The Nonprofit Resource Center for Job Order Contracting

CJE is the designated non-profit association and education center for Job Order Contracting and related IDIQ contracting methods. CJE provides best practices, sets the JOC standards of practice, provides the only industry approved JOC education program with unbiased information, JOC certification, CJP credentialing, resources, and networking for the collaborative project delivery method.  Do you have questions?  Contact CJE for unbiased answers!  We exist to help you experience success through the use of best practices and education.

CJE is composed of professionals including construction managers, project managers, facility managers, procurement professionals, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, technology providers, suppliers, and educators involved in the most utilized IDIQ project delivery methods in America.

Access research, best practices, discounts on educational seminars, and gain a competitive advantage through the JOC Certificate program in partnership with University of Texas and the professional designation program as a Certified JOC Professional (CJP).  Contact us to help you realize the attributes of a successful program.

Job Order Contracting & Center for JOC Excellence Historical Timeline


1985: Job Order Contracting first pilot program at WestPoint Academy under Lt. Col Mellon & Col. Badger. The first official contract was initiated 12/10/1985 at Fort Sill in Oklahoma by USACE.
1987 – 1990: Expansion of JOC across military installations and federal branches using MCACES and PT&C cost data followed by RSMeans
1994:  First industry gathering with ASU to begin the formation of CJE as the industry’s designated non-profit association
1995:  CJE becomes ASU/ACE group; commissions first industry research & publishes first of many research studies
2007:  Non-profit status obtained as a separate entity and by-laws created; Industry designates CJE as the National Education Center for Job Order Contracting
2010:  Committees; strategic collaborations initiated, & regional chapters formed to address local legislative, uniform performance standards, and community issues
2014:  CJE Celebrates 20-years of Collaborative Excellence!
2015: JOC Education and Certificate program establishes national credentialing center
2018: JOC Certificate Program; CEUs expand to online access; CJP credentialing program grows nationally as JOC’s professional designation
2019: Regional chapter expansion; CJP Credentialing Program expands to include CJPAssoc designation
2020: CJE Partners with University of Texas, Cockrell School of Engineering – Texas Engineering Executive Education for the industry’s national professional JOC education & certification program.  October 2020 marked 35 years of JOC in America! Legacy awards are initiated.

We educate, promote best practices, provide the only approved professional JOC education program, manage the certification & credentialing (CJP) program, and offer a networking forum for collaborative IDIQ project delivery methods.  

CJE’s JOC training and certification programs set the bar for excellence. The training is a prerequisite for the CJP certification but anyone can take the training to learn and advance implementation of best practices.  Questions? Visit the education page to learn more!

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Who Uses Job Order Contracting?

Federal agencies were the innovators and original implementers of job order contracting. Revised local procurement laws over the years have enabled other public entities the ability to access the project delivery method including:

  • State Agencies
  • Federal Agencies
  • Universities & Colleges
  • K-12 Campuses
  • Cities & Counties
  • Public Healthcare Institutions
  • Public Works Departments
  • Water & Wastewater Facilities
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Transportation Agencies

Note: Over 85% of United States CONUS Air Force Defense Agencies use Job Order Contracting

Recent National Research Study Results

99% of facility owners recommend the use of JOC.
96% of JOC projects are completed with satisfactory results.
87% of JOC projects are delivered on time.
91% of JOC projects are delivered on budget.
24% owner administrative cost savings by using JOC vs traditional delivery methods.
30% increased transparency between owner & contractor.
Owners & contractors report stronger team relations because JOC is a program not a project.


– Source: Job Order Contracting Performance Industry Survey, Summary Report, Arizona State University (ASU) Del E. Webb School of Construction in collaboration with Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence.

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