In Procore, an upstream collaborator is a person, business, or entity that entered into a legal agreement with your company to perform work on a construction project. The term, upstream collaborator, is used to represent the person, business, or entity that is paying you to perform contracted work.
Examples of upstream collaborators are:
- You are a project owner who has created a funding in Procore with an upstream funding source, such as a City, County, or State government, who will be paying you to complete a project.
- You are a general contractor who has to create a prime contract in Procore with an upstream owner, who will be paying you to construct a commercial building.
- You are a specialty contractor with expertise in electrical work and you have created a client contract with a general contractor who will be paying you to perform all of the electrical work on a high-rise office project.