"Buyer" or "Purchaser" when subcontracting

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curiocity

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Japanese
Hello,

I am making an order form.

In so doing, I wonder which term is more suitable between "Buyer" and "Purchaser" when referring to a company ordering or outsourcing some works to its subcontractor.
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    From Wikipedia Subcontractor:
    A subcontractor is an individual or in many cases a business that signs a contract to perform part or all of the obligations of another's contract.

    A subcontractor is a person who is hired by a general contractor (or prime contractor, or main contractor) to perform a specific task as part of the overall project and is normally paid for services provided to the project by the originating general contractor.


    So you would be one of those last three, in my opinion; not a buyer or purchaser.
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    I don't know that any of the three is "more proper." I think you can call yourself whatever you like. I would probably use Contractor or Main Contractor.
     
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