Coventry University program

Pre-contract Management Practice

Learn to evaluate pre-contract management practices within the construction project management process.

Pre-contract Management Practice

This program is part of the MSc Construction Project and Cost Management degree offered by Coventry University

Build your knowledge of procurement, tender preparation and pre-contract documents

This program aims to critically appraise principles relevant to pre-contract management practices for construction projects, with particular emphasis on pre-tender documentation. The program also provides an opportunity to develop critical awareness of the options for pre-contract documentation, including the client and project factors that influence their choice.

You will also explore the varying management practices that are currently used during the pre-contract stages of a construction project, including value management, health and safety and supply chain management.

Courses

5 courses

This program contains a portfolio, where you'll be able to gather your work and get feedback from course educators.

Delivered by expert academics

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

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

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.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between contemporary construction procurement methods, their associated contractual arrangements and tendering strategies
  • Carry out measurement in accordance with industry and professional Rules of Measurement (NRM2 / SMM7 / CESMM4) as an aid in preparation of pre contract documentation and Bills of quantities
  • Critically evaluate the analytical estimating methodologies and their applications to given case studies; and to review the concepts, theories and principles relevant to pre-contract management practices
  • Appraise a critical awareness of the current problems and new insights in the application and interpretation of pre-contract documentations appropriate to various procurement routes in the construction sector within the broad framework of the changing procurement requirements
  • Advise on appropriate methods of measurement and select appropriate pricing document.

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