The AIA contractor form G702™ Application and Certificate for Payment is a convenient form with which the contractor can apply for payment and the architect can certify that payment is due.
AIA Document G702–1992 serves as both the contractor’s application and the architect’s certification.
Its use can expedite payment and reduce the possibility of error. If the application is properly completed and acceptable to the architect, the architect’s signature certifies to the owner that a payment in the amount indicated is due to the contractor.
The G703 Continuation Sheet must be used in conjunction with the G702 form.
It breaks the the contract down into portions of work using a schedule of values that is included in the general conditions.
If the contractor has completed the G702 application properly and if the architect accepts it then he/she will sign the G703 which signals to the owner that a payment in the amount indicated is due to the contractor.
The form also allows the architect to certify an amount that is different from the amount you invoiced for.
But s/he must include a strong, bonafide explanation as to why s/he changed it.
At One Time That Would Have Been A Major Problem But With Software That's Available These Days (Downloadable No Less) the AIA No Longer Has A Monopoly!
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Many years ago I found out that often times when a contractor was required to use an AIA form they would actually most often be allowed to use a form that was AIA-like, it didn't necessarily have to be an AIA-form, but they didn't know that or they didn't know where to get them.
So I started looking around to see what I could find out about that.
I came across this company, Quantumss, that has several programs available, one being an 'AIA' module.
I talked to the folks behind the scenes and got the inside scoop. :o)
The first exciting bit of info was that this is so much less expensive than doing it the AIA way.
When you can use AIA-Like documents just imagine how much money that'll save you over purchasing a new AIA document every time you need one (which is a legal requirement of the AIA - use a photocopy and you're in violation of the AIA's copyright!)
Many times when someone uses AIA forms, and/or requires the use of them, that person isn't aware that there are programs that create documents that are literally quite like the AIA forms - without the exorbitant prices of course!
[Either that or it's an AIA architect that's determining which paperwork will be used] ;o)
This is all done without infringing on the AIA copyright -
It's Legal & It's So Incredibly Less Expensive!
But what even more contractors aren't aware of is that not only do these programs print entire documents, filled-in, that are like the AIA documents but …
If you absolutely *have* to use an AIA form this program will fill in the AIA form(s) for you!
You'll enter the information on your computer, put a hard-copy of the AIA form into your printer, and hit print.
Voila! You didn't have to fill it in by hand and you didn't have to struggle with getting it lined up in a typewriter.
If you're tired of submitting AIA forms that aren't up to par with your business's professionalism then I recommend that you take a look at this program.
You can use the forms that are like the AIA forms when you are *not* required to use the actual AIA forms - and then when required to use AIA forms you'll use the program to fill in your hard-copies.
We've known each other for so long that they give my readers an exclusive discount on their items, up to 40% off!
BUT (there's always a 'but', but this is an easy one) ;o) ...
When you get there if you want to cruise around and see what else they have to offer (plenty of construction-related programs) feel free to do so but please be absolutely certain that you have the code TCG in the discount box BEFORE checking out. The discount will NOT be given after the purchase has been made.
Do you use actual AIA forms or do you use a software program, or do you do both? Please let me know in the comments section below. :o)
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AIA Forms G702 Affidavit of Payment of Debts and Claims