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ERIC Number: ED488778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
The "What," "Why" and "How" of Job Order Contracting (JOC). IssueTrak: A CEFPI Brief on Educational Facility Issues
Jayne, Ken
Council of Educational Facility Planners International
This "IssueTrak" discusses how facility planners and managers need an assortment of instruments in their toolbox so that they are able to select the best and most appropriate device for each project. A relatively new tool that should be at the disposal of all educational facility managers and planners is the construction delivery system of Job Order Contracting (JOC). JOC is a fixed-price, indefinite quantity, long-term contract that emphasizes a collaborative approach among the owner, contractor, and subcontractor(s). It uses pre-defined line items, either from a published unit price book (UPB), or from a schedule of work items. If facility planners have defined their needs properly, selected the "best" JOC contractor, and brought him/her into the facilities team, planners will find that the JOC is a valuable tool to assist in better meeting customer needs.
Council of Educational Facility Planners (CEFPI), 9180 E. Desert Cove, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Tel: 480-391-0840; Fax: 480-391-0940; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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