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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.
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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

v.
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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18, 2006, addressed the income tax treatment of property exchanged for an annuity contract.
But Arum said that is immaterial because it is clear Pacquiao violated the contract he signed with Top Rank to fight Morales.
Table 3: Global Base Station Infrastructure Contracts Q3 2010.
In general, fixed-price contracts are more appropriate for production contracts where costs are either known or easily predicted, and cost-plus contracts are more appropriate in situations--such as development--where costs are uncertain.
ii) receives and instantaneously transfers title to the underlying asset, by operation of contract and without taking or making physical delivery of the asset; or
The act will also require nontraditional "owners" and "contractors" such as tenants undertaking interiors work on their own behalf or on behalf of a subtenant; landlords performing work for tenants under a lease, and other parties, to be sensitive to payment and performance provisions in their contracts because work letters or tenant improvement allowance provisions in leases may be deemed to be "construction contracts" for purposes of the act.
A best value contract for stevedore services has just been awarded at the Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point, N.
Although this recommendation is generally considered to be so obvious that it almost isn't worth mentioning, based on my experience in reviewing contracts, quite often the parties do forget to include some key provisions, such as the conditions for renewal, extra bonuses or costs for additional services and even the specific services or goods to be delivered under the contract.
Longer-term performance contracts are easier to place off balance sheet, according to D.
into a binding contract to proceed with the transaction, as opposed to immediately before the closing date.
NTSP also conducted annual polls of its physicians to determine minimum reimbursement rates for use in the negotiation of managed care contracts with payers.
The recent flurry of subpoenas concerning Finite or structured reinsurance contracts has led regulators to an important realization: There's a lot they don't know about this corner of the market.
The time has passed when management of service contracts could be haphazardly assigned to inexperienced and poorly trained contract administrators.
IF A CONTRACT IS SILENT ON RENEWAL POSSIBILITIES, CPAs should consider the company's history on this or similar contracts.
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