Systems Design Fees Structure

Telecommunications Systems Project Professional Fees

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  • A written Scope of Work defines all Project activities. Project size is based upon an estimate of the quantity of telephone stations, locations, and/or monthly billing.
  • A written Scope of Work defines all Project activities. Project size is based upon an estimate of the quantity of telephone stations, locations, and/or monthly billing.
  • Our Standard Corporate Rate of $150.00 per hour will be discounted by 17% for Preferred Clients. The Preferred Client Rate is $125.00 per hour for each hour that Consultant performs activities requested by the Client.
  • Minimum of $5,000.00 applies, which is billed and paid at start of Project.
  • Project Fees are an agreed on a not-to-exceed amount. Should the actual quantity of telephone stations increase, then Professional Fees will automatically increase by the same percentage.
  • Client will pay Consultant whether or not any products or services are purchased.
  • Client has the right to expand the Scope at any time, including verbal requests. Client will pay Professional Fees in addition to Initial Project Fees for each hour that Consultant performs activities requested by Client not included in the original Scope.

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Expense Reimbursement

In addition to Professional Fees, Client agrees to reimburse necessary reproduction expenses; equipment purchases and shipping made at Client’s direction; necessary travel expenses outside of Dallas County including airfare, rental car, parking, local transportation, automobile mileage, travel time; and whenever overnight travel is required, lodging, and per diem at the standard IRS-authorized rates.

Typical expenses average $300-$600 per site visit.

Savings Estimate

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  • The member should expect savings in the range between 20% (Twenty percent) and 40% (Forty percent) discount from list price for equipment and services negotiated by Prettyman & Associates, Inc. We typically negotiate equipment and services purchases for Clients in the range of $20 to $30 million per year, and are able to obtain the maximum volume discounts from many vendors.
  • The member enjoys the full benefit of the discounts obtained, since no fees are ever solicited nor accepted by P&A from any service provider to the member. Prettyman & Associates, Inc., is not a vendor, and has no vendor ties. We are an objective third-party resource, functioning as an advisor to the member Client.

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