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Background Information Services, Inc.

Background Information Services, Inc. is thankful to all our clients that have been with us for 25 years!

Background Information Services, Inc. (BIS) is proud to be serving the Background Screening Industry for a quarter of a century.

BIS partnered with the State of Colorado to pioneer Colorado Court records online web access back in 1989 which led BIS to be noted as one of the first companies to offer Criminal and Civil records. BIS quickly grew our services by listening to our client’s needs which launched us into the pre-employment and background screening industry.

BIS’ strong core values have ensured our clients to trust our reporting each and every time! Receiving quality data that everyone can stand behind, in a fast manner over secure online environment, is one of the reasons clients continue to feel save with BIS. Our client care encourages clients to lean on us for knowledge to assist in compliance and help mitigate any risk that may come from new and old regulations.

BIS is committed to having staff be active on boards and committees in National Association of Professional Background Screeners and Society of Human Resource Management to ensure our knowledge stays current. Many of BIS’ staff has been with us for over 15 years.

BIS has once again brought new innovation to our clients with our recent release of Client Access Reporting Engine (CARE) Software. Our CARE system is bringing new levels of client care, customized applicant portals, faster reporting and greater quality control.

Background Information Services, Inc. is where Integrity and screening meet!


Specialized Database Searches

BIS can provide many different types of searches directly through governmental sources as well as lists and databases developed from various agencies. The searches below consist of searches that can be conducted through various agencies of the United States government as well as international sources.

Debarred Parties List
National Security Debarred List consists of persons (including entities and individuals) who have been convicted of violating or conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). These persons are prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in the export of defense articles (including technical data) and defense services. This list is a subset of persons who may be "debarred" or ineligible to participate in the export of defense articles and defense services. Name only search, no age or DOB is provided.

Denied Persons List
Data from the U.S. Department of Commerce on persons whose export Privileges are denied by federal written order.

Fugitive List
Data from compiled lists containing information on over 600 fugitives including the names, aliases, year of birth, place of birth and possible residence. Information is taken from the FBI Most Wanted, U.S. Marshals Most Wanted, Secret Service Most Wanted, and the DEA Fugitives list.

Health and Human Services Exclusion List (OIG Search)
Office of the Inspector General List of 34,855 individuals excluded from participation in Federally - funded health care programs dating back to 1980. Results may include name, address, DOB, professional classification, professional specialty, exclusion type, exclusion date and reinstatement date.

Interpol Most Wanted
The persons concerned are wanted by national jurisdictions (or the International Criminal Tribunals, where appropriate) and Interpol's role is to assist the national police forces in identifying or locating those persons with a view to their arrest and extradition.

OFAC/Prohibited Parties Search
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administers a series of laws that impose economic sanctions against hostile targets to further U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives. This listing contains the names and descriptor information on those persons identified by the United States to pose a threat to the interests and security of the United States. This data file also includes narcotics traffickers, terrorists, and business and organizations supporting threatening activities.

Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)
The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) is the primary regulator of all federally chartered and many state-chartered thrift institutions. The OTS enforcement actions list is a directory of actions levied against institution-affiliated parties, officers, directors and controlling shareholders of such entities and others.

US General Services Administration Excluded Parties List (EPLS Search)
List of 50,634 parties excluded from Federal Procurement and Non-procurement Programs. Identifies those parties excluded, throughout the U.S. Government, from receiving Federal contracts or certain subcontracts and from certain types of Federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits.

Results may include name, address, DOB, AKAs, offense code, agency contact and term of exclusion.

International Sources

Australian Reserve Bank Sanctions List
List published by Australian Reserve bank in an effort to freeze the assets of known terrorists. The list includes individuals listed in the UN Consolidated list, plus unique individuals designated by Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs. List may include DOB.

Bank of England Sanctions List
List published by The Bank of England, the central bank of the United Kingdom, containing the names of individuals against which financial sanctions have been imposed. Targets have been listed by the United Nations, European Union and United Kingdom under legislation relating to Al-Qaida & Taliban, Burma/Myanmar, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia & Serbia, Iraq, Liberia, Terrorism and Zimbabwe. List contains detailed information about each entity, may include name, address and DOB.

European Union Terrorism Sanctions List
List, maintained by the European Union, of known terrorists subject to financial sanctions. List may include DOB.

OFSI (Canadian Sanctions List)
List of names, maintained by Canada's Office of the Superintendent of financial Institutions, of individuals sanctioned under new Canadian and United Nations anti-terrorism measures. List may include DOB.

World Bank Listing of Ineligible Individuals
List of individuals who are ineligible to be awarded World Bank-financed contacts because of violation of the bank's fraud and corruption policies.

United Nations Consolidated Sanctions List
List of individuals upon whom United Nations Sanctions have been imposed based on new anti-terrorism measures. List may include DOB.


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Background Information Services, Inc. (BIS) is a consumer reporting agency. It is required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. (“FCRA”) to maintain the confidentiality of all consumer information.

BIS obtains information on an individual consumer only upon the request of a user who has a permissible purpose under the FCRA to request information on that consumer in order to provide consumer reports. The FCRA requires a user for employment purposes to certify to us that it has a permissible purpose for the report and has obtained the written consent of the consumer to request information before we can supply the requested information. The user must submit to reasonable audits by us to confirm that it is, in fact, obtaining such consents. All users must certify that they have a permissible purpose to request a report such as credit, insurance, and renting an apartment. Our customers agree to keep your information confidential and secure.

BIS does not maintain a database of consumer information.

Personal Information Disclosure, United States or overseas. We do not send consumer information outside of the United States or its territories for any purpose other than to deliver a report to an end user. Of course, if information is sought from outside of the United States, the information is gathered in that country and then transmitted to us here in the United States where it is treated as any other consumer information.

Any information gathered on any consumer may only be provided to the user authorized by the consumer or permitted by the FCRA or similar state law to receive the information. We cannot and do not share, sell or distribute consumer information with or to any third party other than the requesting party thereof. Any consumer, upon proper identification, has the right under the FCRA to request us to furnish to the consumer any and all information we may have on that consumer. The consumer has the right to dispute the accuracy or completeness of any information contained in the consumer’s file. However, we may be required, upon receipt of a court order to release the information in civil litigation, or as otherwise required by law, to disclose information regarding a consumer to law enforcement agencies.

If you have any questions regarding our policy, you may contact us at:


     Telephone: 800-433-6010

     Mailing Address: Background Information Services, Inc.
                             1800 30th Street Suite #204
                             Boulder, CO 80301

Other privacy initiatives and procedures include, but are not limited to:
  ● Access to confidential consumer information is limited within BIS to those who have a need to know the information: obtaining and transmitting
    information on the consumer or those dealing with a consumer request for information or consumer disputes.
  ● Access to BIS’ computer terminals, file cabinets, fax machines, trash bins, desktops, etc. are secure from unauthorized access.
  ● BIS maintains a secure network to safeguard consumer information from internal and external threat.
  ● Any backup data is maintained in an encrypted form.
  ● BIS maintains records on each request for information and identifies each user who requested information on a consumer.
  ● Employees are prohibited from “browsing” files or databases without a business justification.
  ● Destruction of consumer information follows the Federal Trade Commission’s requirements that the information be unreadable upon disposal.