We often get large survey requests, in our case usually associated with
forestry, which covers 28% of our region; and also have some farms entering
the Rural Stewardship Scheme with a significant number of sites in their
holdings. As a general rule we charge £40 (ex VAT) for the first hour, and
£30 for any subsequent hours - usually rounded to the nearest half-hour.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lee White [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 25 April 2003 11:57
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Upland Surveys
> I would like to gather some opinions from those of you who
> regularly do SMR
> searches for DEFRA Upland Surveys.
> I have had a VERY large last minute (typical!) request come
> in that will involve
> more than just an hour of my time - more like half a day or
> more depending on
> whether I can draft in a colleague to help. Now my dilema is
> that we typically
> charge a flat fee of £50 ex VAT for these searches. But most
> searches only have
> a few SMR points and so only require the standard hour or so
> of my time to
> produce maps, print the SMR data and provide some
> interpretation and comments.
> In your experience(s) would you charge extra for the large
> amount of time and
> work this one will require? How much - at an hourly rate?
> Lee White
SMR Project Officer
Planning and Environment
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Tel: 01387 260154
Fax: 01387 260149
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