BFC Computing provides consulting on open source software, internet architectures, digital security, and network infrastructure as well as providing software development services, system administration, on-call and as-needed support services and dynamic website development.
Aside from the technical bits, we’re really about solving business problems. We focus on understanding the business problem, working with the client to develop a solution, and ensuring that the solution meets the needs
We work independently, as subcontractors, as a general contractor, at the direction of internal IT staff, or in a Rent-A-CIO functionality. We can manage a project from requirements to delivery, or just focus on a small part. We’re even available to help with assessments, testing, and second opinions when projects may need to be set back on track.
We’re fully committed to open methodologies at BFC Computing, and just as we expect our open source products to be fully transparent, we should do the same. They say it’s a “sales no-no” to tell your customers your prices up front, but in our case, we believe we’ve earned a reputation for quality, honesty, and efficiency and that we’re better off being forthright and not playing games. We’ve also compared our prices to the industry, and have seen that we’re quite competitive, even discounting the efficiency of our services.
In this difficult economic environment, we’re committed to being as affordable as possible to our business partners and have kept prices at the same level since 2007 (some since 2004), despite the increases in costs that everybody has had to bear. We’ll continue to do so for as long as we can. That said, as technology increases in power, we can accomplish more and more each hour over time.
Standard Project Hours
1-hour Hourly Rate: $140 (core hours). Qualified educational institutions and pre-approved non-profits receive a 20% discount on standard rates if paid on time.
1 Month of On-Call Service, 24x7x365, 15 minute phone response, 4 hour on-site response: $1000.
Non-Contract Support Incidents (current clients only):
Core hours: as available (standard rates)
Extended Hours: $300 (1 hour included)
Off Hours: $450 (1 hour included)
Discounted Pre-Paid Hourly Project-work Packages
(may not be combined with other discounts, valid for six months from date of purchase.)
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Extended Hours and Off-Hours
Standard rates apply during core hours. Work done (at the customer’s election) during extended hours are subject to a 25% premium; work done during off hours are subject to a 50% premium. BFC Computing works with clients to help implement redundant and high-availability solutions to enable 24×7 maintenance windows.
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Standard billing is NET-14. Support contract customers may set up NET-30 terms with prior approval. Interest is accrued on past-due accounts at a rate of 18% annually. All discounts are dependent on on-time payment.