National Research Study – Job Order Contracting

National Job Order Contracting Research Study

Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting Cost and Benefit Analysis Research Study

Performed by: Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG) at Arizona State University

Sponsored by: 4Clicks Solutions, LLC, CJE, TCPN, The Gordian Group, The JOC Group, and other industry leaders.

Objective of Research:  To evaluate the value (in terms of time, cost, and customer satisfaction) achieved when utilizing JOC over other traditional methods to complete projects. Previous JOC studies have been unable to identify the savings JOC brings to an owner through administration costs, time savings, and increased flexibility to achieve organizational objectives. They have also failed to identify why Contractors under the JOC system are able to deliver construction for a lower cost and why they are motivated to deliver high quality to the Owner. The aim of this study is to work with JOC users to identify this.

The study also hopes to identify characteristics and practices of successful JOC implementations. At the conclusion of this study a report will be published through Arizona State University identifying the findings of the JOC system.

The PBSRG out of ASU will be collecting and analyzing all JOC performance information. PBSRG will keep all data collected confidential unless given permission to share with other parties.  (view most current update here)


The JOC contractor and owner community is highly encouraged to participate in this study. Owner’s that participate in this study will be kept abreast of developments and be offered education on the findings of the study. Contractors who participate will be able to use the performance information and the education that comes from this research.

Milestone Schedule:

The expected duration of this study will be 1 year (Jan 2015 – Jan 2016). The following are major activities that will be performed along with estimated completion dates and time frames:

Activity                                                                                                                      Date

1.     JOC Conference held in Phoenix – January 2015

2.     Finalization of JOC Research Strategic Plan – March 2015

3.     Survey and data collection (from all stakeholders) – April – September 2015

4.     Analysis of Data and Draft JOC Report – 11/20/2015

5.     Final JOC Report – 1/25/2016

Distribution of Research: The results of this research will be distributed to all participants. It will also be made available to the public at no fee.


National JOC Research Study

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