Procurement for Construction Management Professionals

A course on procurement designed for engineers new to the infrastructure/construction industry.
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1,405 students
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Procurement on engineering projects
How to engage sub-contractors
How to write scope of works, prepare and run tenders and select sub-contractors


  • Basic understanding of the construction and infrastructure industry


The purpose of this course is to provide engineers and other construction management professionals new to the construction/infrastructure industry an overview of procurement and how it is conducted on major projects. Often engineering at university focuses on the technical aspects however many engineers will find the skills needed to excel at their jobs are project management based. This course covers one of the key project management skills used by engineers; procurement. It will provide you a context as to what procurement is and why it's important, and go through how procurement is conducted on a project. It will provide you the pre-requisite level of knowledge needed when you're put into a procurement role on a project. You'll learn how to draft a scope of works, prepare a tender package, run tenders, and select sub-contractors.

The course is broken down into three separate sections. Section 1 focuses on what procurement is and why it is a fundamental part of construction management. Section 2 is all about planning procurement. So how to develop a Work Breakdown Structure, identify what packages you need to procure, and develop a procurement schedule. Section 3 focuses on actually running a tender, so engaging sub-contractors, and suppliers to provide a quote and selecting the best potential sub-contractor.

Who this course is for:

  • Junior engineers starting off their careers in the infrastructure sector
  • Construction management professionals looking to expand their knowledge of procurement

Course content

4 sections18 lectures1h 14m total length
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Section 1.1 - What Is Procurement and Why Is it Important?
  • Exercise 1 - How Do You Think Procurement Happens on an Infrastructure Project?
  • Section 1.2 - How Does Procurement Happen?
  • Section 1.3 - When Does Procurement Happen?
  • Section 1.4 - The Objectives of Procurement


Tim Fairley
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 72 Reviews
  • 1,521 Students
  • 4 Courses

Hi, my name's Tim. I'm an electrical engineer who has worked on major infrastructure projects for a number of years for large construction companies. I've also completed a diploma in project management.

I'm developing simple, quick, and easy courses on fundamental engineering skills for junior engineers working in the infrastructure market. The purpose of these courses is to supplement on the job learning and provide a framework for thinking about engineering and project management.