Singapore University of Social Sciences

Collaborative Contracting in Built Environment

Collaborative Contracting in Built Environment (BPM505)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Management

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


Collaborative contracting is a framework which allow all team members to collaborate, share information and develop solutions in line with the objectives of all parties and increase productivity. This course aims to equip students with the knowledge in contractual framework for Collaborative Contracting. It covers key principles, pros and cons of collaborative contracting. The improvement of economic and social value by having early contractor involvement and supply chain collaboration will be discussed.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Overview of Current Practice in Construction Industry
  • Problems with Traditional Contracting
  • Key principles of collaborative contracting
  • Benefits of Collaborative Contracting
  • Contractual Models and Frameworks
  • Team Selection Criteria
  • Remuneration
  • Risk in Collaborative Contracting
  • Change of Scope and Decision Making
  • Termination of Contracts
  • Sub-contracting
  • Case Studies

Learning Outcome

  • Criticize the conventional contracting models
  • Examine the ways to create an effective contract that will spell success throughout the procurement process
  • Formulate the benefit of collaborative contracting model
  • Appraise and compare the types of collaborative contracting
  • Evaluate common obstacles in collaborative contracting and propose recommendations to overcome
  • Recommend measures to bridge the gaps between contract law, collaborative working and project management
  • Appraise the benefits of early contractor involvement and supply chain collaboration
  • Recommend a list of team selection criteria
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