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ASSESSMENT BRIEF – Assessment 2
Subject Code and Title PROJ6004: Contracts and Procurement
Assessment Assessment 2: Contracts and Procurement Review of
the case study and associated Learning Resources,
including detailed analysis of findings.
Individual/Group Individual Report
Length 2400 words
Learning Outcomes 1. Critically evaluate the risks associated
with contract and procurement
management approaches and make
recommendationsto global project
sponsors with regard to ‘best practice’ in
this area.
2. Apply judgement and initiative in the
development of ‘best practice’ contract and
procurement process for global project
management, identifying the external factors
that need to be considered and mitigated for
in every instance.
3. Analyse the responsibilities of the
procurement manager and project manager
necessary to ensure stakeholder satisfaction
and successful project outcomes.
Submission By 11:55pm end of Module 4
Weighting 40% There are 3 parts to Assessment 2
Total Marks 40 marks
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Context:
General
Procurement and contracts are integral to successful project management. Planning for
purchases and acquisitions, requests for proposal, vendor selection, contract
administration, and contract closure are integral parts of the process. Learning fromcase
studies and benchmarking against better practices, standards and excellence is vitalto
understand complexity of issues and successful strategies for procurement and contract
management. It will also ensure improved responsiveness to key issues, promote supplierclient relationships through proactive management of risks and ultimately deliver higher
level of focus on performance-basedoutcomes.
Specific (Assessment 2 Context)
Assessment 2 is about uncovering complexities in the procurement context generally,
identifying key issues, looking at leadership, governance and key themes that will allow
improved focus, and learning.
Assessment 2 is based on understanding the case study and other module Learning
Resources.
 Students are encouraged to look at the Essential and Highly Recommended Learning
Resources and other public documents associated with the case study.
 However, a careful thorough review of the report is required to understand the
contracts and procurement issues that have arisen during the project execution,
ongoing risks mitigations and lessons learnt that can be applied to other large
infrastructure projects.
 Assessment 2 aims to encourage a deeper understanding of the challenges faced in large
complex projects – particularly with procurement methods that involve private-sector
finance to deliver complex projects – which is a significant method of procurement
because it can mobilise global financial and procurement capability to innovatively build
public infrastructure and facilities to meet the needs of the growing population.
 Students are also encouraged to understand and explore the related organisational
issues, stakeholders and the funding and finance aspects associated with the project.
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Instructions:
Assessment 2 Individual Report (overall 2,400 Words) is designed around analyzing the
procurement in the case study project. This assessment comprises of three parts:
 Part A: Introduce and summarise the procurement context and scope (life cyclejourney
of the case study project). Identify the project procurement components and tender
evaluation that may have been used in the case study (according to your knowledge
from the theory you have studied).
 Part B: Describe the complexities (and key issues/risks), discuss the project environment
and organisation aspects, leadership and governance and how these have influenced
outcomes.
 Part C: Identify or suggest key mitigations and possible learnings. Explain how those
learnings may require changesto roles and responsibilities of key project resources,
changes to procurement briefsor specifications, scope and the procurement process
itself. Identify dependencies and common themes.
Learning Activities and Output:
The learning process will involve the deconstruction of the case study material toanswer
questions, examine lessons learnt and highlight issues for further discussion. You willbe
encouraged to reflect on your case study findings in order to identify contracts and
procurement management best practices which can be applied in the future to significant
projects that you may lead as project manager or oversee in a seniorrole.
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Learning Resources:
 Resource on APA style:
The URL/page for the TUA referencing guides is
http://onlinelibrary.tua.edu.au/skills/referencing
 Resource on report writing:
Victoria University of Wellington (2013). How to write a business report. Schoolof
Marketing and Internal Business and Student Learning Support Service, Wellington,
New Zealand.
http://www.victoria.ac.nz/vbs/teaching/publications/VBS-report-writing-guide2013-July.pdf
 Resource on writing case study reports
Monash University (2015). Case study report (sample). Learning Support, Language
and Learning Online, Melbourne, Australia.
http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/writing/general/report/1.xml
 Refer to the subject planner and Modules readings for other learning
resources specific to Assessment 2.
Assessment Criteria:
Assessment 2 (Parts A, B, C) Individual Report (40%)
 Content, audience and purpose (30%)
 Knowledge and understanding (30%)
 Correct citation of key resources and evidence (20%)
 Effective communication (20%)
The Reflection Journal will also be assessed and has a weight of 10% out of 40%. In addition,
students may wish to consider that the audience for the Reflection Journal is the Learning
Facilitator and or the student’s employer or sponsor. Therefore, effective communication of
ideas is vital recognising the audience too. See learning rubrics in the following pagesfor
details.
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Learning Rubrics –Assessment 2 (Part A, B, C)
Assessment
Attributes
Fail
(0-49)
Pass
(50-64)
Credit
(65-74)
Distinction
(75-84)
High Distinction
(85-100)
Content,
Audience and
Purpose
(30%)
Does not meet
minimum standard
Demonstrates no
awareness of context
and/or purpose of the
assignment.
Meets minimum
standard
Demonstrates limited
awareness of context
and/or purpose of the
assignment
Moves beyond
minimum standard
Demonstrates
consistent awareness
of context and/or
purpose of the
assignment.
Exceeds minimum
standard
Demonstrates an
advanced and
integrated
understanding of
context and/or
purpose of the
assignment.
Exceeds minimum
standard and exhibits
high levels of
independence
Consistently
demonstrates a
systematic and critical
understanding of
context and purpose
of the assignment.
Knowledge and
understanding
(30%)
Limited
understanding of
required concepts
and knowledge
Key components of
the assignment are
not addressed.
Knowledge or
understanding of
the field or
discipline.
Resembles a recall
or summary of key
ideas.
Often
conflates/confuses
assertion of
personal opinion
with information
substantiated by
evidence from the
Thorough knowledge
or understanding of
the field or
discipline/s. Supports
personal opinion and
information
substantiated by
evidence from the
research/course
materials.
Demonstrates a
capacity to explain
and apply relevant
concepts.
Highly developed
understanding of the
field or discipline/s.
Discriminates
between assertion of
personal opinion and
information
substantiated by
robust evidence
from the
research/course
materials and
extended reading.
A sophisticated
understanding of the
field or discipline/s.
Systematically and
critically
discriminates
between assertion of
personal opinion and
information
substantiated by
robust evidence
from the
research/course
materials and
extended reading.
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research/course
materials.
Well demonstrated
capacity to explain
and apply relevant
concepts.
Mastery of concepts
and application to
new
situations/further
learning.
Correct citation of
key resources and
evidence
(20%)
Demonstrates
inconsistent use of
good quality,
credible and
relevant resources
to support and
develop ideas.
There are mistakes in
using the APA style.
Demonstrates use of
credible and
relevant resources
to support and
develop ideas, but
these are not always
explicit or well
developed.
There are no mistakes
in using the APA style.
Demonstrates use of
high quality, credible
and relevant
resources to support
and develop ideas.
There are no mistakes
in using the APA style.
Demonstrates use of
good quality,
credible and relevant
resources to support
and develop
arguments and
statements. Shows
evidence of wide
scope within the
organisation for
sourcing evidence
There are no mistakes
in using the APA style.
Demonstrates use of
high-quality, credible
and relevant
resources to support
and develop
arguments and
position statements.
Shows evidence of
wide scope within
and without the
organisation for
sourcing evidence
There are no mistakes
in using the APA style.
Effective
communication
(20%)
Difficult to understand
for audience, no
logical/clear structure,
poor flow of ideas,
argument lacks
supporting evidence.
No effort is made to
keep audience
engaged, audience
Information,
arguments and
evidence are
presented in a way
that is not always
clear and logical.
Attempts are made to
keep the audience
engaged, but not
Information,
arguments and
evidence are well
presented, mostly
clear flow of ideas and
arguments.
The audience is mostly
engaged, line of
Information,
arguments and
evidence are very well
presented, the
presentation islogical,
clear and well
supported by
evidence.
Expertly presented;
the presentation is
logical, persuasive, and
well supported by
evidence,
demonstrating a clear
flow of ideas and
arguments.
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cannot follow the line
of reasoning.
Little use of
presentation aids, or
the presentation aids
and material used are
irrelevant.
always successful. Line
of reasoning is often
difficult to follow.
Presentation aids are
used more for effect
than relevance.
reasoning is easy to
follow.
Effective use of
presentation aids.
Engages the audience,
demonstrates cultural
sensitivity.
Carefully and well
prepared
presentations aids are
used.
Engages and sustains
audience’s interest in
the topic,
demonstrates high
levels of cultural
sensitivity
Effective use of diverse
presentation aids,
including graphics and
multi-media.