Vasal contacts Navid if he would be interested in purchasing his car for US15000$. Navid immediately takes US15000 to Vasal and says he wants to buy the car. Vasal subsequently does not wish to proceed.
a) What is the consequence of the above scenario?
b) Give full detail and feedback on your answer for part (a)
c) You have been appointed as a procurement officer at CQU. Your task is to prepare the tender documents for the project of refurbishing the CQU library at SYD campus
What are the steps you are taking to finalise the bidding process including awarding the contract? Your answer should be inclusive and in chronological order.
d) A contractor entered into a contract with a CQU to supply furniture. CQU later decided to change the scope and add some more items. Extra items will be needed, and this entitle an increase of the BOQ by 8%.
Can this work be done through a change order to the original contract? OR Should it be advertised for bids under a separate contract?
As a project manager working for the contracting construction company your client has asked you to change and delete some parts and items of the external works. The client finds these items in the BOQ are no longer needed. The removal of these items will significantly affect the scope of the work, the project budget and time.
a) Will you accept this change request and Why?
b) What are the steps that you will be taking to respond to this change request and to ensure the right for a valid claim? List these steps in chronological order
c) Log in your Moodle now (Lecture slides for Variation Orders, claims and dispute resolution). Re-produce the graph by Hui et al., 2009 that can support your above answer in section b. Only provide and update the relevant parts to your answer for section (b) You need to plot the graph in your answer sheet
d) Covid 19 and the unprecedented conditions have altered the demands of many products. The supply matrix for many products has been changed accordingly where some products were relocated, for example, from non-critical Items to strategic items as in the Profit Impact-Supply Risk matrix shown in Week 10.
Log into your Moodle now -Chapter 10- and use the graph of the supply matrix to express Three products that have been relocated in this matrix due to Covid19.
You need to:
- Name these products,
- Show where they normally are
- Show their new position in the matrix due to the Covid19 and why do you think so?
You have been working as a PM at an IT company for a project at NSW. The project includes supplying and installing various IT materials and infrastructure at various sites in NSW owned by the Federal government.
The unprecedented conditions due to Covid 19 resulted in the federal government imposing new measure including social distancing and your projects suffers huge delay and challenges. This has resulted in a significant delay in materials supply, and labours’ delivery.
As a project manager, you are about to prepare a claim to the client asking for compensation
a) What will you be asking for? List the main 5 items you will include in your claim
b) What Burden of proof will suite your case most? Explain your answer in detail and how will you deal with this issue to prove your claim and what evidences you will be willing to get
c) Assuming your client did not accept your claim, explain what measures/methods steps you are taking to resolve this dispute in chronological order.
Ethics play a major role in the procurement process. You are the procurement officer for your organisation. You along with other committee members are involved in supplier selection, evaluation, negotiation, contracts sign off and awarding business to suppliers.
a) How will you ensure that your organization’s procurement ethics are upheld?
Explain step by step approach to ensure this
You are a procurement manager working for GOHEAD Laboratories supplying company in Australia. CQU is in the process of upgrading all the labs across all its campuses and you are keen to win this contract. GOHEAD Laboratories assigned you the task of negotiating with the CQU. Pre to the negotiation, you were aware that due to the Covid19 pandemic, very limited suppliers are available, and you are sure your GOHEAD company has most of the CQU needs with various items and qualities.
b) Describe the best negotiation strategy you will adopt in this scenario while negotiating with CQU and why?
c) How do you position yourself and why? Provide a schematic sketch.
d) You may need to log in Moodle and re produce the graph in Week 9 (slide 26) that express your case.
a) You are working as a development manager in a supply chain management firm and your firm does not have enough software developers to design and develop the new IT System. You need to convince your IT director to outsource this project. Explain at four benefits of the Outsourcing and the potential four risks you may face.
b) Engineering firms A, B, and C are separately invited by a client to appear at an interview to discuss various aspects of an engineering design project which the client has under consideration. Each invitation makes it clear that the interview will be of a preliminary nature, following which the firm may be selected for the project. At the separate interviews, unknown to each other, each firm is asked to submit in writing a detailed proposal of the scope of the services to be furnished, including a statement of the estimated charges for engineering services, expressed in terms of money, man hours or other work units. Prior to submitting such a proposal, each firm learns that the others have also been asked to furnish similar information. Engineering firm A decides to continue pursuing of the business opportunity with the client, but firms B and C decide to bow out.
1) Would it be proper for Engineering firms A, B, and C, acting independently, to provide the client with a statement of the estimated charges for engineering services expressed in terms of money, man hours or other work unit information?
2) After learning that the client was making price comparisons prior to selection of a firm, was it ethical for Engineering Firm A to participate further?