QUSU08037 2019 Capital Works Framework

General Details

Full Title
Capital Works Framework
Transcript Title
Capital Works Framework
N/A %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Leigh McLoughlin
Programme Membership
SG_JQUAN_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_K08 201900 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Quantity Surveying SG_JQNTY_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying

The aim of this module is to provide the student with an understanding and appreciation of the integrated set of contractual provisions, guidance material, technical templates and procedures which cover all aspects of the delivery process of a public works project from inception to final project delivery and review.


Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate a critical awareness of the documentation required by the Capital Works Framework when procuring a public works contract.


Formulate advice on the most suitable procurement route and contractual strategy to use on a particular project.


Apply the documentation relating to construction contracts from inception to completion of the project.


Identify and contrast the different tendering formats and be able to evaluate and critically appraise tender submissions based on the logical assessment of criteria.


Evaluate the responsibilities of the client and the different members of the design team under public works contract.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered through lectures and tutorials.

Moodle is used by lecturers to direct and manage the learning process and facilitates: Formal Learning: posting of lecture notes and continuous assessments, additional resources and supporting documents. Links to websites. remote collaboration on group work (discussion boards, collaborative document editing) Informal Learning: social communication between learners (discussion boards, chat rooms, Wikis, blogs) learner journals (reflective journals, e-portfolios).

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 40% Continuous Assessment and 60% Final Examination.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and / or Final Examination.

Indicative Syllabus

1.      Introduction to the Capital Works Management Framework.

2.      Procurement and contract strategy for public works including EU Procurement regulations.

3.      Introducing the contract - key elements of the contract, contract types, legal issues relating to the contract.

4.      Preparing to invite tenders and tender evaluation.

5.      Pre-tender reports - general requirements, instructions to tenderers, archaeology, site investigation, ground conditions, utilities.

6.      Forms of tenders and schedules; works requirements.

7.      SME's in public procurement.

8.      Cost planning / control and suitability assessment.

9.      Responsibilities in relation to the contract - employer, contractor, client, project supervisor's.

10.    Project activities and stages.


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 1,2,3,4,5

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

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Capital Works Framework 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Capital Works Framework 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Capital Works Framework 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Capital Works Framework 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Directed Learning Not Specified Capital Works Framework 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 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
2015-10-08 Contract Practice for Surveyors Routledge
ISBN 1138126527 ISBN-13 9781138126527
Recommended Reading
2017-12-05 New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice Routledge
ISBN 1138673765 ISBN-13 9781138673762
Recommended Reading
2018 Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industry Routledge
ISBN 1138693936 ISBN-13 9781138693937

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Journal Resources


URL Resources

Construction Procurement Reform - https://constructionprocurement.gov.ie/

eTenders Public Procurement: www.etenders.gov.ie

Office of Government Procurement: www.ogp.gov.ie

Public Spending Code: http://publicspendingcode.per.gov.ie/

Irish Government Public Private Partnership: www.ppp.gov.ie

Irish Government Website: www.gov.ie

Information about EU Public Procurement: www.simap.europa.eu

Access to European Legislation Database: www.eur-lex.europa.eu


Other Resources


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