LAWS C4G03 - Contract Law and Public Procurement

Module Title:Contract Law and Public Procurement
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Private study Individual & group projects
Module Aim: The aim of the subject is to develop a knowledge of the legal issues associated with the construction and management of buildings and of the public procurement process.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 participate in the management of legal and contract related issues
LO2 participate effectively in the public procurement process
LO3 demonstrate an understanding of conflict avoidance, management and alternative dispute resolution procedures
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Law of Contract
(a) Critical Examination & Comparison of Standard Construction Forms of Contract (b) Defects (c) Collateral Warranties (d) Insurance Clauses (e) Extension of Time / Contractual Claims (f) Contract conflict avoidance and management (g) Arbitration, Conciliation and Dispute Resolution (h) Completion & Possession / Liquidated Damages (i) Letters of Intent
(2) Construction Works Procurement
(a) Public procurement overview (b) Codes of procurement practice (c) Public procurement procedures / frameworks (d) Publication and tendering procedures (e) Qualification procedures (f) Evaluation and award of tenders (g) Disclosure of information (h) Electronic tendering
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other No Description 1,2,3 50.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,3 50.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 12 Weeks per Stage 5.00
Project 12 Weeks per Stage 3.58
Total Hours 151.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMOPT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 8 Mandatory
CW_CMQSU_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 8 Mandatory