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Create a Commitment Potential Change Order from a Change Event


To create a potential change order for a commitment from a change event


Your project's change order tier configuration settings determines if you need to create a potential change order for a commitment:  

If your project is using the optional Request for Quote (RFQ) feature in the Change Events tool, you can create the potential change order either before or after the RFQ has a response. However, if you wait until the RFQ has been reviewed and placed into the Pending Final Approval status, Procore will automatically populate the potential change order's Schedule of Values (SOV) with the RFQ amount. To learn more, see What are the different RFQ statuses and how do they affect cost and change order amounts?

Things to Consider


  1. Complete the steps in Create a Change Event.
  2. Optional: Complete the steps in Create RFQs from a Change Event.


  1. Navigate to the project's Change Events tool.
  2. Click the Detail tab.
  3. Place a checkmark next to the change event line items to add to the potential change order.  
    • To show only line items for a specific vendor, click Add Filter and then choose Vendor from the drop-down list. 
    • You can select multiple line items from multiple change events. 
  4. Click Bulk Actions and choose one of these options:
    • Create a Commitment PCO > Contracts with Matching Cost Codes
      If there are contracts with cost codes that match the change event line items you select, they will appear here for your selection.
    • Create a Commitment PCO > Contracts
      All other approved contracts will appear here for your selection. 
      Note: If an option is grayed out and dimmed, hover your mouse cursor over the tooltip to learn why.
  5. Under General Information in the New Potential Change Order page, enter the following information:
    • Number
      Procore automatically assigns the next available number to the potential change order. By default numbers are assigned as 001, 002, 002, and so on.
      • You can manually override this by typing over the number if desired. For example,  you might want your numbering scheme to use three (3) leading zeros instead of two (2): 0001
      • If you override the default number, Procore automatically increments the numbering using your new entry and format. 
    • Date Created
      This field logs the date and time the potential change order was created. 
    • Revision
      When you first create a potential change order, the revision number is zero.
      Note: Later in the project, a potential change order might have several revisions because of feedback from a reviewer/approver. 
    • Created By
      This field automatically displays the name of the user creating the potential change order
    • Contract Company
      This field automatically populates with the name of the subcontractor or vendor listed on the subcontract.
      Note: This field is only visible if the potential change order is for a subcontract.
    • Contract
      This field automatically populates with the name of the contract for which the potential change order is being created.
      Note: This field is only visible if the potential change order is for a subcontract.
    • Title
      Enter a title name for the potential change order that describes what the change order is for.
      Before exporting the potential change order to an integrated ERP system, keep in mind that there may be character limitations. See What is the maximum character length for a commitment's 'Title'?
    • Commitment Change Order
    • Status
      Select the current state of the potential change order. Procore's default status is Pending-In Review. To learn more, see What are the default statuses for change orders in Procore?
    • Field Order
    • Change Order Request
      • NoneThis is the default setting. You can link the potential change order to a change order request at a later time. 
      • Add to ExistingChoose this option. Then select an existing change order request from the drop-down list. 
      • Create NewChoose this option to create a new change order request. 
        Note: You also have the option to create a new commitment change order by placing a checkmark in the Also Create New Commitment Change Order box.  
    • Change Reason
      The change reason field will populate with the change reason you selected in the change event; however, you can edit as necessary. Select one of these reasons for the potential change order: Client Request, Design Development, Allowance, Existing Condition, or Backcharge. To learn how to configure change reasons, see Set the Default Change Management Configurations.
    • Private
      Check this box so only you and users with 'Admin' level access on change order can view this change order.
    • Description
      Enter a detailed description of the commitment potential change order.
      Note: If you will be exporting the commitment potential change order to an integrated ERP system, there may be character limitations imposed by the third-party system.
    • Request Received From
      Select a user from the project's directory who you are submitting the commitment potential change order on the behalf of. 
    • Location
      Use the location drop-down menu to select a location the [item] impacts. Either select from the predefined locations or see How do I add a multi-tiered location to an item?. This location may be as general as the site location at the first tier or as specific as where on the site the contractor will be working at the second tier.
    • Schedule Impact
      If known, enter an approximate number of additional days that the proposed change would add to the project's current schedule.
    • Field Change
      Mark this checkbox if the commitment potential change order requires a field change
    • Reference
      Reference any other tools, materials, or documents that are related to the commitment potential change order.
    • Paid in Full
      Mark this checkbox if the cost is already covered in the budget.
    • Change Event Line Items
      If the project is syncing its data with an integrated ERP system, select a line item from the Associated Line Item drop-down menu. If you select New Line Item, a zero (0) dollar line item will be added to the commitment's SOV.
    • If the project is not syncing data with an integrated ERP system, continue to the next step. 
  6. Click Create. 
    Procore creates the potential change order's SOV using the change event line items.