Prime contractors work directly with the government. They manage any subcontractors, and are responsible for ensuring that the work is completed as defined in the contract.
If you are a prime contractor, you bear the primary responsibility for the grant. This gives you control over the budget and other project partners, but also exposes you to more liability than the subcontractors.
Unlike prime contractors, subcontractors do not work directly with the government, but instead work for other prime contractors.
What should you choose?
Nothing you choose during registration or profile updates on our platform constitutes any kind of agreement with the government. However, when you apply for a grant, you will be considered the prime contractor. However, if you are interested in working with a team
Selecting subcontractor only will limit your choices, but will also generate connections to other projects, if you make your profile searchable and open.