March 17, 2016
How do I get the most out of the Joint Scope Meeting?

Many of you that work in the public sector understand the difference between a Job Order Contract and a hard bid. You also understand that you don’t have to bid an individual project under a JOC contract because that contract has already been bid and awarded. But, have you ever thought about how to maximize the use of the Joint Scope Meeting? These meetings are a standard part of the JOC process and can really affect the efficiency of that process.   

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March 10, 2016
Painless Price Proposal Review: 12 Questions to Ask

Keith Greene has reviewed hundreds of Price Proposals in his 30+ years of experience with Job Order Contracting. He suggests these tips, along with 12 key questions to ask while reviewing to make Price Proposal Review a painless process.

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March 3, 2016
Contractor Notes for Building a Defendable Price Proposal

Building the Price Proposal often requires meticulous attention, but when completed, the proposal is a thorough and specific document that both the facility owner and contractor can rely on. We asked Steve Adams to provide some tips for building a defendable Price Proposal; one that stands up to audits, eliminates confusion and lays out the project to expedite those next steps. Here are his tips.

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February 18, 2016
Government Purchasing: When Contractor Performance Matters

State and local governments would benefit best from a method that drives contractors to perform well on construction projects, and helps purchasing officers track performance over time. This method exists and many use it successfully today.  

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February 4, 2016
In Brief: These 3 Factors Maximize Your Construction Project's Success

The Construction Industry Institute and Charles Pankow Foundation studied 204 capital projects to delineate how to maximize team integration and achieve project success. The result, “Maximizing Success in Integrated Projects: An Owner’s Guide”, provided three critical factors for project success:  

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