How to Become a Job Order Contracting (JOC) Contractor

Gordian’s Job Order Contracting (JOC) solutions create a unique partnership between you, the contractor, the owner and Gordian. We want your business to grow and succeed, and we can help you get there.

“It’s allowed our company to virtually double in size. The biggest success we have seen is repeat business, clients saying that was easy and we want to do it again.”

Kevin Johnson | Vice President, Johnson-Laux Construction

For Decades, the Gordian Team Has Helped Contractors Succeed and Grow Their Business Through JOC.

From initial project request to construction completion, qualified contractors are motivated to provide stellar service to owners. Gordian’s Construction Task Catalog® (CTC), a custom Unit Price Book, provides preset pricing, and each project follows a proven five-step JOC process that removes scope ambiguity. This saves time, maximizes resources and puts the emphasis back on the important things: completing quality work and creating lasting relationships.

More Opportunities for Work

JOC is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) construction delivery method that allows many projects to be completed through a single, competitively-awarded contract. If you’re awarded a JOC contract, you’ll have the opportunity for a steady stream of work. The single-bid process enables projects to start faster, which means less administrative overhead and more work for you and your team.

One Method, Multiple Ways to Get Involved

There are multiple ways to become a Gordian JOC contractor. Some owners prefer to have their own JOC program, and others access Job Order Contracts through cooperative purchasing networks via our ezIQC® solution. Both are great opportunities to form collaborative, long-lasting partnerships with owners.


“We rely heavily on our contractors to be part of our team, an extension to us. And to guide us in the right directions.”

Cheryl Smith   |   Sr. Project Manager, University of North Texas

Best Practices for Successful JOC Contract Bidding

Contractors who are new to JOC solicitations may find the bidding process overwhelming at first, and those who are familiar may wonder if they are developing their factor using the most efficient methods. We’ve compiled best practices to help JOC contractors to calculate a competitive coefficient.

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“When you’re a JOC contractor, you’re an extension of the owner’s staff. You get to know what kind of ceiling tile they like, what type of carpet they like. You get engrained in their operations. You get to work with the customer, not against the customer — it’s non-adversarial. You get to focus on solving problems and work with the subcontractors and the owners to accomplish a scope of work.”

Jonathan Brown | Program General Manager, Centennial

A Proven 5-Step Process

Gordian’s JOC solutions enhance owner/contractor collaboration by following a transparent, flexible and repeatable process.

Joint Scope Meeting

Gordian schedules a meeting at the site for those involved to discuss project and design details.

Detailed Scope of Work

Gordian helps prepare a Detailed Scope of Work that describes the work the contractor will perform.

Price Proposal

The contractor prepares a Price Proposal by selecting the appropriate tasks from Gordian's Construction Task Catalog (CTC).

Price Proposal Review

Gordian reviews the Price Proposal to ensure the contractor has selected the appropriate tasks and quantities.

Order Issued

Once the Price Proposal is approved, the owner issues a job order for the contractor to proceed.

Upcoming JOC RFPs and Information Sessions

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Gordian is dedicated to helping you succeed. Contact us to learn more about opportunities in your area.