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Last edited 25 Feb 2021
Job order contracting
Job order contracting (JOC) is a procurement method (primarily used in the United States) for contracting construction services. JOC uses the key parameters of time or money in the vendor selection process. Contractors bidding on a JOC project know the job will be rewarded for a set period (or fixed term) or maximum budget (or fixed price) - whichever comes first.
Clients such as publicly-owned organisations, academic institutions and government entities, use JOC more often than private businesses. It is seen as an alternative to the traditional procurement route (design bid build).
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