For time and materials projects, you may wish to pay for all or part of the daily expenses (lunches, travel, equipment rental, etc.) of the Consultant working on one of your projects. This article explains what the daily expenses are on the platform, how to set them up and how to use them.
Within this article
- Definition of daily fees
- Set up by the Company Administrator
- Using daily fees as Operational manager
Definition of daily fees
Thanks to this Daily fees feature, it is possible to specify in your RFPs the type of daily fees that you are willing to bear.
There are two types of daily fees:
- Fixed rate daily fees : The amount of the daily fees charged per day will remain fixed regardless of the number of hours worked by the Consultant (e.g: the round trip between home and the workplace)
- Variable daily fees : The amount depends on the time worked by the Consultant (e.g: equipment rental)
Once setup, operationals have the possibility to add one or several types of daily fees when creating the RFPs.
Suppliers will then be able to enter the amount of the daily fees they wish to see covered, when responding to an RFP. It will then be possible for your buyers to challenge these amounts if you have the Negotiation module Premium feature.
As a Premium feature, if you wish to benefit from it, please contact your Customer Success Manager, or our Support Teams in order to activate it.
Set up by the Company Administrator
As a Company Administrator, you need to set up the types of daily fees you are willing to cover according to the following steps:
- Go to the Company tab, and then click on Daily expenses
- In the page that will appear, fill in the required information for each daily expense:
- Name of the daily expense to be added
- Check "total for fix rate" if applicable
- Once you are satisfied, click the (+) button at the end of the line to save
For each daily fee type created, it is possible to check the box Total for fix rate, which implies that the amount of the daily fees charged per day will remain fixed regardless of the number of hours worked by the consultant.
Let's take the example of a purchase order with the daily fees below:
- Transport: 50€
- Computer rental: 20€
Let's say that the Total for fix rate box has not been checked beforehand for the computer rental, but has been checked for the transport. If the consultant indicates in his Activity Report that he worked half a day instead of a full day, then the transport costs will still be covered up to 50€ but the computer rental will be divided by two, i.e. 10€ instead of 20€.
Using daily fees as an Operational manager
When creating an RFP
When he creates an RFP, the operational will have the opportunity to select daily fees in step 6 of the RFP creation form.
|When the RFP is published, the daily fees appear on the Dates and budgets insert located at the top right of the RFP.
When the supplier (business manager or director) sends a proposal, specific fields are available for them to enter the amount of daily fees they want you to pay for their consultant.
When selecting a proposal
In the RFP tab, click on My RFPs to access the table with all your RFPs.
- Identify the RFP for which you want to access the proposals, and click on the Option menu
- Click the sub-menu View all proposals
- You are redirected to the proposals page
- Click the three-point menu on the right and select View details
- In the pop-in window that will appear, you will find a summary of the proposal, including:
- The dates of the project
- The business manager
- The daily rate
- The amount of daily expenses indicated by the supplier
When validating an Activity Report
The daily fees charged are visible on the Activity Reports, and they are calculated based on the number of days entered by the consultant.
In the example of the image, the consultant worked 22 working days so the client will pay: 22d x 20€ = 440€ of daily fees for lunches.