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subcontractor

[¦səb′kän‚trak·tər]
(engineering)
A manufacturer or organization that receives a contract from a prime contractor for a portion of the work on a project.

Subcontractor

A specialized building contractor; typically works for the general contractor performing work in a particular trade, such as electrical, masonry, or millwork.

subcontractor

A person or organization who has a direct contract with a prime contractor to perform a portion of the work at the site.

subcontractor

An individual or organization that is hired by a contractor to do all or some part of the work for another party. For example, a project given to a contractor may be delegated by the contractor to numerous subcontractors. See contractor.
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If a subcontractor or second-tier subcontractor contacts a prime about an issue, the contractor should consider it an opportunity to resolve the issue before the client is involved.
He or she can help with reviewing subcontractor contracts and recommend preferred risk transfer methods (additional insurance or otherwise) as well as provide language to improve a company's risk position based on current coverage terms.
One thorny dilemma with these matters is that subcontractors are often sensitive to poaching, and unwilling to share information with the prime contractor that would reveal the identities, salaries and resumes of its personnel.
It is unlikely that the courts will go further than this so as to allow a contractor to bring a positive claim against the employer for, say, prolongation or other losses suffered as a result of the nominated subcontractor.
But how does an owner or general contractor build a safety culture among perhaps dozens of subcontractors with diverse responsibilities and schedules--a safety culture that goes beyond mere compliance?
ADDRESSING SUBCONTRACTOR PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICIES
Contractor Pursuing the Claims of the Subcontractor
Contractors that decide to consolidate insurance with a subcontractor need to be prepared to assume the role as the immediate employer for all of the subcontractor's employees when it comes to work accidents.
Once a subcontractor obtains a perfected lien in funds derived from a North Carolina construction project for which the subcontractor had provided goods and/or services, the subcontractor has a priority right to the project funds that is ahead of its customer's secured lender with a prior perfected security interest in the customer's accounts.
For example, if safety issues are a concern, collaborate with your subcontractor to develop a plan for conducting safety meetings prior to the project.
The company also assigned its interest in undistributed retainage held by Lowe's totaling more than $200,000, money withheld from May Construction, which didn't pay subcontractors in full.
The aim of the present study is to reveal subcontractor selection practices of Turkish main contractors for the projects that they undertake abroad and to determine how the current position of subcontracting exercises influences and contributes to the main contractors' cited superior performance in foreign investments.