AIA Forms - A141

Agreement Between The Owner And The Design-Builder

The A141 – 2004 Agreement Between Owner and Design-Builder replaces the A191 – 1996 and consists of the Agreement Between Owner and Design-Builder and three exhibits:


  • Exhibit A, Terms and Conditions
  • Exhibit B, Determination of the Cost of the Work
  • Exhibit C, Insurance and Bonds

Exhibit B is not applicable if the parties choose to use a Stipulated Sum.



A141 – 2004 requires the Design-Builder to fully execute the work required by the design-build documents, which include the:

  • A141 – 2004 with its attached exhibits
  • The project criteria and the design-builder’s proposal, including any revisions to those documents accepted by the owner
  • Supplementary and other conditions, addenda and modifications

The A141 - 2004 Agreement Between Owner and Design-Builder requires the parties to select the payment type from three choices:

The A141 – 2004 with its attached exhibit makes up the core of the Design-Build Contract.

Because A141 – 2004 includes its own Terms and Conditions, it does not use A201 – 1997.

  • (1) Stipulated Sum,
  • (2) Cost of the Work Plus Design-Builder’s Fee, and
  • (3) Cost of the Work Plus Design-Builder’s Fee with a Guaranteed Maximum Price



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