Public Works - Job Order Contracting

As allowed under RCW 39.10.420-460, Job Order Contracting (JOC) is an alternative to the traditional design-bid-build public works contracting process where the City designs the project and posts plans and specifications for public bid. Instead, using JOC, the City may issue work orders directly to a JOC prime contractor for facility and utility construction projects not exceeding $350,000. The City can award up to $4 million each year to each JOC prime contractor, who are chosen through a competitive selection process.

The City currently has two general JOC prime contractors: Forma Construction Company (PW# 2013-026A) and Saybr Contractors Inc. (PW# 2014-043A). The contracts stipulate prices be based on the 2014 RS Means Facility and Civil Price Books.

JOC Subcontracting Opportunities 

State law requires the JOC prime to subcontract 90 percent of the work of each work order, creating significant opportunities for subcontractors.

JOC Prime Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about JOC subcontracting opportunities, contact the JOC primes directly:

  • Forma Construction (formerly Berschauer Phillips)
    Eric Lindstrom
    Phone: 206-919-4187