Rates are generally recalculated annually, in July, and are subject to change without notice. Non-UCB approved rates cannot be posted, inquire as directed on rates sheet regarding specific projects. Very large projects (>1000 samples) can be bid out at lower rates with contracts, please provide 4-6 months to generate contracts.
Affiliate rates (not posted on rates) can only be provided to LBNL, LLNL, CHORI, Mills College, and UCB PI Co-funded work at other institutes (with written confirmation from UCB PI)
External rates are for all other groups (Non-Profit and For-Profit) and include the campus AFC which is non negotiable (9.9%) and a 5% cost buffer. We do not charge sales tax so this roughly translates to what you would pay in taxes in industry.
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 users 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. Gsl_billing@berkeley.edu.
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).
Business contracts are time consuming to set-up please start the contract conversation immediately if you require a contract to work with us. If you require a contract in place or NDAs and MTAs signed please contact the lab manager ASAP.