Public Buildings

Job Order Contracts

The Job Order Contracting (JOC) process is a flexible, cost-effective unit price contracting method used by the Department to complete maintenance, repair, and refurbishment of County infrastructure and building facilities. JOCs are publicly advertised for competitive bidding and awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidders in accordance with the State Public Contracting Code. The use of JOCs is a straightforward contracting process that provides accelerated project delivery, reduces administrative costs, and lowers direct construction costs while meeting all Federal, State, and County procurement requirements. Each JOC contract is for a duration of one year and is limited to a $4.9 million contract value and may increase annually based on the Consumer Price Index.

JOC utilizes a published Construction Task Catalog (CTC) also referred to as the "unit price book" that includes various task items with established unit prices for various trades. All established unit prices include current local labor, material, and equipment costs. The contractors' bid factor is applied to the unit prices for each of the selected task items used from the CTC.

After award of the contract, work is authorized by issuing individual work orders on an as-needed basis. The contractor, under the JOC contract, furnishes management, labor, materials, equipment, and engineering support needed to perform the work. Plans and other details of work to be performed are issued to the contractor as part of the work order process.