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Prepare procurement schedules and programmes of works in construction contracting operations management

Reference
H/505/8279
Level
Level 6
Credit Value
16
Guided Learning Hours
40
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in prepare procurement schedules and programmes of works 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 develop a schedule of works
  • 1.1 - Produce a detailed schedule of works which contains a complete statement of the project needs and the services which will be required
  • 1.2 - Estimate the work content and time duration accurately
  • 1.3 - Plan the schedule of works so that it is achievable with the resources available
  • 1.4 - Calculate appropriate and realistic allowances to meet anticipated contingencies
  • 1.5 - Draft the schedule of works in a format which is appropriate to the type and scope of the work
  • 1.6 - Present the schedule of works to stakeholders, correct any inconsistencies and unacceptable variations and agree amendments
  • 1.7 - Present information clearly and accurately and reach agreement using a style and approach which maintains goodwill and trust
  • 1.8 - Keep registers and records which are complete, accurate and up-to-date
  • 1.9 - Obtain necessary checks and approvals for the content and presentation of schedules
  • 1.10 - Use methods for production and record keeping which are consistent with quality assurance procedures
2 Understand how to develop a schedule of works
  • 2.1 - Explain how to produce a detailed schedule of works which contains a complete statement of the project needs and the services which will be required
  • 2.2 - Examine how to estimate the work content and time duration accurately
  • 2.3 - Propose how to plan the schedule of works so that it is achievable with the resources available
  • 2.4 - Explain how to calculate appropriate and realistic allowances to meet anticipated contingencies
  • 2.5 - Evaluate how to draft the schedule of works in a format which is appropriate to the type and scope of the work
  • 2.6 - Explain how to present the schedule of works to stakeholders
  • 2.7 - Explain how to correct any inconsistencies and unacceptable
  • 2.8 - Evaluate how to agree amendments to the schedule of works to stakeholders
  • 2.9 - Explain how to present information clearly and accurately
  • 2.10 - Evaluate how to reach agreement using a style and approach which maintains goodwill and trust
  • 2.11 - Explain how to keep registers and records which are complete, accurate and up-to-date
  • 2.12 - Explain how to obtain necessary checks and approvals for the content and presentation of schedules
  • 2.13 - Explain how to use methods for production and record keeping which are consistent with quality assurance procedures
3 Be able to develop a procurement programme
  • 3.1 - Confirm the areas of work for which resources will need to be procured and identify potential sources for obtaining them
  • 3.2 - Develop a detailed procurement programme in an appropriate format
  • 3.3 - Identify within the procurement programme the lead times for ordering and receiving essential resources appropriate to the project stage
  • 3.4 - Analyse the critical path for procuring and use of resources and build in sufficient buffers to optimise project programming
  • 3.5 - Identify any inconsistencies and unacceptable variations in the procurement programme, recommend feasible alternatives, and agree modifications to the programme with stakeholders
  • 3.6 - Integrate the procurement programme so that it is consistent with the requirements of the overall programme, statutory bodies and others who will be affected
  • 3.7 - Monitor the procurement programme and identify modifications which would suit changed circumstances or which offer cost and time benefits
4 Understand how to develop a procurement programme
  • 4.1 - Explain how to confirm the areas of work for which resources will need to be procured
  • 4.2 - Describe what to identify as potential sources for obtaining resources
  • 4.3 - Propose how to develop a detailed procurement programme in an appropriate format
  • 4.4 - Describe what to identify as the lead times for ordering and receiving essential resources the procurement programme appropriate to the project stage
  • 4.5 - Examine how to analyse the critical path for the procuring and use of resources
  • 4.6 - Propose how to build in sufficient buffers to optimise project programming
  • 4.7 - Describe what to identify as any inconsistencies and unacceptable variations in the procurement programme
  • 4.8 - Propose how to recommend feasible alternatives to the programme with stakeholders
  • 4.9 - Evaluate how to agree modifications to the programme with stakeholders
  • 4.10 - Propose how to integrate the procurement programme so that it is consistent with the requirements of the overall programme, statutory bodies and others who will be affected
  • 4.11 - Examine how to monitor the procurement programme
  • 4.12 - Describe what to identify as modifications which would suit changed circumstances or which offer cost and time benefits
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.