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Job Order Contracting Best Practices: JOC Project Identification

Job Order Contracting Best Practices: JOC Project Identification

What Makes for a Good JOC Project?

Job Order Contracting (JOC) is one tool in the procurement toolkit, not a one-size-fits-all solution. That means it’s better suited for some construction projects than others. Typically, Job Order Contracting is used for repairs, maintenance work, alterations and simple new construction — projects that can be scoped easily. Gordian’s Job Order Contracting solutions make it easier to get these routine projects completed quickly through a competitively-awarded Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, so in-house facilities teams can focus on more demanding projects.

Strategic project selection is just one aspect of operating a top-tier Job Order Contracting program. Visit our Job Order Contracting Best Practices page to find out more.

Find JOC Projects in Your Facilities Backlog

Facilities teams must often put maintenance and repair projects on the backburner as they attend to more urgent and/or more complex work. Yet with each passing day, these backlogged needs present growing risks to facility health. Minor repairs, replacement-in-kind projects and routine system maintenance, the work that facilities teams just can’t seem to get to no matter how much they want to, are ideal JOC projects because they can be completed without a detailed set of plans and specs.

For Tight Scheduling Windows, JOC Projects Can Be Scoped Early

Gordian’s Job Order Contracting is particularly adept at addressing projects with limited scheduling windows or those that must be completed by a given date. Take, for example, a school district with a two-month window in the summer to complete a few projects before students and staff return to campus. With Job Order Contracting, these projects can be scoped out well in advance, so once summer begins work can begin immediately.  

The spring and summer months are a marathon of construction, repairs and maintenance for owners, contractors and other stakeholders managing facilities and infrastructure components. Download our eBook for advice about how to simplify project planning and execution ahead of the busy season.

Gordian: The Most Experienced Partner for Your JOC Projects

Gordian has over 30 years of experience implementing JOC programs and overseeing JOC projects, and every year procurement and facilities teams trust us with $2.4 billion in construction volume. We can help you decide if JOC is the right procurement method for your next project and assist you in making the process as efficient as possible.

Interested in starting a Gordian Job Order Contracting program with a custom Construction Task Catalog? Contact to us to get started.

About Gordian

Gordian is the leading provider of Building Intelligence™ Solutions, delivering unrivaled insights, robust technology and expert services to fuel customers’ success through all phases of the building lifecycle. Gordian created Job Order Contracting (JOC) and the industry-standard RSMeans Data. We empower organizations to optimize capital investments, improve project performance and minimize long-term operating expenses.

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