JOC Definition

A Job Order Contract (JOC) is a competitively bid, fixed price,  multi-year, multi-party LEAN collaborative construction contract.  A locally researched line item unit price book (UPB), organized using CSI Masterformat, forms the basis of communicating and costing renovation, repair, and minor new construction projects.   A multiplier, called a contractors JOC coefficient is applied to the total project costs as developed using the UPB.   The coefficient includes the contractor profit and overhead as stipulated by the specific JOC Contract requirements.  The contract is an  indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract (IDIQ) for on-call construction services.  Minimum and maximum values for the contract and for each project are generally stipulated.
Job order contracting (JOC) provides an optimal method for real property owners to get numerous, commonly encountered construction projects done faster, with fewer complications, and with improved outcomes.  JOC reduces unnecessary levels of engineering, design, and contract procurement time along with construction project procurement costs.   JOC is most commonly used to clear deferred maintenance backlog, deliver rapid response for time-sensitive project needs, as well as for renovation, and minor new construction.

JOC Definition
With an emphasis on partnering and team work between owners and contractors, JOC provides the methodology and ability to execute a wide variety of indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, fixed-price, multiple simultaneous orders for renovation, rehabilitation and repair work for large facilities and infrastructures.
  1. Shorter Project Delivery Times
  2. Faster Project Starts
  3. Higher Quality
  4. Long Term Relationships
  5. More Efficient Use of Construction Funding
 JOC work can begin in weeks versus months or years than traditional contracting methods.  Since the contractor is already under contract and on-call, you avoid the traditional procurement time.  Studies have shown that the average procurement time for projects using the traditional system was as much 82% longer.  In addition to rapid deployment and shorter project duration, accurate and transparent expenditure documentation assure accountability.  Work quality is also enhanced since each contract is performance driven.

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