Sure. There is online messaging or you can reach out to the consultant to coordinate a phone or in person interview.
GovFlex adds a 10% processing fee to authorize a consultant to begin work on an engagement. For example, if you elect to hire a consultant who charges $1,000 for their services, GovFlex will charge you $1,100, which includes the 10% processing fee. The $100 fee is paid at the time the order is placed and prior to the beginning of work.
Upon completion and acceptance of the consultants’ work, clients are electronically invoiced for the cost of the consultant engagement.
The goal is to electronically pay the consultant for services within 2-3 business days of the company’s invoice payment to GovFlex.
*Eligible companies are also offered the additional flexibility of term payments (Net 15,30,45, 60 days) for an additional fee. (See our terms and conditions).
GovFlex invoice’s can be paid via credit card or ACH.
We encourage the company and consultant to track and discuss the progress of work engagements. If the company is not satisfied with the work, they should terminate the engagement. As stated in our TOS, because the consultants are not employees, we do not resolve any work performance issues that may arise between company and consultant.
If acceptable by the consultant, then yes, this is acceptable. In your project form, check the box for work required on-site.
The system will automatically generate an electronic invoice from GovFlex to the company for project engagements. The invoice will itemize the cost of all completed consultant engagements, expenses, and fees.
GovFlex. Because we pay the consultants, we are responsible for preparing the 1099 Misc forms for each consultant at the end of the year.
Customers who have worked with a consultant or who are familiar with a consultants’ expertise complete a survey. The survey rates each consultants’ performance on a scale of 1 through 5 where 5 is exceptional and can also include a written review of their performance. The survey results are available to you in GovFlex.
*Not all consultants in GovFlex have completed work and may not yet have any performance rating for this reason. This is particularly true of newly registered experts and consultants.
You can use your own NDA, however the GovFlex NDA is comprehensive and most clients prefer to use it.
When you create a project, you have the option to attach any document you like – including a one-day test. You can also communicate directly with the candidate consultant by email or phone to discuss your requirements. It is important to adhere to the non-circumvention rules detailed in our TOS.
No. The consultants in the marketplace are professional, vetted, independent contractors that set their rates and choose which engagements they work.
The profile has a field where consultants can indicate the level of security clearance and its status. We do not presently hold security clearances for consultants.
Yes. Companies may hire consultants from the marketplace for a fee, which is established in our terms of service.