direct contract

direct contract

Managed care A direct contract between a network of providers–physicians, hospitals, etc, and a block of employers or business coalitions, bypassing an HMO or PPO intermediary, insurer or third-party payer. See Third-party payer.
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KUWAIT, July 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Central Agency for Public Tenders has tentatively approved a direct contract with the South Korean construction conglomerate Hyundai for operating and maintaining Jaber Al-Ahmad bridge.
These direct contract vehicles, with named Authorized Resellers for fulfillment, coupled with the U.S.
'Instead, construction has not started on either of these power plants, compared to the progress made with (the first two projects) this highlights the gross incompetence of direct contract awards relative to competitive bidding exercises.'
He said: "Siptu is calling on the HSE to identify the 2,500 posts filled by an agency worker and, where appropriate, open a recruitment competition to fill the position on a direct contract basis.
The new Arla Direct contract offers a standard litre price of 30.02p/litre.
PSA Pilots fly regional aircraft under the US Airways Express brand and they have been in direct contract negotiations with the carriers management since June 2009.
Chancellor Hisham Magdy, representative of the public funds prosecution, presented to the court a report issued by the deputy head of the State Council in 2008 saying that the contract was illegal and violated Article 7 of the tenders and auctions law since it was not necessary to issue a direct contract.
Council report reveals massive cost of BT Liverpool Direct contract 2.
"Once a direct contract is signed between Georgian stockbreeders and Iranian customers, the prices for Iranian sides will be decreased while profits for Georgian sides will be increased," he added.
The Court of Appeal agreed that James could not assume she had a direct contract with the council, regardless of her length of service.
To this end, ECHO engages experts under direct contract with the Commission to supervise, monitor, and coordinate these operations.