Electrical Subcontractor Agreement Template

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An electrical subcontractor agreement is used when a homeowner or business will require work performed that includes electrical services. The agreement will outline the applicable parties, the scope of work, quality of work, payments and cost, insurance, warranties, along with other terms and conditions as requested by either party.

Types of Jobs

Common work that is completed by an electrical subcontractor:

  • Running or implementing wiring through a home or business
  • Installing breakers or circuits
  • Installing overhead lighting
  • Inputting outlets
  • Adding light fixtures to the inside or outside of a home or business

Electrical Subcontractor vs an Electrician

While both parties may be able to complete a lot of the same work; an electrical subcontractor differs from an electrician in that, it can hire electrical workers to complete the work. This is because they are not only trained appropriately, but they have obtained a business that has the required licenses and permits to complete the work. Additionally, a subcontractor may not be known as a Master Electrician but may have staff that would be able to complete a myriad of work. Whereas an electrician may specify in only one area i.e. maintenance, domestic, instrumentation, etc.

NEC (National Electrical Code)

The NEC identifies the installation codes that are used in the United States. The NEC further identifies the best practices (high and low voltage classifications, requirements, etc.) for safety and proper way to complete any work both in a home or commercial building. This code has been adopted by certain states and municipalities, but not all, as it is not a federally mandated code. This code is published and updated every three years and for states or locations that utilize the code, all electricians and subcontractors must work to that code. Failure to complete the work up to the standards identified in the NEC could result in a civil suit or more seriously it could result in a loss of property or life.