MG5823: Principles of Procurement and Tendering

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 18, Max 40.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this programme will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 6 x 4hr(s) Lectures (Participants are required to attend 6 x 4 hrs lectures. The lecture time on campus follows a seminar format and involves inter alia working in groups); Directed Study (Autonomous student learning (off campus) is supported by on-line materials and e-mentoring and takes the form of directed reading, case studies and specific assignment tasks)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr David Mckevitt, Department of Management and Marketing.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Management and Marketing.
Module Objective: To examine, apply and critique the main elements of effective procurement and tendering management.
Module Content: Procurement process, skills, tasks and roles.
Quantitative and qualitative analysis of make or buy decisions, specification design, cost, benefits and risks.
Optimise the selection of tender criteria and weights.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Apply the principles, tools and technologies of effective procurement and tendering management, including supplier selection and evaluation.
  • Evaluate the tendering process, tasks and responsibilities, benefits and pitfalls to ensure organisational effectiveness.
  • Explain the implications of procuring in different contexts including insourcing, outsourcing and domestic versus global.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2000 word individual Portfolio, 50 marks; 1 x Group case study analysis, 30 marks; Presentation, 20 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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