QUSU06042 2019 Short Form of Construction Contract and Tendering

General Details

Full Title
Short Form of Construction Contract and Tendering
Transcript Title
Short Form of Construction Con
N/A %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Pat Carter, Ruairi ODriscoll
Programme Membership
SG_JQUAN_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_CCONS_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics SG_CCEOL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics (Add-On) SG_JQUAN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying

Consideration of contract documentation and documentation appropriate to tendering for construction work, study of the responsibilities and duties of Design Team members, preparation of 'Preliminaries' section of Bill of Quantities, handling of Main Contractor and Sub-Contractor tendering documentation, tendering by traditional methods and electronically

Learning Outcomes

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


Interpret the constituent parts of the SF88 (Short Form of Contract)


Illustrate knowledge of the matters dealt with in the ‘The Liaison Committee Code of Practice’ 


Debate the various duties, responsibilities and authorities of the Design Team members


Prepare a ‘Preliminaries’ section of a Bill of Quantities


Setup the tendering procedure for a proposed contract  -  Main Contractor, Sub-Contractors  -  traditional tendering, ‘e–tendering’

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques. This will include online lectures or online students (via adobe connect or similar), and guest lectures augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach addresses student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (i.e. presentations and recordings of online lectures plus supplementary reading material) and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals). This blended approach brings students together to facilitate group learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

Coursework and Continuous Assessment


End of Semester Exam


Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

‘Short Form of Contract’  -  Articles of Agreement, Conditions of Contract, Appendix

‘The Liaison Committee Code of Practice’  -  application in work of designers and contractors

Design Team Members  -  duties, responsibilities, authority  -  detailed consideration


Lists of tendering Main Contractors, Nominated Sub-Contractors  -  preparation, selection

Tender submission, ‘e’ tendering

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 Continuous Assessment - Short Form of Contract and Tendering Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 End of Semester Exam - Short Form of Contract & Tendering Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2006-11-21 The Aqua Group Guide to Procurement, Tendering & Contract Administration Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405131985 ISBN-13 9781405131988
Recommended Reading
2016-04-18 The Aqua Group Guide to Procurement, Tendering and Contract Administration John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118346549 ISBN-13 1118346548
Recommended Reading
1997-01 Quantity Surveying Practice -
ISBN 0333689070 ISBN-13 9780333689073
Recommended Reading
2017-12-05 New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice
ISBN 1138673765 ISBN-13 9781138673762

In this volume, renowned quantity surveying author Duncan Cartlidge reviews the history of the quantity surveyor, examines and reflects on the state of current practice with a concentration on new and innovative practice, and attempts to predict the future direction of quantity surveying practice in the UK and worldwide.

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Surveyors Journal (SCSI)

URL Resources

Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland  https://www.scsi.ie/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI382CoauT4QIVo7DtCh3T8gBBEAAYASAAEgJIj_D_BwE

Chartered Institute of Builders  https://www.ciob.org/

The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland   https://www.riai.ie/

Other Resources

Standard Form of Contract (Short Form), SF88 (Specimen Version)

Code of Practice for Tendering and Contractual Matters 2006 by The Liaison Committee