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Expedite Construction Procurement with Chicago Public Schools

Developed in coordination with Chicago Public Schools, Gordian’s Job Order Contracting (JOC) offers a single-bid process that delivers a fast, flexible and cost-effective way for schools in the district to purchase critical construction services. Have a project that’s ready to get started?

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An Efficient Construction Procurement Solution for CPS

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) contracted with Gordian in 2004 to develop and implement a Job Order Contracting program to support the Capital Improvement Program. Since 2004, CPS has procured over $467 million with JOC.

Intro to JOC

Job Order Contracting 101

Job Order Contracting 101

New to JOC? This video series covers the basics, including how a JOC program works, how it compares to other project delivery methods and when it is most effective.

Study Finds JOC Saves Time, Money

Study Finds JOC Saves Time, Money

Arizona State University researchers studied JOC programs and found they save owners 24% in administrative costs and offer a 65% decrease in overall service delivery time. Read study.

Special Collection of JOC Resources

Special Collection of JOC Resources

Gain a better understanding of how Gordian’s JOC solutions bring efficiency and transparency to the construction procurement process. Browse hub.

Flip the Cards for More Info About When to Use Job Order Contracting

Small- or Medium-Sized Projects


Projects that can be scoped, priced and completed quickly.

Time-Sensitive Projects and Emergency Work


Work that must be done immediately.



Complete backlogged projects or team JOC contractors with in-house staff.

Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO)


Keep up with MRO requests like equipment and systems maintenance.

Projects with a Fixed Budget


Complete projects with a fixed budget, like a state or Federal grant.

Replacement-In-Kind Projects


Replacement of an item without needing to change design specs.


JOC is not the right delivery method for every project. Selecting the right construction work for JOC will help make your program a success. Read this blog post,"When is Job Order Contracting a Right Fit for Your Project," to learn more.

Why Gordian?

Unrivaled Experience

Gordian, founded by the creator of JOC, has been helping owners procure construction work since the 1980s. Today, procurement professionals trust Gordian with $2.6 billion in construction volume every year.

Unmatched Expertise

In a given year, 27,000+ construction projects are completed using Gordian JOC solutions. We’ve seen it all and we’ve put together JOC best practices to help our clients run a top-flight program.

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For Contractors

Never Worked with OMES?

Never Worked with CPS?

Connect with one of our JOC team experts who can guide you through the bidding process, job order process, proposal review process and answer any other questions you may have relating to working with JOC at CPS. Meet your team.

New to Job Order Contracting?

New to Job Order Contracting?

Gordian has experience helping construction contractors grow their businesses and form collaborative, long-lasting relationships with project owners. Get more info about how a JOC program can help you succeed.

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Gordian’s CPS team will be happy to talk about how you can use our data, software and expertise to continue making confident decisions about the present and future states of your physical assets.