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Job Order Contracting (JOC)

Purchase High Quality Construction Services Faster and for the Best Value

Purchase High Quality Construction Services Faster and for the Best Value

What is Job Order Contracting?

An Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) construction delivery method that allows many projects to be completed through a competitively-awarded contract. This single-solicitation process enables projects to start faster and creates partnerships between project owners and awarded contractors, resulting in higher quality work. As the creator of JOC, Gordian has decades of experience implementing and supporting successful JOC programs. Contact us to learn more.

Job Order Contracting 101

Job Order Contracting 101

The revamped and improved Job Order Contracting 101 tells you everything you need to know about Gordian’s Procurement Solutions. From understanding basics to accessing a program and beyond, these videos explain how JOC helps leaders deliver for their communities.

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Proven Benefits of Job Order Contracting

Arizona State University’s Del Webb School of Construction completed a study that found project owners report three main benefits of using JOC.
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Gordian Job Order Contracting programs are trusted by procurement professionals and facilities teams to purchase construction services efficiently and complete high-quality renovations, maintenance projects and repairs faster. The following project types are ideal for JOC. Flip the titles to learn more:

Routine, Straightforward 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.

Why Procurement and Facilities Professionals Turn to Gordian’s JOC Solutions:

Gordian’s JOC solutions are flexible and can be configured to provide a variety of service levels based on your organization’s specific needs. Gordian will design your JOC program, perform contractor outreach, help prepare your bid documents, assist with bidding the JOC contracts, train your staff, configure your JOC software and customize your Construction Task Catalog® (CTC). Gordian also offers scope development and proposal reviews services, and on-site construction management for organizations that need them. Gordian’s ezIQC solution is a form of JOC available via shared contracts and cooperative purchasing networks.

Gordian’s JOC solutions provide you with immediate access to highly qualified, local contractors who know that better work creates more potential to participate in your JOC program. This performance-based contract results in collaboration, responsive service and high-quality work.

Interested in becoming a Gordian JOC contractor? Check out this page to get started.

When time and money are in limited supply, a Gordian JOC program maximizes your available resources.​ Preset unit pricing ensures cost control and quick movement from scope to construction, and Gordian’s cloud-based software gives you the power to set milestones and keep your project on track.

A Gordian JOC program gives owners peace of mind that available resources are being maximized. This competitively awarded IDIQ contract saves the time and expense of bidding out each project. The local pricing in the CTC ensures accurate project costs, and Gordian’s proposal review process eliminates inefficiencies and saves owners an average of 6% in hard construction costs.

Gordian has proven success helping clients meet, track and exceed their inclusion goals for disadvantaged, local, small, minority-owned, veteran-owned and woman-owned business enterprises. In fact, 35% of Gordian JOC contractors hold a minority-owned  business certification.

Here’s how we help: Gordian performs outreach to your contractor community to help educate and encourage participation in your JOC program. Once the general contractors are awarded, Gordian will conduct additional outreach to sub-contractors to help ensure your program meets your inclusion goals. Our software application also tracks your KPIs, so you know how your program is performing at all times.

“It has been a successful program for us over the last 28 years, and we’ve used it for everything…with JOC, we’ve issued more than 3,000 work orders with a value of about $330 million.”

Francis Hoar | Administrative Director, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Gordian’s award-winning JOC solutions offer a unique combination of accurate cost data, purpose-built software and unmatched industry expertise.

Accurate Project Price Proposals for Your Projects

A successful JOC project depends on an accurate price proposal. Under a Gordian JOC program, all construction costs are preset and published in our Construction Task Catalog® (CTC), a Unit Price Book of more than 275,000 construction Tasks. Each Task includes a detailed description, unit of measurement, unit price and, where applicable, demolition cost. The Unit Prices contain locally developed direct costs for material and labor. The CTC also includes technical specifications and general conditions that contain the specific language concerning the execution of the contract. Before a price proposal even reaches your desk, Gordian will review to make sure it aligns with the project scope, so you know exactly what you’re paying for.

Construction Spend Transparency and Control

Gordian’s Job Order Contracting solutions include access to Gordian Cloud Platform that gives you all the tools you need to run a best-in-class program. Quality control measures ensure contract compliance and version histories create an accurate record of every price proposal. Easily collaborate with contractors using comments and highlighted line-item revisions, and set project milestones for a quick reference to your progress.

Experienced JOC Experts to Support Your Staff

Gordian has 30+ years of experience helping contract and manage construction services. We’ll help get contracts set up, perform contractor outreach, join site visits and review project proposals. This end-to-end program support supplements the experience and knowledge of your team, especially during peak construction seasons. That’s why Gordian JOC solutions are used to complete more than $3.77B in construction volume for more than 300 programs each year.

All Gordian Job Order Contracting Projects Follow the Same Proven, Transparent Process

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Visit our Job Order Contracting Best Practices page for our insights into what makes a JOC program successful.

Gordian serves clients from vital sectors of the American economy. See what powerful solutions we offer your industry.

“I gave a report to our board of supervisors where we saved, in just one year, $3.5 million using the JOC program.”

Mike Derr | Purchasing Officer, Monterey County

Still Have Questions About Job Order Contracting or Gordian JOC Programs?

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Gordian’s experienced construction and contracting professionals use their decades of expertise to provide you with end-to-end JOC program support that supplements the experience and knowledge of your team.
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