How to get a quote
Vivian Rothberg
4 min read

If you never developed a tech product before, getting a quote might seem like a complicated task. What information do I need to share? How long does it take to get a quote? What is included in a quote?

We are here to help! This blog post is for you if you are:

  • Looking to get an initial ball-park figure for your project; or
  • Ready to receive a final proposal for the development of your project

With this blog post, we hope to explain everything you need to know about getting a quote. Before we get into the step-by-step details, you should know that there are two types of quotes that you can get from us:

  • Initial quotes – which you can get very quickly after one initial introductory call. These quotes are not final offers and are subject to change.
  • Final quotes – which are a final offer from CodeLeap, including a detailed description of the project. We will typically schedule a Scoping Session with you (free of charge) to define your project's scope before sending your final quote.

Now that you know the basics, let's learn more about getting your quote.

Getting an initial quote

The first part of the process is always getting an initial quote – even if you are looking for a final proposal. We do this to align expectations right from the start and not waste anyone's time.

The initial quote is the first quotation you will get from us to have an idea of how much it will cost and how long it will take to develop your project. You can get this initial quote very quickly with three easy steps – it typically takes from one to three days.

1. Get in touch

The first thing you need to do is reach out to us. You can do that via email (hello@codeleap.co.uk) or use the Contact Form available on our website.

What to say when you reach out? Well, you can tell us as much as you want about your project, but you don't have to if you have any confidentiality concerns. We are happy to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement if you want one.

Ideally, we want to get a brief description of what your project is about to see if we might be the right tech partners for you. You don't need to send any fancy project briefs or sketches of your product!

2. Schedule a discovery call

If your project sounds like something we can help with – we will suggest a discovery call to discuss in more detail.

During this 30-minute discovery call we will ask you some basic questions about your project, for example:

  • What problem are you trying to solve?
  • What are the main features of your product?
  • Who will use it?
  • Are you looking for it to be a simple, standard or sophisticated product?
  • Do you have a budget for the project?
  • Do you have a planned timeline?

You can also take this opportunity to ask us questions and get some tech advice during the call.

3. Receive your initial quote

After the discovery call, we will prepare an initial quote for you which is a broad estimate of your project's total costs and development time, for example:

💡 "2 to 3 months for completion and total cost of £20,000 to £30,000 (+VAT)"

This initial quote will also include a summary of the project's scope, its main features, the required backend services and any third-party integrations that may be involved.

If this initial price range seem to suit your expectations and you're interested to get a final proposal from CodeLeap, then we'll need to get into more details.

Scoping Sessions

The next step is generally to schedule a Scoping Session with all the relevant people involved in the project. The goal of these sessions is to go into a deeper discussion about your project, so that we're 100% aligned with your vision for it.

Our team will prepare project-specific questions in advance, making sure we cover every detail about your product and business goals.

The scoping session is structured into three parts:

  • Understanding your business objectives: What are your high-level business goals for the project and how they relate to your overall business objectives? What are some measurable outcomes to expect from this project?
  • Defining the project deliverables: We will discuss all project deliverables, including every feature included in your project – making sure we're 100% aligned in the scope.
  • Clarifying the project constraints: What are your constraints regarding timeline, budget, quality levels and regulations? What is your ideal payment schedule?

Your Final Proposal

After our scoping session we will prepare a final proposal for you. This proposal will include:

  • Detailed description of scope and goals
  • List of features and breakdown of development time per feature
  • Total development time and planned launch date
  • Final price and payment schedule

Every project is different, so we will include in your proposal any information that might be relevant to you before we start working together.

If your project is too complex, we might need to run a separate Research Project before making a final proposal. To learn more, you can read our blog post Need further research?.

Ready to build something awesome? Now you know that getting a quote is really not a complicated task – a simple chat with someone from our team is enough!

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