Overview – The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was approached to establish a Job Order Contracting (JOC) program to assist in construction projects associated with ongoing Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization (SRM) work. As a result, USACE awarded a JOC to an 8(a) Contractor.
Problem/Need – Approximately eighty (80) potential JOC projects were identified subsequently narrowed done to forty two (42). The problem was clear: How could the USACE estimate, negotiate, and award all of these projects, valued at approximately $3.96 million in work, before the close out of the fiscal year?
The JOC process is a high performance delivery system for facility SRM work. The process is more efficient and timely than conventional construction and acquisition methods.To increase the level of the District’s JOC performance and teamwork, the JOC program must have a dedicated Project Delivery Team (PDT), clear lines of communication, and provide adequate training to personnel involved.A seasoned JOC contractor coupled with efficient and effective JOC delivery process and PDT will provide complete customer satisfaction, quality construction, and timely execution.