Following receipt of a favorable response from the Archbishop upon the recommendation of the DMS, the project design/development can begin.
The DFM shall prepare the contract for services with the Architect. Any contractual agreement with an architect must follow the appropriate AIA form and be submitted to the DFM for review by ALC.
Typically, building design contracts shall be separated into two phases: 1) schematic design and 2) design/development through construction administration. A requirement shall be made in the second contract for the provision of record documents to be completed and delivered at the conclusion of the project.
Upon review and approval, the Executive Director of the DMS shall submit the contract for the Archbishop’s signature.