Assignment front sheet

Assignment front sheet

Qualification
Unit number and title
Pearson BTEC Level 5 HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment    HNCB 011 Contractual Procedures and Procurement for Construction and the Built

Environment

Student Name    Assessor    Internal Verifier
Mike O’Reilly    F Khan
Date issued    Interim Submission
Final Submission
14 Oct 2013    25 Nov 2013    3 Feb 2014

Assignment title    Assignment: Procurement & Contractual Procedures
L01 & LO2 will be presented within six weeks of hand out. LO3 will be presented on Wednesday 11th December.

LO
Learning outcome (LO)    Assessment Criteria    In this assessment you will have the opportunity to present evidence that shows you are able to:    Task no.

Evidence
(Page no)
LO 1    Understand the factors that affect the choice of construction procurement methods and contractual arrangements.
1.1
Discuss the needs of the clients for construction projects in both the public and private sectors.    1a
1.2    Examine and analyse the choice of different procurement arrangements that currently exist in the construction sector.
1b
1.3    Provide a comparison of the main contractual arrangements of the common forms of contract that are found within both the construction and civil

engineering sectors.
1c
LO 2    Know the current issues and best practice associated with the procurement of construction projects.    2.1    Examine and describe the current trends in

procurement practice.
2a
2.2    Discuss the current issues associated with procurement and contractual procedures.
2b
2.3    Outline the advantages and disadvantages of international methods of procurement by comparing the UK sector with a country of your choice.

2c
LO 3    Know the roles and activities of the parties and organisations involved in the procurement of construction projects.    3.1    Describe how design and

construction are sequenced in terms of construction projects.    3a
3.2    Examine the roles and the principal contractual responsibilities of the parties involved in the procurement phase of a typical contact.     3b
3.3    Describe the purpose and activities of the organisations involved in procurement for the construction sector.    3c
LO 4    Understand construction contracts in terms of time, cost and quality.
4.1    Explain the implications of being ahead of or behind schedules for completion of a project.    4a
4.2    Provide a comparison of project costs regarding pre-contract, tender and final account stages.    4b
4.3    Evaluate contractual measures to ensure compliance with standard quality requirements.
4c
LO5    Understand construction contracts in terms of supply chain management.    5.1    Provide an analysis of contractual arrangements used in nominated and domestic

subcontractor arrangements.    5a
5.2    Evaluate the types of contractual arrangements used with suppliers within the construction sector.    5b
Learner declaration
I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged.

Student signature:     Date:

In addition to the above PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades

Grade Descriptor
Indicative characteristic/s
Contextualisation
M1
Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions    An effective approach to study and research has been applied

Effective judgments have been introduced by investigating current issues and best practice in tasks, 2a, 2b & 2c in order to attain the appropriate solutions.
M2
Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques    The selection of methods and techniques/sources has been justified    Apply relevant theories, case

studies, methodologies and techniques by adequately referring to and analysing your discussions of the needs of the clients, three different procurement pathways and

the common contracts found within both construction and civil engineering sectors for 1a, 1b & 1c.
M3
Present and communicate appropriate findings    The communication is appropriate for an unfamiliar audience and appropriate media have been used    You will

demonstrate a high level of presentation skills using technical language where it is appropriate. The final presentation should be developed to a professional

standard.
D1
Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions    Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified.

For tasks 1b, 2a, 3b, 4c & 5b, you have provided evidence based on the synthesis of information and justification/evaluation of your evidence.
D2
Take responsibility for managing and organising activities    Substantial projects or investigations have been managed and organised    You have undertaken a detailed

review of the case studies that you have provided, making references to good practice from industry. The evidence should reflect that independence learning has taken

place during the completion of this assignment. The interim submission, i.e., LO1 & LO2 and the final submission, LO3, LO4 & LO5, must be handed in on time.

D3
Demonstrate convergent/lateral/creative thinking    Self-evaluation has taken place.    You have provided an additional self-evaluation of how you consider you

performed in this assessment and what improvements you would make in the future.

Assignment brief
Unit number and title    Unit 11 Contractual Procedures and Procurement in Construction and the Built Environment

Qualification    Pearson BTEC Level 5 HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Start date    14 Oct 2013    Interim Submission    25 Nov 2013
Final Submission     10 Feb 2014

Assessor
Mike O’Reilly

Internal Verifier
F Khan

Assignment title
Procurement & Contractual Procedures
Guidelines for assignment submission

a.    The assignment has 14 tasks. Please read ALL TASKS carefully.
b.    The Interim Presentation will be for TASKS 1 & 2 and will cover LO1 & LO2 of the unit.
c.    The Final submission will cover ALL TASKS and Learning outcomes of the assignment.
d.    The Merit and Distinction criteria will also apply to the Interim Submission.
e.    The Interim grade will contribute to the overall grade.
f.    The attendance percentage and participation in class tutorials will contribute towards the achievement of Distinction grade.
g.    Both the interim and final assignments must be submitted on time to be considered for a Distinction grade.
h.    PLAGIARISM is considered a serious offence and will automatically lead to a FAIL grade. In the event of similar/identical submissions, please note that both

students will automatically fail the module.
i.    When IPADS/TABLETS/MACS are used please make sure documents are saved as .doc.  Otherwise submission will not be valid and considered as a non-submission.

Purpose of this assignment:
This assignment provides learners with the opportunity to gain knowledge of the roles, responsibilities and activities of the parties and organisations involved in

contractual procedures and the procurement of building projects and develop a working knowledge of the nature and purpose of the legal requirements and procurement

arrangements used in the construction and built environment sector. Learners will also gain knowledge of the parties and organisations involved in construction

projects and how current issues and best practice are applied to the procurement of contracts. The varying available procurement arrangements will be considered

throughout the design and construction cycle, from inception to completion of the contract. Learners will gain an understanding of the types of construction contracts

in terms of time, cost, quality and supply chain management issues.

Scenario:
As an employee of a medium sized Professional Quantity Surveying Practice, the senior partner wishes to conduct an assessment of current procurement pathways and

contracts that are currently in use within the construction sector. You have been instructed to prepare a report which identifies roles, responsibilities and

activities of the parties and organisations involved in contractual procedures and the procurement of building projects. As part of this work you will identify current

procurement methods, current issues associated with procurement and the different forms of contracts in general use.

Task 1a : (LO 1: 1.1 )
Discuss the needs of the clients for construction projects in both the public and private sectors.
For M2, you must apply relevant theories, case studies, methodologies and techniques by adequately referring to and analysing your discussions of the needs of the

clients.

Task 1b: (LO 1: 1.2)
Examine and analyse the choice of different procurement arrangements that currently exist in the construction sector.
For M2, you must apply relevant theories, case studies, methodologies and techniques by adequately referring to and analysing three different procurement arrangements.

Task 1c (LO 1:  1.3)
Provide a comparison of the main contractual arrangements of the common forms of contract that are found within both the construction and civil engineering sectors.
For M2, you must apply relevant theories, case studies, methodologies and techniques by adequately referring to and analysing the common forms of contracts.
Tasks 2a (LO2: 2.1)
Examine and describe the current trends in procurement practice.
For D1, you have provided evidence based on the synthesis of information and justification/evaluation of your evidence.
Task 2b (LO2: 2.2)
Discuss the current issues associated with procurement and contractual procedures.
For M1, you have made effective judgments by introducing and investigating current procurement and contractual issues in order to attain the appropriate solutions.
Task 2c (LO:2.3)
Outline the advantages and disadvantages of international methods of procurement by comparing the UK sector with a country of your choice.
For M1, you have made effective judgments in order to attain the appropriate solutions.
Task 3a (LO: 3.1) Note: Tasks 3a, 3b & 3c will be completed, via a case study, in small groups. Presentations will take place on Wed 11th December 2013.
Describe how design and construction are sequenced in terms of construction projects.
For D2, you have undertaken a detailed review of the case studies that you have provided, making references to good practice from industry.
Task 3b (LO:3.2)
Examine the roles and the principal contractual responsibilities of the parties involved in the procurement phase of a typical contact.
For D1, you have provided evidence based on the synthesis of information and justification/evaluation of your evidence.
Task 3c (LO:3.3)
Describe the purpose and activities of the organisations involved in procurement for the construction sector.
Task 4a (LO:4.1)
Explain the implications of being ahead of or behind schedules for completion of a project.
For D2, you have undertaken a detailed review of the case studies that you have provided, making references to good practice from industry.

Task 4b (LO:4.2)
Provide a comparison of project costs regarding pre-contract, tender and final account stages.
Task 4c (LO:4.3)
Evaluate contractual measures to ensure compliance with standard quality requirements.
For D1, you have provided evidence based on the synthesis of information and justification/evaluation of your evidence.
Task 5a (LO:5.1)
Provide an analysis of contractual arrangements used in nominated and domestic subcontractor arrangements.
Task 5b (LO:5.2)
Evaluate the types of contractual arrangements used with suppliers within the construction sector.
For D1, you have provided evidence based on the synthesis of information and justification/evaluation of your evidence.

Evidence checklist    Summary of evidence required by student    Evidence presented
1.1
Discuss the needs of the clients for construction projects in both the public and private sectors.
1.2    Examine and analyse the choice of different procurement arrangements that currently exist in the construction sector.
1.3    Provide a comparison of the main contractual arrangements of the common forms of contract that are found within both the construction and civil engineering

sectors.
2.1    Examine and describe the current trends in procurement practice.
2.2    Discuss the current issues associated with procurement and contractual procedures.
2.3    Outline the advantages and disadvantages of international methods of procurement by comparing the UK sector with a country of your choice.

3.1    Describe how design and construction are sequenced in terms of construction projects.
3.2    Examine the roles and the principal contractual responsibilities of the parties involved in the procurement phase of a typical contact.
3.3    Describe the purpose and activities of the organisations involved in procurement for the construction sector.

4.1    Explain the implications of being ahead of or behind schedules for completion of a project.
4.2    Provide a comparison of project costs regarding pre-contract, tender and final account stages.
4.3    Evaluate contractual measures to ensure compliance with standard quality requirements.

5.1    Provide an analysis of contractual arrangements used in nominated and domestic subcontractor arrangements.
5.2    Evaluate the types of contractual arrangements used with suppliers within the construction sector.

Sources of information:
Learners shall work independently and produce a report containing the above tasks. The report shall be in the form of a word processed document professionally produced

in line with academic standards. Learners are encouraged to use illustrative materials in their submission. You will provide a bibliography of sources in Harvard

referencing format. Wikipedia must not be used as an academic reference. You will include at least a page (A4) self-evaluation of your work.

Glossary of Terms
Analyse: Break an issue into its constituent parts. Look in depth at each part using supporting arguments and evidence for and against as well as how these interrelate

to one another.

Compare: Identify the similarities and differences between two or more phenomena. Say if any of the shared similarities or differences is more important than others.

‘Compare’ and ‘contrast’ will often feature together in an essay question.

Evaluate: Give your verdict as to what extent a statement or findings within a piece of research are true, or to what extent you agree with them. Provide evidence

taken from a wide range of sources which both agree with and contradict an argument. Come to a final conclusion, basing your decision on what you judge to be the most

important factors and justify how you have made your choice.

Discuss: Essentially this is a written debate where you are using your skill at reasoning, backed up by carefully selected evidence to make a case for and against an

argument, or point out the advantages and disadvantages of a given context. Remember to arrive at a conclusion.

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