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Create a Main Contract Variation


To create a main contract variation in the Project level Main Contracts tool. 


Use the steps below when you need to create a main contract variation.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:
    • 'Admin' level permissions on the project's Main Contracts tool.
  • Additional Information:
  • For companies using the icon-erp-synced2.png ERP Integrations tool: Show/Hide  
    • Not all ERP integrations support the sync of variations. For those that do, additional requirements, limitations and considerations vary depending on the ERP system your company's account is integrated with. See Things to Know About your ERP Integration for details.



  1. Navigate to the project's Main Contracts tool.
  2. Locate the main contract to work with. Then click its Number link. 
  3. Click Create Main Contract VAR.
  4. Complete the following fields:
    • #
      Accept the default number, enter a new number or create a custom numbering scheme for this variation and future ones. 

      • Procore automatically assigns the item a new number in sequential order. For example; 001, 002, 003 and so on.
      • To use a custom numbering scheme, enter any set of alphanumeric characters. Procore automatically assigns new numbers in sequential order using your custom scheme. 
    • Date Created
      Shows the date and time the variation was created in Procore. You cannot change this date.

    • Revision
      If you revise a variation later, you can enter the revision number here.

    • Created By
      Procore automatically populates this field with the name of the user who created the variation. 

    • Title
      Enter a descriptive name here. 

    • Status
      Select the current status of the variation. Procore automatically places the variation in the 'Draft' status. To learn more, see What are the default statuses for variations in Procore?

    • Private
      Mark this tickbox if you want the item to be private. This means it is only visible to users with 'Admin' level permissions on the contract (or funding). 

    • Due Date
      Select a due date to indicate the date by which the 'Designated Reviewer' must approve or reject the variation. 

    • Issued Date
      Select the date when the variation was issued. 

    • Designated Reviewer

      Select the Procore user at your organisation who is responsible for approving or rejecting the variation. To appear as a selection in this list, the designated reviewer's Procore user account must be added to the Project Directory and have 'Standard' level permissions or higher to the contract or funding tool. See Add a User Account to the Project Directory


      Are you the 'Designated Reviewer' on a variation? To learn how to submit an approve or reject response, see Approve or Reject a Variation.

    • Paid Date
      Select the date that payment was received for the variation.

    • Description
      Enter a more detailed description of the variation. 

    • Programme Impact
      If this variation is expected to impact the construction project's programme, enter the estimated number of additional days this would add to the programme. 

    • Revised Substantial Completion Date
      If the variation modifies the substantial completion date for the contract, select that date from the calendar control. 

      If the substantial completion date is enabled on the 'Configure Settings' page of the tool, Procore updates the variation's 'Revised Substantial Completion Date' field after the variation is placed into the Approved status. 
    • Executed
      Mark this tickbox after the variation is fully executed.

    • Depending on the variation tier settings of the Main Contract's tool, one (1) of these list boxes will appear:
  5. Choose one (1) of these options:
    • To create the variation, click Create.
    • To create the variation and send email notifications, click Create & Email
    • If you are using the Procore + DocuSign® integration to collect signatures, click Complete with DocuSign. To learn more, see DocuSign®.