Job Order Contracting

KBR is one of the premier providers of On-Call Construction and Job Order Contracting (JOC). With over 23 years of proven, successful JOC experience on more than 70 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)/JOC contracts and contracts totaling over $2.5 billion of 20,000 task orders, KBR gives you the confidence that your projects will be effectively and efficiently managed.

Our experience includes delivering IDIQ services to various public entity types including: military installations, school districts and universities, and local, state and federal agencies. We are a proven provider with a client-focused approach and the surge capacity to quickly complete your projects. When you need an experienced contractor committed to your facilities, call on KBR — the JOC professionals.

Here is an example of the JOC process:

  1. Determine realistic potential annual volume. First, establish how many job orders between $2,500 and $2M your facility will engage in for one year.
  2. Determine the contract duration. Typically, JOC's have a one-two year base period with three or more "option" years. This gives you an easy way out of a contract relationship that is not satisfactory. It also frees you from the time and expense of annually re-soliciting a successful contract. This long-term relationship is what ensures cost savings and quality service.
  3. Issue solicitation and evaluate proposals. Your Request for Proposal (RFP) should include value, length, service area, required staff, and price book. When evaluating proposed contractors, pay special attention to bonding ability, the management plan, and past performance with other JOC customers.
  4. Award contract. Upon award, KBR will, where reasonable, establish a local office and staff it with experienced personnel. Typically, this project team is able to begin job walks immediately.
  5. Identify repair and renovation task orders. Work begins by simply identifying the project, whether it is repairing and replacing a roof, renovating and modernizing dated facilities, or moving temporary buildings into place.
  6. Mutually agree on the scope. After performing a job walk of the proposed task, KBR develops a complete scope as well as a detailed line estimate. This draft is presented to you for approval before work begins. Together, we review the estimate and scope, and then, where necessary, make adjustments to the scope in order to meet the available budget.
  7. Issue a lump-sum, fixed-price job order. Once the scope and budget are agreed upon, work on the task order begins immediately. KBR issues tasks to various, pre-qualified local subcontractors.

JOC offers many benefits:

  • Increases emergency response capability
  • Reduces overall project cost
  • Shortens project schedule
  • Supports local small business
  • Provides incentives for quality performance
  • Provides design/build capability
  • Allows little or no disruption to your internal consumers
  • Provides one contractor to manage rather than multiple contractors
  • Fosters a long-term relationship that promotes partnership

Local Business Opportunities: KBR is sensitive to the opportunities that JOC can bring to the local economy. We subcontract nearly 100 percent of all work through a pool of pre-qualified local subcontractors. KBR is committed to hiring small and disadvantaged businesses and regularly exceed clients' small business goals by five to twenty percent on every project.

As one of the largest contractors in the country, KBR can leverage our financial strength to help small local businesses participate in your projects. Our financial position also allows us to keep on-site offices running during periods of less activity, so we are always ready when you need us.

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