Frequently Asked Questions
Of the three things you do as a buyer via ContractIQ - Discovery, Evaluation and Engagement - Discovery happens online. The rest happen offline.
Any user of ContractIQ can tag a dev agency online and can check who else from their LinkedIn network has tagged which other agency. Users can also check out detailed agency profiles and contact them for work.
Once you tag an agency, ContractIQ reaches out to them offline and understands their business. If we find them interesting, we ask for structured reference calls with their customers. If the feedback is top notch, we include them in our listings. Conversations with agencies and their customer references happen offline.
If you are a startup that likes to work with one of these agencies, we work with you offline to guide you through the selection process. We do it for free!
Yes, but we are quite old school about how we build the marketplace. We'd like you to socialize with the agencies and understand them better before you engage. So, like in many online marketplaces we don't rush you into a transaction. We instead arrange for conversations and guide you through the engagement process. Even as we add more features to our platform, this philosophy of "socialization before engagement" will not change!
There are several factors that contribute to being elite! Right now, we talk to a representative sample of customers and get structured feedback on 20 aspects of the engagement that would matter to you! Only the ones with 90% score or above, will be called as 'validated agencies'. Agencies that have not yet been validated or agencies that score less than 90% could still be good, but don't carry a validation stamp from ContractIQ!
No. Right now they represent 8 countries. Our platform is a place for elite agencies, no matter where they are from!
Some very elite agencies do no list themselves anywhere as a matter of policy. However they find value in what we do and hence have requested to be invisible. So, there are always more agencies that we can recommend than what you see on our listings!