Singapore University of Social Sciences

Procurement Management (FEM203)

Applications Open: 01 October 2019

Applications Close: 15 December 2019

Next Available Intake: January 2020

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Built Environment, Management

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture


Synopsis

FEM203 Procurement Management provides students an understanding of the procurement process for construction projects. It covers tendering procedures and the preparation of tender documents. Topics include traditional procurement methods, design & build, management contracting, comprehensive contracts, two-stage tendering etc, evaluation and award. Writing of simple specifications and descriptions for works and services will also be covered.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Development of Procurement Plan and Strategies
  • Procurement Management for Developers
  • Contractual Arrangements
  • Tendering Procedures
  • Classification and Registration of Contractors, Suppliers and Consultants
  • Prequalification of Contractor
  • Tender Evaluation & Award
  • Tendering Documentation
  • Specification and Descriptions Writing
  • Procurement Management for Contractors (e.g. sub-contractors and suppliers)
  • Trends and Development in Contractual Arrangements and Procurement
  • Moving Forward in Procurement

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the procurement process and tendering procedures
  • Indicate the advantages and disadvantages of different procurement methods
  • Discuss the trends and development in contractual arrangements and procurement
  • Demonstrate ability to translate simple specifications and descriptions for works and services
  • Prepare tender documents and manage the procurement process for projects using working knowledge of finance, budgeting and resource allocation
  • Examine procurement assessment criteria and compare tenders
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