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Job Order Contracting 

The JOC Regions have been updated as part of the contract and can be found here 2022 JOC Region Map

About the Program

The Job Order Contracting (JOC) Program is a procurement method agencies  use to complete small construction projects with a total value of $10,000 to $400,000.  The program is administered by FOS of CannonDesign (FOS) who  act as the Commonwealth’s JOC Consultant.  To facilitate the completion of these projects DGS has established four Prime Professional Construction Service contracts for General Construction, HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical services in each of the seven regions; Northwestern, Southwestern, Central Southwest, Central Southeast, Capital, Southeastern and Northeastern.  These contracts were awarded based on a Request for Proposal (RFP) that considered Technical Qualifications and Pricing.  Technical Qualification points were awarded to the contractor with the Technical highest score.  Pricing favored the contractor's proposal with the lowest Adjustment Factors.  Small Diverse Business and Veteran Business Enterprise participation goals were set as part of the RFP.

Small Diverse Business Opportunities and Information

The Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO) is pleased to provide a listing of subcontracting jobs issued through the Job Order Contracting Program (JOC). The JOC program provides job opportunities as suppliers/subcontractors in the disciplines of small business Construction, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, and Design. Job Orders are distributed through the JOC program to the prime contractors.  The prime contractors are expected to engage subcontractors for construction and professional design opportunities for agencies undertaking construction, renovation, and maintenance projects with a total value of $400,000 or less.

The Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO) will perform proactive compliance auditing to ensure open and equitable contracting practices are utilized, contractual commitments are realized and allegations of abuse, false certification or discriminatory practices are investigated.  As part of the compliance review, BDISBO will be monitoring and tracking Small Diverse Business and Veteran Business Enterprise utilization to ensure commitments made by the Job Order Contracting (JOC) prime contractors are met on an annual basis. 

Questions can be directed to Curtis Burwell, Equal Opportunity Manager at 717-783-3119 or

Agency Project Request Process

Requests for projects will be made by the Client Agency directly to Simplebid®.  FOS will review and clarify the request, then arrange a Joint Scoping Meeting (JSM) with the appropriate contractor(s).  At this meeting, FOS, along with the contractor(s) and Client Agency will walk the job to discuss the requirements, goals and define the scope of work.  The contractor(s) will submit a job order package to FOS who will review to ensure it reflects the Client Agency's scope of work.  FOS will also verify the price proposal is calculated properly..  After the job order package is confirmed, it will be sent to the Client Agency for their review/discussion and approval.  The Client Agency will then create the SRM purchase order(s) and construction can proceed in a mutually agreeable time frame.