public contract

public contract
An agreement to perform a particular task to benefit the community at large that is financed by government funds.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

public contract
An agreement to perform a particular task to benefit the community at large that is financed by government funds.

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  • public contract — Any contract in which there are public funds provided though private persons may perform the contract and the subject of the contract may ultimately benefit private persons. Nat l Sur. Corp. v. Edison, 240 Ark. 641, 401 S.W.2d 754 …   Black's law dictionary

  • public contract — A contract for the construction of a public improvement or for the furnishing of supplies to a public body. 43 Am J1st Pub Wks § 10 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Public Contract Law Journal — The Public Contract Law Journal (cited to as Pub. Cont. L.J.) is the official journal of the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law. The journal is published four times per year addressing legal issues facing the practice of… …   Wikipedia

  • contract — con·tract 1 / kän ˌtrakt/ n [Latin contractus from contrahere to draw together, enter into (a relationship or agreement), from com with, together + trahere to draw] 1: an agreement between two or more parties that creates in each party a duty to… …   Law dictionary

  • public works — All works of a fixed nature, such as highways, canals, waterworks, docks, etc., constructed by public bodies for public use, protection, or enjoyment. 43 Am J1st Pub Wks § 2. See public contract; public improvements …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • PUBLIC AUTHORITY — PUBLIC AUTHORITY, in the context of this article, a term referring to an authoritative body composed of representatives of the public – whether appointed or elected by the latter – and entrusted with the duty and power to arrange various matters… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • CONTRACT — (Heb. חוֹזֶה, ḥozeh), in general law theory a legally binding agreement between two or more parties, in terms of which one party undertakes for the benefit of the other to perform or refrain from a certain act. As such, contract is the main… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Contract city — is a term used in the U.S. for a city which provides municipal services by contract with another unit of government, public agency or private organizations. Cities of all kinds have entered into contracts for non core governmental services, such… …   Wikipedia

  • Public policy (law) — Public policy is the body of fundamental principles that underpin the operation of legal systems in each state. This addresses the social, moral and economic values that tie a society together: values that vary in different cultures and change… …   Wikipedia

  • Contract awarding — is the method used during a procurement in order to evaluate the proposals (tender offers) taking part and award the relevant contract.[1] [2] Usually at this stage the eligibility of the proposals has been concluded. So it remains to choose the… …   Wikipedia

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