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Delete a Main Contract Variation (MCV)


To delete a Main Contract Variation (MCV) from a project's Main Contract tool. 


To remove a MCV, you can click the red (x) icon on the line item. However, when the icon is grayed out and not available, it means the MCV is associated with other items in Procore and you will first need to edit any associated items (such as Potential Variations (PCOs), Variation Requests (CORs), or payment applications). The steps below show you how to remove associated items and then permanently delete a MCV. 

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:
    • 'Admin' level permissions on the project's Main Contracts tool.


  • It the MCV is linked to one (1)  or more payment applications, you must delete all associated payment applications before using the Steps below.
When removing the 'Approved' status from your PCCOs, you must remove the status in the reverse order they were approved. For example, if you applied the 'Approved' status to PCCOs # 1, 3, 4, 2, 5, 6, you will need to remove the 'Approved' status in the reverse order # 6, 5, 2, 4, 3, 1.


  1. Navigate to the project's Main Contracts tool.
  2. Locate the main contract to work with. Then click its Number link.
  3. Click the Variations tab.
  4. Remove the 'Approved' status from all PCCOs associated with the CORs or PCOs:
  5. Locate the variation to unapprove in the list.
    1. Click View.
    2. Click Edit.
    3. Select a status other than Approved from the Status drop-down menu. 
      Note: Be sure to remove the 'Approved' status from your PCCOs in the reverse order from which they were applied. 
  6. Locate the VR that you want to unlink.
  7. Click View.
  8. Click Edit.
  9. Select None from the Main Contract Variation drop-down menu.

  10. Click the 'x' to remove any linked PCOs from the Potential Variations list. 

  11. Click Save.
  12. Click the Variations tab.
  13. Locate the MCV to remove.
  14. Click the RED 'x' on the line item.
  15. Click OK to confirm the removal of the MCV.