Media Release

County Facilities Management's Job Order Contracting

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 3:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Facilities Management is implementing a new project delivery system called Job Order Contracting (JOC). This new method of contracting should solve problems in finding quality construction work quickly for maintenance, repair, renovation, mechanical upgrades and other minor construction projects. Traditional bidding, complete with plans and specifications, and going through the standard bid process for each project has proven costly and time consuming.

JOC is a long-term contract bid by firms based on pricing from a Unit Price Book.  The book reflects labor rates, construction material, and construction procurement costs in the area. This allows the County the opportunity to evaluate each contractor on performance and qualifications knowing that the fixed price has already been established. Once a contractor has been accepted, the County will be given projects in a work order format.

The JOC system offers the County the following benefits:

  • Quick response (decreases time required to begin work from 180 to 30 days)
  • Know costs before committing funds
  • Reduce administration costs
  • Virtually eliminates litigation
  • Improves the quality of workmanship
  • Enhances the use of smaller subcontractors in the local area

For more information, please contact the Alachua County Department of Facilities Management at 352-374-5229.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).