Ana-Maria Dimand, assistant professor of Public Policy and Administration in the School of Public Service, recently co-authored a study for the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing. Co-authored with Andrea Patrucco of Florida International University, Job Order Contracting as an Alternative Project Delivery Method: Challenges and Opportunities explores challenges and opportunities associated with job order contracting construction
Dimand’s research found that:
- JOC contracts require a lower procurement process duration and fewer employees involved.
- JOC contracts are comparable to other project delivery methods in terms of transaction costs.
- JOC contracts (using a 3rd party intermediary or not) favor trust generation with contractors and prevent opportunistic behaviors.