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Optimise and control contract progress and costs in construction contracting operations management

Reference
F/505/8354
Level
Level 6
Credit Value
13
Guided Learning Hours
30
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in optimise and control contract progress and costs in construction contracting operations management within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Be able to optimise contract progress
  • 1.1 - Develop resource and cost control systems to monitor and record the progress of the contract against the agreed programme
  • 1.2 - Review and optimise resources to accommodate changing circumstances
  • 1.3 - Confirm and investigate the circumstances of any deviations thoroughly and agree and implement appropriate corrective action
  • 1.4 - Brief decision makers about progress, changes to the operational programme, resource needs and suggest action that need to be taken
  • 1.5 - Identify improvements from feedback received and recommend them to decision makers
2 Understand how to optimise contract progress
  • 2.1 - Propose how to develop resource and cost control systems to monitor and record the progress of the contract against the agreed programme
  • 2.2 - Examine how to review and optimise resources to accommodate changing circumstances
  • 2.3 - Explain how to confirm the circumstances of any deviations
  • 2.4 - Examine how to investigate the circumstances of any deviations
  • 2.5 - Evaluate how to agree corrective action in the circumstances of any deviations
  • 2.6 - Explain how to implement corrective action in the circumstances of any deviations
  • 2.7 - Explain how to brief decision makers about progress, changes to the operational programme and resource needs
  • 2.8 - Propose how to suggest the decisions and actions that need to be taken
  • 2.9 - Describe what to identify as improvements from feedback received
  • 2.10 - Propose how to recommend improvement to decision makers
3 Be able to control contract costs
  • 3.1 - Manage and implement appropriate resource and cost control systems which are able to provide early warning of problems
  • 3.2 - Review and summarise accurate resource and cost data and present it in a format which will help people to make decisions
  • 3.3 - Identify variations and trends in resource and cost data and identify and quantify commercial opportunities for cost savings
  • 3.4 - Investigate any variations and agree and implement appropriate corrective action
4 Understand how to control contract costs
  • 4.1 - Evaluate how to manage appropriate resource and cost control systems which are able to provide early warning of problems
  • 4.2 - Explain how to implement appropriate resource and cost control systems which are able to provide early warning of problems
  • 4.3 - Examine how to review accurate resource and cost data in a format which will help people to make decision
  • 4.4 - Explain how to summarise and present accurate resource and cost data in a format which will help people to make decision
  • 4.5 - Evaluate present resource and cost data in a format which will help people to make decisions
  • 4.6 - Describe how to identify variations and trends in resource and cost data
  • 4.7 - Describe what to identify opportunities for cost savings
  • 4.8 - Examine how to quantify opportunities for cost savings
  • 4.9 - Examine how to investigate any variations
  • 4.10 - Evaluate how to agree appropriate corrective action
  • 4.11 - Explain how to implement appropriate corrective action
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment.
Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.