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Rates are recalculated annually, changing in July. Submissions received before July 1st use the previous fiscal year’s rate, while those after July 1st use the current rate. Non-UCB approved rates cannot be posted. Inquire for a quote for custom or unlisted services. Large projects (96 well plate format) can be contracted at lower rates.

FY24 Rates

Old FY23 Rates

If you have any questions regarding these rates, please contact Christopher Hann-Soden.

Affiliate rates are extended to researchers at LBNL & LLNL, the JGI, CHORI, Mills College, and Co-funded collaborators of UCB PIs (with written confirmation from the UCB PI).

External rates apply to all other groups (Non-Profit and For-Profit) and include the campus AFC which is non negotiable (9.9%) and a 7% cost buffer. We do not charge sales tax.

Quotes & POs

Quotes are generated automatically for submissions requiring our standard services through our online submission portal. Quotes generated for submissions requiring custom work will not be accurate. Please contact Christopher Hann-Soden for quotes of custom work.

POs should be set-up by your home institute, we do not require any contract or PO in place to work with any entity but it is the user’s responsibility to know the rules within your own institute. If you request work you will be billed and expected to pay whether you followed the rules at your institute or not. Any unpaid work from any researcher at an institute (beyond 1 year) will blacklist services from all users at the organization until payment is made. Please contact our Financial Analyst to get bank information, DUNS info, or W4/9 info.

Business Contracts

The fastest way by far to set up a contract is through UC Berkeley’s Research Infrastructure Commons. If our template contract is acceptable, it can be approved and signed within a couple weeks.

Other contracts can take 4-6 months to be approved by the UC contracts office, so please start the contract conversation immediately if you require a contract to work with us.

Please contact Christopher Hann-Soden for all contractual matters.

Invoicing Timeline

Pre-billing is not allowed for federally funded work. Do not ask for any amount, for any reason. Billing is performed once a month at the end of the month and invoices are (generally) sent the third week of the month following billing. If your funds are expiring and you need urgent billing please let us know before you submit your work. If you cannot allow 2 months for invoicing and payment do not submit without approval from the GSL Director (or one month to complete your work for UC).