What are Subcontractor Agreements?

By | April 15, 2008

This is an Agreement between the Contractor and the Subcontractor and is intended to be used by an independent contractor to hire a subcontractor to perform certain work on a job that the contractor has contracted to perform. A general contractor usually is responsible for the supplying of all material, labor, equipment, and services necessary for the construction of the project. To do this it is common for the general contractor to subcontract part of the work to other persons and companies that specialize in these types of work. These are called subcontractors. The Subcontractor Agreement provides for the “farming” out of specific work to be performed by the subcontractor within a set time period for a particular payment. It also provides a method for authorizing extra work under the contract. Finally, this document provides that the subcontractor agrees to indemnify the contractor against any claims or liabilities arising from the performance of the work.

Definition of Subcontractor Agreement.

You can find an example of a Subcontractor Agreement here.