Core Module Information
Module title: Procurement Strategy

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

Module code: BSV11704
Module leader: Mina Jowkar
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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: From a given business proposal, to identify and appraise a client’s objectives and function requirements and determine specific procurement criteria to be met.
LO2: Prepare procurement solutions to match project requirements
LO3: Objectively evaluate the relative effectiveness of modern procurement methods
LO4: Develop an efficient procurement management structure and gateway procedures for example individual project
LO5: Prepare the framework for a diagnostic / technical audit for a post project review of procurement performance.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mina Jowkar
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The Procurement Strategy module ensures the student achieves the LO1- 5 and uses a wide variety of audio-visual resources, on-line group discussion, case analysis to develop student engagement. Directed study focuses on development of the concepts covered in the reading materials. You will also be directed to a variety of sources including books, e-books, journals, e-journals, to support your learning.
This module will provide the opportunity for you to apply new knowledge within the context of your professional experience, reflecting on and learning from your prior experience and knowledge, and developing abilities to apply this to new situations. You will be taught how to analyse, synthesise and evaluate project procurement routes and formulate solutions, and to develop your interpersonal skills, to be able to interact effectively with a range of other international students. This module also develops in you an active approach to studying and the capacity for independent learning.

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback – will be provided in the module through the self-assessment questionsThese will enable you to assess your progress and level of understanding. Appropriate feedback will be available automatically and immediately once the task is completed.
The mid-module assessment feedback will also serve to act as formative feedback to inform the students in the completion of the end of module assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be provided throughout the module in the form of two components. Firstly a mid-module assessment will offer formative and summative assessment (50%) testing the Los 1,2,3,5, and the final assessment will contribute the rest of module marks (50%) covering the Los 1,2,3,4,5.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Online Guided independent study 30
Online Guided independent study 5
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 5
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2,3,4,5 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Report 50 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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