A written Indiana Subcontractor Agreement sets forth the contractual arrangement between a contractor and a subcontractor and each party’s specific obligations and rights.
Subcontractors do not typically provide general hourly labor on a construction project, nor are they contractor employees. Instead, subcontractors are usually hired to provide a specific service or undertake a specific task, for which they bill using an invoice when completing work or according to the terms of their agreement.
Except for plumbers, who are licensed at the state level by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, construction contractors and subcontractors are licensed by local jurisdictions, so it is a good idea to check with each town and county in which you intend to do business to determine specific requirements before entering into any subcontractor agreement.
A carefully drafted subcontractor agreement should include the scope of work to be undertaken, deadlines for performance, and payment terms.