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.
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