The Gordian Group Wins New Contracts from BuyBoard of Texas

Jun 15, 2010, 08:05 ET from The Gordian Group, Inc.

MAULDIN, S.C., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The BuyBoard of Texas, a purchasing cooperative, awarded a series of Job Order Contracts to The Gordian Group, Inc, the leaders in Job Order Contracting (JOC) products, services and solutions. Using EZIQC®, the company's specialized version of JOC, BuyBoard members now have access to competitively bid, high quality construction services.

Administered and endorsed by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) the BuyBoard is a Local Purchasing Cooperative designed to help members' purchasing power and to simplify the purchasing process using a customized electronic system. It also helps members comply with state bidding requirements and to identify qualified vendors of commodities, goods and services. The cooperative is endorsed by the Texas Municipal League, Texas Association of Counties, and Texas Association of School Administrators.

While Job Order Contracting services have long been available in Texas through the BuyBoard, this is the first time The Gordian Group, founded by the inventor of JOC, Harry Mellon, has been awarded a contract by the BuyBoard.

"We are excited and eager to begin a working relationship with the BuyBoard of Texas," said Robert Coffey, CEO of The Gordian Group. "We're confident BuyBoard members will quickly experience the benefits of Job Order Contracting—better quality and savings."

"This will be a great opportunity for our members," said Steve Fisher, BuyBoard Marketing and Sales Director. "We continually look for ways to bring more and better service to our membership, and this new relationship with The Gordian Group allows us to bring more efficiency to the table and increase our members' satisfaction."

The program, which is available throughout Texas, includes competitively bid contractors from multiple regions. That ensures BuyBoard members will receive comprehensive service coverage and fixed pricing, regardless of their location or construction volume.

"With our membership divided into regions and multiple contractors awarded in each region, members can be assured they will be able to find numerous contractors who can provide comprehensive and uninterrupted service," said Sharon McAfee, BuyBoard Program Director.

The BuyBoard EZIQC program is currently active, and member agencies can begin planning projects immediately. To begin, BuyBoard members must log on to to enter project information.

EZIQC is provided by The Gordian Group, world leaders in indefinite quantity construction consulting made available through purchasing cooperatives. Each year, more than $1.25 billion in construction spending is sourced using the company's EZIQC product and others. The saving to taxpayers adds up to millions of dollars and countless man-hours in procurement and project management time.

About The Gordian Group

The Gordian Group, Inc. is a product and services firm that specializes in development and implementation of Job Order Contracting programs for facility and infrastructure owners. For more information, go to

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