Harry H. Mellon Awards

Submissions Now Open

Submissions Now Open

The Harry H. Mellon Award of Excellence in Job Order Contracting is the construction industry’s highest honor. Named for the creator of Job Order Contracting (JOC), this award recognizes outstanding and innovative ways of using JOC to complete exceptional facility and infrastructure projects. The award honors all the professionals who make these projects happen: facility owners and managers, contractors and JOC consultants.

Eligible Projects

Nominations for the Harry H. Mellon Awards must have used Job Order Contracting (JOC) to complete a project in 2021 that delivered high value and time and cost efficiencies to the project owners. Work procured through a cooperative purchasing network is eligible. The end result should also benefit end-users, taxpayers and contractors. Basically, the project should be good for everybody. To be considered, include three photos of the project.

Building Excellence with Job Order Contracting.

What We’re Looking For

We welcome all nominations that meet the eligibility requirements, but we do have a few things we’re looking for in a winner. To win, a project must reflect a repair, renovation or simple construction work based on pre-priced construction tasks and specs. Using Job Order Contracting (JOC) to overcome extraordinary circumstances or complex problems always get the judges’ attention. Lastly, don’t forget to highlight how JOC saved the project stakeholders time and/or money.

Explore Winning Projects in this eBook.


Demonstrate to your constituents and management the importance and value of achieving your goals. This award honors the agencies and institutions that strive to improve their facilities and infrastructure through the use of Job Order Contracting (JOC) as an alternate construction project delivery method.

Gain recognition. Honorees will be recognized in various communications, including press releases, newsletters and industry-related social media sites.

Past Winners

Still Have Questions?

Send them to awards@gordian.com or call us at 864.752.4542