Summary: B221™–2018, Service Order for use with Master Agreement Between Owner and Architect

 

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Synopsis.

AIA Document B221–2018 is a Service Order that provides the Architect’s scope of services, and other terms pertinent to the specific Service Order. It is intended for use when the Owner and Architect have entered into a Master Agreement setting forth the common terms and conditions applicable to all Service Orders. B221–2018 is not a stand-alone agreement and must be used in conjunction with a Master Agreement. B221-2018 is coordinated for use with AIA Document B121™–2018, Master Agreement Between Owner and Architect for Services provided under Multiple Service Orders. Use of B221 plus a Master Agreement creates a contract, referred to as the Service Agreement, that includes both the terms and the scope of services. The Master Agreement plus Service Order contracting method allows multiple scopes of services to be issued quickly without the necessity to renegotiate the terms and conditions of the Service Agreements. For use and execution of a document, see its instructions  »

 

Purpose. 

AIA Document B221–2018 is a Service Order coordinated for use with AIA Document B121–2018, Master Agreement between Owner and Architect, for Services provided under Multiple Service Orders. B221–2018 provides the Architect’s scope of services, and other terms pertinent to the specific Service Order. It is intended for use when the Owner and Architect have entered into a Master Agreement setting forth the terms and conditions applicable to all Service Orders. 

AIA Document B221–2018 is not a stand-alone agreement and must be used in conjunction with a Master Agreement. Use of B221–2018 plus a Master Agreement creates a contract, referred to as the Service Agreement, that includes both the terms and the scope of services. The Master Agreement plus Service Order contracting method allows multiple scopes of services to be issued quickly without the necessity to renegotiate the terms and conditions of the Service Agreement.

 

AIA Document B221–2018 is not a stand-alone document, and to become effective, it must be executed as part of a Master Agreement. AIA Document B221–2018 has been coordinated for use with AIA Document B121–2018, Master Agreement between Owner and Architect for Services provided under Multiple Service Orders. 

Before transmitting Instruments of Service or other information in digital form, parties should establish protocols for that transmission. The parties may want to consider using AIA Documents E203™–2013, Building Information Modeling and Digital Data Exhibit; G201™–2013, Project Digital Data Protocol Form; and G202™–2013, Project Building Information Modeling Protocol Form, for that purpose.

 

Changes from the previous edition.

AIA Document B221–2018 revises AIA Document B221–2014 to parallel the 2017 revisions made in B104–2017, Standard Abbreviated Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor and A201–2017, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction. Some of the significant differences in content between AIA Document A221–2014 and AIA Document A221–2018 are listed below.

Article 4 – Compensation

§ 4.1 Compensation for Basic Services. Fill points have been added for two of the more popular methods for compensating Architects for Basic Services: Stipulated Sum and a Percentage Basis. Section 4.1 also includes a space for users to insert another compensation method, such as hourly billing rates or a multiple of direct salary expense, if the parties so choose.

§ 4.4 Calculation of Progress Payments For Percentage Basis Compensation. Language has been added to clarify how progress payments to the Architect are calculated when the parties have chosen a percentage basis as the method of compensation for the Architect’s Basic Services. Progress payments are calculated by applying the percentages set forth in Article 11 to the Owner’s most recent budget for the Cost of the Work. Section 5.2 requires the Owner to update its budget for the Cost of the Work as part of its budget for the Project throughout the course of the Project. Section 11.6 also clarifies that once a progress payment is made, it shall not retroactively be adjusted based on subsequent increases or decreases to the Owner’s budget for the Cost of the Work.

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