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What is not included in the Contract Documents
invitation to bidders
instruction to bidders
The A201 forms a contractual relationship between which two parties?
What is the "Work"?
Construction services required by the Contract Documents
All labor, materials, equipment, services provided by the Contractor to fulfill their obligations
What is the "Project"?
The total construction of the Work.
May be completed by separate contractors.
The end goal.
What are the "Drawings"
The graphic portions of the Contract Documents showing the design, location, anddimensions of the Work.
Plans, Elevations, Sections, Details, Schedules, and Diagrams
What are the "Specifications"?
Written requirements for materials, equipment, systems, standards, and workmaship.
What are the "Instruments of Service"?
Representations (in any medium) of the creative work performed by the architect and their consultants.
Do the drawings or the specifications take precedent?
Neither, the contract documents are complementary, and what is required by one shall be as binding as if required by all.
Who maintains copyright of the instruments of service?
The architect and their consultants
Each are the owners of their respective instruments of service.
Who does the term "Owner" refer to?
The owner or the owner's representative
When is the owner required furnish to the contractor reasonable evidence of substantial finances to complete the work?
1. If the owner fails to make payments
2. If the contractor has reasonable concern regarding the owner's ability to make payment
3. a change in the work that materially changes the contract sum
How many days does the owner have to furnish financial evidence?
How many days written notice must the contractor give if they need to disclose confidential information about the owner?
Who pays for permits and fees for the Work?
Who pays for approvals, easements, assessments, etc.?
What information does the owner furnish to the Contractor?
Surveys describing physical characteristics, legal limitations, utility locations, and a legal description of the site
When can the owner stop the work?
If the contractor fails to correct work or repeatedly fails to carry out the work
How long does the Contractor have to commence correction of work after having received written notice from the Owner?
What is the owner entitled to do if the contractor fails to correct the work?
Correct the default/neglect on their own
What financial recourse does the owner/architect have if the contractor fails to perform the work according to the contract documents?
Withold/nullify a certificate of payment in whole or part
Contractor may have to pay the owner thedifference to complete the work.
Is the contractor required to be licensed?
Yes if required by the jurisdiction where the project is located
Why should the contractor study/compare the various contract documents?
To be come generally familiar with the work in order to coordinate construction.
Not for the purpose of discovering errors, omissions, or inconsistencies.
How should the contractor tell the architect of any inconsistencies/omissions discovered during construction?
Through an RFI
Who supervises and directs the work?
Who is responsible for supervising the work and for job site safety?
Who is responsible for construction means and methods? Including techniques, sequences, and procedures?
Who pays for labor, materials, equipment, etc. whether temporary or permanent in order to carry out the work?
Can the contractor make substitutions?
Only with the consent of the owner after evaluation by the architect.
What does the contractor warrant in terms of quality of materials and equipment?
That they be of good quality and new unless otherwise specified or permitted.
What does the contractor's warranty exclude?
Remedy/damage caused by abuse or changes to the work not done by the contractor, or improper maintenance, operation, or normal wear and usage.
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