cost-plus


cost-plus
cost-plus ˌcost-ˈplus adjective
COMMERCE MANUFACTURING cost-plus product/​price/​basis etc if something is made or done on a cost-plus basis, it is made or done at an agreed price plus an extra amount. This is done when the cost of making a product etc is not known at the time the agreement to buy it is made:

• In the past it has been the practice for research and development contracts to be on a cost-plus basis.

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cost-plus UK US adjective [before noun]
used to describe a way of charging for a product or service in which the price includes the actual cost of producing the product or providing the service and an extra amount for profit: »

Most of the contracts were cost-plus, allowing BNFL to make a profit however much the work cost.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • cost-plus — ADJ: ADJ n A cost plus basis for a contract about work to be done is one in which the buyer agrees to pay the seller or contractor all the cost plus a profit. All vessels were to be built on a cost plus basis. ...cost plus contracts …   English dictionary

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