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Frequently Asked Questions:
Gordian Agreement with Vizient


Generally, the agreement with Gordian offers Vizient members a range of first-class facilities solutions to help providers focus on providing exceptional patient care. Specifically, this agreement will offer Vizient members an innovative construction procurement system, facilities strategy and construction project execution services, including Gordian’s Job Order Contracting (JOC), Assessment & Planning and Return on Physical Assets (ROPA) solutions.

Job Order Contracting is a streamlined, fixed-price construction procurement and project execution method that helps project owners complete a number of projects with a single, competitively-awarded contract. Unlike traditional bidding — in which each project is identified, designed and put out to bid — JOC eliminates the need to separately bid each project and establishes preset prices, saving time and money.

Gordian’s JOC solutions will enable Vizient members to get repair, maintenance, renovation and new construction projects completed through local, competitively-awarded Vizient supplier contracts that provide pricing transparency on all work performed. These value-based construction solutions are designed to help healthcare facilities control construction costs, reduce change orders and improve project cost transparency. Gordian solutions are proven to lower overall project costs, decrease pre-construction costs, and provide higher-quality construction for healthcare providers.

Yes. Job Order Contracting has been in use since the 1980s and accounts for more than $2 billion in construction annually. JOC satisfies the competitive-bidding process — it simply does so by competitively awarding construction services as an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.

Yes. In fact, JOC may be an ideal solution for you, as IDIQ contracts are good vehicles for establishing relationships with competitively-awarded contractors that you can access to perform work as needed.

Gordian’s Assessment & Planning service helps healthcare providers understand the condition of their facilities and go beyond the outputs of the traditional facility condition assessment (FCA). Gordian gathers and analyzes data, interviews stakeholders and places buildings into portfolios to help leaders understand needs, communicate the impact of investments and prioritize project selection.

With Gordian’s Return on Physical Assets (ROPA) solution, healthcare providers receive a data-driven view of their facilities’ performance to help balance operational goals, strategic facilities management and deferred maintenance. The Gordian team works with healthcare providers nationwide to gather and analyze the right data to help inform critical business decisions and make smarter facilities investments.

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