units

LAW5379

Faculty of Law

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Law

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Notes

For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.monash.edu/law/current-students/postgraduate/pg-jd-discontinuation-dates
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Previously coded as LAW7347

Synopsis

This unit deals with procurement law for both the public and private sector. The unit explores all procurement activities including sustainment contracts, service contracts and acquisition contracts. The unit begins with a critical analysis of the governance framework for procurement including legislative requirements, performance objectives and social objectives. The unit explores how various procurement options deal with risk including alliances, PPPs, partnering charters and early contractor involvement. Included is an overview of relational contracting theory and practice and how tender selection processes are best managed.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and understanding of recent developments in relation to the governance framework for procurement regarding major government and private projects, major causes of procurement risk, financing options and accountability and auditing functions with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to procurement law for public and private sectors.
  • Conduct research in areas of procurement law based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods.
  • Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to procurement law.

Assessment

Research assignment (3,750 words): 50%
Take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)