When frequent project requests drain resources, delay progress and consume costs, standard delivery methods aren’t enough to get by. Facility repair and renovation projects often arrive suddenly and with tight completion timelines, spurring the need for quick and professional construction services to accommodate end user requirements.
Job Order Contracting (JOC) is a construction project delivery method that helps facility managers accomplish more with fewer resources— and reduce costs in the process. JOC helps facility owners gain quick and professional contractor performance, without compromising pricing predictability. It works especially well for facility owners who have a high volume or backlog of smaller projects (under $1M each), as often found in educational, medical, municipal and federal facilities.
JOC involves indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) services, which is basically an ongoing construction services contract for projects yet to be determined by the owner. The method allows for mutually beneficial long-term relationships between facility owners and JOC contractors for construction services. As a result, a unique partnering approach to JOC contract management should be considered. This presentation will address partnering actions owners can take to promote the successful use of JOC at their facilities.
Who uses job order contracting?
- Federal government
- State and county governments
- Higher education
- K-12 education
Join us to learn more about Job Order Contracting and hear how construction professionals have used JOC to save time and manage projects with reduced costs and resources.
| Michael E. Brown|
President and Chief Software Architect of 4Clicks Solutions, LLC
Michael E. Brown is president and chief software architect of 4Clicks Solutions, LLC (4Clicks), a veteran-owned small business company that specializes in the development of SABER/JOC/IDIQ estimating and project management software. Prior to starting his own company in 2001, Michael developed JOC software systems for Beneco Enterprises, providing strategic direction for the company, while managing the database design and development. Michael got his start with job order contracting as a member of the United States Air Force, serving as JOC project manager and cost estimator. As designer of job order contracting tools since 1989, he brings a wealth of experience to owners, contractors and cost estimators.
| Robert G. Rives, CFM|
Manager of Facility Services, City of Kansas City Missouri
Robert Rives is the Facility Manager for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. With 20 years experience in facility management, Robert currently oversees the maintenance and operation of 160 assets, covering eight million square feet of space. Robert holds certification from the International Facility Managers Association and has presented at the organization’s international conference.
Director of Operations for On Call Construction at KBR, Inc., PE, PMP
Rick Farrag, PE, PMP, is the Director of Operations for On Call Construction at KBR, Inc. With over 20 years of experience in job order contracts, engineering and construction management, Rick has authored and co-authored several articles on the subject of job order contracting . He has presented on the subject at recognized trade organizations and has provided professional training at the Center of JOC. Rick holds a master’s degree in engineering management and bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering. He was the 2010 Industry Chairman for the Center for JOC Excellence (CJE).
| Robert F. Gair |
Principal in the RSMeans Business Solutions
As a Principal in the RSMeans Business Solutions practice, Robert Gair specializes in the government sector, both federal and state municipalities, and is currently responsible for one of the fastest growing sectors of RSMeans businesses. With over 20 years experience in cost modeling and job order contracting, Mr. Gair provides real property management solutions to such federal agencies as the Department of Energy, Department of Labor and State Department. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Boston College and is a member of the American Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA), Society of Military Engineers (SAME), National Association of State Administrators (NASFA) and Facilities Operations and Management Committee (FMOC). He was the 2009 Industry Chairman for the Center for JOC Excellence (CJE).