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How do I set the accounting method for a contract?

Background

In Procore, the accounting method on a head contract, purchase order, or subcontract can be set to one of the following:

  • Amount Based
    Choose this method to enter a lump sum amount for a line item on a Program of Values (SOV). 
  • Unit/Quantity Based
    Choose this method when ordering materials in quantity. With this method, users enter a quantity and unit price for the line item on your SOV and Procore automatically calculates the total for the line item for you.
 Important

Answers

When setting the accounting method for a contract, there are several things to consider:


When can I configure the accounting method?

Always configure the accounting method before you add line items to a contract's SOV. After you add line items, a contract's accounting method cannot be changed. 


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Who can configure the accounting method?

Depending on the contract type, users with 'Admin' level permissions on the project's Commitments and/or Head Contracts tool. 


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How do I configure the accounting method?

You can configure the default accounting method for one or both of the contract tools. 

Tool Name To configure the default accounting method for a tool 
Head Contracts Configure Advanced Settings: Head Contracts
Commitments Configure Advanced Settings: Commitments

You can also configure the default accounting method on an individual contract

Contract Type To configure the accounting method for a contract
Head Contract Edit the Advanced Settings Tab on a Head Contract
Purchase Order Edit the Advanced Settings Tab on a Commitment
Subcontract Edit the Advanced Settings Tab on a Commitment

You can also configure the default accounting method for tender packages. 

Tool Name Header Column 4
Tendering Configure Advanced Settings: Tendering 

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How does a contract's accounting method affect variations?

variation must always use the same accounting method that is configured in the head contract, purchase order, or subcontract. Contracts and variations cannot use different accounting methods:

  • If a purchase or subcontract is set to Unit/Quantity Based, all Commitment Variations (CCOs) for that purchase order must be Unit/Quantity Based. You cannot have an Amount Based CV when a contract is Unit/Quantity Based. 
  • If a head contract is Unit/Quantity Based, all Head Contract Variations (PCCOs) for that contact must be Unit/Quantity Based. You cannot have an Amount Based HCV when a contract is Unit/Quantity Based. 

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How does a contract's accounting method affect data exports?

When you export an individual head contract, purchase order or subcontract or variation, Procore exports only the fields that are relevant to the accounting method set on the contract. For example, if you have an Amount Based head contract, unit- and quantity-related fields cannot be exported. This is also true for variations and progress claims related to that head contract.


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What do I need to Consider With Unit/Quantity Based Contracts? 

If you decide you want to use the Unit/Quantity Based accounting method on a contract, keep the following in mind:

  • The Subcontractor SOV tab is NOT available. 
  • The 'Materials Presently Stored' column is NOT included on the contract's progress claim. 
  • You can use the 'Subtotal Override' option on a line item to use the Amount Based accounting method on that line item.
    • When the override option is ON, the progress claims for the contract will bill for the dollar amount.
    • When the override option is OFF, the progress claims for the contract will bill for quantities. 

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