Bluedog - Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions:

With regard to supporting the customer firm (YOU) on a monthly (retainer) basis, payment of invoice acknowledges reading and accepting these terms & conditions (for the workplan) so Bluedog (Blue Dog Inc) may provide content/subject matter expertise and other government marketing support and consulting services. As time is of the essence, this offer expires when the invoice due date has passed.

Consulting Services, Software Usage
You the client are retaining Bluedog to perform proposal development and management, technical writing, and/or other consulting services pertaining to the project identified in the Budget Schedule. Bluedog will collaborate with the officers, staff, and other consultants of the client. Our staff will provide writing, editing, other technical development, subject-matter expertise, and other consulting as requested via email. If needed, you are entitled to up to five (5) user accounts for our Workbench “Always on the Job!” online collaboration tool, for the duration of our working together.

Timeframe of Agreement
This agreement will commence and end as show in the Budget Schedule. If part of this agreement is not valid, all other parts will remain in effect, in accordance with the laws of Maryland. Our effort under this workplan may be terminated at any time, upon written notice. The Budget Schedule sets forth the time frame for the workplan, found on the most recent invoice.

Reserved Time Devoted by Bluedog
You the client are reserving the block of hours for the period shown in the Budget Schedule for Bluedog to undertake services provided, paid in full at the start of the period shown in the Budget Schedule. The amount of time may vary from week-to-week, but this is a fixed-price (not-to-exceed) total amount based on the level of effort we are committing to, based on our assessment (using our proprietary parametric estimating model) of the effort needed to satisfy the requirements you have presented to us.  

Compensation
Bluedog will be paid the total about, at a rate shown on the Budget Schedule, for the work performed, for the reserved time devoted by Bluedog. Upon request, Bluedog will report on the total of hours utilized at the end of this effort.
   Payment to be made via PayPal or ACH and constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. Changes to our level of effort, materials expenses or other costs will be pre-authorized by you, the client, and we will invoice those amounts (if any) at the end of the month for the period in which such extra expenses occur. If Bluedog becomes a creditor to your firm for failure to pay, you acknowledge we may obtain a confessed judgment against you, absent regular court procedures. Bluedog is a corporation organized in the state of Maryland.

Independent Contractor
The client and Bluedog agree that Bluedog staff are and will continue to act as independent contractors in the performance of our duties under this agreement. Accordingly, Bluedog is responsible for all applicable taxes or other general/administrative costs arising from our activities.
   Neither Bluedog nor client will, without the prior written consent of both parties, either directly or indirectly, on their own behalf or in the service or on behalf of others, solicit or attempt to solicit, divert or hire away any person employed by Bluedog or the client.
   We will ask for your approval before we incur the cost of any direct expenses; those expenses will be invoiced at the end of this effort, due upon receipt. Nothing contained in this workplan makes either of us partners, joint venturers, or employees of the other.


Location of Services Rendered
As an independent contractor, Bluedog will perform service at whatever location of our discretion, remotely to, and unsupervised by, the you, the client. Bluedog will perform services, attend meetings, transmit data on the telephone, internet, or at other such venue or places as necessary.

Confidential and Nondisclosure
Bluedog agrees to enter into a confidential relationship with you, with respect to the disclosure of certain proprietary and confidential information, going forward. Bluedog agrees to secure any confidential received by us from you in carrying out our duties and services under this agreement, such as proprietary processes, financial or personnel data, or other information related to typically non-public business affairs of the client. We both represent that we are fully authorized to undertake the performance of work, and neither of us will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party or any law or governmental regulation.
   We both agree that neither of us are liable to the other or any third party for any damages resulting from any part of this effort such as, loss of revenue or anticipated profit or lost business, costs of delay or failure of delivery. All work product resulting from our efforts under this effort become the sole property of you the client at the end of this effort. Mutual confidentiality remains in place for both of us, for a period of three (3) years after the conclusion of work we perform for you.

Budget Schedule
The budget and schedule are set forth in the most recent invoice, to cover the upcoming period.

Privacy
Please refer to our privacy policy for details.

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