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Third Millennium Engineering (TME) is a Texas licensed contract engineering company located in Plano, Texas USA.  Our mission is "to help customers create and manufacture advanced technology products for our future".  TME is owned and operated by Dr. Steve Morra, a Doctor of Engineering and a Texas Professional Engineer.  TME is registered with the Federal Central Contractor (CCR), Dunn & Bradstreet, and SBA Pro-NET programs and is an Agilent Channel Partner.  We have been in business since 1996, previously as Microsystem Design Services since 1984.

TME is a multi-disciplinary consulting, engineering, and low volume manufacturing company that can help you realize your technical ideas.  We define, create, manufacture, and support custom engineered equipment, products, and reports involving fiber optic, microwave, electronic, packaging, and many other technologies.  For over two decades, we have served customers in Communication, Semiconductor, Transportation, Sensors, Biotechnology, Energy, Aerospace, Military, and Test Equipment industries.  You can buy exactly what you need with as little as verbal specifications from an email or phone call.  Contact TME today to discuss your needs and receive a free quote.

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Third Millennium Engineering
Box 867178
Plano, Texas USA

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TME will contract with a prospective customer for an outsourced engineering project or a consulting or engineering retainer.  Example projects are engineered custom equipment, custom products, standard products, and technology reports.   The process begins by discussing customer needs sufficiently so that TME can generate a free written quote.  TME will negotiate, modify, and re-issue the quote until it is satisfactory to both parties.  A typical quote names the parties involved, technically names and describes the project in high level terms, and states price and delivery.  It also states any particular business terms and references general business terms for custom equipment and products or consulting and engineering services as applicable.  A quote considers consulting and engineering efforts, project risks, travel, and other costs.  Materials, labor, overhead, tooling, assembly, test, yield, rework, warranty, insured shipping, and other costs are considered for custom equipment, custom products, or standard product prototypes.

The quote becomes a contract when TME receives a purchase order and returns an order acknowledgement to the customer.  At that time, TME will begin work and procurement on the project or begin retained work.  The contract can be re-negotiated to some extent during the course of the project to accommodate significant changes in the project scope, requirements, or responsibilities.  However, some kinds of project changes can be accommodated without contract re-negotiation by using TME engineering and consulting services.


TME engineering and consulting services can be useful in early stages of a project.  Examples are for business and technical planning, project definition, idea generation, or other tasks with difficult-to-determine durations or scopes.  They can also be used to accommodate minor changes in a contracted project and to perform material, component, or equipment searches where engineering or consulting judgment is important.  Business terms are:

Base Consulting Rate is $1600 per day, Engineering Rate is $1200 per day.

Rates are discounted 20% above 3 days usage per customer- year or for existing customers.

Services are charged in half day increments, where a day is 8 hours ±2 hours Monday through Friday.

Services are provided directly to customer or to other parties per customer’s request.

Invoices are issued monthly or upon completion of service, due in 15 days.

$100 re-billing fee and interest up to legal maximum will be charged for late payment at TME's discretion.

Escrow required for continued services after two late payments per year or for non-USA customers.

Local travel time over two hours per day charged at Engineering Rate in half day increments.

Remote travel time charged at Engineering Rate in half day increments.

Remote travel for plane, hotel, meals, car, and incidentals are charged at TME cost plus 15%.


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