Instructions: G701™–2017, Change Order



AIA Document G701-2017 is used for implementing changes in the work agreed to by the owner, contractor, and architect. Execution of a completed G701 indicates agreement upon all terms of the change, including any changes in the contract sum (or guaranteed maximum price) and contract time. The form allows for signatures of the owner, architect, and contractor, and for a description of the change. For all document details and a record of changes, see the summary  »


Using G701–2017.

Description of Change in the Contract. Insert a detailed description of the change or reference specific exhibits describing, in detail, the change to be made in the Contract by this Change Order. Include any drawings, specifications, documents or other supporting data to clarify the scope of the change.

Determination of Costs. Insert in the blanks provided, or strike out the terms in parentheses that do not apply:

        1. the original Contract Sum or Guaranteed Maximum Price;
        2. the net change by previously authorized Change Order (note that this does not include changes authorized by Construction Change Directive unless such changes were subsequently agreed to by the Contractor and recorded as a Change Order);
        3. the Contract Sum or Guaranteed Maximum Price prior to this Change Order;
        4. the amount of increase or decrease, if any, in the Contract Sum or Guaranteed Maximum Price; and
        5. the new Contract Sum or Guaranteed Maximum Price as adjusted by this Change Order.

Change in Contract Time. Insert in the blanks provided, and strike out the unused terms in parentheses:

        1. the amount (in days) of the increase or decrease, if any in the Contract Time; and
        2. the date of Substantial Completion, including any adjustment effected by this Change Order.    


Executing the document.

The parties should execute AIA Document G701 when the Owner and Contractor, in concurrence with the Architect, have reached agreement on the change to be made in the Contract, including any adjustments in the Contract Sum (or Guaranteed Maximum Price) and Contract Time. 



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