Definitions Edit

General Edit

Subcontracting is the transfer of a business function or task (or a part thereof) from one third-party service provider to another.

U.S. government contracting Edit


occurs when a Government prime contractor awards a contract to another company (the subcontractor) to perform part or all of the prime contractor's obligations under its contract with the Government. It includes situations where a supplier, distributor, vendor, or firm furnishes supplies or services to another subcontractor.[1]

References Edit

  1. Defense Acquisition University, ACQuipedia, Subcontracting (full-text).

External links Edit

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