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CONSULTING SERVICES 2015 

A maximum of 500 hours of Consulting Services are available for 2015.

CONSULTING SERVICES Common Terms

Consulting Services can be provided at any location as requested by Customer AND agreed by Corkscrew International Staff.

Consulting may be remote or ON-SITE.
Rates shown for 2015 assume remote services.

If travel is required to customer site, the following additional terms apply:

Travel:
Business Class Fare with origination in: 

Denver, CO, USA, 
Brisbane, QLD, Australia. 

Fares will be based on ONEWORLD Airlines Fares 
[Cathay Pacific, Qantas, British Airways or other ONEWORLD member Airlines]. 
All fares will be UNRESTRICTED FARES.

Accommodation:
Minimum 4-star Hotel Required, with all Meals, Services and local travel included.

Travel Time:
For 2015, Travel Time is part of the contracted hours.

 


Consulting Notes:

These notes relate to Consulting Services provided specifically by John Barnes, Corkscrew International, and do not relate to services covered under the various defined consulting functions with clearly defined scope and costs.

John writes:

In the last decade, I have been bringing customers the benefit of 40+ years of IT and business experience. The depth and breadth of this knowledge is unparalleled.

With such knowledge comes great demands and many of these demands are extremely time consuming. But I have attempted to accommodate all requests, many at no charge, and most at ludicrous rates for the knowledge applied.

However, this policy is ultimately self-defeating and this situation is affecting all customers to the point that vital projects are being delayed.

For some time [since Jan 2009] consulting rates have been posted on this web site, but for most existing clients, these rates have not been applied. Unfortunately, this has created a very unbalanced situation and it is now time to correct the situation to give fair access to all customers.

 

It is time to phase in all customers to current prevailing rates. It is only fair that there be a somewhat painless approach to this as the impact will be significant for many customers.

From 1 December 2014 until 31 March 2015, all existing customers will receive a 50% discount from published prices for 2015. From 1 April 2015 to 30 September 2015 full rates will apply. From 1 October 2015 to 31 December 2015 only Hourly Consulting will be available.

Rates for 2016 will be published in 3Q15

 The amount of available personal consulting is limited!

NON-CONSULTING FUNCTIONS:

If you are currently using any of the NON-CONSULTING services, there is no change. This includes Web Hosting, Mail Hosting, Web Design, Software Sales, Web Servers etc. Each of these services clearly defines amount of support provided and the fees for such support. Corkscrew Staff or affiliates will be assigned to these services.

CONSULTING FUNCTIONS:

If there is no NON-CONSULTING product which describes your requirements, then most likely you will be using consulting services. This would include such functions as Systems Planning, Software Recommendation, Systems Analysis or Review, Audits, Equipment and Procedure Reviews, Support or Recommendations for 3rd Party Software.

From time-to-time, we will provide new NON-CONSULTING Products and Services, and these may be at very competitive rates. If such services are currently covered in a consulting contract, you will be given the option of modifying your consulting contract, with no penalty, to take advantage of the new offers.

In most cases these products and services will not necessarily be assigned directly to John.

SUMMARY:

Although this will bring change, the additional time that is made available by the change will allow for a more responsive service. If you are a customer who will be affected by this change of policy, you will be contacted directly by email with a reference to this web page.


CONSULTING SERVICES 2015

Valid from 1Jan2015 - 31Dec2015

A limited amount of Consulting Time is available for contract for Calendar Year 2015.

A MAXIMUM of 500 Hours has been allocated for consulting services.

1. CONS151: CONSULTING EVALUATION

Consulting services are available in a variety of packages, however availability of consulting hours is limited.
A pre-contract consultation, not exceeding 1 hour, to determine scope and applicability of consulting, is available to new customers only.
There is no charge for this service.

2. CONS152x: 250 Hours, Calendar 2015.

A total of up to 250 Hours of Consulting services, calculated in 1 hour increments.
Time must be used in Calendar Year 2015.

Payment in advance, either lump sum or monthly.
No refund of unused consulting time.

Rates:

CONS1521 Option 1: Lump Sum $250/hour, Total US$62,500
CONS1522 Option 2: Five Equal Payments, $275/hour, [0, 30, 60, 90, 120 days] US$13,750ea.

3. CONS153x: 100 Hours, Calendar 2015.

A total of up to 100 Hours of Consulting services, calculated in 1 hour increments.
Time must be used in Calendar Year 2015.

Payment in advance, either lump sum or monthly.
No refund of unused consulting time.

Rates:

CONS1531 Option 1: Lump Sum $325/hour, Total US$32,500
CONS1532 Option 2: Four Equal Payments, $375/hour, [0, 30, 60, 90 days] US$9,375ea.

4. CONS154x: 50 Hours, Calendar 2015

A total of up to 50 Hours of Consulting services, calculated in 1 hour increments.
Time must be used in Calendar Year 2015.

Payment in advance, either lump sum or monthly.
No refund of unused consulting time.

Rates:

CONS1541 Option 1: Lump Sum $450/hour, Total US$22,500
CONS1542 Option 2: Three Equal Payments, $480/hour, [0, 30, 60 days] US$8,000ea

5. CONS155x: 25 Hours, Calendar 2015.

A total of up to 25 Hours of Consulting services, calculated in 1 hour increments.
Time must be used in Calendar Year 2015.

Payment in advance, either lump sum or monthly.
No refund of unused consulting time.

Rates:

CONS1551 Option 1: Lump Sum $500/hour, Total US$12,500
CONS1552 Option 2: Two Equal Payments, $550/hour, [0, 30days] US$6,875ea.

6. CONS156x: AdHoc Consulting Hours, Calendar 2015.

Ad Hoc Consulting available in 1, 2 and 4 Hours of Consulting services, calculated in 15 minute increments.
Time must be used in Calendar Year 2015.

Payment in advance.
No refund of unused consulting time.

Rates:

CONS1561 Option 1: Lump Sum $300/15minutes, Minimum 4 hours, Total US$4800
CONS1562 Option 2: Lump Sum $400/15minutes, Minimum 2 hours, Total US$3200
CONS1563 Option 3: Lump Sum $500/15minutes, Minimum 1 hour, Total US$2000

7. CONS1xx: DEPOSITS

Consulting Service payments MUST be made in advance according to the schedule listed for each service.
All payments can be made using On-Line Billing Services.

There are NO CREDIT TERMS for Consulting Services.

If multiple payment options are chosen, the next payment become due immediately if pro-rated contract hours have been exhausted.

8. CONS191: TERMS.

Billing is issued prior to commencement of work and is in the amount of the specified hours.
Payment must be received in the specified bank account prior to any work being commenced, unless otherwise specifically agreed.
When the billable hours have been exhausted, a new invoice will be issued to cover the next increment of time and payment must be received prior to commencement of additional work.
All billing is in US Dollars and all payments must be sent to the specified bank account.  Any remitting charges, of whatever origin, must be prepaid and not deducted from the invoice amount.

9. CONS192: VARIATION OF SCOPE AND TERMS.

The pricing quoted is valid as of 1 January 2015.
Any price changes will be effective on new contracts only. Existing contracts will not be affected.
Any price changes will become effective with a minimum of 90 days notice.

Changes of terms and conditions [excluding prices] may be made at any time with minimum of 30 days notice.
A customer may terminate a contract without penalty in the event that there is no agreement to the change of terms, or optionally may agree to continue the contract with the pre-existing terms until contract expires.
In the event a contract is cancelled because of changes in terms and conditions, a new contract cannot be accepted until the original expiry date of the prior contract.

In the event of early contract termination, there will be no credit for any pre-paid fees or billing.