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Create a Prime Contract Change Order from a Change Event


To create a prime contract change order from a change event.


If the Change Events tool is enabled on your project, your project's change order tier configuration setting (see What are the different change order tier settings in Project Financials?) determines the number of steps leading up to creating a prime contract change order:


Are you inviting subcontractors to submit bids for goods and services using formal RFQs?

If your project team has opted to use the Request for Quote (RFQ) process (see Create RFQs from a Change Event), you do not have to wait until the RFQ is complete to create your prime contract change orders. However, after invited subcontractors and vendors respond to RFQs and its status is set to 'Pending Final Approval,' Procore does not automatically update the change order's Schedule of Values (SOV) with the appropriate amounts from the RFQ.

To learn more about how the RFQ process affects change orders, see What are the different RFQ statuses and how do they affect cost and change order amounts?

Are you using the Revenue ROM function?

If your project team has opted to use the Revenue ROM function, the SOV on your prime contract change orders is also automatically updated. If you have hidden the Revenue ROM function, any automatic updates depend upon the scope of the change event:

  • When change events are 'In Scope' or 'TBD', the SOV on the prime contract change order is automatically updated with a $0 value.
  • When change events are 'Out of Scope', the SOV on the prime contract change order is automatically updated using the data from the RFQ when the RFQ status is set to 'Pending Final Approval.'
  • When change events are not in one of the above statuses, the SOV is automatically updated using the Cost ROM.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:
    • 'Standard' or 'Admin' level permissions on the project's Change Events tool.
    • 'Standard' or 'Admin' level permissions on the project's Prime Contracts tool.
      For users with 'Standard' level permissions on the project's Prime Contracts tool to perform this task, the following must also be true:
  • Required Configuration Setting:
  • Additional Information:
    • After you create a change event, you can also create an RFQ to send to the affected subcontractor(s). See Create RFQs.
  • If your company has enabled the ERP Integrations tool, keep these items in mind:
    • QuickBooks® Desktop:
      • Prime contract change order exports are not supported.
    • Sage 100 Contractor®:
      • Prime contract change order exports are not supported.
    • Sage 300 CRE®:
      • Title. The change order's title must be 30 characters or less.
      • Number (#). The change order's number must be five (5) characters or less.
      • Status. The prime contract must be in the Approved status.
      • Associated Line Item. For each line item that you add to the change order's SOV, you may designate one (1) associated line item for each change order line item or the same associated line item for all change order line items. Note: The Associated Line Item list is only visible and available when the ERP Integrations tool has been configured to work with Sage 300 CRE® and the export prime contract change orders capability has been switched on in Procore by your Integration Implementation Specialist.
    • Integration by Procore:
      • Prime contract change order exports are not supported.
    • Viewpoint® Vista™:
      • Prime contract change order exports are not supported.



  1. Navigate to the project's Change Events tool.
  2. Select one or more change event line items to include in the new change order.
    Procore uses the selected line items to populate the change order's SOV.
  3. From the Bulk Actions drop-down menu:
    • For one (1) tier change orders, choose Create Prime CO.
    • For two (2) or three (3) tier change orders, choose Create Prime PCO.
  4. Complete the following:
    • Sign with DocuSign®
      If you have enabled the Procore + DocuSign® integration (see Enable or Disable the DocuSign® Integration on a Procore Project), a checkmark appears in this box by default. If you do NOT want to collect signatures with DocuSign®, remove the mark.

    • #
      Accept the default number, enter a new number, or create a custom numbering scheme for this change order and future ones. 

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

    • Title
      Enter a descriptive name here. 

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

    • Private
      Mark this checkbox 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 change order. 

    • Invoiced Date
      Select the date when the change order was invoiced. 

    • Designated Reviewer

      Select the Procore user at your organization who is responsible for approving or rejecting the change order. 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

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

    • Reviewer
      This field is blank on a new change order. After the 'Designated Reviewer' approves or rejects the change order, that person's name appears here. 

    • Review Date
      This field is blank on a new change order. After the 'Designated Reviewer' approves or rejects the change order, the date the person submits their response appears here. 

    • Description
      Enter a more detailed description of the change order. 

    • Schedule Impact
      If this change order is expected to impact the construction project's schedule, enter the estimated number of additional days this would add to the schedule. 

    • Executed
      Mark this checkbox after the change order is fully executed.

    • Potential Change Orders
      If the tool is configured for two (2)-tier change orders, select any potential change orders related to this change order from this drop-down list.  See Configure the Number of Change Order Tiers on a Project Financials Tool.

    • Attachments
      Add any relevant document or image as a file attachment. You can attach multiple files using these methods:

      • Click Attach File(s) and select the files to add from your computer or another Procore tool.
      • Use a drag-and-drop operation on your computer to add the file attachments to Procore. 
  5. Click Create. Procore creates the change order.