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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 invoices, examples of downstream collaborators are:

  • A specialty contractor who has a commitment with a general contractor to complete electrical work on the general contractor's construction project. 
  • A general 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 specialty contractor to supply specific materials for the specialty contractor's construction project. 

Upstream vs Downstream Invoices

 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 & Specialty Contractors Point-of-View Dictionary Options.

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

Upstream vs. Downstream Relationships
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General Contractors
English (United States)
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English (Owner Terminology V2)
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Specialty Contractors
English (Specialty Contractor Terminology)
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