ezIQC® is the easy and intelligent alternative for buying on-call facility repair and alteration construction services. Thanks to the competitively bid prices available through cooperative purchasing, you can shed the red tape of traditional procurement in favor of speed, efficiency and the power of group buying.
ezIQC is based on job order contracts, or indefinite quantity construction contracts as they are sometimes called, in which contractors bid based on a catalog of pre-priced construction tasks for all divisions of construction. Quality contractors have already been competitively selected in almost every area of the US and they are ready to perform work today.
ezIQC is a proven system that has been in use for over twenty years. This same system is utilized by the United States Postal Service, New York, Chicago and San Francisco, and many other large and small public and private facility owners across the country including state governments, counties, towns, universities and school systems. ezIQC is ideal for interior, exterior, vertical, horizontal and environmental projects.
Ordering construction services has never been easier!
[+] How does ezIQC Work?
If you need space renovated, a building painted, asbestos removed, or some other
type of construction work completed,
- Click on the New Project tab at http://www.ezIQC.com.
- Enter your name, contact information, project description and click "Send Now".
- An ezIQC representative will contact you to immediately start the process.
: After entering your project, your local ezIQC representative will quickly schedule a Joint Scope Meeting at the project site to help you and the contractor agree on the details of the work that the contractor will perform. The scoping process allows the contractor to inspect the site and ask questions before submitting a Price Proposal. This upfront open communication eliminates the misunderstandings and mistakes that lead to most change orders and often results in more cost-effective collaborative solutions.
: We will then help you prepare a Detailed Scope of Work that describes the work the contractor will perform. The Detailed Scope of Work will be sent along with the Request for Proposal to the contractor.
: Next, the contractor prepares a Price Proposal by selecting the appropriate tasks from the Construction Task Catalog® almost like ordering off of a menu. They simply multiply the unit price X the required quantities X the contractor’s competitively bid Adjustment Factor. That’s it. No haggling. No extra charges. The contractor also prepares a construction schedule and a list of proposed local subcontractors.
: Want another set of eyes to review the Price Proposal? Your ezIQC representative will review the Price Proposal to make sure the contractor has selected the appropriate tasks and quantities and will ask the contractor to make any required changes. Only then will your ezIQC representative submit the Price Proposal for your final review.
: If you are 100% satisfied with the Price Proposal, construction schedule, and proposed subcontractors, and decide to move forward, you can ask the contractor to submit payment and performance bonds and certificates of insurance on your standard forms. For some projects, payment and performance bonds may not be required. If the bonds and insurance are acceptable, you simply issue a purchase order for the contractor to proceed. The construction is now ready to begin in a fraction of the time that you normally spend to procure a project.
: Site inspections and construction management follow your standard process. When necessary changes arise, you have the flexibility to change the scope of work with ezIQC. Extra work and changes are priced from the Construction Task Catalog for your specific area. There are no more negotiated change orders. Everything is prepriced. Contractors are motivated to provide a high quality project because the opportunity for future work is tied to their current performance. There is no guarantee that the contractor will receive additional projects.
[+] Why does ezIQC Work?
Competitive Bidding Complete: The contractors have already competitively bid for your work when they bid their master ezIQC contract. You save time because you do not have to repeat the bidding process. You can have the contractor working in days or weeks instead of months, and all work is paid for at the local competitively bid prices.
Volume Discount: The contractor incorporates a volume discount because the ezIQC master contract is structured so that the contractor will be awarded numerous jobs under one competitive bid and saving him marketing expense that can be passed on to you. More work volume means lower prices and savings for you.
Few to No Change Orders: The contractor scopes the work with you and has the opportunity to inspect the work site and ask questions about the work before the proposal is submitted. This open communication eliminates the confusion, misunderstanding and mistakes that lead to most change orders. Sometimes new more cost effective solutions result, too. You, as the owner, still have the flexibility to change the scope of work when necessary changes arise. Under the ezIQC system, extra work and changes are priced out of the CTC, preventing the contractor from price gouging. Credits are handled the same way. No more negotiating change orders. Everything is pre-priced.
No Guarantee to the Contractor: There is no obligation to give the contractor any jobs under their master ezIQC contract. The contractor must satisfy your requirements of high quality construction completed on time or the contractor risks losing future jobs. This motivates the contractor to meet your high standards.
[+] Why do contractors like ezIQC?
- Professionally rewarding because contractors get to participate in project scope
- Increases sales because ezIQC contracts allow contractors to work
with any facility owner
- Establishes long term relationships with clients
- Results in repeat business
Please call us at 1 (888) 993-9472 if you would like more information on ezIQC.
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ezIQC® is a service of The Gordian Group, the Job Order Contracting experts. The Gordian Group is the original, and only, source for Job Order Contracting products and services that are comprehensive, detailed and integrated enough to deliver rapid deployment and long-term cost savings in facility repairs and alterations. Over $1.5 billion per year construction work is now being completed with Gordian’s intelligent JOC solutions. Visit us at www.JobOrderContract.com.