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RAIC Digital Contracts

New Digital Contracts

Architects and their clients prefer RAIC Digital Contracts 

The RAIC is currently redesigning its Document 6 and 9 Covers to eliminate the need for RAIC self-adhesive authorization seals to be affixed to the cover of executed (signed) contracts. The redesigned 2022 Document 6 and 9 Covers will be released soon along with an upgraded suite of 2022 RAIC Digital Contract Documents and new authorization protocols.

Until the release of our upgraded 2022 RAIC Digital Contract Documents, the RAIC self-adhesive authorization seal is still required to be affixed to all executed RAIC Contract Documents. We therefore recommend that you only purchase sufficient RAIC self-adhesive authorization seals to meet your needs until the launch.

After the release of our new upgraded suite of 2022 RAIC Digital Contracts, the RAIC self-adhesive authorization seals will be discontinued and no longer distributed or sold by the RAIC.

RAIC Digital Contracts are designed to be clear, easy to understand, and most importantly, to save you time. Confidential contracts are tailored to protect professionals and their clients. Use the RAIC Digital Contracts platform to complete, issue and manage your contracts and professional services with your clients simply and efficiently.

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Complete, issue and manage online and all from one account!

RAIC Digital Contracts provides you with greater flexibility when you are completing and endorsing your contracts.

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Professional Services Contracts 

RAIC Professional Services Contracts are suitable for appointing a full range of services, all building types, and occupancies and include:

  1. RAIC Document 6 - 2018 Canadian Standard Form of Contract for Architectural Services  
  2. RAIC Document 6SA - 2022 Supplemental Agreement Form for Document 6  
  3. RAIC Document 8 - 2022 Canadian Standard Form of Master Contract for Architect’s Services  
  4. RAIC Document 8SO - 2022 Service Order Form for Document 8   
  5. RAIC Document 9 - 2018 Canadian Standard Form of Contract between Architect and Consultant   
  6. RAIC Document 9SA - 2022 Supplemental Agreement Form for Document 9

 

Pricing

Digital Contracts 2022 pricing table

 

If you have an existing RAIC account, access it here.  Previous guest users can log in here.

Trouble logging in? Email digital_contracts@raic.org

 

What people are saying about RAIC Digital Contracts

This new platform will significantly reduce the time and effort typically required to complete contract documents, a great step forward for the entire industry!

    Stephanie Helen Tremblay (she) - architecte, PA LEEDBD+C, PMP - architect, LEEDBD+C AP, PMP
     

Excited for the new electronic RAIC contracts! 

The useful guidance is now immediately adjacent to the contract form. Choices you make for services, insurance etc. immediately strike through or remove the then-irrelevant clauses.

    Brian Oakley, AAA FRAIC

   

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I access the RAIC Digital Contracts Platform?

The RAIC Digital Contracts platform can be directly accessed from the RAIC website. Bookmark this page.

How do I use the RAIC Digital Contracts Platform?

Follow these six simple steps:

  • Click here to access the RAIC Digital Contracts Platform and create or log in your account
  • Select “Projects” tab in the left-hand menu
  • Click the “Add Projects and Create Contracts” button and select the required contract for your project
  • Complete the steps and transaction
  • Draft and finalize your contract
  • Use RAIC Digital Contracts to directly submit the Contract or Supplemental Agreement to the other party for electronic signature or print a copy for traditional ink signature
Which Contracts are available on the RAIC Digital Contracts Platform?
  • RAIC Document 6 - 2022 Canadian Standard Form of Contract for Architect’s Services
  • (NEW) RAIC Document 6SA - 2022 Supplemental Agreement Form for Document 6
  • (NEW) RAIC Document 8 - 2022 Canadian Standard Form of Master Contract for Architect’s Services
  • (NEW) RAIC Document 8SO - 2022 Service Order Form for Document 8 
  • RAIC Document 9 - 2022 Canadian Standard Form of Contract between Architect and Consultant
  • (NEW) RAIC Document 9SA - 2022 Supplemental Agreement Form for Document 9 
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What are the (NEW) RAIC Document 6SA and 9SA Supplemental Agreements?

The new RAIC Document 6SA and 9SA Supplemental Agreements provide rapid agreement between architects, clients and consultants for changes in project scope, service scope, project schedule or professional fees.

What is the (NEW) RAIC Document 8 - 2022 Canadian Standard Form of Master Contract for Architect’s Services?

The new RAIC Document 8 is a specialized contract designed for the Municipal, Academic Institutions, Schools and Hospitals Sector. The contract is for organizations that have not fully developed the project scope or design scope required for their project or to maintain an open service agreement with an architect.

RAIC Document 8 will become available three weeks after the launch of RAIC Digital Contracts. We are not initially offering Document 8 in order to eliminate confusion while first time users access our digital editions of RAIC Document Six and Nine and the (NEW) Supplemental Agreements. Sign up for updates to stay up to date on Digital Contracts offerings.

Are there other new RAIC contracts on the horizon?

We expect specialized editions of Documents 6 and (e.g. BIM, climate action) to be available in late 2022 early 2023. Sign up for updates to stay up to date on Digital Contracts offerings.

How will these new 2022 Digital Editions of the RAIC Digital Contract System enhance practice?

RAIC Digital Contracts is expected to significantly reduce the time and effort required to draft, assemble, endorse, store and manage contracts, supplemental agreements and service orders for architects, clients and consultants by providing an extensive collection through an individual user password protected account for easy storage and retrieval anywhere the internet can be accessed.

The RAIC Digital Contracts platform is the result of the RAIC responding to the expressed need to provide a system that reflects contemporary and future practices of twenty-first century architects, clients and consultants.

Will I still need to use RAIC Authorization Seals for contracts?

To streamline the architect’s business operations, RAIC Authorization Seals will now be electronically applied to the final document in the Digital Contracts platform. This will happen at no extra cost thereby eliminating the need to purchase or stockpile self-adhesive RAIC Authorization Seals.

It should be noted that with the introduction of these new 2022 digital editions of the RAIC digital contracts, the previous editions of Documents six and nine will be discontinued including the sale of the seals for these documents. Therefore, previous editions of these forms should not be used after September 13, 2022.

Is there training available on how to use the new platform?

Instructional videos and other resources will be available to help architects navigate the process of creating, sealing, endorsing and managing their contracts. Webinars will be launched Fall 2022 – stay tuned for information through RAIC communications.

After I purchase my RAIC Digital contracts, am I required to use them within a certain time frame? 

You are not obliged to finalize contracts within a specific timeframe after purchase. The system is programmed so contracts can remain in an open state and used as required.

RAIC Digital Contracts secure?

The RAIC takes online security and privacy very seriously and your private information will not be publicly accessible. The RAIC Digital Contract platform uses software with robust protocols and password protected user accounts. The RAIC selected a digital contract platform with a globally proven track record of privacy protection.

Can I print a RAIC Digital Contract and use traditional pen and ink signatures?

The RAIC Digital Contract platform is flexible allowing users the freedom to download and print their contracts for pen and ink signatures or directly forward them to the client and consultant from within the platform for electronic signature.

When electronic signatures are used, the architect receives both signature confirmations and a “Signing Receipt” clearly indicating the project name, contract type, name of signees, dates, times, and signees IP address for archival purposes. The “Signing Receipt” is automatically archived in the RAIC Digital Contracts password protected user account for easy confirmation and future access.