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CONS6702 – Contract Administration

Module code
Module title
Contract Administration
The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare tender documentation, evaluate a tender and complete post tender, construction and post-construction administration.
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
- Tender methods – pre-registration, sole source, invited, public.
- Contract types.
- Client requirements – format, timing, distribution, people involved.
- Documentation assembly – invitation, conditions/special conditions of tender, conditions/special conditions of contract, drawings, specification, tender forms.
- Tender period and timeline.
- Receipt of tenders, treatment of late tenders.
- Tender evaluation – validity/compliance, tags listed, special conditions, rates/percentages/profit margins, analysis of sub trades and identified anomalies, clarifications as required, tender negotiation, reporting, ranking.
- Post-tender administration – tender acceptance/decline.
- Legal – bond, formal agreement, contract signed sets.
- Documentation – drawings and register, consents, certificates, health and safety/environmental management plans.
- Site establishment.
- Administration – monitoring, systems for instruction, reporting, claims, variations, fluctuations, protocols.
- Contract completion – commissioning, producer statements, warranties/guarantees, extensions, inspections, certificates, final accounts.
- Post-construction documentation – as-built drawings, equipment dossier, maintenance schedule, producer statement and code compliance certificate.
Learning Outcomes
- Assess pre-tender requirements to prepare documentation for a construction project
- Evaluate a tender for a construction project
- Prepare post-tender administration documentation for a construction project
- Prepare construction and post-construction administration documentation for a construction project
Learning and Teaching Resource
All required and recommended resources are advised to aakonga via course outlines.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning and teaching activities will employ a range of elements drawn from approved methods to align with the context of the learning (delivery mode, regional specific requirement, etc.) and any particular needs of the group of aakonga.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this course employs an achievement-based grading scheme. Aakonga will be advised of all matters relating to summative assessment prior to the start of the course.

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