Strong Demand for JOC – Job Order Contracting

Strong Demand for JOC!

Over 200 professionals attended the recent August 19th, 2010 webcast titled, “Job Order Contracting – The Stimulus- Ready Delivery Method”.

The event, jointly sponsored by RSMeans and 4Clicks, drew a wide variety of professionals:  Estimators, Facility Managers, CEOs, Presidents, Asset Managers, Planners, Engineers, Project Architects, Operations Managers, Accountants, Commissioners, Project Managers, and Construction Managers.

Multiple markets also want to learn more about this efficient construction delivery method:  Education, Federal, State, and Local Government, Manufacturing, Retail, and Construction, Architectural and Engineering Firms, and others!

On October 14th, 2010 4Clicks will host “JOC and YOU”. Don’t miss this FREE info-packed webinar intended for Owners, Contractors, and AE’s who like to learn more about automating JOC programs to improve accuracy, efficiency, and compliance.  Whether your want to move away from spreadsheets or are considering a more powerful software program featuring an extended 400,000 line item RSMeans database,  please join us on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm EST.



RS Means JOC Educational Seminar

Facility owners know that changes in occupancy, project requests and building lifecycle and infrastructure needs sometimes arrive quite suddenly with tight completion timelines—-spurring the need for quick and professional construction services to accommodate end user requirements.

Potential solution:  Already have a JOC program in place!

Job Order Contracting (JOC) is a construction project delivery method used by facility owners to access quick and professional contractor performance without compromising pricing predictability. It works
especially well for facility owners who might have high volume and/or backlog of smaller projects (mostly under $1M each), such as those found in educational, medical, municipal and federal facilities.

JOC involves indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) services—-which is basically an on-going 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.

Therefore, a unique partnering approach to JOC contract management should be considered. This presentation will address what partnering actions owners can take to promote the successful use of JOC at their facilities.

In addition, this presentation will provide an overview of typical JOC contractor- submitted project proposal content as well as basic tips for the owner regarding JOC proposal review.

Mark E. Bailey
President and CEO, Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc.
Mark Bailey provides vision and direction to employees in over 40 offices across the country, focusing on Job Order Contracting and IDIQ contracts. Mark gained a wealth of field and office experience with a diverse 24 years of construction industry experience, ranging from superintendent and estimator to heavy civil contractor and project manager. He has authored an article about Job Order Contracting for ENR and is a member of the National and Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Society of American Military Engineers, Design-Build Institute of America and Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence.
Allen L. Henderson
Consultant, Author, Former Facility Manager, Texas State University
Allen Henderson has 35 years of construction industry experience, including over 25 years at Texas State University-San Marcos. A long-time proponent of the JOC method of construction project delivery, Allen is author of Job Order Contracting—Expediting Construction Project Delivery, published by RSMeans, and has given numerous presentations on the subject. He is currently a board member for the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence.
John R. Murray
Director, State of Missouri Division of Facilities Management
John Murray is the Missouri State Director of Contract Services for the Division of Facilities Management, Design and Construction. John additionally serves as Vice Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Committee for the Village of Wardsville, Mo and as AIA-CEC-MO Liaison Committee member.
Robert F. Gair
Principal, RSMeans Business Solutions
Robert F. Gair has over 20 years of construction industry experience in cost modeling and job order contracting and is currently responsible for the fastest growing sector of RSMeans businesses. A business analyst with extensive computer technology experience, Bob provides property management solutions to federal agencies such as the Department of Energy, Department of Labor, and State Department. He was also the 2009 Industry Chair for the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence.

Renewable Energy Forum

13th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum

Thursday – May 27; 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cannon House Office Building – Caucus Room


In cooperation with Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses – and in partnership with the House Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition, House High Performance Building Caucus, House Algae Energy Caucus, House Hydropower Caucus, House Green Jobs Caucus, House Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Caucus, and House Green Schools Caucus – the Sustainable Energy Coalition is hosting the day-long Thirteenth Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum.

This year’s EXPO will bring together 55+ businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, government agencies, and energy policy research organizations (see list-to-date on back) to showcase the status and near-term potential of the cross-section of renewable energy (biofuels/biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind), fuel cells, hydrogen, energy storage, smart-grid, and energy efficiency technologies (e.g., lighting, appliances, vehicles, buildings, CHP).


Thursday – May 27, 2010

9:30 am – 4:30 pm (exhibits open for viewing)

9:35 am – 10:55 am (morning speakers – see list below)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm (news conference w. Members of Congress – see list below)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Executive Branch speakers – see list below)

1:10 pm – 4:15 pm (panel discussions – see list below)


Cannon House Office Building – Caucus Room (3rd floor)

U.S. House of Representatives

Independence Avenue and New Jersey Avenue SE; Washington, DC



Rep. Chris Van Hollen

Rep. Vern Ehlers

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Rep. Jay Inslee

Rep. Steve Israel

Rep. Ben R. Lujan

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Rep. Paul D. Tonko

Rep. Peter Welch

(Members listed above are likely speakers. Others to be announced.)

(Members interested in speaking should contact Bill Parsons (Rep.Van Hollen) at 225-5341 or Julia Jester (Rep. Ehlers) at 225-3831.)


Philip D. Moeller, Commissioner – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Jane Oates, Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for the Employment & Training Administration

Matt Rogers, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Recovery Act Implementation, U.S. Department of Energy

Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change