Meaning of contractorization in English:


Pronunciation /kənˌtraktərʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/


(also British contractorisation)
mass nounBritish
  • The provision of a service, especially a public one, by an external contractor rather than by the employees of the body responsible for the service.

    ‘defence spending is falling by providing more services through contractorization’
    • ‘The economic advantages of outsourcing and contractorization at a time of declining budgets are self-evident.’
    • ‘It is clear that all 1000 jobs are affected either by contractorisation or threat of job loss.’
    • ‘But the scale and scope of contractorisation now present on the railways needs urgent reform.’
    • ‘These could include contractorisation for certain functions such as motor transport, freight distribution, language training, equipment repair and base operations.’
    • ‘The menace of contractorisation must be fought tooth and nail.’
    • ‘It was announced that the 98th Airborne Division is also earmarked for contractorisation.’
    • ‘Does contractorisation increase health and safety risks through additional contracted interfaces, particularly where small companies were involved?’
    • ‘This happens during competing rounds of contractorisation when the workforce's attention is diverted from the task in hand and focused on worrying about the future.’
    • ‘The contract between them set out the main obligations between the partners, the aims and objectives of contractorisation and the monitoring arrangements.’
    • ‘But there is scope for a significant extension of contractorisation.’
    • ‘We would require a high degree of reassurance that the issues surrounding this ‘contractorisation’ of the clean-up work have been well thought out.’
    • ‘The Study concluded that neither market testing, privatisation nor contractorization of Defence primary dental services were feasible options, but made a number of recommendations on efficiency which are now being implemented.’