Do Experts bid on projects?
No. We ask Clients to estimate a non-binding, preliminary hourly rate based on the guidelines we provide. We believe this is crucial to attracting the best Expert for your project, rather than focusing on price first and quality second.
Instead of traditional bidding, we give Experts the option to provide counter offers along with their applications if they wish to propose a higher hourly rate than what is posted. It is always up to the Clients if they accept the proposed counter offer or negotiate on a fair price.
When the Client selects the Expert for the role on Graphite, the final gross rate and payment structure (hourly rate, daily rate, weekly rate, fixed price) is entered into the system.