Course Title: Direct the management of contracts
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
Course Code: LAW5179C
Course Title: Direct the management of contracts
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6101 - Advanced Diploma of International Business
Course Contact : Tim Wallis
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
John Fowler - email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 60
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This course covers management of contracts for strategic purchases to effectively minimise risks and achieve value for money to meet an organisation’s core objectives.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPPROC602B Direct the management of contracts
1. Manage contract establishment
1.1. Requirements of contracts and strategic initiatives are discussed, clarified and agreed by all parties.
3.1. Evaluation of contract performance is undertaken relative to planned performance measures and in consultation with stakeholders and contractors.
2.1. Progress of contracts is monitored against set targets and performance measures to ensure success of procurement activities.
Learning outcomes of this course include managing contract establishment, performance and evaluation. In practice, directing the management of contracts may overlap with other public sector generalist and specialist work activities such as acting ethically, applyiong government systems, manageing resources, managing client services, manageing risk etc.
Details of Learning Activities
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including in-class exercises, problem-solving exercises, assignments, group or individual projects, presentations and written or practical tests, as well as homework activities.
Other activities may be workplace-based or simulate work practices. These may include the production of technical requirements documents, direct observation of workplace practices and the presentation of a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio may include documents, photographs, video and/or audio files.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.
One in-class test and two assignments.
|1||8 July||Contract concepts , areas of concern in contract management, performance and evaluation|
|2||15 July||Contracts and strategic initiatves, including relationship management and responsibilities|
|3||22 July||Contract risk management|
|4||29 July||Contract formulation|
|5||5 Aug||Contract management processes - Purchasing involvement|
|6||12 Aug||Contract management processess - Workshop on Contract Matrices|
|7||19 Aug||Contract formulation - Assignment One due|
|8||26 Aug||Revision Weeks One to Seven|
|Mid Semester Break|
|9||9 Sep||Draft contract discussions Part A and B|
|10||16 Sep||Unfair Trading Practices - Ethics|
|11||23 Sep||Collusion - Workshop on AMCOR/VISY case|
|12||30 Sep||Contract evaluation processes, dispute and contractor performance resolution - Workshop on performance metrics|
|13||7 Oct||Contract evaluation processes, communication and outcome - Draft Major Assignment Part C discussions|
|14||14 Oct||Submission of Major Assignment|
|15||21 Oct||Presentations of Major Assignment|
|16||28 Oct||Feedback, re-submissions|
There is no prescribed text
Coyle et al, 2008, Supply Chain Management, Cengage, USA
Sharma, Sunil, 2010, Supply Chain Management, OxfordUniversity, New Delhi
Zenz, Gary, undate, Purchaing and Management of Materials, Wiley, USA
Ninth National People's Congress, 1000, The Contract Law of the People's Republic of China, Foreign Language Press, China
Tan, Poh Ling, 1997, Asian Legal Systems, Butterworths, Australia
Burt et al, World Class Supply Management, McGraw Hill, USA
Domberger et al, undated, The Contracting Handbook, AGPS, Australia
Overview of Assessment
Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
1. Assignment One - WEEK 7
Development of a Project Brief to include preparation of a specification for the scope and quality of works required for a local council works upgrade and drafting the resultant tender document
2. Assignment Two - Week 14
This is the Major Project which will be submitted in three parts as follows:
Part A - A flow chart to identify the procurement/contract management processes
Part B - Application of the concept "value for money" in the procurement/contract process and to include a risk strategy
Part C - Report on your ideas and arguments for ten golden rules for successful contract management
Assignment Three - WEEK 15
This is the presentation of the Major Assignment to a panel of Council Management executives
Assessment tasks must be submitted via Blackboard.
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
Please refer to the Final Grades table below.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
The grading is according to the following criteria:
1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to the task
2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in the assessments system. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all requirements in all the assessment tasks.
3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in managing pertinent issues and how these might be addressed.
4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
If required by the teacher we would expect to see ongoing uploading of information into Pebble Pad that is relevant to the unit, full utilisation of Pebble Pad and Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.
5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions and scheduled Collaborate sessions. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a collaborative approach to management issues in the workplace.
Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
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