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Self-assessment quiz:

Do you need TA Consultants United?

We have developed a short self-assessment for consultants, about  whether they need to become a member of TA Consultants United or not.

It only has 19 questions, answering only ‘yes’ or ‘no’ is enough. And all you need to remember is the total number of ‘yes’ answers.

  1. 1.Were you ever in a situation where your CV was used without your consent?

  2. 2.Were you ever in a situation where a signed SoE&A already bound you without eventually being chosen as the tender-candidate?

  3. 3.Did you ever have to wait for a decision on a services contract for more than 90 days?

  4. 4.Did you ever have to wait for a decision on a Framework contract for more than 14 days?

  5. 5.Did you ever have to wait for a decision on a STE position for more than 14 days?

  6. 6.Were you ever in an awarded project that wasn’t executed?

  7. 7.Were you ever approved as an expert by a contracting authority after an interview and then formally rejected because of ‘dark reasons?

  8. 8.Did you ever experience tender evaluations with a fishy outcome?

  9. 9.Did you ever experience projects or STE assignments that started after delays?

  10. 10.Were these delays ever more than a month?

  11. 11.Did you ever get the feeling that you were underpaid?

  12. 12.Did you ever get the feeling that your per diems were not correct?

  13. 13.Were you ever in a situation that you weren’t properly insured in a project?

  14. 14.Were you ever in a situation as an STE that you were not paid on travel days?

  15. 15.Were your fees in a long-term contract ever not yearly adjusted for inflation?

  16. 16.Were you ever in a situation that your contract was terminated without good reasons, nor with proper compensation?

  17. 17.Were you ever in a situation that payments to you were not done on time? Did you ever have to wait for more than 2 months to be paid?

  18. 18.Were you ever in a situation in which you were not fully paid?

  19. 19.Were you ever in a situation were you weren’t paid at all?


Count the number of ‘yes’ answers and have a look at your results.