All contracts for professional services (architect, engineer, planner, etc.) can only be signed by the Archbishop. Contractual agreements with a consultant shall follow the appropriate amended American Institute of Architects (AIA) or other approved form.
Contracts over $300,000 must be signed by the Archbishop. Projects under $300,000 will not ordinarily be subject to full review by the ABC. Contracts under $300,000 may be signed by the Pastor. Category I, III and IV contracts must be submitted to the DFM for review. The DFM will submit all proposed contracts to the ALC for review.
All professional service contracts for soils investigation and engineering evaluation services required during the design process may be signed by the Pastor, Bishop, or Archbishop after review by the DFM.
All professional service contracts for mandatory code inspection and testing services during the construction process may be signed by the Pastor, Bishop, or Archbishop after review by the DFM.
All professional service contracts for independent onsite construction inspection or management services not required by code during the construction process shall only be signed by the Archbishop after review and approval of the DFM and ALC.
All contracts for work in excess of $30,000 shall be reviewed and approved by the ALC and the DFM. It is strongly recommended that contracts less than $30,000 also be reviewed by ALC.
All changes to any contract resulting in change of scope, credits, or extras, must be documented by a written Amendment or Change Order prepared by the Contractor, Architect or Project Manager, and accepted by the Pastor and the Contractor or Architect as necessary.
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