Online course in Business & Management

Procurement Strategies and Tendering

Explore procurement strategies and the procurement process in the context of the construction industry.

Procurement Strategies and Tendering

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
This course is part of the program Construction Cost Management, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Construction Project and Cost Management. Find out more.

Understanding the procurement process in construction

What is procurement? How does the procurement process work? What procurement strategies are available? Find answers with this course that aims to develop your understanding procurement in the context of the construction industry.

You’ll have the chance to examine the factors that affect the choice of procurement strategy and work to develop an understanding of tendering and its application in the construction industry.

You will also have the opportunity to evaluate the principles of depreciation and the methods for calculating depreciation in a construction context.

What topics will you cover?

  • What is procurement?
  • The need for different procurement routes and the variables between them
  • Procurement strategies
  • Examples of procurement strategies within projects
  • Recent UK procurement strategy
  • E-Procurement
  • Tendering
  • Partnering
  • Principal phases in tendering
  • Bidding strategies
  • Bidding models

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced
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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Develop an understanding of what procurement is in the context of the construction industry
  • Explore the purpose and requirement for procurement in the construction industry
  • Explore the factors that affect the choice of procurement strategy
  • Develop an understanding of the tendering and its application in the construction industry
  • Develop an understanding of the principles of depreciation and the methods for calculating depreciation in a construction context

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of procurement strategies and the procurement process in construction management.

Who will you learn with?

Danny McGough

Danny McGough

Danny McGough is the course director for the Construction Management with BIM online course at Coventry. He's worked on a number of complex research projects focusing on BIM & sustainable development.

Who developed the course?

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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What's different about this course?

Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.

If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.

Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!

How do degrees work on FutureLearn?

Do the free course
Join and complete the program
Get academic credit for an online degree from Coventry University

Which program and degree is this course part of?

This course is part of the program Construction Cost Management, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Construction Project and Cost Management.