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AIA Forms G702 & G703

Contractor's Application & Certificate
for Payment and Continuation Sheet

Need a downloadable AIA G702™ Application
and Certificate for Payment forms to submit
an invoice or bill on a project?

When required to do so contractors use the G702™ and G703™ when they need to submit an invoice/bill for work they've performed on a project.

The architect is required to certify the G702™ document submitted by the contractor.

The architect's certification is what tells the Owner whether or not to pay the contractor, and whether or not to pay the invoice amount or a different amount.

Requirements of the G702™ form:

When using the G702™ form you'll be required to show:

  • The status of the contract sum to date, including the total dollar amount of the work completed and stored to date
  • The amount that's been retained (if any)
  • The total of any and all previous payments (if any)
  • A summary of the change orders (if there are any)
  • The amount of the payment currently being requested

The claim by the AIA® is that this form can cause payment to be made quicker, and also reduce the possibility of error.

I can see where they can make a claim of the possibility of errors being less but I'm kinda doubting that any form in particular is going to make someone pay the bill any quicker (legal language or not).

The AIA® Form G703 Is The Continuation Sheet For The G702

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 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.

That would be so frustrating to say the least - even without the fact that now you may have to pay for a brand new form so that the architect will sign off on it!

No one but the AIA itself is legally allowed to sell downloadable, digital format AIA forms and documents

Pay close attention when visiting websites that state they have downloadable AIA forms because they don't really - they're 'AIA-Like' documents.

It used to be that the 'AIA-Like' was 'hidden' within the fine text on the various webpages. I'm not sure if the AIA had anything to do with it but now most of the websites make that statement (or something like it) a little more obvious.

If you absolutely have to have a downloadable AIA form you'll have no choice but to purchase it from the AIA - but be prepared to lose an arm *and* a leg in the deal! ;)

Please note:

I'm in the process of combining several websites (lots of work but it'll be great when done).

Until I get everything moved from the original TheContractorsGroup website these AIA links will take you between the older website and this one.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

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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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