RFI-Job Order Contracting in Commercial Marketspace

Agency: General Services Administration
State: Federal
Level of Government: Federal
  • Z - Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property
Opps ID: NBD00159910843609145
Posted Date: Oct 2, 2017
Due Date: Nov 15, 2017
Solicitation No: 6FAS-18-03FAC-RR
Source: Members Only
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The General Services Administration (GSA) is considering utilization of Job Order Contracting (JOC) as a government-wide contracting method to procure minor construction repair and renovation services. GSA envisions awarding long term, geographically based, JOC contracts to qualified companies so that Federal Agencies can then leverage for project delivery via establishment of long term ordering agreements or short term (single project) task orders.

The type of JOC we envision is a competitively bid, fixed unit price and rate multiple-year, multiple award construction contract, wherein qualified companies agree to provide a broad range of possible routine, non-complex repair/renovation projects based on pre-established unit prices and rates. Contract line items and unit prices would be defined by a construction unit price book (UPB) or similar extensive list (reference list) and a multiplier or coefficient applied to the reference unit prices. The reference lists/UPBs are often referred to as construction catalogs or automated cost databases, and most established UPBs have a city cost index to localize pricing. The multiplier or coefficient reflects overhead, profit, general and administrative costs, uncertainty in costs, etc. The resulting contract unit prices (i.e., reference list item prices x coefficient) are then used to price construction task orders that are within the scope of the JOC contract.

In order to assess the relevance and extent of this JOC approach within the commercial (non-government) marketplace, as well as industry perspectives on the approach the Government requests industry feedback. Specifically, GSA is interested in responses to the following topics:

1. Prior to this Request for Information was your Company familiar with Job Order Contracting (JOC)?

a. If so, have you performed work under a JOC type contract in the past or are you currently doing JOC work? Please specify how long you have been performing, your customer(s), approximate size of the contract, type of projects worked, and whether Federal/Other government/ or Non-government as applicable.

b. Describe how particular projects are priced under these JOC type contracts, including whether the order prices are fixed or adjustable, and if adjustable, how the contract provides for those adjustments during the life of a project.

2. Though not termed as JOC within your operation, has your company used a similar contracting process where the contract line items and prices are defined by a referenced Unit Price Book (UPB) multiplied by a contractually specified coefficient? If so, then:

a. Please specify your companys terminology for this process, the UPB(s) your contracts use, how the multiplier is negotiated (including whether there is just one or many), whether the resulting unit prices are firm, and how the method is executed in project delivery for your government vs. non-government customer(s) as applicable.

b. Describe how particular projects are priced in the contract, including whether the order prices are fixed or adjustable, and if adjustable, how the contract provides for those adjustments during the life of a project.

c. Describe how you build out price proposals when bidding on commercial (non-government) jobs. Do you have price/fee lists that you make available to interested customers?

d. Do you use standard contract terms (AIA, ConSensusDoc, others?) for these types of contracts? Which ones? Does the selection depend on whether the project is for a commercial vs government entity? How?

3. For projects that your company typically manages using JOC or a similar method, please answer the following, giving breakdowns for commercial vs government work:

a. What is the typical number of projects in a given year?

b. What is the typical $ value or range of value per project?

c. What is the typical work scope?

d. Do you typically see or use standard contract terms in the commercial (non-government project) market place? Which ones (e.g., AIA, ConSensusDoc, others)?

4. Is there an upper limit on the dollar value of projects your company would consider under a JOC or similar contracting method?

5. What are key differences you consider when building price proposals for government vs. non-government contracts/projects?

We appreciate your input. If you have any other thoughts/concerns/perspectives on the concept of a multiple-award, government-wide, fixed unit price/rate, contract for minor construction, please feel free to add those to your response.

THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. It is a market research tool being used to determine the feasability of Job Order Contracting (JOC) within the commercial (Non-Government) marketspace. The Government is not obligated to and will not pay for any information received as a result of this announcement. Please respond by email to Frank Johnson at frank.johnson@gsa.gov with a courtesy copy to Janet Haynes at janet.haynes@gsa.gov.

Response must be received no later than 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) on November 15, 2017.

Contracting Office Address :
2300 Main
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
United States
Place of Performance :

United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Frank J. Johnson,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 8163379007
Secondary Point of Contact :
Janet M Haynes,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 816-823-1297
Fax: 816-926-5019

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