Department of Education using new contracting method to clear backlog of repair projects

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The Department of Education (DOE) is using a new method to clear the backlog of roof repair project at Hawaii’s schools. Several projects, including the re-roofing of King Intermediate School’s cafeteria were recently completed using a method called job order contracting. This allows the DOE to contact vendors to do common projects at fixed prices over the life of the multi-tier contract. 

“We anticipate bringing in A/C, electrical services. Eventually general contracting, as well to knock out these different routine processes that can become more efficiently and quickly,” said Dann Carlson, Assistant Superintendent. 

The DOE completed eight roof repair projects using this process. Traditional methods can take seven years. With the job order contracting process, it will take one to two months to complete. 

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