An Alaska Subcontractor Agreement is a legal document created between two parties – a general contractor and a subcontractor – ahead of the work for a specific job.
Subcontractors are not “employees” of contractors under this agreement. Instead, subcontractors take on specific tasks or parts of a job the general contractor assigns. Typically this occurs because subcontractors bring specialized skills or other niche resources that the general contractor does not have.
This could include plumbing and electrical work as well as roofing or other types of specialty jobs on a construction site, but subcontractor agreements are not limited to only the construction industry.
After completing the tasks, the general contractor pays the subcontractor per the terms and conditions outlined in the agreement. The formal business relationship ends there for that job.
If the two parties work together on a different project, they create another subcontractor agreement specific to the terms of that project.