The effectiveness of partnering and source selection in job order contracting
Mulcahy, Francis S.
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Job Order Contracting (JOC) is an alternative to the sealed bid method of procuring facility construction and repair services. The concept was developed by the Federal Government in the 1980's to reduce the processing time and administrative effort required for smaller construction jobs. A typical JOC contract is two to five years in duration and work is issued through individual delivery orders, with cost determined by pre-negotiated unit prices for a myriad of tasks. However, there are various methods that JOC contracts are procured and administered. Due to the need for negotiations on individual delivery orders and the lack of a defined scope of work at the beginning of the contract, teamwork and frequent communication are required for a successful contract. A formal Partnering process is often used in JOC to focus the parties in that direction. In addition, many JOC contracts employ a negotiated source selection procedure to choose a qualified contractor instead of using a sealed bid method. Research was conducted to examine the effectiveness of Partnering and source selection procedures to determine if their use enhances success of JOC. Thirty-five sites nationwide were surveyed to assess opinions on performance of the contract from both the owner and contractor perspectives. Areas for analysis included construction performance, administrative support, the owner-contractor relationship, and the participants' satisfaction with the contract. Analysis of survey data revealed that owners and contractors perceived advantages in the use of Partnering and source selection procedures in improving key areas of contract performance and overall satisfaction
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