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ezIQC® Construction Procurement Expanded to Include Roof Repairs, Replacement

May 21, 2013

MAULDIN, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Gordian Group, a leading provider of construction-pricing data, procurement software and services for the construction industry and public agencies, has expanded the ezIQC® system to include competitively bid roof repair and replacement services that can save owners 8% to 15% compared to traditional construction bidding.

The expanded ezIQC network of roofing services is available to building owners in 33 states through cooperative purchasing programs, including the National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA®) and others. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts are awarded by competitive bids to local contractors who agree to perform services according to The Gordian Group’s Construction Task Catalog®.

Expansion of ezIQC to include roofing services represents a significant improvement in the availability of contractors and roofing products. More local contractors who are qualified to repair and replace roofs participate in the program. Also, a wide range of roofing materials is available from most major manufacturers.

Other roofing contracts available through cooperative purchasing programs typically have very few roofing contractors and limit the type of roof system to a single manufacturer. Many facility owners already use ezIQC through a cooperative purchasing network to complete other maintenance and renovation work.

“Using ezIQC for roofing levels the playing field, giving building owners consistent, fair pricing and holding contractors to the same performance standards,” said Clint Owings, National ezIQC Manager for The Gordian Group. “This consistency will increase the confidence in how group-purchasing roofing services are handled from beginning to end.”

Participating contractors agree to provide very specific services and products at published prices which are based on material and labor costs for the building owner’s location. Material prices are published in The Gordian Group’s Construction Task Catalog and derived from a continually updated database of prices from cities and towns across the United States. Also included are technical specifications for all products and services purchased from participating contractors.

Building owners can review a white paper providing detailed information about cost savings using ezIQC for roof repairs and replacements and other building repairs and alterations.

About The Gordian Group

The Gordian Group (www.TheGordianGroup.com) created Job Order Contracting, and a number of related construction-procurement systems. Gordian is known for combining industry-leading expertise, technology and the world’s largest, locally priced construction task database to deliver rapid deployment and long-term cost savings in the repair, maintenance and construction of buildings and infrastructure. Expanding roofing services is the company’s latest example of its mission of “providing innovative products and services to organizations pursuing efficient and effective construction-procurement and information solutions.”