Core Module Information
Module title: Procurement Strategy

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11104
Module leader: Nirodha Fernando
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

The module addresses three areas of procurement, strategic issues, selection and decision making, operational and practical considerations, and performance measurement. The content covers aspects of the decision to build and procurement method selection on objective basis, use of professional advisors, procurement management, relative procurement efficiency, procedural stages and their discrete objectives, priorities and risks, project maintenance profiling. EU procurement directives and procurement abroad -commonality and divergence. Client value for money philosophy and techniques. Decision making process. Key performance indicators applied to procurement methods.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
1. From a given business proposal, to identify and appraise a client's objectives and function requirements and determine specific procurement criteria to be met.
2. Prepare procurement solutions to match project requirements
3. Objectively evaluate the relative effectiveness of modern procurement methods
4. Develop an efficient procurement management structure and gateway procedures for example individual project
5. Prepare the framework for a diagnostic / technical audit for a post project review of procurement performance.
The module provides the education content for the graduate to undertake the training towards the
RICS APC core competencies in appropriate procurement and Contract Practice

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Nirodha Fernando
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2,3,5 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 50 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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