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Set or Release Retention on a Subcontractor Payment Application


To set or release retention for line items on a subcontractor payment application with the Commitments tool. 


Things to Consider

  • Required User Permission:
    • To edit a payment application before/during/after the current billing period,  'Admin' on the Commitments tool
    • To edit a payment application, during the current billing period only, 'Standard' on the Commitments tool. 
      • A member of the 'Private' drop-down list on the commitment.
        Note: Members of the 'Private' list are automatically added as an 'Payment Application Contact' on the commitment. See Create Payment Application Contacts.
  • Additional Information:
    • To set the same percentage of retention on all line items in the payment application, enter a value to apply to all line items in the payment application.
    • To release retention on all line items, enter a value  to apply to all line items. This move the desired percentage from the 'Currently Retained' column to the 'Released This Period' column.
    • For customers in Australia flag-australia.png, you can also manage withholding using the sliding scale retention feature. To learn more, see What is sliding scale retention?


  1. Navigate to the project's Commitments tool.
  2. Click the Payment Applications tab. 
  3. Locate the subcontractor payment application that you want to work with.
  4. Click the Detail tab.
  5. Click the Edit button. 
  6. Choose one of the following:

Set Retention on All Line Items

Release Retention on All Line Items

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