Dictionary of Procurement Terms

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  • Job Order Contracting (JOC)

    A maximum dollar value or a fixed term construction contract resulting from a competitively bid solicitation in which the contractor will perform according to separate job orders issued during the term of the contract. Prices for each job order are based on a unit-price book (UPB).
  • Job Rotation

    Movement of employees from one job to another in an effort to relieve the boredom often associated with job specialization as well as exposing the employee to other jobs to achieve cross-training and upward mobility opportunities. (Business, 2002)
  • Job Shadowing

    A training technique that allows an individual the opportunity to learn from an experienced employee by following and observing that employee in their daily job activities.
  • JOC

  • Joint Administrative Procurement

    An arrangement under which part or all of the purchases of two or more entities are made by a procurement department that serves both entities.
  • Joint Bid Method

    A form of intergovernmental cooperative purchasing in which two or more public procurement entities agree on specifications and contract terms and conditions for a given item of common usage and combine their requirements for these items in a single request for an Invitation for Bids. Once bids have been received and discussed by the participants, each public procurement entity issues and administers its own purchase order or contract.
  • Joint Ownership

    A business or property that is held in the names of two or more entities, individuals, businesses, or organizations, each with equal rights.
  • Joint Procurement Department

    A shared administrative entity created to perform the procurement function for two or more governmental entities.
  • Joint Use (Agreements)

    Agreements between various government entities that may involve the joint use of public property such as buildings and equipment.
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