Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting (JOC) is an on-call construction services contract where construction work and performance is determined by issuing Work Orders with the contractor during a fixed period of time.  In the Invitation for Bid (IFB), contractors competitively bid based on their Adjustment Factors on each item listed in the Fixed Unit Price List; this Stipulated Unit Price will be used to price all Work Orders.  The Department awards the JOC Master Agreement to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.  A JOC Master Agreement is 12-months with the option of extending for up to two 12-month periods.  Work Orders are then issued as an individual construction contract, which identify specific location(s) and items of work. 

You may find various documents and information developed by Caltrans to implement JOC on this webpage. These documents and information are subject to modification.

Anticipated JOC Lookahead

The following table was updated on 10-19-2022.



Approximate Maximum Amount

Anticipated IFB Advertisement Date

 Region 1 03A3522 - District 1, 2, 3:  Middle-Mile Broadband Network    10/14/2022 
Region 2 10A2480 -  District 4, 9 (portion), 10:  Middle-Mile Broadband Network:   10/14/2022 
Region 3  06A2880 - District 5, 6, 9 (portion):  Middle-Mile Broadband Network   10/14/2022 
Region 4  07A5518 - District 7, 12:  Middle-Mile Broadband Network   10/14/2022 
 Region 5 08A3555 - District 8, 11:  Middle-Mile Broadband Network   10/14/2022 


1 JOC for Clean CA – Fencing


October/November 2022


3 JOCs for Clean CA – Fencing, Slope Paving, and Landscape

$2M to 4M

Fall 2022/ Winter 2023


11A3552 - Clean CA, Landscape             




JOC Invitation for Bids are posted at

JOC Overview for Contractors Presentation: Recording Link

Authorizing Legislation

The Department has the authority to utilize JOC delivery method under the following programs:

  • SB 156 (2021) authorizes the use of JOC for expansion of broadband infrastructure to build out a critical statewide Broadband “Middle-Mile” Network (BMMN) and provide high-speed broadband service.
  • AB 149 (2021) authorizes the use of JOC for the Clean California Program to reduce waste and debris, enhance, rehabilitate, restore, provide green space, and install measures to beautify public rights-of-way and other public spaces.

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Contractor’s Corner

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