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Edit a Head Contract

Objective

To edit a project's head contract

Background

You can edit a prime contract at any time before you place it into the 'Approved' status. When a prime contract it is approved, some fields cannot be edited. 

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:
    • 'Admin' level permissions on the project's Prime Contracts tool.
  • Additional Information:
    • Some fields cannot be edited when items are in the 'Approved' status. For example, you cannot edit a Schedule of Values (SOV) on an owner progress claim or Head Contract Variation (HCV) already in the  'Approved' status.

Prerequisites

Steps

Edit a Head Contract

  1. Navigate to the project's Head Contracts tool.
  2. In the General tab, click Edit.
  3. Modify the fields as appropriate.
  4. In the General tab, under General Information, do the following:
    Notes: There are no required fields when creating a new prime contract. If you click Create without completing any data entry, the system saves the contract with your name listed as the creator and places it in the Draft status by default.
    • Sign with DocuSign©
      If you are using the Procore + DocuSign© integration (see DocuSign©), a checkmark appears by default. Clear the checkmark from the box if the prime contract does NOT require a DocuSign© signature. 
    • Contract #
      Accept the default contract number, enter a new number for the prime contract, or create a custom numbering scheme to use.
      Notes
      • If you plan to create multiple prime contracts, Procore increments this number for you by default. For example; 1, 2, 3, and so on. 
      • To use a custom numbering scheme, you can enter a set of alphanumeric characters (for example, PC-1 or PC-01 or PC-001), and Procore increments the number on new contracts.
    • Title
      Enter a descriptive name for the prime contract.
    • Owner/Client
      Select the project owner/client from the drop-down list.
    • Architect/Engineer
      Select the lead architect for the project from the drop-down list.
    • Contractor
      Enter the company name of the primary contractor managing the construction project. If you are setting up the prime contract, this will typically be your company's name. 
    • Status
      Select the current status for the prime contract. Options include Draft, Out for Bid, Out for Signature, Approved, Complete, or Terminated.
      Note: 
      To create change orders and invoices, a prime contract's status must be set to Approved or Complete.
    • Executed
      Place a mark in this check box if the contract has been fully executed.
    • Make this Visible Only to Administrators and the Following Users
      Place a mark in this check box to limit visibility to users with 'Admin' permission and any users designated in the 'Allow These Users to See SOV Items' checkbox.
    • Allow These Users to See SOV Items
      Place a mark in this check box. Then select the names of any users who have been granted 'Standard' or 'Read Only' permissions on the Prime tool from the 'Select a Person' drop-down list.
    • Default Retainage. Specify a default percentage that will automatically be applied to all line item costs for retainage purposes.  For example, enter: 10%
    • Description
      Enter a descriptive summary to provide more detail about the prime contract.
    • Attachments
      Attach any relevant files to the prime contract. For example, an electronic copy of the signed contract.
  5. Under Contract Dates, do the following:
    Note: A user with 'Admin' permission on the Prime tool can configure the tool to show or hide the fields marked with an asterisk (*) below. See  Configure Settings: Prime Contracts.
    • Date Created
      Shows the date the contract was created. This cannot be modified.
    • Start Date
      Specify the project's official start date.
    • Estimated Completion Date
      Specify the estimated date for project completion.
    • Substantial Completion Date*
      Select the date from the calendar control. The substantial completion date refers to the date that work is considered sufficiently complete to satisfy contractual requirements. It also indicates the date that the project owner or client can assume occupancy of all or part of a project and the general contractor is entitled to receive contract balance payment (less retainage) until final completion.
      Note: If enabled, the substantial completion date will be updated to each Prime Contract Change Order's Revised Substantial Completion Date once each Prime Contract Change Order has a status of Approved.
    • Actual Completion Date
      Select the date from the calendar control. This represents that final payments have been processed and the contract is considered closed.
    • Contract Date*
      Select the date from the calendar control. This represents the effective date of the contractual agreement. This is the date the contract goes into force. 
    • Signed Contract Received Date
      Select the date from the calendar control. This represents the date that the executed contract was received.
    • Execution Date*
      Select the date from the calendar control. This represents the date the agreement was signed by all parties. 
    • Issued On Date*
      Select the date from the calendar control. This date represents the date the contractual agreement was issued to both parties.
    • Returned Date
      Select the date from the calendar control. 
    • Letter of Intent Date
      Select the date from the calendar control. A letter of intent date is the date the Letter of Intent (LOI) document outlining the agreement between parties is received before the contract is finalized. 
    • Approval Letter Date*
      Select the date from the calendar control. A letter of approval date is the date that compliance with the fees, statements, and disclosures stated in the Letter of Approval (LOA) for the contract was signed into the record. 
    • Contract Termination Date
      Select the date from the calendar control. A contract termination date is a date outlined in the prime where all parties have met all contractual obligations and terms.
  6. Under Additional Information, do the following:
    • Inclusions. Specify any agreed-upon inclusions in the contract.
    • Exclusions. Specify any agreed-upon exclusions in the contract.
  7. Click Save.

Add, Delete and Rearrange SOV Line Items 

  1. Navigate to the Head Contracts tool.
  2. Click the Schedule of Values tab.
  3. Click the vertical ellipsis (⋮). Then choose from the following menu options:
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    • Add Above. Select this option to add a line item above the current line item. 
    • Add Below. Select this option to add a line item below the current line item. 
    • Delete. Select this option to delete the current line item. 
       Tip
      To rearrange line items in the list, you can type over the numbers in the # column. This lets you specify the list order of each item on the SOV. 
  4. Click Save.

 

If you would like to learn more about Procore’s prime contract software and how it can help your business, please visit our construction contract management software product page here.
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