Independent entity that agrees to furnish certain number or quantity of goods, material, equipment, personnel, and/or services that meet or exceed stated requirements or specifications, at a mutually agreed upon price and within a specified timeframe to another independent entity called contractee, principal, or project owner. Also called construction firm.

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  • We will hire a contractor to keep the lawn mowed and ensure the parking lot stays clean during the summer.

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  • Since the production company knew that they would not be able to complete the task in time, they hired a contractor to come in and help them with some of the jobs, to speed the process up.

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  • I decided to hire the contractor as I did not want to hire a conventional, full time employee at the present moment.

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