Course Title: Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: BUIL5987C

Course Title: Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4338

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to evaluate contract specifications and information and to prepare tender documents associated with projects in the building and construction industries. Knowledge of tender preparation and interpretation of project demands and requirements and the capability to bring together a body of diverse information are essential. How to find the information and present it in a manner that meets organisational needs in short timeframes is important, as is the ability to manage time effectively.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation


1. Evaluate contract risk.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Contracts are selected according to company policy.

1.2. Tender documents  for the selected contracts are evaluated, and risks  to be considered when preparing the tender are identified.


2. Prepare tender documentation.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. All information necessary for preparing the tender is identified and obtained.

2.2. Company procedures and instructions are followed in the preparation of the tender.


3. Identify and attach appropriate supporting documentation.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Information and supporting documentation  required to support the tender are accurately identified and selected.

3.2. Vital information, drawings, specifications or other supporting documents are attached to the tender documentation as required.


4. Evaluate completed tender documentation.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Preliminary evaluation of completed tender documentation is conducted.

4.2. Tender documents and calculations are checked to ensure conformity with company financial and administrative guidelines.


5. Obtain tender approval or endorsement.

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Tender documentation is provided to the appropriate staff member for approval or endorsement.

5.2. Final documents, including amendments, are prepared for submission to the client.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:
• Face to Face classes
• Simulated Workplace Learning
• Online learning via CANVAS
• Other forms of structured teaching and learning
Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.

Teaching Schedule

Session 1 -  Introduction to Tenders

                                Discuss assessment requirements

                                Overview of the Tender process

                                Discuss AS4120

                                Set assessment task

Session 2 - Detailed look at the process of Tendering

                                Discuss EOI

                                Compiling the report

                                RFI Requests

                                Business Emails

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts

Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed by the preparation of complete tender documentation for a construction contract. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities. You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.


Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.


Assessment 1

Practical assessment

Assessment 2


Assessment 3

Weekly progressive formative assessment Weekly progressive assessment

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/ Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3














































To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.



Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 Practical assessment                                                   
Due end of week 10                                                         

Assessment 2 Report                                                                      
Due end of week 11

Assessment 3 Weekly progressive formative assessment                   


To be deemed competent, student must achieve satisfactory (S) results in all Three (3) assessments.  This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent

Assessment Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria Covered Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3
1.1 X   X
1.2 X   X
2.1 X   X
2.2 X   X
3.1 X   X
3.2 X   X
4.1   X X
4.2   X X
5.1   X X
5.2   X X

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Please refer to to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long­term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.
Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Please refer to to find more information about special consideration.


Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
Please refer to to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails. 

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