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Set or Release Retainage on an Owner Invoice

Objective

To set or release retainage for line items on an owner invoice with the Invoicing tool. 

Background

In Procore, the term retainage refers to the practice of withholding of a portion of a contract amount until the work is deemed satisfactorily complete. The withheld amount is specified in an agreement between the contracting party (the party paying for the work) and a contracted party (the person or company performing the work).  A common practice is to withhold 5-10% of a contract's total value until a milestone is reached. Then, the withheld amount can be released as a progress payment. When work is substantially complete, the withheld amount can be released as a final payment. 

You can use the steps below to:

  • Set the Retainage Amount. Enter a percentage to calculate the withholding amount. This percentage will be applied to all of the line items on the invoice. For example, enter 10% to withhold to withhold 10% on each invoice line item. 
  • Release the Retainage Amount. Enter a percentage to calculate the amount to release on the invoice. This moves the calculated amount from the 'Currently Retained' column to the 'Released this Period' column in the prime contract. You can adjust this amount to perform a partial or full release as follows: 
    • A partial release indicates an an amount is being withheld. For example, you would enter 50% if you are halfway through the project and your invoice is for a progress payment.
    • A final release means you are releasing the full amount and retainage is no longer being withheld. For example,  you would enter 100% after all of a project's contractual obligations are substantially complete and your invoice is for a final payment.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:
    • 'Admin' level permissions on the project's Prime Contracts tool. 
       Notes
      • User permissions are NOT managed in the project's Invoicing tool. Instead, the Invoicing tool is designed for users with 'Admin' level permissions on the Prime Contracts and/or Commitments tool. 
      • If you are a collaborator (for example, an invoice contact for a subcontracting company that is performing work for a general contractor managing your contract in Procore), your ability to perform invoice-related tasks is determined by the project team that controls these settings for your Procore user account: 
        • Your user account's permissions on the project's Commitments and/or Prime Contracts tool.
        • Your membership on the 'Private' list of a specific prime contract, purchase order, or subcontract.
        • Your designation as an 'Invoice Contact' on a prime contract, purchase order, or commitment.
      • To learn more about permissions for specific tasks that can be performed with the Invoicing tool, see Permissions: Invoicing.

Steps

  1. Navigate to the project's Invoicing tool.
  2. Click the Owner tab. 
  3. Locate the commitment that that you want to work with. The click its link in the Contract column. 
  4. Click the Invoices tab. 
  5. Locate the invoice that you want to work with. Then click View or Edit
  6. Click the Detail tab.
  7. Click the Edit button in the invoice. 
  8. Choose one of the following:

Set Retainage on All Line Items

  1. Under Set Retainage on All Line Items, do the following:
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  2. Enter the percentage to withhold in the Work Completed box. 
  3. Click Set.
  4. Enter the percentage to withhold in the Materials Stored box. To learn more, see How do I bill for stored materials in Procore?
  5. Click Set.

Release Retainage on All Line Items

  1. Under Release Retainage on All Line Items,  do the following:
    release-retainage.png
  2. Enter the percentage to release in the Work Completed box. 
  3. Click Release

 

If you would like to learn more about Procore’s invoice management software and how it can help your business, please visit our construction invoice management software product page here.