Job Order Contracting

Do you have an ongoing need for small renovation projects?

If the answer is yes, you may be interested in a Job Order Contract (JOC).

Job order contracting, also known as indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ), is a construction delivery method used as an alternative to traditional contracting delivery methods such as design-bid-build and construction manager-at-risk. The JOC program is a proven delivery method for many federal, state and local institutions.

Who uses job order contracts? 

  • State agencies
  • Cities and counties
  • Universities, colleges, and K-12
  • Federal government
  • Hospital and healthcare institutions
  • Utility companies
  • Transportation agencies.

Under a JOC, we act as an on-call general contractor to complete a variety of small to mid-sized projects under one contract. Benefits of a JOC include:

  • High quality
  • Responsiveness and fast turnaround
  • Reliability
  • Cost savings
  • Minimal risk
  • Flexibility. 

We offer two methods of JOC delivery: stand-alone and cooperative purchasing. 


A stand-alone contract is when the Owner procures and manages the contract.

Cooperative Purchasing

A cooperative purchasing contract (co-op) is managed by a third party, also known as a group purchasing organization. These entities leverage the purchasing power of a group of businesses to obtain discounts based on the collective buying power.  

Benefits of obtaining construction services through a co-op:

  • Cost savings through leveraged pricing
  • Time savings by bypassing procurement process
  • Pre-approved vendors for better quality.

Vaughn currently holds two cooperative purchasing contracts (click logo for contract details): 

How can Vaughn manage my Job Order Contract?

Vaughn has been utilizing job order contracting (JOC) for our clients’ benefit for more than 20 years. We have performed this delivery method for over 40 clients on more than 1,500 projects, from higher education to healthcare. 

Having executed numerous JOC programs for many years, we understand the advantages of this approach and are routinely selected as the JOC contractor for many of our clients. We understand the difficulties in dealing with multiple work orders under a single contract. Our staff can execute multiple estimates quickly and concurrently, our managers and superintendents have the experience to effectively manage multiple job sites and different teams of trade contractors, and our accounting system is well-suited to the task of tracking cost and billings on numerous projects. We understand the requirements of a job order contract. We are adaptive with our resources and can power up or down as the work orders require.

If you are interested in using the job order contract method to procure your next program, please contact us here.

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