What is a Contemplated Change Notice (CCN)?

An example CCN generated within ContractComplete.

A Contemplated Change Notice is a file the owner of the project sends to the contractor indicating a potential change. The contractor provides information such as how much more time, labor, and materials are necessary with pricing for each. The contractor will then provide the required information for the owner to approve. After approval, the parties will use a change order to solidify the agreement.

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Are There Other Names For A CCN?

Yes, Contemplated Change Crder (CCO) and Proposed Change are synonyms for a Contemplated Change Notice. 

What Is A Change Order?

Change notice, variation order, and change orders are all synonyms for a document that acts as a binding agreement if a dispute arises regarding quality, labor, timeline, or materials. To clarify, a change order is a formal process in the industry to make changes to the original contract and promotes transparency throughout the entire project. Find more information on our blog post here. 

Contemplated Change Notice vs. Change Order

When a project has changes, the first steps to gaining approval through a change order are informing the stakeholders. Prior to issuing a change order, all stakeholders are sent a draft document outlining the proposed changes. This provides a formal opportunity for negotiations between the stakeholders of the project regarding the proposed changes.

In our software, this process does not require a formal signature process. Stakeholders can edit proposed changes through ContractComplete in real-time allowing for a collaborative effort. Contemplated change notice and contemplated change order are synonyms with proposed change.

How Is It Different From A Change Notice?

A change notice is the formal process completed when all parties have agreed to a proposed change and can be created by any stakeholder. However, the owner of the project usually creates a contemplated change notice.

For example, if you are building a house, you are the owner of the project. Suppose you decided after the project began that you wanted a different shaped kitchen island. You would then submit a contemplated change notice to the contractors to find out how much time and money would be required. From there, you can decide whether or not you want to move forward with it. 

Similarly, if the contractors had a problem with the bathroom design, they would submit a proposed change indicating the added costs and time. After negotiations, a change order will be drafted and the contractors will begin working on the changes once signed.

Interested In Learning More?

We would love to hear from you, book a demo here! If you would like to see the change order process in action, we have many demo videos available. 

Chloe is a student at Western University who joined ContractComplete for an Intrapreneurship through Venture for Canada. She is currently in her fourth year completing a dual degree with Ivey and Anthropology. Outside of the classroom, you can find her at the dance studio, buying more house plants, or exploring her passion for entrepreneurship.

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