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A Construction Purchasing Method That Could Save Transportation Agencies Millions

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) making indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracting, including Job Order Contracting (JOC), a standard operational practice. FHWA estimates that over the next decade, implementation of the IFR will save roughly one million man-hours and nearly $40 million in administrative costs. That means transportation agencies can get more work done with fewer resources.

FAQs About the IFR

Any recipient of Federal-aid Highway funds is eligible to set up a program without requiring special approval through the Special Experimental Projects 14 (SEP-14) program.

After more than a decade of study, FHWA determined that the benefits of JOC and other IDIQ contracting methods include, “expediting project delivery, increasing administrative efficiency, reducing project costs, and increasing flexibility.”

The IFR took effect on November 13, 2020.

Trusted Construction Procurement for Government Agencies

Trusted Construction Procurement for Government Agencies

Gordian’s JOC solutions are well-known to government agencies. See how state, county and local entities use JOC to supplement their purchasing team’s efforts and help facilities teams get more construction work done. View this eBook to read their stories.

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ADOT Repairs Damaged Road in Six Weeks

ADOT Repairs Damaged Road in Six Weeks

When historic monsoons devastated U.S. Route 89A, ADOT turned to their Gordian JOC program for repairs.

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An Easier Way to Purchase Construction Work

Complete many construction projects with a competitively-bid contract based on a set of comprehensive and detailed pre-priced construction tasks.

County Rebuilds Bridge to Help Stranded Residents

County Rebuilds Bridge to Help Stranded Residents

When heavy rainfall dislodged a California bridge, people living south of the bridge were left stranded. Find out how the county came to their rescue.

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California County Fixes Busy Road Quickly

California County Fixes Busy Road Quickly

Winter storms caused a sinkhole on Monterey County’s Elkhorn Road. Needing a fast solution, county leaders turned to their Gordian JOC program.

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Building Tomorrow’s Infrastructure

Building Tomorrow’s Infrastructure

Discover how Gordian’s JOC is used to repair and maintain U.S. roadways, water systems and more in this article from the National Institute of Government Procurement (NIGP).

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Get More Construction Work Done in Less Time

Let’s talk about how we can help you make the most of your Federal-aid Highway funding, support your staff and provide safe roads for your community.