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What is an downstream collaborator?


In Procore, a downstream collaborator is a person, business or entity that enters into a legal agreement with your company to perform work on a construction project. The term, downstream collaborator, is used to represent the person, business or entity that a Procore company account holder is paying to perform contracted work.


When managing payment applications, examples of downstream collaborators are:

  • A speciality contractor who has a commitment with a main contractor to complete electrical work on the main contractor's construction project. 
  • A main contractor who has a commitment with an owner to erect a building or structure for the owner's construction project.
  • A supplier or vendor who has a commitment with a speciality contractor to supply specific materials for the speciality contractor's construction project. 

Upstream vs Downstream Payment applications

 Limited Release Update
flag-us.png flag-canada.png The point-of-view dictionaries detailed below are only applicable to Procore customers using Procore's 'English (United States)' language setting. Typically, this dictionary is configured for Procore users in the United States and/or Canada. See Owners & Speciality Contractors Point-of-View Dictionary Options.

For customers in the United States and Canada, the names and terminology in the Payment application Management tools suit the nomenclature used by Main Contractors. To address the nomenclature preferences of other vertical markets using Procore, the names and terminology in the Payment application Management tools are different when the Owners and Speciality Contractors Point-of-View dictionary is implemented in your environment. To learn more, see What tool names and terms are different in Procore for main contractors, owners and speciality contractors?

Upstream vs. Downstream Relationships
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Main Contractors
English (United States)
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English (Owner Terminology V2)
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Speciality Contractors
English (Speciality Contractor Terminology)
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