How To Do More With Less — Strategic Contracting In Construction

How To Do More With Less — Strategic Contracting In Construction

In today’s public sector organizations, it seems that there is often a drive to do more with less. In construction contracting and procurement, this strain is particularly acute due to unique skillset requirements, ever-increasing compliance standards and contractor availability. One solution to this problem is to strategically focus on the most visible and complex projects and utilize compliant and innovative approaches for the remainder. Given a fixed quantity of procurement capacity, why not invest intensive effort up front on repetitive and routine projects and benefit from liberated capacity later?

In this way, you can really do more with less.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore Common Obstacles: Gain insights into the challenges faced by facility management organizations striving to achieve more with limited resources.
  • Procurement Impact: Understand how innovative procurement processes such as Job Order Contracting (JOC) can benefit routine project execution.
  • Real-World Success Stories: Hear from an organization (City of Mississauga) that has harnessed JOC to streamline project contracting relationships and achieve remarkable results.
  • Learn how group purchasing can assist you.


Brian Smith, The City of Mississauga
Brian Smith
Manager, Procurement Business Processes
The City of Mississauga

Jonathan Burbee, RI, Gordian
Jonathan Burbee, RI
Director, Business Development, Canada