Job Order Contracting
Under RCW 39.10.420, all public bodies in the state of Washington are authorized to award job order contracts and use the job order contracting procedure.
A JOC is a contract in which the contractor agrees to a fixed period, indefinite quantity delivery order contract which provides for the use of work orders not to exceed $500,000 pre-tax, where at least 90% of the total Contract amount must be subcontracted. The intended use for JOC contracts is for small, time sensitive construction projects with limited or no design. Architectural and engineering services shall be procured in accordance with RCW 39.80.040.
Facility Professional Services (FPS) is currently under contract with six (6) JOC contracts. Two (2) statewide and four (4) regional, each with a capacity of $6 million per contract year. The FPS Project Managers are the responsible party authorized to initiate individual work orders and administrate the JOC on behalf of their client agencies.
Public Works Bidding
DES is launching a new bidding portal (Bonfire) that will allow you to submit bids and proposals to DES online and will replace current submission methods. (Oct. 1, 2023 for contractor bidding, early 2024 for all other public works opportunities).
Current JOC Contractors
JOC Selections in Progress:
The submissions are public records and may be disclosed. Following the selection completion, the Response to RFP and Final Proposals may be posted on this webpage.
- A - Public Works Diverse Business Inclusion Plan
- B - Instructions to JOC Bidders
- D - JOC Manual
- E - Sample Forms
- F - Reference Documents
- JOC Work Order Template
|JOC Project Number - Region
|Response Due Date/
Anticipated Results Date
J23-06 Southwest JOC
J23-04 Northwest JOC
|J23-05 - Eastern JOC
|J23-02 - Statewide JOC
|J23-03 - Eastern JOC
|J23-01 - Statewide JOC
Upcoming JOC Selections:
- Next selections will be in 2026.
Looking for Alternative Public Works Selections or Consultant Selections?
DES has created a new section of the website specifically for Design-Build and General Contractor Construction Manager selections. To access the page(s), please follow the link below.
- Alternative Public Works Information
- Design-Build Selections Page
- GC/CM Selections Page
- Advertised Consultant Selections Page
Diversity Tracking in B2Gnow!
DES is utilizing a web-based system for tracking the participation of Small Businesses and Minority, Women, and Veteran-Owned Businesses on our public works projects. This system is required and is intended to help us track prime contractor, design firm, subcontractor, sub-consultant and supplier payments.
For first-time visitors, you will need to create a login. System instructions can be found on the 'Information for Vendors' link.
Register with WEBS
The Washington Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) is an Internet vendor registration and bid notification system. The system offers a website where vendors can register to receive government bid notifications.
- Register (for Vendors)
- Log in (for Government Customers)
- Trade Categories and Specialties
- More information about WEBS
Updated COVID Proclamation Recission
Effective immediately, in response to Governor Inslee’s rescission of the COVID-19 declaration of emergency and all other remaining COVID-19 proclamations, the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is ending the following COVID-19 requirements:
- Covid-19 Vaccination Declaration
- Covid-19 Vaccination Verification Plans
Continue to follow remaining safety regulations from the Department of Labor and Industries and the Department of Health. Be aware that facilities managed or occupied by other organizations may continue to have COVID-19 related restrictions or requirements.
Read the governor’s message for complete details.