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subcontract

the contract between a party and a main contractor who himself is contracted to another, often called the employer, albeit the contract is not one of employment in the contemporary colloquial sense. Subcontracts are very commonly found in building contracts. The employer contracts with the main contractor, who himself contracts for work to be done, like windows or floors, by others who can do so better or cheaper. A subcontractor maybe nominated by the employer. There are effectively and legally only two contracts, the subcontractor not being contractually bound to the employer. However, it is not uncommon for the employer to seek some form of contractual comfort from the subcontractor if his involvement is critical to the project. Standard forms govern many of the relationships between the parties. In one case it was held that a subcontractor could be held liable to an employer in tort or delict where the relationship was proximate, indeed, very like contract, a decision that, although doubted to the point of extinction in England, has not been overruled and has been followed elsewhere in the Commonwealth.
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Recently, a Government Business Group (GBG) client received a "request from the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) that the client prepare contract briefs on several time-and-materials (T&M) subcontracts in order for DCAA to conduct an incurred cost audit of the client.
Equipment rentals should be treated in the same way as subcontracts, as they are a form of subcontract.
Brox then looked to Gordon for indemnification of the amount it paid, based upon Section 7 of the subcontract, which provided that Gordon, as subcontractor, would "indemnify and save harmless [Brox, as general contractor] from any and all claims.
A public employer may decide to subcontract with a private enterprise for a variety of reasons.
An additional component of the successful disintegrated supply chain organization is the concept of trust between enterprises, demonstrated within the successful partnerships often seen in Japanese subcontract arrangements[7,12,15,16].
The climax of the document is the contractor's agreement "to include the provisions of the foregoing paragraphs in every subcontract or purchase order to which it becomes a party.
These broad observations on the organisational forms of small enterprise and the issue of subcontracting lead to the conclusion that official support structures could influence the direction of development of small-scale industry and of associated forms of subcontract relationship.
Last year on the last day I drove before the Christmas break," Breitzka recalls, "headlines in the evening paper announced that the school corporation had decided to subcontract food service, maintenance, custodial, and transportation work.
Zwicker also awarded a subcontract to Brooklyn Electric of Brooklyn, NY, another disadvantaged business, for the supply of various items including electrical conduit, fittings and accessories.
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