QUSU06045 2019 Construction Contracts & Procurement

General Details

Full Title
Construction Contracts & Procurement
Transcript Title
Construction Contracts & Procu
Code
QUSU06045
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Barrie Cox
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_SAPCT_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology 1 SG_SCONS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology SG_SACON_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology SG_CCEOL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics (Add-On) SG_JQUAN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying
Description

This module will introduce the learner to the standard forms of construction contracts and procurement arrangements in operation. The module aims to provide the learner with a sound understanding of the concept and methods of tendering and procurement for both public and private sector works.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Identify and discuss the common project procurement strategies used in the Construction Industry.

2.

Identify and appraise methods of contractor selection.

3.

Recognise the basic intent of the Government Contracts and the RIAI Contracts. Adapt and interpret the language involved in the implementation of the contract whilst referencing the guidance notes.

4.

Appraise ethical issues which may arise on construction projects, and question how these issues effect society and the environment.

5.

Analyse and compare the primary procurement routes used in Construction.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, seminars and continuous assessment

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment (40%)  and final examination (60%)

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Indicative Syllabus

Procurement Arrangements

  • Traditional.
  • Design & Build / Develop & Construct
  • Management Contracting
  • Construction Management
  • Public Private Partnerships

Methods of Contractor Selection

  • Open tendering
  • Selective tendering
  • Negotiated contracts
  • PPQ process

Construction Contracts & Ethics

  • Develop and appraise contract responsibilities.
  • Prepare Articles of Agreement and Appendix.
  • Define bonds and collateral warranties. Address insurances within the contract domain.
  • An overview of professional ethics, professional institutions and codes of conduct.

 

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 Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,4
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

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

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Not Specified Online Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

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
Code of Practice for Tendering and Contractual Matters 2006 Liaison Committee

Recommended Reading
Public Works Contract Training Manual The National Public Procurement Policy Unit of the Department of Finance

Recommended Reading
2016-03-18 Construction Contract Preparation and Management Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN 9781137511164 ISBN-13 1137511168

This fully updated new edition of this practical and popular text starts at the beginning of projects and makes lucid connections between stages which are often misunderstood. It covers NEC and JCT contracts, considering the topic from an industry perspective and including key issues such as Health and Safety, the environment and EU regulations.

Recommended Reading
2002-12-20 Pre-Contract Practice and Contract Administration for the Building Team (The Aqua Group) Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 0632054859 ISBN-13 9780632054855

The original series of Aqua Group books Tenders and Contracts for Building, Pre-Contract Practice and Contract Administration first published from 1960-75, has long been established as laying down good practice for the building team, as well as for students. This brand new volume brings together for the first time material from Pre-Contract Practice and Contract Administration. The text has been substantially updated to take account of changes to industry practice, JCT 98 and subsequent revisions, the Construction Act, and a host of other changes. It also features a new chapter on capital allowances.

Recommended Reading
2013-12-31 Quantity Surveying Practice Palgrave
ISBN 1349144045 ISBN-13 9781349144044

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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Journal Resources

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URL Resources

www.scsi.ie

www.cif.ie

www.ciob.org

www.engineersireland.ie

www.finance.gov.ie

 

Other Resources

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Additional Information

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