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Create a Commitment Potential Variation (CPV) from a Change Event

Objective

To create a Commitment Potential Variation (CPV) from a change event. 

Background

If you have two tiers configured for variations, you will be creating a CPV, which can only be done from a change event. You will then create the CPV from the Commitments tool. If you have one tier configured for variations, you will be creating a CV. For more information on tier structure, see What are the different variation tiers? You can create a CPV either before or after the RFQ has been responded to or reviewed. If you wait until after the RFQ has been reviewed and the RFQ status is Pending Final Approval, the CPV bill of quantities will populate with amount from the RFQ. For more information about RFQ statuses, see What are the different RFQ statuses and how do they affect cost and variation amounts?

Things to Consider

Prerequisites

  1. Complete the steps in Create a Change Event.
  2. (Optional) Complete the steps in Create an RFQ.

Steps

  1. Navigate to the project's Change Events tool.
  2. Click the Detail tab.
  3. Place a tick next to the change event line items that you want to include in your new Commitment PV. 
    Notes:
    • To show only line items for a specific vendor, click Add Filter and then choose Vendor from the drop-down list. 
    • You can select multiple line item checkboxes from multiple change events. 
  4. Click Bulk Actions and choose one of these options:
    • Create a Commitment PV > Contracts with Matching Cost Codes
      If there are contracts with cost codes that match the change event line items you select, they will appear here for your selection.
      OR
    • Create a Commitment PV > Contracts
      All other approved contracts will appear here for your selection. 
      Note: If an option is grayed out and dimmed, hover your mouse cursor over the tooltip to learn why.
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  5. Under General Information in the New Potential Variation page, enter the following information:
    • Number
      The system automatically assigns the next available number to the Commitment PV. By default numbers are assigned as 001, 002, 002 and so on. You can manually override this by typing over the number, if desired. For example,  you might want your numbering scheme to use three (3) leading zeros instead of two (2): 0001 
      Note: If you override the default number, the system will automatically increment the numbering using your new entry and format. 
    • Date Created
      This field logs the date and time the Commitment PV was created. 
    • Revision
      When you first create a Commitment PV, the revision number is zero.
      Note: Later in the project, a Commitment PV might have several revisions because of feedback from a reviewer/approver. 
    • Created By
      This field automatically displays the name of the user creating the Commitment PV. 
    • Contract Company
      This field automatically populates with the name of the subcontractor or vendor listed on the subcontract.
      Note: This field is only visible if the CV is for a subcontract.
    • Contract
      This field automatically populates with the name of the contract for which the CV is being created.
      Note: This field is only visible if the CV is for a subcontract.
    • Title
      Enter a title name for the CV that describes what the variation is for.
      Note: If you will be exporting the CV to an integrated ERP system, keep in mind that there may be character limitations. See What is the maximum character length for a commitment's 'Title'?
    • Commitment Variation
    • Status
      Select the current state of the Commitment PV  (the default status will be set to Pending-In Review):
      • ApprovedThe Commitment PV is approved. Costs are reflected as "Committed Costs" in the budget.
      • DraftThe Commitment PV still needs to be modified before it can be submitted for review. Costs are not reflected in the budget.
      • Pending - In ReviewThe Commitment PV is currently being reviewed by an approver. Costs are reflected as "Pending Changes" in the budget.
      • Pending - Not PricingThe Commitment PV is pending and is not actively being priced. Costs are reflected as "Pending Changes" in the budget.
      • Pending - Not ProceedingThe Commitment PV  is pending and the work is not currently taking place. Costs are reflected as "Pending Changes" in the budget.
      • Pending - PricingThe Commitment PV is pending and currently out for pricing. Costs are reflected as "Pending Changes" in the budget.
      • Pending - ProceedingThe Commitment PV is still pending and the work is being completed. Costs are reflected as "Pending Changes" in the budget.
      • Pending - RevisedThe Commitment PV has been modified since its initial submission. Costs are reflected as "Pending Changes" in the budget.
      • RejectedThe Commitment PV has been rejected. Costs are not reflected in the budget.
      • No ChargeThere is no resulting charge from the Commitment PV.
    • Site Order
    • Variation Request
      • NoneThis is the default setting. You can link the PV to a Variation Request (VR) at a later time. 
      • Add to ExistingChoose this option. Then select an existing Variation Request (VR) from the drop-down list. 
      • Create NewChoose this option to create a new Variation Request (VR). 
        Note: You also have the option to create a new Commitment Variation (CV) by placing a tick in the ALSO create New Commitment Variation box.  
    • Change Reason
      The change reason field will populate with the change reason you selected in the change event; however, you can edit as necessary. Select one of these reasons for the potential CV: Client Request, Design Development, Allowance, Existing Condition or Backcharge. To learn how to configure change reasons, see Set the Default Change Management Configurations.
    • Private
      Check this box so only you and users with 'Admin' level access on variation can view this variation.
    • Description
      Enter a detailed description of the CV.
      Note: If you will be exporting the CV to an integrated ERP system, there may be character limitations imposed by the third-party system.
    • Request Received From
      Select a user from the project's directory who you are submitting the CV on the behalf of. 
    • Location
      Use the location drop-down menu to select a location the [item] impacts. Either select from the predefined locations or see How do I add a multi-tiered location to an item?. This location may be as general as the site location at the first tier or as specific as where on the site the contractor will be working at the second tier.
    • Programme Impact
      If known, you can provide an estimate of the number of additional days that would potentially be added to the current project programme if the CV were approved.
    • Site Change
      Tick this box if the Variation requires a site change
    • Reference
      Reference any other tools, materials or documents that are related to the Variation.
    • Paid in Full
      Check this box if the cost is already covered in the budget.
    • Change Event Line Items
      If your project is integrated with ERP, select a line item from the Associated Line Item drop-down menu. If you select New Line Item, a zero (0) monetary line item will be added to the commitment's BOQ If the project is not integrated with ERP, you can continue to the next step. 
  6. When you are done, click Create. The Bill of Quantities are created from the change event line items. 

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