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Section C-8
Listing Subcontractors

Owners often wish to know what Subcontractors/ Suppliers a General Contractor intends to engage to assess their qualifications. Asking for these names at the same time as the bid is due is contrary to the procedures established in the AIA General Conditions. In accordance with the AIA General Conditions, when a Subcontractor list is required, the apparent low bidder should be allowed to submit their list after bids have been received by the Owner. This allows the Bidder to carefully analyze the Subcontractor's and Supplier's bids to determine the accuracy and scope of the bid.

Upon reviewing the proposed list, the Owner should have the option of requesting changes to the Subcontractors. If an Owner's suggested Subcontractor's price is more than the General Contractor's listed Subcontractor, the Owner should be willing to pay the cost difference.

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History of Recommendation:
Approved April, 2010

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