Project Procurement Management 642 Assignment 1 Scope

The scope of this assignment is Procurement applied to your PM organization. It is designed to apply new concepts in a practical way.

1. Choose a web site specific to a contractor or supplier related to your field in PM. Identify the company and very briefly summarize their scope of activities. Note that there are not many marks for this part of the assignment. It represents an introduction and framework for the balance of the assignment.

2.    Discuss with the support of appropriate refereed articles, the ways the web site enables you to carry out preliminary prequalification of the company (for a hypothetical tender). In this part you should make up a tender scenario associated with the company you have identified. Don’t be too elaborate. Think and write about prequalification and show the ways that the company provides specific prequalification information on its web site. Identify prequalification information/ detail where it occurs. Obviously the web site will have to have some appropriate information that would relate to prequalification. If not, choose another web site that does.

3.    With  reference  to  your  own  Project  management  organization,  describe  how
Prequalification will   help    produce   a    successful   project   outcome.

Think about your organization and suggest the benefits to tendering processes that you may achieve when you carefully prequalify the company that you have identified.

Acknowledgment of Sources

All resources used must be acknowledged using Chicago style of referencing. You should read extensively to complete this task.

Any form of plagiarism will result in failure of the assignment and unit.

For this assignment there must be a minimum of 5 independent sources referenced, 2 of which must be from appropriate/ recent journal articles.

All the resources you need are available in the library as hard copy or electronically.

Finding journal articles at Curtin: Link

How to search a database at Curtin: Link

Important information

Students are given sufficient time for discussion and the deadline will be strictly enforced. See unit outline for comprehensive details. The penalties set out in the unit outline will be rigorously applied.

• Value:    40%


The assignment must be typed (12 font minimum, 2.5cm margins all round, single space) on A4 paper, punctuated with appropriate headings, stapled together (top left) with the prescribed cover sheet and marking plan.

Do not bind the assignment.

The assignment is not to exceed 4 pages or 1500-2000 words long.

The word count must be recorded.
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