ARCT40090 Procurement & Contracts

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module covers the subjects of building procurement, contract, contract administration and associated professional services, including- forms of procurement; building procurement (pre-tender and post-tender from inception to completion and operation); leadership, project coordination, design teams and specialists; principles of contract; construction contracts (standard forms and alternatives); project management (theory and practice related to construction projects); project programming; cost planning and control; risk identification and management; documentation, specification and construction insurances.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this Module the student should be able to:
-Demonstrate an ability to give professional advice a client throughout all stages of a project from inception to completion.
-Demonstrate a good understanding of the building procurement, including standard/ non-standard forms of contracts, methods of procurement and contract administration.
-Demonstrate an ability to critically appraise contractual issues, to formulate and implement solutions (in the context of administering a contract and providing professional advice).
-Demonstrate an ability to advise and implement effective project management, including programming and cost management.
-Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of risk identification, risk management and the requirements of construction insurances.
-Demonstrate an ability to initiate and manage a good documentation and system of record keeping.
-Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and comprehensively.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Seminar (or Webinar)


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will be delivered on campus or online/blended in the Spring Trimester. Lecture recordings, learning material and readings will be available to students for flexible learning, supported by live lectures over four days of the trimester. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Procurement & Contracts (O/L) (ARCT40780), Procurement & Contracts (LARC40110)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Written Examination (2 hours) 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire (Short): Multi-choice question examination (1 hour) 1 hour End of Trimester Exam n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students have an opportunity to request a breakdown of their results, and in the case of in-person exams to review their examination scripts.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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