Membership is Free for Independent Experts & Consulting Companies
There are none. Independent experts and Consultant Companies can signup and complete a profile in GovFlex for free in minutes. Once a profile is completed to 80%, it automatically becomes accessible to companies and agencies searching for freelancers to help with opportunities that range from subject-matter expertise, cost and pricing, proposals, to legal compliance and governance.
No Fee For Introducing or for Finding Projects in GovFlex
GovFlex does not introduce GovFlex Clients to Independent Experts and does not help Independent Experts secure Projects. GovFlex merely makes the Site Services available to enable Independent Experts and Consultant Companies to do so themselves. Therefore, GovFlex does not charge a fee when a Independent Expert finds a suitable Client or finds a Project. However, Client and Independent Expert are obligated to use the Site to pay and receive payment for their work together if they identified each other through the Site, as detailed in the Non-Circumvention section below.
Circumvention by Contractors and Independent Experts Including Consultant Companies
GovFlex members must acknowledge and agree that a substantial portion of the compensation GovFlex receives for making the Site available to you is collected as a deduction of the Processing Fee described Herein (“Service Fee”). GPSI only deducts this Service Fee when a Client and an Independent Expert pay and receive payment through the Site. Therefore, for 24 months from the time you are identified by any party through the Site (the “Non-Circumvention Period”), you must use the Site as your exclusive method to make and receive all payments for work directly or indirectly with that party or arising out of your relationship with that party (the “GovFlex Relationship”). Here, “identify” includes via the Site’s search, filter, and Shortlist tools.