Instructions: G709™–2018, Proposal Request



This form is used to obtain price quotations required in the negotiation of change orders. AIA Document G709–2018 is not a change order or a direction to proceed with the work. It is simply a request to the contractor for information related to a proposed change in the construction contract. G709 provides a clear and concise means of initiating the process for changes in the work. For all document details and a record of changes, see the summary  »


Using G709–2018.

The Architect typically prepares AIA Document G709 and forwards it to the Contractor.

In the blank after “Contract For,” insert the name of the contract for construction. Alternatively, the words “General Construction” may be inserted if the Contractor is a single prime (or general) contractor. However, if the Contractor is one of several prime contractors, the Work performed by that Contractor should be identified, such as “Mechanical Work.”

The Architect is requested to insert a detailed description of the change for which a proposal is sought and to reference drawings by number and specifications by section. Other drawings or graphic materials should be provided as necessary. If separate sheets are attached, they should be clearly identified, numbered, and dated.



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