Job Order Contracting (JOC)

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    What is Job Order Contracting (JOC)

    Job Order Contracting is a unique, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) procurement process.  Awarded Bids through the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey help facility and infrastructure owners complete repair, maintenance, and renovation projects with a single, competitively awarded contract. Unlike traditional bidding where each project is identified, designed and then put out to bid, Job Order Contracting establishes competitively-bid prices up front and eliminates the need to separately bid each project. It is an easy and expedited construction sourcing option to keep in your procurement toolbox.


ESCNJ Job Order Contracting Current Bid Offerings

  • Please review the current ESCNJ bid awards offered for all JOC services below.

    Region (1): Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union & Warren Counties

    Region (2): Bergen and Hudson Counties

    Region (3): Monmouth, Middlesex and Mercer Counties

    Region (4): Burlington & Ocean Counties

    Region (5): Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why use JOC?
    JOC is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract that allows multiple projects to be complete through though a single contract. This enables projects to start faster and for project owners and awarded contractors to become long-term partners, resulting in higher quality work and a better experience.

    How does JOC work?
    Contractors bid an adjustment factor to a catalog of tasks with pre-set unit prices developed using local material costs and labor rates. Once a contract is awarded, the contractor can perform a variety of projects.

    How does Job Order Contracting save time?
    Traditional procurement cycles typically takes months to complete and require a significant amount of administrative and technical resources. Once a job order contract is awarded, the owner can ask the contractor to perform a series of projects. There is no need to prepare, copy, advertise and distribute bid packages for each project. The time-consuming front-end process is completed one time, rather than repeated for each project. The procurement process takes weeks instead of months. The recent study revealed that 94 percent of Job Order Contracting projects are delivered on time, compared to only 63 percent for Design-Bid-Build and 73 percent of Design-Build.*

    For more frequently asked questions please visit the Gordian Website here.