improving the Health, Safety and Quality of its contractor workforce. PICS' prequalification and auditing services have become the standard in many industries, including: Chemical, Oil & Gas, Power, Construction, Mining and Manufacturing. Access to thousands of vendors' prequalification information is housed online at Founded in 2003 as an organization dedicated to safety, PICS is the fastest-growing, full-service contractor screening company worldwide. PICS is headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices in Houston, Texas; Calgary, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Johannesburg, South Africa; Milton Keynes, U.K.; Munich, Germany; Paris, France; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sydney, Australia; Singapore; Tokyo, Japan and Hong Kong, China.

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