OpenJOC is a standardized, independent, objective, and defensible method for organizing, describing, pricing, procuring, and managing renovation, repair, and minor new construction activitivies.
OpenJOC, a LEAN construction delivery method associated levels of higher productivity, requires an OPEN common data environment (CDE). A locally researched unit price book, UPB, provides a common data environment for JOC and other LEAN construction delivery methods.
The 4BT OpenJOC Unit Price Book (approximately 60,000 line items) provides a significant benefits to owners, contractors, and subcontractors in the following ways…
- Davis-Bacon labor data, locally research and properly applied, providing 30%+ greateer accuracy than traditional sources.
- Locally researched labor, material, and equipment – cost localization factors are not used (Cost localization factors introduce gross error)
- Line item modifiers for quantity, material, and location – Line item modifiers can significantly (10$-50%) impact cost.
- Fraction of the cost of alternative sources.
- Standard data architecture – CSI Masterformat is the North American standard data format for construction.
- Description in plain English using industry standard terms with limited use of abbreviations – Promotes higher levels of productivity, collaboration, and communication , and mitigates errors and omissions.
The 4BT OpenJOC Unit Price Book provides transparent, locally research, detailed construction cost estimates for repair, renovation, repair, maintenance, sustainability, and/or new construction projects.
The use of standardized data formats and descriptions which can easily be understood by project participants is central to any successful construction project, and currently an industry void.
Construction cost unit price books should provide consistent clear descriptions of each line item in common terms that all parties can easily understand. Abbreviations should be avoided whenever possible.
Each line item task, in addition to being clearly defined in “plain English” should include any associated details such as material, equipment, and labor requirements.
Best Value Job Order Contracting Solutions
Based on the evaluation conducted, NJDOT believes Job Order Contracting is a viable alternative to the established, standard Federal Preventive Maintenance Contracting method. The quicker procurement process in general for JOC Contracts, as well as allowing for the addition of new structures throughout the term of the JOC Contract without the need for procuring additional contracts, are time and cost saving qualities beneficial to the Department. In addition, the increase in efficiency of the JOC Contracts does not compromise the quality of work or direct cost of work within the Contracts, as both are comparable to that of the established standard Federal Preventive Maintenance Contracts.
It is believed that for every new contractor that is awarded a JOC contract, there may be a learning curve in getting acquainted with new software and pricing methodology. However, once learned, NJDOT anticipates receiving from new contractors the same expediency and responsiveness of current JOC contractors.
NJDOT sees JOC as an efficient and effective procurement method that should be employed further.
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Source – www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/contracts/sep14nj2015eval.pdf
The 7 basic steps involved in Job Order Contract Program implementation include;
- Strategic evaluation of objectives, goals, and appropriateness
- Development of an acquisition/procurement approach
- Facility management/engineering/technical planning
- JOC procurement/award process
- Work execution and contract administration
- Ongoing training/improvement
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Job Order Contracting is a collaborative LEAN construction delivery method that can enable Owners to execute a higher percentage of quality facility renovation repair and renovation projects on-time and on-budget, IF implemented and management properly.
This video is important for anyone with a current Job Order Contract, or planning to participant in a JOC as an Owner, Contractor, Subcontractor, or Consultant.