PPMP20011 - Contract and Procurement Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This Contract and Procurement Management unit will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and techniques required for acquiring external products, results, and services to meet the needs of the company and to achieve the project goals. It also offers you the opportunity to identify, apply, and develop different negotiation strategies as well as assessing and responding to the potential risks encountered during the procurement. You will study contract types, procurement standards, legal and ethical aspects of commercial contracts as well as project tendering and awarding. On successful completion of this unit, you will have the capacity to apply the appropriate practices for managing contracts, conflicts, delays, claim, and disputes.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co- requisites: PPMP20007

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
2. Practical Assessment 40%
3. Group Work 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student and self-evaluation
Feedback
The unit content and assignments need to be clearer and more pertinent to project negotiation.
Recommendation
Review and revise unit learning materials and assessments.
Action Taken
The learning materials including the unit content, Learning Outcomes and assessments were all significantly developed where a change proposal was approved by the Project Management team. The new unit content does address all these items.
Source: Student and self-evaluation
Feedback
The recommended reading textbook is confusing with little relevance to the unit
Recommendation
Change the recommended reading materials for the unit.
Action Taken
A new textbook and reading sources including PMBOK and others being sourced.
Source: Student and self-evaluation
Feedback
Learning would be enhanced by using more practical examples to highlight concepts of negotiation.
Recommendation
Revise materials to be more interactive and engaging.
Action Taken
The unit was developed to include practical applications and case studies and the assessment tasks were designed accordingly.
Source: Evaluation Through Moodle Site
Feedback
The lecturer was really good and has extensive knowledge in the subject he was able to explain everything with real-life experience. Enjoyed the lecture. Gained a really good knowledge about procurement management. Assignments were designed really well to question our learning experience.
Recommendation
Keep the assessment task related to real-life case studies and simulates real situations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Evaluation Through Moodle Site
Feedback
The update of the unit resources has positively impacted students' learning.
Recommendation
Keep the changes to ensure good students' engagement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Evaluation Through Moodle Site
Feedback
Students highly admired the practical experience they got through explaining the unit content using real case studies, examples and personal experience. The best thing is practical knowledge.
Recommendation
Keep the unit content presenting real-life examples and explain the content through real case studies.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Email, staff
Feedback
Great efforts was made to develop the unit content including more focus on real case studies.
Recommendation
More refinement may be needed to match the lectures' time.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an integrative understanding of the key theories and concepts underpinning buyer-contractor relationships as well as the concepts of project contracts and procurement standards
  2. Analyse different commercial negotiation strategies and demonstrate an ability to creatively negotiate project plans, conflicts, delays, and incentives in commercial projects
  3. Employ risk management planning and identification and assess the risk encountered over the procurement process
  4. Negotiate and analyse the principles of tendering, pricing and awarding techniques and to utilise the negotiation approaches in commercial contracts
  5. Evaluate and develop clear legal, financial and technical components of project contracts
  6. Develop a project budget and an expenditure forecast as control mechanisms and link time, cost and resources to the project framework.

The unit contributes to the required number of academic study units for students wishing to undertake profession certification with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) professional qualifications, such as CAPM or PMP.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Group Work
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Group Work