Á la carte services are not new services, just a new way to get them.
Most of our clients work with us on a regular basis. We talk about what they need, perform the work, then send an invoice for the actual hours performed after. We don’t charge bonus fees for winning proposals; we just work hard and bill fairly.
We believe in simplicity, and we believe in helping good contractors get work for the government. But as we grew (and as the size of our clients grew), we realized that legal documents and negotiating terms for service agreements were really slowing down work that couldn’t afford a delay.
Legal documents? Terms? Our traditional services start with both parties agreeing to and signing a Master Service Agreement. The terms of this agreement include a bilateral non-disclosure agreement, hourly rates, quality service commitment, and payment policy. Granted, this document is no FAR or DFARS, but even waiting two days for approvals and signatures can be too long when a proposal writer is anxiously waiting for our help. So we found a solution.
Á la carte services are for clients that need to move fast. Maybe you don’t have time to negotiate with Legal, or you just want to know what to budget for each activity before starting the proposal. Perhaps, you have a great in-house proposal team, but you are looking for ways to improve, or to assist them during heavy workload times. Now we have both options available, because you asked for it.