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English to French translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: holding agency
Draw Down Contingency Plan" for equipment and "stay behind" assets formalized and necessary contracts with any “holding agency” to include inventory lists are complete

Cas d'évacuation d'un organisme d'aide humanitaire.
Béatrice Sylvie Lajoie
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3agence de placement et de recrutementxxxelodienelson
3société de portefeuille
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definition dans le contexte des transportsmattranslate
Christine C.



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société de portefeuille


Note added at 19 mins (2009-02-20 12:22:08 GMT)

ou société de participation

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neutral  Oana Moisuc: Je ne suis pas sûre que "holding company" soit synonyme de "holding agency"
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  -> moi non plus :-)
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agence de placement et de recrutement

en gros, une agence d'intérim mais spécialisée dans l'humanitaire, why not? sinon, j'ai trouvé une entrée avec "agence de dotation", sur un site québécois pour l'emploi.

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Reference: definition dans le contexte des transports

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Definition of Holding Agency

BTS Transportation Expressions
A federal agency having accountability for motor vehicles owned by the Government. This term applies when a federal agency has authority to take possession of, assign or reassign motor vehicles regardless of which agency is using the motor vehicles. (GSA2)

    Reference: http://dictionary.babylon.com/Holding_Agency
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Reference: Piste

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Bonjour Béatrice, jette un coup d'oeil à ce doc, c'est peut-être une piste possible :


Extrait :

Federal Asset Sales (FAS) refers to the e-Government initiative to improve the way the Federal Government manages and sells its real and personal property assets. Under this initiative, only an agency designated as a Sales Center (SC) may sell Federal property. The FAS program is governed by the FAS Executive Steering Committee (ESC), with GSA as the managing partner agency.

Holding Agency refers to the agency in possession of personal property eligible for sale under this Part. * * * * *

Migration Plan refers to the document a holding agency prepares to summarize its choice of SC and its plan for migrating agency sales to the SC(s). The format for this document is determined by the FAS ESC. * * * * *

Sales Center (SC) means an agency that has been designated as an official sales agent for Federal property. The criteria for becoming an SC, the selection process, and the ongoing SC requirements for posting property for sale to the FAS portal and reporting sales activity and performance data are established by the FAS ESC and can be obtained from the FAS Program Management Office at GSA. SCs are expected to provide exemplary asset management solutions in one or more of the following areas: on-line sales; off-line sales; and sales-related value added services. SCs will enter into agreements with holding agencies to sell property belonging to these agencies. * * * * *

Note added at 2 heures (2009-02-20 14:27:24 GMT)

Pardon, "c'est peut-être une piste", tout court.

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