G612–2001, Owner’s Instructions to the Architect – (Free download at www.aia.org/contractdocs/)
AIA Document G612™–2001 is a questionnaire, drafted to elicit information from the owner regarding the nature of the construction contract. AIA Document G612–2001 is divided into three parts: Part A relates to contracts, Part B relates to insurance and bonds, and Part C deals with bidding procedures. The order of the parts follows the project’s chronological sequence to match the points in time when the information will be needed. Because many of the items relating to the contract will have some bearing on the development of construction documents, it is important to place Part A in the owner’s hands at the earliest possible phase of the project. The owner’s responses to Part A will lead to a selection of the appropriate delivery method and contract forms, including the general conditions. Part B naturally follows after selection of the general conditions because insurance and bonding information is dependent upon the type of general conditions chosen. Answers to Part C will follow as the contract documents are further developed.