Job Order Contracting (JOC), a unit price construction delivery method, is a new pilot program being conducted by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM). This pilot program was authorized by legislation, “As permitted by the Act (Chapter 9, Section 49, of the Acts of 2011), DCAMM may elect to permit the Department of Correction and any higher education agencies within the Department of Education to use any contract awarded under this solicitation.” DCAMM will use JOC to procure building renovation and repair, maintenance, alteration and reconfiguration work for immediate needs projects.
JOC contracts are open to DCAMM certified contractors and allow for the execution of multiple projects under a single contract, saving time, reducing costs and increasing opportunities. JOC is already being used by many federal agencies and can result in faster project delivery, fewer change orders, increased construction quality, competitive pricing, and increased opportunities for smaller contractors, including women and minority-owned businesses.
DCAMM is conducting this pilot program to determine whether to recommend legislation permitting JOC for DCAMM and possibly other public agencies in Massachusetts. Learn more about the special legislation (Chapter 9, Section 49, of the Acts of 2011) enacted authorizing DCAMM to conduct this pilot program.
DCAMM will use JOC for repair, maintenance, alteration and reconfiguration projects within designated geographical areas of the Commonwealth. Each contract will have a maximum aggregate contract sum of $1 million, to be comprised of individual projects not to exceed $100,000 each. Bidders will be required to bid their “coefficients,” or multipliers to be applied to pre-determined Unit Prices for various types of work. Contracts will be awarded to three to five of the lowest eligible and responsible bidders; the duration of each construction contract procured may not exceed two years.
Job Order Contracting is based on a unit price structure, and allows for the delivery of multiple projects under a single contract. To accomplish this, pricing is based on Unit Price Books. DCAMM’s Unit Price Books (one per county) will be provided by RSMeans, a national company focused on construction cost data headquartered in Norwell, MA. Contractors will compete for these contracts by bidding coefficients, which serve as adjustment factors or modifiers to all unit prices. The four multipliers or coefficients that the contractors will be asked to bid will be precisely defined in the bid documents. They will be i) a “non-prepriced items” coefficient, ii) a “normal working hours” coefficient, iii) an “other than normal working hours coefficient” and iv) a “secure facility” coefficient. Learn more about DCAMM Contractor Certification