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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

6

AQF level

6

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Develops understanding of the various elements required to successfully tender for projects. The importance of non-cost based components, interpreting the tender document, and weighting and scoring of tenders will be examined. Students will also complete a basic project tender.

Unit content

Principles of tendering

Accessing and interpreting tender documents

Tender planning

Weighting and non-cost items

Preparing a tender document

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate familiarity with construction terminology and construction code principles Knowledge of a discipline
2 describe the use of contract documents, bids, and bonds for a tender application Knowledge of a discipline
3 identify and select conventional and novel construction methods as appropriate for different construction tasks Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
4 apply systematic project management processes to prepare and evaluate a tender document as part of a project team. Creativity Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate familiarity with construction terminology and construction code principles
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe the use of contract documents, bids, and bonds for a tender application
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. identify and select conventional and novel construction methods as appropriate for different construction tasks
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. apply systematic project management processes to prepare and evaluate a tender document as part of a project team.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills