MGT8028 Project Tendering and Contracting
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.
The course examines the following: (1) Definition of project requirements, definition of project deliverables to be provided through outsourcing, with consideration of risk management, quality management and operational and disposal issues over the operational life of the deliverables (2) Selection of an appropriate procurement strategy and contractual relationship for simple and complex projects (3) Definition of tendering and contracting processes and consideration of scope, time and cost management, and ethics, governance and probity (4) Identification and confirmation of prospective contractors and suppliers, and establishment of processes for submission of offers (5) Evaluation of offers using section criteria, selection of preferred contractor and supplier, negotiation of final offer and acceptance of offer (6) Creating contractual relationships including formation of appropriate contracts between client/sponsor and principal contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers (7) Agency and the law of torts, including fiduciary responsibilities, negligence and duty of care (8) Ensuring completion of contractual obligations by both parties including contract administration, duty of care, cost management, time management and consideration of intellectual property (9) Dispute resolution, breach of contract and termination and completion. (10) Project completion and handover of project outcomes to end-users. The course does not require any prior study of project management, but students would benefit from having project management industry experience or by having completed studies in the area of project management beforehand.