After finishing the course, the student is able to:
- Comprehend and explain the juridical & social framework, literature, and underlying economic theories related to procurement and tendering;
- analyze and choose solutions for existing procurement and tendering problems;
- analyze, explain and use procurement and tendering factors influencing the procurement strategy and client contractor relation;
- create a suitable procurement strategy for a real world case
In the past Design Bid Build, including design by the client and construction by the contractor, was by far the most applied contract form in the procurement strategy in the Netherlands and other western countries. The last decade the strategy moves slowly towards integrated contract forms like Engineering & Build, Design Build, DBFMO and Public Private Partnerships, (partly) transferring design responsibilities to contractors. These contract forms creates opportunities for contractors to create distinctive solutions. However, the increase and variety of contract forms also introduces new issues for clients about the division of risks, appropriate tendering procedures and the handling of qualitative award criteria, how to introduce innovation or incorporate cooperation between client and contractor in the strategy. The goal of this course is to teach you to deal with these and other issues.|
The course consists of two stages, each examined separately. The first stage comprises a series of lectures about procurement literature and underlying theories. The first stage is concluded with a written examination. During the second stage of the course you will work on a group assignment and attend guest lectures with experts from industry. The group assignment consists of a role playing game in which you will consult a client who has to choose a procurement route for a construction project. The guest lectures by practitioners will provide insights into practice and supporting decisions in order to making the assignment. The second stage is concluded with a presentation of the advisory reports.