FAQs: C421™-2018 and C422™-2018, agreements between Architect and Consultant

Does the AIA publish a Master Agreement that allows an Architect to hire a Consultant to perform multiple scopes of services through the use of separate service orders?

Yes, C421–2018, Standard Form of Master Agreement Between Architect and Consultant for Services Provided under Multiple Service Orders, is a Master Agreement that allows an Architect to hire a Consultant to perform multiple scopes of services that will be added using AIA Document C422–2018, Service Order for use with Master Agreement Between Architect and Consultant.

 

Does the AIA publish a Service Order document for use with AIA Document C421–2018, Standard Form of Master Agreement Between Architect and Consultant for Services Provided under Multiple Service Orders?

Yes, AIA Document C422–2018, Service Order for use with Master Agreement Between Architect and Consultant, is a Service Order for use with AIA Document C421–2018.

 

Is C421–2018 a stand-alone agreement?

No, AIA Document C421–2018 only includes the common terms and conditions that will be applicable to all Service Orders executed under the Master Agreement. C421–2018 when used with AIA Document C422–2018, Service Order for use with Master Agreement Between Architect and Consultant, forms a valid contract for the scope of services described in the Service Order.

 

Is C422–2018 a stand-alone agreement?

No, AIA Document C422–2018 is a Service Order document and must be used with AIA Document C421–2018 to form the contract for the Consultant’s services. C422–2018 includes only the specific terms applicable to the Service Order, such as compensation and a description of the scope of services.

 

What is the Consultant’s scope of services described in C422–2018?

AIA Document C422–2018 does not contain a detailed description of the Consultant’s scope of services. The Consultant’s scope of services generally flows down from the Prime Agreement between the Owner and Architect and should be described by the parties in C422–2018 with as much detail as possible.

 

For more information, see the summaries:   C421 »   C422 »

See instructions:  C421 »   C422 »

Purchase:  C421 »   C422 »

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