K-12 Education benefits greatly from Job Order Contracting. The New York City Department of Education instituted a Job Order Contracting system in 1996 and has since realized a 91% decrease in procurement time, plus their average job order is 11.7% below estimated cost. In 2008, the Department of Education completed over 1,000 different projects throughout the five boroughs of the City.
Quite possibly our greatest successes have come out of our partnerships with school districts all over the US. Starting from our first client, Miami-Dade County Schools (still a client to this day), Gordian has been providing K-12 systems with the tools they need to get the results that they want. Our K-12 clients complete hundreds of millions of dollars in construction every year and are only growing more and more. What is even more astounding is that the majority of the projects that they complete are on the smaller side, from bathroom renovations and classroom conversions to window replacements and painting jobs.
One of the major benefits that we provide to this client set is helping them manage time constraints. Frequently, many projects need to be completed either over the summer or winter breaks so that they do not interfere with the students day-to-day lives. Our JOC solutions provide the flexibility and the streamlining to allow these types of project to be completed as seamlessly as possible.
Also, many of our K-12 clients turn to Gordian to help them use bond money that needs to be allocated before it expires. Many time, the citizens of a locality will decide to fund school bonds to improve conditions, but the money gets tied up in the procurement process and expires. By using Gordian JOC, our clients avoid these pitfalls and can concentrate on allocating much needed money to get repairs and alterations completed quickly, cost-effectively and at a high level of quality.
K-12 clients currently using Gordian JOC solutions include:
- New York City Department of Education
- New York City School Construction Authority
- Chicago Public Schools
- Los Angeles Unified School District
- Miami-Dade County Public Schools
- Los Alamos Public Schools