Coventry University program

Pre-contract Management Practice

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

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.


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 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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

  • Coventry University

Who will you learn with?

Dingayo, a Fellow of the HEA, holds the position of Assistant Professor in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, with over 15 years of experience. His qualifications include a PhD, MSc and BSc

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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