In guiding a project, particularly one in the building and construction industry, an intricate knowledge of Project Procurement Management is critical in determining the project’s outcome. In reality, people practice many of the concepts involved in Project Procurement Management however our course will allow students to fully utilise and benefit from such a detailed understanding of Project Management Diploma theory.
Please note that this course is priced in US dollars.
Duration of Study
The pace at which each student studies is different. The nominal hours for this course are 40 hours, however, this can vary greatly depending on your previous experience and study techniques. Student support is available by asking a question online or visiting our website.
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Project Procurement Management is not a new concept for teaching, Exner Education, drawing on their 25 years of experience in the construction industry have tailored this course to address many of the challenges facing Construction Projects and their Project Managers today.
Typically, these projects have the greatest risks associated with them and as such are far more susceptible to deliver outcomes where large financial losses are experienced or the project be delivered late or to a lower quality than expected.
Exner Education’s Project Procurement Management course serves to provide an understanding of the theory and practice of project management in the building and construction industry.
This course or unit of competency is selected from an Australian Nationally endorsed business services training package. It is also one of the 12 units that make up the Diploma of project management.
If you are an Australian student and would like to be assessed for this unit of competency, please visit our website for more information. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will qualify to be awarded a Nationally accredited certificate of attainment within the VET sector.
We recommend that students purchase a copy of "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge", Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide) ©2013 Please note that "PMBOK" is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
If you would like to discuss being assessed for this course, visit our website.
In this lecture you will learn how project procurement essentially comprises the acquisition of all projects resources and/or equipment need to deliver the project. There are a number of steps and decision points in the procurement process to consider; relating to what is purchased, how these things are sourced and what form of agreements are required.
You will learn how a range of resources are required on complex projects to achieve objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner. The sourcing of these is performed to designated quality standards, and/or technical specifications.
This lecture will teach you how a procurement management plan that reflects the overall objectives of the project is invaluable in order to manage procurement effectively. For a project to run smoothly and ensure project objectives are achieved, all parties need to understand how procurement is to be implemented and managed.
This lecture will teach you that it is important that everyone needs to understand their responsibilities in managing procurement resources in accordance with all agreed contracts, organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.
In this lecture you will learn how the procurement management plan should clearly define the procurement processes to be followed to ensure that project objectives can be met. These include identifying selection criteria, selecting suppliers and consultants, obtaining approvals, managing personnel and arranging contracts.
In this lecture you will learn that before you can begin selecting suppliers and contractors you must obtain approvals as necessary within your organisation or in accordance with your client’s requirements. This must relate to the processes set out in your procurement management plan.
The key points covered in this lecture are:
You can begin to conduct the contracting and procurement activities once all processes and procedures for your project procurement are in place and approved.
The key responsibility of project managers is ensuring that all prospective suppliers and contractors are aware of and fully understand the requirements and criteria they must meet to fulfill their obligations.
In order to make sure everyone agrees with the terms and conditions and to ensure they support the goals for the project, you may need to negotiate some aspects.
The content covered in this lecture is summarised as follows.
You will need to finalise the procurement contracts with the successful parties after suppliers and contractors for the project have been selected. To ensure you gain the required agreement from the suppliers during your discussions you will need well-developed negotiation skills. Effective problem-solving skills will help resolve any uncertainty, assumptions or misunderstandings and address any contractual or logistical issues that arise.
In this lecture you will learn that after all agreements have been agreed you may then begin to implement contracts and commence working with the suppliers and consultants your project requires. To ensure the project objectives can be met, keep in mind that circumstances may change and you may need to modify or alter the conditions or terms of a contract. In these cases however, decisions to do this should not be taken lightly.
In this lecture you will learn that it is crucial that you identify, report and work to resolve any issues when they occur to protect the achievement of project objectives and minimise any risk to your project and organisation.
In this lecture you will learn that you need to complete all finalisation activities to ensure deliverables meet the original contractual requirements at the conclusion of the project. The review of outcomes and documentation of lessons learned is important to enable the organisation to identify improvements for future projects.
The following downloadable material is an example of a Procurement procedure for a Construction Company
Exner is an integrated education and consulting firm with over 25 years of experience providing an extensive range of professional management services to the construction industry. Our hands-on experience includes design and construction, expert claims quantification and management, project management, business systems consulting, value for money models, safety in design and risk management systems.
Exner Education is an ASQA registered RTO and is the training development and delivery branch of Exner. From its practical experience and knowledge Exner Education has designed, developed and delivered construction specific training over the past 15 years. Exner Education provides a 'hands on' practical approach to training, developed and delivered by people who have real current practical experience in the field and are qualified VET sector trainers. This gives Exner a unique ability to balance both theoretical teaching knowledge complemented with current 'best practice' work examples.
Our Training & Education experience includes the instructional design of training ranging from:
· safety and site compliance;
· project management including from tender preparation, claims management to project close out;
· engineering practices; and,
· corporate improvement strategies.
Exner Education has designed, developed and delivered training for both large and small companies as well as government authorities including, Leighton Contractors, Pro-Build, Grocon, Schiavello, MBAV, HIA, VMIA, Nicholson Construction, Johns Lyng, APM Group, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, VicRoads, Department of Treasury and Finance and Victorian Catchment Management Authority.
Exner continues to develop its online learning 'experience' and provides a unique interactive delivery methodology which gives students world first teaching tools, combining Exner's practical construction knowledge with core theory to further enhance the students learning experience.