A133–2009 (formerly A121CMc–2003), Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager as Constructor where the basis of payment is the Cost of the Work Plus a Fee with a Guaranteed Maximum Price

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AIA Document A133ℒ–2009 is intended for use on projects where a construction manager, in addition to serving as adviser to the owner, assumes financial responsibility for construction of the project. The construction manager provides the owner with a guaranteed maximum price proposal, which the owner may accept, reject, or negotiate. Upon the owner’s acceptance of the proposal by execution of an amendment, the construction manager becomes contractually bound to provide labor and materials for the project and to complete construction at or below the guaranteed maximum price. The document divides the construction manager’s services into two phases: the pre-construction phase and the construction phase, portions of which may proceed concurrently in order to fast track the process. AIA Document A133–2009 is coordinated for use with AIA Documents A201ℒ–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, and B103ℒ–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Large or Complex Project. A133–2009 replaces AIA Document A121β„’CMc–2003 (expired May 31, 2010).

CAUTION: To avoid confusion and ambiguity, do not use this construction management document with any other AIA construction management document.