Project Procurement Management

    Unit code: EPM5710 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park


    This unit develops students’ understanding of the project procurement processes from planning, conducting, to controlling and close out. It takes the student on a journey from defining project requirements planning through to developing contract strategy, tendering, contract management and contract closure. The unit provides students with an understanding of key contractual terms, applicable models of contracts delivery and the major activities in each phase of the procurement process. Tools and techniques applicable at each phase will be discussed. Where appropriate, relevant cases and examples will be used in class discussion.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Understand the general principles of the procurement process, the importance of contractual terms and supporting sections of contracts;
    2. Formulate the procurement requirements, and develop a sourcing strategy;
    3. Design and present a project procurement management plan for the successful delivery of a complex project; and
    4. Devise the tender evaluation methodology and scoring criteria for supplier selection.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 40%
    Group Project (including 2.5% assessment as early assessment in week 2)
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 20%
    Assessment type: Case Study
    Grade: 40%
    Written Submission (2000 words approx)

    Required reading

    Reading material will be provided by the instructor in class or through VU Collaborate.

    As part of a course

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