Once you have a short list of candidates based on qualifications, (and ONLY then) you can consider price.
The AIA is the predominant source for standard forms, but it isn't the only source.
When we consider how to save costs in construction, we are essentially trying to avoid paying extra costs.
This latest 2017 edition of the AIA Contract Documents is the sixteenth edition of these documents.
There is no degree of change that will ever replace these roles. They are required on every job.
There are only certain types of suppliers who have the training and legal obligation to look after the Owner's best interests.
Unit pricing tends to rise as the scale of the project reduces.
Rip and Tear clauses establish the Architect's liability to pay for costs that the Owner may incur.
The court found that Foster failed to “identify requirements and possible constraints" and "confirm key requirements and constraints”.
Change Orders - How to Plan, Mitigate, and Minimize the impact of Changes on Your Construction Projects.
The standard verbiage from the AIA is so vague and open to interpretation that it hurts both parties.
This list of criteria should be used for pre-qualifying Contractors to participate in a solicitation.