MGMT09009 2019 Contracts and Procurement

General Details

Full Title
Contracts and Procurement
Transcript Title
Contracts and Procurement
N/A %
Subject Area
MGMT - 0413 Management & Admin
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
09 - Level 9
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
David Collery, Daniel Clark Hagan
Programme Membership
SG_SPROJ_M09 201900 Master of Science in Project Management SG_SMECH_S09 201900 Postgraduate Certificate in Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying SG_SCOPY_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in COPY DO USE SG_SPROJ_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Project Management SG_SPROJ_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Project Management SG_SSTRA_S09 201900 Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Construction Management SG_SCONS_S09 201900 Certificate in Construction Law, Procurement and Finance

The module considers the nature and importance of contracts and procurement and their role within project management. Procurement and contracts are integral to successful project delivery. This course examines the processes used to procure products and services that are required by the project team or the project organization. Students learn how to plan procurements, conduct a tendering process, negotiate and administer the resulting contract. A key aspect to this course is developing an understanding of the key legal implications of contracts as they relate to project success


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Critically analyse  the effect procurement and contract management strategies have on the overall project system.


Evaluate the standard methods of procurement and demonstate the ability to give reasoned advice on the appropriateness of various procurement routes.


Critically assess the varying forms of contract and the incorporation of terms and conditions relating to the exposure, transfer and mitigation of risk.


Establish effective project communications plan and performance measurement/monitoring against contractual terms. 


Demonstrate knowledge and applied understanding of important legal issues that underpin and influence both contract and procurement law. Critically analyse the key legal concepts taht may arise from particular procurement option.


Critically evaluate the theory and development of negotiating approaches and to develop appropriate negotiation strategies for use in project management.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module will be delivered with online lectures with a strong linkage to case studies to provide practical example to explain the theories. This module can be taught using a combination on‑line lectures and online practicals. A range of Computer‑Aided Learning (CAL) packages are also used to support this module (e.g. Moodle, Adobe Connect, Panopto,) Students are provided with electronic materials for self‑assessment and preparation for assessments/assignments. Self‑directed, student‑centred, independent learning is a core aspect through completion of module coursework

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assessment will contribute 40% of the overall mark.

Students will be given projects and assignments that will relate to their chosen elective thus increasing their overall depth of knowledge within that particular strand.

Repeat Assessments

Students will resit all failed elements, so that all learning outcomes are achieved

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to Procurement

Procurement Strategies & Systems

Project Deliverables & Resources

Green Procurement

Outsourcing and Supply Chains

Procurement Law


Pre-qualification Systems & Tendering Processes

Negotiation Techniques & Conflict Resolution

General Principals of Contract Law

Contract Management, Non-performance and Equity



Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Coursework Assessment Individual Project 15 % Week 3 4
2 Case Study Coursework Assessment Individual Project 15 % Week 8 2,3,4,6
3 Multiple Choice Coursework Assessment Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Directed Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Lecture Not Specified Classroom 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified On-Line Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 7 Weekly 7.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

1. Baily, P. et al., 2010. Procurement principles and management. 11th ed. Harlow: FT Prentice Hall.

2. Greenhalgh B & Squires G, (2011), Introduction to building procurement , Spon

3. Griffiths, M. and Griffiths, I., 2002. Law for purchasing and supply. 3rd ed. Harlow: FT Prentice Hall. ebook

4. Van Weele, A., 2014. Purchasing and supply chain management. 6th ed. Andover: Cengage Learning

5. Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2019


Journal Resources

Student to research

URL Resources - Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Other Resources

Students shall also be required to access a range of appropriate books, journal articles, conference papers, symposium papers, white papers, published company/corporate reports, library electronic databases, e-books

Additional Information