I’m not sure if this type of thing has been suggested before, but I think a good feature for indy people and others, is to have someone be able to use someone else’s BPO/BPCs to make items for another person.
I’ll explain. I get that treachery is a thing in EVE, hell that’s something that’s great, except when it comes to trying to do something honest. Many BPs don’t take a lot of skills to manufacture, but some of them are kind of a pain in the skill department, especially when your queue is 1000d long.
This contract feature would allow someone with the appropriate skills, to take on a manufacturing job for someone else with a provided BPO/BPC (mats included, or not) for a reward, but wouldn’t allow the transfer of the BPO/BPC and therefor negate the need for messy collateral exchanges, trying to calculate your own minerals/materials added for manufacturing, etc. So essentially someone could come to your manufacturing station, use the materials and bpc for you and the item is delivered to you.