Rate Structure Policy
Abacus Research, LLC has created a multi-tiered rate structure that corresponds to current
market rates and labor costs for specific activities. This system gives our clients greater
flexibility in utilizing our services while improving transparency in billing and the accuracy of our
budget proposals. Abacus Research, LLC reserves to right to determine which rate tier applies
to any activity not specifically listed here. All rates are subject to change without prior notice.
For large projects, or for projects that require FTE rates or a breakdown of direct and indirect
rates, Abacus will prepare a comprehensive budget proposal. We will negotiate custom rates
specific to each project’s requirements.
Should Abacus use the services of outside experts to complete part of a project, we will pass
through the same hourly rate or fixed dollar amount our vendor charges, plus a ten percent
mark-up for administration. Outsourcing will only be used with the prior approval of the client.
Data Collection, Data Entry, or Data Documentation
Survey Instrument Design, Sample Selection, Data Summaries and Descriptive Statistics, Report
Writing, Database Management
Web-based Database Programming, Design, and Implementation
Research Planning or Design, Statistical Analyses, Data Modeling, Grant Proposal Writing,
Manuscript Preparation, Project Management, and Instruction.
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