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subcontract

a subordinate contract under which the supply of materials, services, or labour is let out to someone other than a party to the main contract
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subcontract

[¦səb′kän‚trakt]
(engineering)
A contract made with a third party by one who has contracted to perform work or service for whole or part performance of that work or service.
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subcontract

An agreement between a prime or general contractor and a subcontractor for the execution of a portion of the contractual obligation of the prime contractor to the owner.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Bello said the new EO strictly prohibits illegal contracting and subcontracting, as well as acts that will circumvent workers' rights to security of tenure, self-organization, and collective bargaining.
Large businesses simply cannot participate in procurements that mandate small business goals that are unrealistic to the subcontracting opportunities available or are based on contract value instead of subcontracting opportunities.
There are even additional contracting and subcontracting opportunities in recent months, with ongoing efforts to rebuild Iraqi infrastructure, he said.
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Dividing the rest between herself and Wal-Mart, Gifford predictably blames the sweatshop controversy on "that little cockroach down the line"--the small subcontracting shop that abuses workers behind the parent company's back.
One core aspect of re-thinking directions on industrial policy concerns the question of subcontracting between large and small business enterprise.
NJEA supports Assembly Bill 1220, which would prohibit school boards statewide from subcontracting the jobs of employees covered by existing contract agreements.
Notably, this final provision, allowing a large company to perform the majority of a small business set-aside contract, seems inconsistent with the NDAA's focus on the limitation on small business subcontracting. As a result, there is no guarantee that SBA will exercise this new authority, and its actions in this regard should be of interest to firms both large and small.