Development of the Job Order Contracting (JOC) process for the 21st century

Dean T. Kashiwagi, Ziad Al Sharmani

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This research describes the concept of "Job Order Contracting" (JOC). It defines the "theoretical" advantages and disadvantages of the JOC (also known as "Delivery Order Contract" (DOC) and "SABER"). The article introduces the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence (CJE) and the first documented performance of JOCs. The article also introduces the use of Performance Based Procurement System (PBPS) to set a "minimum performance" requirement and improving the performance of the JOC process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-195
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Construction Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1999


  • Delivery order contract
  • Indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract
  • Job order contract
  • Performance Based Procurement System (PBPS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Education


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