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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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The importance of establishing weekly deliverables as distinct, measurable events and documents is another key to alpha contracting success.
When using the Standard Procurement System (SPS) to contract for commercial items, all Department of Defense contracting activities may deviate from the requirements in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 12.
Requires that when an agency awards a task order requiring a statement of work, that if the award is based on other than price (best value), the contracting officer shall provide a brief explanation of the basis for the award decision to any unsuccessful contractor that requests such information
The task was described and the proper mixes of personnel were established during alpha contracting meetings.
In one case, NTSP sent an HMO a list of 180 physicians who had executed powers of attorney appointing NTSP as the bargaining agent for any direct contracting with this HMO.
102(f), "Agencies shall establish effective management practices in accordance with Office of Federal Procurement Policy Letter 93-1, Management Oversight of Service Contracting, to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in service contracting" (FAR 37.
Hazlett is the Chief of the Parts and Repair Ordering System Contracting Division and the Contracting Officer for the PROS II Program.
The other parties with whom you are contracting are thoroughly familiar with the contract itself as well as the contract loopholes and the effect of those contract loopholes on the project.
Because of great success with the use of best value in other contracts, the decision was made to expand to stevedore contracting, said Grudzinski.
If the installation of security grills were a small and one-time project with a cost of only $15,000, use of the informal contracting process would be appropriate, Mullinax said.
While the degree of volatility varies with the nature and duration of the contract, this volatility can create significant market risk to the contracting parties.
Foundries are slowly discovering how performance contracting can help them install cost-saving equipment at little or no expense.
Thus, in striking contrast to previous royalist writers who had used the analogy between the marriage contract and the political contract to justify absolute sovereignty, Cavendish's emphasis on "true romance" threatens to undo the hierarchical, inequitable relationship between the contracting parties not only husband and wife, but also sovereign and subject.
Thus, the trier of fact would be required to analyze an undefined amalgamation of facts about the contract, the contractor, the customer, and their respective contracting practices in general to determine whether there was sufficient uncertainty about ultimate payment to justify a claimed research credit.
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