Documents in the Interiors family are for use on small to large tenant projects for FF&E procurement services (i.e., furniture, furnishings and equipment) and for FF&E procurement combined with architectural interior design and construction services. These documents anticipate procurement of FF&E under a contract separate from design services.
*A751, INVITATION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUOTATION FOR FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS AND EQUIPMENT CAN BE USED TO SOLICIT QUOTES FROM POTENTIAL VENDORS. *A104, STANDARD ABBREVIATED FORM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN OWNER AND CONTRACTOR, IS A STAND-ALONE AGREEMENT THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE THE USE OF A SEPARATE GENERAL CONDITIONS DOCUMENT.
AIA Document A151™–2019 is a stand-alone agreement and is intended for situations where a Vendor will provide a large amount, or perhaps even all, of the furnishings, furniture, and equipment (FF&E) for a Project. A151 is an agreement for the sale of goods and is governed by the law of the place where the Project is located, including the jurisdiction’s Uniform Commercial Code as adopted. A151-2019 replaces AIA Documents A151™-2007 and A251™-2007.
In A151, the Vendor not only sells and delivers FF&E, it also is responsible for incidental onsite Work such as placing, assembling, and installing the FF&E. A151 includes Vendor insurance requirements and requires the Vendor to coordinate its Work with the work of others on the Project. The Owner is required to provide the Vendor with access to the Project, storage space, and areas to perform the Work. In situations where the Vendor will not perform onsite Work, the parties should consider using AIA Document A152™–2019, Purchase Order.
AIA Document A751TM-2019 should be used in situations where an Owner intends to solicit competitive Quotations from Vendors for furniture, furnishings, and equipment (FF&E) for a Project. Coordinated with AIA Document A151TM-2019, Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Vendor for Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment (FF&E), A751 provides instructions for a Prospective Vendor to follow when preparing and submitting a Quotation. A751 allows the Owner to specify (1) the Quotation Documents upon which a Prospective Vendor will base its Quotation, (2) the manner in which a Prospective Vendor is required to submit a Quotation, and (3) the Proposed Contract Documents that will form the agreement between the Prospective Vendor and Owner. A751 also includes restrictions and procedures for a Prospective Vendor to withdrawal or modify its Quotation, if necessary.
AIA Document B153™–2007 is a standard form of agreement between the owner and architect for design services related solely to furniture, furnishings and equipment (FF&E). AIA Document B153–2007 divides the architect’s services into six phases: programming, schematic design, design development, contract documents, quotation, and FF&E contract administration. B153 was renumbered in 2007 and modified to align, as applicable, with AIA Documents B101™–2007. AIA Document B153–2007 is intended for use with AIA Document A251™–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Furniture, Furnishings and Equipment, which it incorporates by reference. NOTE: B175ID–2003 expired in 2009.
AIA Document B252™–2019 provides the Architect’s scope of services for interior design and furniture, furnishings, and equipment (FF&E) design. B252–2019 replaces AIA Document B252™–2007. The services set forth in B252–2019 parallel those in AIA Document B152™–2019 and thus requires the Architect to provide Programming Services and Basic Services, which include Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, FF&E Documents, Construction Procurement, FF&E Procurement, Construction Contract Administration, and FF&E Contract Administration. B252–2019 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scope of services Document, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2017, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B252–2019 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement.
AIA Document B253™–2019 provides the Architect’s scope of services for furniture, furnishings, and equipment (FF&E) design. B253–2019 replaces AIA Document B253™–2007. The services set forth in B253–2019 require the Architect to provide Programming Services and Basic Services, which include Schematic Design, Design Development, FF&E Documents, FF&E Procurement, and FF&E Contract Administration. B253–2019 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scope of services Document, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2017, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B253–2019 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement.
AIA Document B254™–2019 is a scope of services document that should be used in situations where an Architect is expected to assist an Owner in purchasing furniture, furnishings, and equipment (FF&E) and managing FF&E contracts. B254 can be attached to any Owner/Architect agreement in which the Architect performs FF&E design and selection services, such as AIA Document B152™–2019, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for Interior Design and Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment (FF&E) Design Services. B254 is not a stand-alone document and should not be used by itself.
B254 establishes an agency relationship that allows the Architect to enter into contracts for FF&E on behalf of the Owner. B254 places strict limitations on the Architect’s power to act as the Owner’s agent. Before entering into contracts with Vendors, the Architect must provide the Owner with the description, prices, and quantities of FF&E to be purchased. In contracts with Vendors, the Architect is also required to include statements (1) indicating that it is acting as the Owner’s purchasing agent regarding such contracts, (2) identifying the Owner as the purchaser, and (3) indicating that all warranties and guarantees shall be in the Owner’s name. The Architect also must keep the Owner reasonably informed about FF&E purchased on the Owner’s behalf. In exchange, the architect is given the protection of a disclosed agent acting on behalf of a principal, i.e. architect is not responsible for a Vendor’s poor performance and is relieved of the Owners’ obligations with regards to Vendors.