Procurement Management

Unit code: NBC4001 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time


This unit develops students’ understanding of the responsibilities of various stakeholders as well as their liabilities by comparing different types of procurement systems and project delivery in built environment projects. The law relating to principles and practice of project procurement management is also considered. Practical assessments will equip students to both develop skills in analysing contractual issues and facilitate relationships between various stakeholders in a project. The roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder, risk apportionment between various stakeholders and determination of risks to be covered by insurances, bonds or other risk allocation instruments are all investigated.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically analyse a range of procurement systems to develop project delivery strategy for a variety of built environment projects;
  2. Evaluate complex problems associated with contract management to propose procurement solution for built environment projects;
  3. Critically review the general principles and application of contract management, including procurement strategies relating to tenders applied to projects; and
  4. Analyse contractual risks for built environment projects and extrapolate principles to the allocation and management of a contract.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Project
Grade: 10%
Preliminary Report
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 50%
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 30%
Team Case Study
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 10%
Team Presentation

Required reading

Reading materials will be provided in VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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