MMBI Job Order Contracting

Caltrans is using its decades of expertise in successfully delivering highway projects to meet the goals and purpose of the Middle-Mile Broadband Initiative. Leveraging the authority included in Senate Bill 156 (2021), Caltrans is using the innovative delivery methods – Job Order Contracting (JOC) and Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) – to deliver the Middle-Mile Broadband Network projects. The contracting delivery method will depend on the level of complexity based on environmental and right of way permitting needs, federal land involvement and railroad crossings.

In alignment with the five regions, as defined by CDT, Caltrans has executed five regional JOC master agreements.

A Job Order Contract (JOC) is a type of Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contracting. It is a contract for construction services whose performance and delivery scheduling are determined by issuing Work Orders with the contractor during a fixed period of time. It is an on-call construction contract through a master agreement, not a purchase order or service contract.

This project delivery method allows Caltrans to prequalify bidders based upon established criteria, such as requiring contractors be properly licensed from contract award through contract acceptance, and self-perform at least 30% of the work for each Work Order. Prequalified contractors competitively bid on a JOC through an Invitation for Bid (IFB).

Caltrans advertises the JOC IFB where contractors competitively bid based on their Adjustment Factors on each work item listed in the Fixed Unit Price List; this Stipulated Unit Price will be used to price all Work Orders under the JOC Master Agreement. Caltrans awards the JOC Master Agreement to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder based on the lowest total dollar value of the Price Proposal.  A JOC Master Agreement is 12-months with the option of extending for up to two 12-month periods upon mutual agreement between Caltrans and contractor. Work Orders are then issued as an individual construction contracts, which identify specific locations and items of work.

The JOCs have a 25% Small Business and 3% Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise target. The Invitation for Bid (IFB) for the Master Agreement requires the contractor to develop a comprehensive plan that fully outlines the contractor’s commitment to meet the state’s goal. Additionally, the IFB requires the contractor to report quarterly on their SB and DVBE utilization progress relative to this plan.

Across the state each of the five regional JOCs account for varying portions of the miles. Over the course of the year the Master Agreement is in effect, each region will issue multiple work orders, each of which presents an opportunity for small and disabled veteran businesses. 

MMBI Region

Caltrans District

Contract Number

Prime Contractor

Contact Information

Region 1

Districts 1, 2, 3


Teichert Energy and Utilities Groups, Inc.

3500 American River Drive

Sacramento, CA 95864

Dan Stoloski

(916) 532-8097

Region 2

Districts 4, 10, 9


Ghilotti Bros and St. Francis Electric, JV

525 Jacoby Street

San Rafael, CA 94901

Lance A. Bushnell

(415) 454-7011

Region 3

Districts 5, 6, 9


HP Communications, Inc.

13341 Temescal Canyon Road

Corona, CA 92883

Chris Price

(951) 453-4545

Region 4

Districts 7, 12


HP Communications, Inc.

13341 Temescal Canyon Road

Corona, CA 92883

Bree Mendoza

(951) 572-1200

Region 5

Districts 8, 11


Griffith Company – Henkels & McCoy Joint Venture

3050 East Birch Street

Brea, CA 92821

Lucas Walker

(562) 929-1128