Summary: C203™ – 2017, Standard Form of Consultant’s Services for Commissioning

 C203™ – 2017, Standard Form of Consultant’s Services for Commissioning

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Synopsis

Purpose & related documents

Changes from the previous edition

 

Synopsis.

AIA Document C203–2017 replaces AIA Document B211™–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Commissioning. C203 was updated in 2017 as a “C” series document. An owner can still use C203 to hire an architect to perform commissioning services; however, C203 can also be used to hire commissioning professionals from other backgrounds. C203 includes (1) provisions describing the consultant’s role to assist in preparing the Owner’s Project Requirements, (2) a detailed description of the consultant’s Commissioning Plan, (3) provisions related to commissioning-related design reviews, and (4) provisions related to the consultant’s role in commissioning during the construction phase of the Project. C203 should be incorporated into an owner/consultant agreement, such as C103-2015, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Consultant without a Predefined Scope of Consultant’s Services. C203 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/consultant agreement. For use and execution of a document, see its instructions  » 

 

Purpose & related documents. 

AIA Document C203–2017 provides the Consultant’s scope of services for Commissioning in a standard form that the Owner and Consultant can modify to suit the needs of the Project. C203–2017 is not a stand-alone document and it is intended to be used with AIA Document C103™–2015, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Consultant without a Predefined Scope of Consultant’s Services.

 

Changes from the previous edition.

C203-2017 replaces B211-2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Commissioning and includes several notable changes. In developing C203-2017, the AIA Documents Committee recognized that professionals from a variety of backgrounds perform commissioning services. Thus, C203 is no longer written as an architect’s scope of services in the B-Series of documents. Instead, C203 is silent as to the professional background of the person or entity performing the commissioning services and is categorized as a consultant document in the C-Series of documents. An owner can still use C203 to hire an architect to perform commissioning services, but C203 can also be used to hire professionals from other backgrounds to perform these services. 

C203 was also updated to reflect changes in the industry that have taken place since the prior version. For example, C203 now includes: (1) provisions describing the consultant’s role to assist in preparing the Owner’s Project Requirements; (2) a more detailed description of the consultant’s Commissioning Plan; (3) updated provisions related to commissioning-related design reviews; and (4) updated provisions related to the consultant’s role in commissioning during the construction phase of the Project. C203 also includes an expanded Initial Information section and updated provisions for Supplemental Services.

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