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DBIA's Bookstore

To order books, contract documents and industry materials from DBIA please visit our online bookstore here.
 
DBIA Members are eligible for discounts of 10% on books and 50% on contract documents.
 
Here’s how:
 
Go to the bookstore and start shopping. Follow the usual shopping cart process; create an account with a user name and password during the checkout process. If you’re purchasing a contract document, you’ll be able to download the file(s) when logged onto the bookstore site.
 
DBIA members – towards the end of the checkout process, there is a field for the discount/coupon code. You can get the code from the Members-Only page on the DBIA site or contact Todd Rich (trich@dbia.org).
 
 

DBIA's Contract Documents and Forms

RFQ/RFP Forms and Guide
DBIA’s Standard Forms for RFQ/RFP Now Available

One of the most important ways owners manage the risk of achieving success in a project is selecting a design-builder who is best suited to perform the work. To determine the best design-build fit, owners must design a procurement process that is focused on finding the right team for each project. DBIA's new standard form of RFQ/RFP and the accompanying Guide will assist owners with understanding the issues owners should consider and decisions owners need to make to create a procurement process that is most likely to lead to a successful project. The new DBIA Standard Form of Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposals and RFQ/RFP Guide are now available in our online bookstore
 
Robynne Parkinson, who drafted the form RFQ, RFP and the accompanying RFQ/RFP Guide, recently held a webinar through DBIA where she walks through the documents and highlights key sections. She also discusses the philosophy behind the documents and provides helpful tips in both developing a procurement and responding to procurements that use these documents.
 
The webinar is an excellent companion to the RFQ/RFP and Guide and you can take it here.
 

Progressive Design-Build AgreementNew Progressive Design-Build Agreement Released

DBIA and the Water Design-Build Council released their new PDB Agreement to the public today. The agreement is designed for owners and design-build practitioners interested in pursuing the collaboration, innovation and efficient project delivery that comes with progressive design-build. The new Progressive Design-Build Agreement can be found in DBIA’s online bookstore.
 
If you'd like to review the language before purchasing the document, you can download a sample version here.
 
If you'd like information on Progressive Design-Build, we now have a Progressive Design-Build Primer.
 
 
DBIA contract documents are known as a fair basis for successful projects. In 2010, DBIA’s team of legal experts performed a complete revision that encompasses electronic data handling, insurance and bonding, schedule changes and many other issues.
 
All documents are downloadable in Microsoft Office format and can be edited to suit specific projects and needs.
 
Your purchase provides you a license to use the document that is effective for one year from the date of purchase. The license can easily be renewed in the bookstore.
 
DBIA members receive a 50% discount on contract documents. Simply sign in on this site to obtain the coupon code in the Resources section. Then go to the online bookstore to set up an account and make your purchase.
 

DBIA Contract Documents

 

Contact Todd Rich, trich@dbia.org, for a sample of any document; those from the earlier stages of a project are linked to samples for easy downloading.

Early Forms:
 
 
 
RFQ/RFP - Sample Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Sample Request for Proposals (RFP) and RFQ/RFP Guide

Design-Build Contracts:
 
 
 

Subcontracts:
#540 - Standard Form of Agreement between Design-Builder and Design Consultant
 
#570 - Standard Form of Agreement between Design-Builder and Subcontractor (Where Subcontractor Does Not Provide Design Services)
 
#560 - Standard Form of Agreement between Design-Builder and Design-Build Subcontractor - Cost Plus Fee with an Option for a Guaranteed Maximum Price
 
#565 - Standard Form of Agreement between Design-Builder and Design-Build Subcontractor - Lump Sum
 
#550 - Standard Form of Agreement between Design-Builder and General Contractor - Cost Plus Fee with an Option for a Guaranteed Maximum Price
 
#555 - Standard Form of Agreement between Design-Builder and General Contractor - Lump Sum
 
#575 - Standard Form of Agreement between Design Consultant and Design-Build Sub-Consultant
 
Bonds:
#610 - Proposal Bond for Design-Build Projects
 
#620 - Performance Bond for Design-Build Projects
 
#625 - Payment Bond for Design-Build Projects
 
#630 - Subcontractor Performance Bond for Design-Build Projects
 
#635 - Subcontractor's Payment Bond for Design-Build Projects
 
#640 - General Contractor's Performance bond for Design-Build Projects
 
#645 - General Contractor's Payment Bond for Design-Build Projects
 
#615 - Warranty Bond for Design-Build Projects

Other:
#500-D4 - Certificate of Substantial Completion
 
#500-D8 - Certificate of Final Completion
 
#500-D1 - Project Schedule of Values
 
#500-D2 - Design-Build Change Order Form
 
#500-D5 - Design-Build Work Change Directive Form
 
#500-D11 - Design-Build Contract Amendment
 
E-BIMWD - Building Information Modeling Exhibit
 
E-INSWD - Insurance Exhibits Complete Set
   E-INS-I - Insurance Exhibit - Design-Builder's Insurance Requirements
   E-INS-II - Insurance Exhibit - Owner's Insurance Requirements
   E-INS-III - Insurance Exhibit - Design Consultant's Insurance Requirements
   E-INS-IV - Insurance Exhibit - Design-Build Subcontractor's Insurance Requirements
   E-INS-V - Insurance Exhibit - General Contractor's and Subcontractor's Insurance Requirements
 
E-SUSWD - Sustainable Project Goals Exhibit
 
#500-D3 - Design-Builder's Affidavit of Final Release
 
#500-D9 - Design-Builder's Request
 
#500-D10 - Design-Builder's Request Log
 
#500-D6 - Consent of Surety to Reduction in or Partial Release of Retainage
 
#500-D6GC - Consent of Surety to Reduction in or Partial Release of Retainage to General Contractor
 
#500-D6S - Consent of Surety to Reduction in or Partial Release of Retainage to Subcontractor
 
#500-D7 - Consent of Surety to Final Payment
 
#500-D7GC - Consent of Surety to Final Payment to General Contractor
 
#500-D7S - Consent of Surety to Final Payment to Subcontractor
 

Please review our terms of use before using any DBIA contract document.

 

Wondering how to work with these documents?

DBIA's G. William Quatman, Esq., FAIA, DBIA, presented a webinar in which he discusses how to properly use and work with these documents. This 90-minute webinar is available in recorded format for $50.00 here. It is approved for continuing education credit from both DBIA and AIA. For more information on our upcoming webinars, click here.

​Questions? Please contact us
 

 Best Sellers

 

 
RFQ/RFP forms and Guide
 
 
 
Design Management Guide
 
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