Onstruction projects, establishing a procurement strategy

Introduction

This assignment has been designed to enable you to prepare a critique of published guidance on construction procurement and related academic research papers. Your assignment is on the following topic outlined below.

Construction projects, establishing a procurement strategy

Many clients to the construction industry will often face a steep learning curve on their construction project or programme. To establish a valid and robust procurement strategy at the outset is considered a key aspect to achieving a successful outcome to their business or organisation objectives.

 Following on from the recommendations of the Egan report some clients seek improved effectiveness from their construction team and consider some form of partnering, alliance or framework agreement as a way forward.
Your task is to:

Consider the issues, the possible benefits and the wider implications to a corporate client in procuring a programme of new build commercial projects using such an approach outlined in italics above.

The objective is for you to select and critically consider current guidance and recent academic papers.
The essay text should be around 1500 2000 words. The main point is within the time restraints placed upon you is for you to prepare as comprehensive evaluation as possible. You can include an appendix in addition to the limit as well as charts and graphs to support your findings.

You are expected to highlight the,

1. Basis of each guidance publication or paper
2. Contribution each guidance publication or paper makes to your consideration.
3. Level of commonality or divergence advanced in the research papers
4. Evaluation of the direction with this procurement approach as evidenced by your research.

Onstruction projects, establishing a procurement strategy

Introduction
This assignment has been designed to enable you to prepare an essay style paper on two currently used construction procurement methods that would be applicable to the example project. Your assignment is outlined below.

Construction projects, establishing a procurement strategy

Many clients to the construction industry will often face a steep learning curve on their construction project or programme. To establish a valid and robust procurement strategy at the outset is considered a key aspect to achieving a successful outcome to their business or organisation objectives.

A significant number of clients come into the category of either being described as occasional or inexperienced. They will rely on their appointed professionals to assist in their selection of the best-suited procurement path.
Given the scenario of a spectacular new concert hall commissioned by a recently formed trust body (the client) with a budget of around ?70m, partly funded by national lottery; evaluate the relative whole life suitability and risk apportionment of two appropriate but differing procurement methods.

Your task is to:
1. Consider the likely issues, and wider implications to the client described above in procuring the building outlined above.

2. Explain the rationale for your selected procurement methods.

3. Critically evaluate each method.

4. Present in a comparative format the relative suitability of each method.

The essay text should be around 2,500 3,000 words. The main point is within the time restraints placed upon you is for you to prepare as comprehensive evaluation as possible. You can include an appendix in addition to the limit.

Students should note that the above brief must be adhered to and should ensure that their proposals are coherent, relevant and that a justifiable rationale is presented in order to maximise the marks that are available.






NOTE: A comprehensive Bibliography must be included and references should be stated using the Harvard system.

Your work to be word-processed and spiral bound