The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released updated Contractor’s Qualification Statement and Warranty Bond documents.
Used to inquire about a contractor’s qualifications, the updated warranty statement now includes more capabilities such as safety protocols and plans, sustainability, and BIM experience. It can now be assembled modularly so that contractors can provide general information about their company, sensitive financial and performance information, and information that pertains to a specific project.
“The new bond is a useful tool to owners and contractors who wish to navigate the post-completion warranty obligation process more successfully, particularly on complex projects,” according to AIA. AIA worked with the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) and the Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) to develop the new warranty bond. The document provides coverage for the contractor’s post-completion warranty obligations.