Integrated Construction Procurement G (11806.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Distinguish and employ the principles of typical and complicated construction procurement strategies, which include but are not limited to the Construct Only, Design & Construct, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) etc;
2. Practice and manage the decision-making process to select appropriate procurement strategies for construction and complex infrastructure projects, under the relevant regulatory framework and standards; and
3. Apply and implement construction procurement strategies, and relevant management practices, to manage the risks and enable the successful outcomes for the above-mentioned projects.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Dr Henry Liu|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Flexible||Dr Henry Liu|
APCC and Austroads (2014) Building and Construction Procurement Guide Principles and Options. Available Online at: http://www.apcc.gov.au/ALLAPCC/Building%20and%20Construction%20Procurement%20Guide.pdf
Government of Western Australia, Centre for Excellence and Innovation in Infrastructure Delivery (2010) Infrastructure Procurement Options Guide, November 2010. Available Online at:
Morledge R, Smith, A and Kashiwagi D T (2013) Building Procurement, Blackwell Science.
This is a textbook produced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Research, which you may wish to purchase for your own professional library.
Mosey D (2009) Early Contractor Involvement in Building Procurement, Oxford: WileyBlackwell.
Uher T E and Davenport, P (2009) Fundamentals of Building Contract Management, University of New South Wales Press.
Monczka R M, Handfield R B, Giunipero L C and Patterson J L (2011) 5th ed Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, South Western Cengage Learning, Mason, USA.
Students are expected to utilise the academic literature, library books, government and industry reports, and government legislation, policies and standards related to construction
A list of readings, including library books, papers from academic journals and business media, will be posted on Moodle each week. These readings are a guide to wider research into topics of interest.
Other online material:
www.procurement.act.gov.au for ACT Government procurement policies, tenders and contracts
www.finance.gov.au/procurement for Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines
www.anao.gov.au Australian Government Audit Office
www.audit.act.gov.au ACT Government Audit Office
It is strongly recommended that you plan your time commitments, actively engage in class discussions (online or face-to-face) and work with your peers as part of your study. The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. However, in planning your time commitments, you should note that for a 3 credit-point unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. The total workload for units of different credit point value should vary proportionally. For example, for a 6 credit point unit the total notional workload over a semester or term is assumed to be 300 hours.
Inclusion and engagement
It is strongly recommended that students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or an ongoing health condition register with the Inclusion and Engagement Office as soon as possible so that reasonable adjustment arrangements can be made.
Students who attend campus for class or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:
- Practise good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
- If you do happen to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow, dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands immediately
- Practise effective physical distancing;
- Follow all directions of teaching and other UC staff regarding safety measures;
- Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT Government guidelines, and
- Follow University communications about campus arrangements https://www.canberra.edu.au/coronavirus-advice.
Required IT skills
You are assumed to have adequate skills in the use of word processing and spread sheet programs, Internet browsers and search engines. You are also assumed to be familiar with Canvas. If you feel you do not have adequate skills, please discuss the matter with the unit convenor.
Work placement, internships or practicums