Summary Sheet: Job Order Contracting Performance Study

The Performance Based Studies Research Group from Arizona State University’s Del Webb School of Construction recently completed a study examining the Job Order Contracting (JOC) project delivery method with traditional Design, Bid and Build (DBB) and Design-Build (DB) approaches. We’ve compiled the major study findings into an easy-to-ready summary sheet, which you can view here.

The study found that these items were identified as best practices:

  • Selecting the highest performing contractors
  • Eliminating contractor competition and task-order bidding
  • Encouraging early involvement on contractor in developing the Detailed Scope of Work
  • Ensuring use of a detailed unit price book in bidding documents
  • Involving contractors in the design work

Additionally, the study found that statistically:

  • 99% of owner respondents recommend JOC
  • 96% of JOC projects completed with satisfactory results
  • 91% of JOC projects delivered on budget
  • 87% of JOC projects delivered on time

To read the performance study summary sheet, click here.