California’s Governor Jerry Brown has signed 859 new laws that affect the construction industry in 2018. AB 618 is one of them.
1.) This bill authorizes job order contracting at a community college district only if there’s a Project Labor Agreement on the district’s construction program currently available to school districts until January 1, 2022
2.) Job order contracting is a procedure that allows for the awarding of contracts based on prices for specific construction tasks rather than bids for a specific project
3.) Districts should be able to use cost-effective options for delivery of public works projects to allow public entities for utilizing job order contracts as a project delivery method
4.) The job contracting approach should be used for the purposes of reducing project cost and expediting project completion