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contractor

a person or firm which enters into a legal CONTRACT with another person or firm to supply goods or services. For example, in the building industry a housebuilder may employ contractors to undertake the plumbing and electrical work involved in the construction of houses, rather than do this work himself. The plumbing and electrical contractors would provide, for the contract price, all piping, wire, etc. needed, plus the specialist workers to install them. In turn, the plumber may enter into an agreement with a subcontractor to install the timeclocks and electrical controls for the central heating system. Complex projects requiring a large number of specialist inputs are frequently undertaken on a CONSORTIUM basis.

contractor

a person or firm that enters into a CONTRACT enforceable in law with another person or firm to supply goods or services. For example, a house builder may employ contractors to undertake the plumbing work involved in the construction of houses rather than do this work itself. The plumbing contractor would provide, for the contract price, all piping, wire, tanks, etc., needed, plus the specialist workers to install them. In turn, the plumber may enter into an agreement with a subcontractor to install the time clocks and electrical controls for the central heating system.

contractor

One who supplies labor and materials to provide services in connection with the construction of an improvement on real estate. General contractors must typically be licensed by the state.An exception is made for property owners who act as their own general contractors or for general contractors of projects below a certain dollar limit.

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As drafted, the bill takes a very broad view of integrity issues, permitting disciplinary action to be taken against contractors for any ethical lapses, even if unrelated to contract performance.
When the contractor has been required to plan the work in a fair amount of detail, conflicts for the space, materials, or manpower will become apparent, and you will have a yardstick against which to gauge the progress of the work.
USAID has three categories of personnel: direct hires, USAID personal services contract (PSC) employees and USAID-financed contractors.
Lavallee says previously, when large mining companies conducted their own in-house contractor training and record keeping, there were shortcomings.
is that the person to whom you shell out a gross payment (as in, no taxes taken out) on a regular basis may not always be considered an independent contractor in the eyes of the IRS (see sidebar).
Failing to obtain the proper license or advertising (without a license) as a contractor may be crimes in some states.
Lower tier contractor receives assistance in understanding insurance requirements in the proposed contract or bid specifications.
more than 40% of people accepted by contractors do not achieve independence within the program timelines.
This led to imbalances in the federal civilian workforce skills available to manage and oversee the burgeoning contractor workforce.
Relying on a single attachment on the job site has another potential drawback in the form of possible downtime should a contractor encounter problems with the multi-processor's base unit.
Nelson Colvin, a director of the local CLCA chapter, says hiring a licensed contractor provides savings in the long run.
The combined knowledge and research of contractor and casting sources allowed the team to choose a material and heat treatment that would satisfy the design requirements.