Instructions: B304™–2024, Request for Architect’s Qualifications

Synopsis.

AIA Contract Document B304–2024 is a form inviting architects to submit the AIA Contract Document B305®–2021, Architect’s Qualification Statement. Requesters may use B304-2024 to provide initial project information in support of their request for the B305 form. The B304 allows requesters to provide general information about the project, the intended form of agreement, project delivery method, any prequalification conference associated with the request, submission requirements, and the architect selection process.

Related Documents.

AIA Contract Document B304-2024 is specifically coordinated with the following form:

B305®–2021, Architect’s Qualification Statement.

When to Use / Purpose.

The B304-2024 may be used by a requester who would like to:

provide a more formal approach to receiving and evaluating architect qualifications; and

receive B305-2024 responses that are closely aligned with the requester’s project.

Completing B304-2024.

Article 1 

§ 1.1 Requester. The Requester is the person preparing and inviting architects to submit the B305®–2021, Architect’s Qualification Statement. The Requester should be identified by its full address and legal name, including a designation of the legal status (sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, unincorporated association, limited partnership, or corporation [general, limited liability, closed or professional], etc.). Other information may be added, such as telephone numbers and electronic addresses.

§ 1.2 Owner. If different than the Requester, the Owner of the Project should be identified by its full address and legal name, including a designation of the legal status (sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, unincorporated association, limited partnership, or corporation [general, limited liability, closed or professional], etc.). Other information may be added, such as telephone numbers and electronic addresses.

§ 1.3 Project Type and Scope. Describe the Project in terms of building use, location, scope, project objectives, budget, and schedule, or reference any applicable exhibit(s).

§ 1.4 Agreement and Project Delivery Method. Insert the form of agreement by AIA document number and name or attach the intended form of agreement as an exhibit.

§ 1.5 Project Participants. List known Project participants such as the architects, consultants, contractors, owner’s representative, or program manager and any restrictions regarding contact during the request for qualifications process.

§ 1.6.2 Date, Time, and Location of the Prequalification Conference. If there will be a prequalification conference, insert the date, time, physical and/or virtual location, and other pertinent prequalification conference information.

§ 1.7.1 Inquiries and Clarifications. Insert requirements for submitting inquiries such as name, title, and email address of the recipient.

 § 1.9 Selection Process. Identify the process and schedule for architect selection after the B305-2024 is submitted.

 Article 3

§ 3.1 Additional Information and Requirements. List attachments pertaining to the request for qualifications and stipulate page limits and other requirements related to the B305-2024 submittal.

Notes.

Use of Non-AIA Forms. If a combination of AIA contract documents and non-AIA contract documents is to be used, particular care must be taken to achieve consistency of language and intent among documents.

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