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Job Order Contracting - The Facilities Maintenance Alternative

Job Order Contracting (JOC) was developed in 1981 by the Army Corps of Engineers as an innovative method to meet facility maintenance and construction contracting needs that conform to the Federal Procurement Regulations.  Most public educational organizations have procurement regulations similar to FAR, which often make facilities management organizations slow to respond to customer needs.  The Job Order Contracting process permits a facilities organization to streamline procurements, thereby being more responsive to their customers’ needs and accomplish significantly greater amounts of work without increasing the size of their maintenance or contracts staff.  This presentation will provide a primer on Job Order contracting, highlighting its benefits to both public and private educational facilities organization and suggesting methods for testing these benefits without extraordinary personnel or financial investments.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Participants will be exposued to an innovative alternative contracting model which can improve responsiveness to customer needs at reduced costs.
2. Participants will learn how to reduce or eliminate contract change orders in facilities maintenance and construction services contracts.
3. Participants will learn how to develop a win-win relationship between contractors and owners that can be sustained in a multi-year contract.

SPEAKER:
William Kolster, Loudon County Public Schools