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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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In simple out-tasking, when there is low criticality, the supplier has operational responsibility over a select nonstrategic task.
More tactical-level outsourcing, as seen in out-tasking and co-managed services, is generally intended to meet financial cost objectives, overcome a short-term lack of capital necessary for asset acquisitions, or access a non-core capability.
Out-tasking is largely tactical; full outsourcing is almost always a strategic play.
Out-tasking generally means that the vendor provides a standardized product or service; such services fit well with repeatable tasks that are easily defined and offer usually limited product or service choices.
Out-tasking is often a "strategic catalyst" that rationalizes the real estate processes of a corporation.
With smart, cost-effective options such as out-tasking available, the viability of internal network management must be reassessed.
A new choice has appeared, though, called out-tasking. If you're a skeptic (or maybe if you're just an experienced IT professional), you may be wondering if there is really any difference between outsourcing and out-tasking, or whether out-tasking is just some marketer's attempt to call outsourcing by a different name.
Southland Corp., the operator and owner of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain, recently put out-tasking to work in the management of Cityplace, the Dallas home of its corporate headquarters.