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contract out

To give a job or assignment to an outside entity (so as to avoid doing the job oneself). A noun or pronoun can be used between "contract" and "out" or after "out." We contracted the project out because no one on our staff has the time to scan all of those documents.
See also: contract, out

contract with (someone or something)

To agree with someone or a group to do something. No one on our staff has the time to scan all of those documents, so we'll contract with a company that can do it for us.
See also: contract

contract something out

to make an agreement with someone to do a specific amount of work. (Rather than doing it oneself or in one's own place of business.) I will contract this out and have it done by consultants. I contracted out this kind of job the last time.
See also: contract, out

contract with someone (for something)

 and contract (with someone) for something
to make an agreement with someone to produce or supply something, or to do something. I will have to contract with an expert for that part of the project. We contracted with a local builder for a new kitchen. Did you contract for plumbing work with Eric?
See also: contract

put a contract out on someone

[for an underworld character] to order someone to kill someone else. The mob put out a contract on some crook from Detroit.
See also: contract, on, out, put

contract out

To engage another person or company by contract to undertake some job that is typically considered part of one's business: Many companies contract out administrative tasks in order to concentrate on sales and marketing.
See also: contract, out
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Although the act establishes requirements for the payment of contractors, subcontractors and materialmen, parties are free to vary payment obligations in a formal construction contract; although certain provisions are deemed void by the act and may not be varied by contract.
A stevedore contract typically requires all necessary qualified labor, equipment and materials for any MTMC loading or discharge in the affected area.
any specific reasons for which the contract can be terminated
Exhibit 53: Middle East Contract Awards by OEM, 2010 .
In light of available safeguards, a review of past reform efforts suggests that mandating a single contract type is not better than matching the unique circumstances of a weapon program with an appropriate contract type.
Delayed Effective Date: Exchanges of property for an annuity contract after April 18, 2007 (subject to the same exceptions described immediately above)--if the following conditions are met:
But Arum said that is immaterial because it is clear Pacquiao violated the contract he signed with Top Rank to fight Morales.
Fixed consideration: A fundamental condition to using the binding contract rule is that the contract must provide for fixed consideration.
The FTC found that this was a way for physicians to communicate to their competitors what prices the physicians would like to get in the future, not what prices physicians had received in the past, or indeed, what physicians might settle for individually in a contract.
Further evidence of poor contract management is provided by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) studies.
ONCE IT APPEARS A CONTRACT IS RENEWABLE OR extendable without substantial cost or modification, CPAs can defend assigning it a useful life that is longer than the contract term.
Hold Harmless Agreements or Clauses in contracts usually state that one party--most often the party writing or controlling the contract--be held harmless by the second party for any tort liability of the first party that arises out of the business activity referenced in the contract.
The PROS II contract simulates all of the government's procurement activities required to provide logistic requirements support.
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