Assessment Task

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Assessment Task
Critically reflect on the assigned case study available from either the Subject Learning Resources tab
on the course homepage, or will be sent to you by the LF as an announcement. Review all subject
learning resources. Engage with your assigned group (two or at the most three members) to write a
1500-word report which focuses on actions for general procurement best practices, performancebased procurement contracts, and contract management characterised by effective supplier and
client relationships to deliver certainty of outcomes and improved value for all stakeholders.
Please refer to the
Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.
Context
Assessment 3 is about identifying best project procurement practice and exploring the benefits of
performance-based contracting in order to develop performance criteria, monitoring processes, with
associated contract terms and processes that will ultimately achieve a strong focus on project
procurement outcomes and behaviours. It builds on Assessment 1 and 2 by using the ideas and
factors raised to identify key issues that can be consolidated by the groups to achieve focused
actions for best practice and performance- based procurement contracts.

ASSESSMENT 3 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title PROJ 6004 Contracts and Procurement
Assessment Presentation and Report
Individual/Group Group
Length 10-20 minutes presentation and 1500 words report (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful
completion of the task below include:
a) Critically evaluate the risks associated with contract and
procurement management approaches
b) Evaluate procurement requirements to formulate
procurement processes in order to initiate contracts
c) Critically analyse and identify the responsibilities of the role
of the procurement manager and project manager
necessary to ensure project outcomes
Submission Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 6.1 (Week 11).
Weighting 40%
Total Marks 40 marks

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Assessment 3 also builds on contract management by improved understanding of supplier and client
relationships to deliver certainty of outcomes and improved value for all stakeholders.
Note: Groups of approximately 2 – 3 students will be assigned by the Learning Facilitator early,
during Module 1 or 2, so that students can get to know each other within the group well before
starting the group project. Group size is proposed to ensure diversity, interaction and opportunity
for students to grow and lead teams.
Instructions
Assessment 3 will be undertaken progressively through Modules 5 and 6 and will involve a Group
Report and Group PowerPoint Presentation.
Based on your research of best procurement practice and the performance-based contracting
models considering how these have been applied on other complex projects, critique how this
methodology could be applied to the assigned case study example.
Students will also discuss and demonstrate key performance criteria, performance monitoring,
contract terms that drive performance outcomes, associated contract administration, contract
management and the contractor’s role in management of project constraints. To do this:
1. As a team, develop a 1500-word report, addressing the following:
a. A summary of the roles and responsibilities of the project manager and procurement
manager in the assigned case study, including supplier development, as part of
completion efforts, or throughout the project life cycle (as appropriate)
b. The complexity of the project and the challenges faced in terms of contracts and
procurement management over the full life cycle of the project
c. Significant issues or controversial aspects that relate to project stakeholders and/or
result in significant risks to the contracting parties
d. Leadership challenges associated with project execution, and importance of
producing deliverables according to schedules and established milestones to meet
the needs of the key stakeholders
e. Possible actions and how implementing those action will improve sustainable
outcomes for the broader community, the environment and key stakeholders.
Students should include specific learnings from Module 5 and 6, such as
performance drivers, performance outcomes, relationships, completions effort and
lessons learnt.
2. A 10-20-minute Power Point presentation that presents a group reflection summary of the
key subject learnings and how they apply to the assigned case study.
Referencing
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more
information on referencing here
https://library.torrens.edu.au/academicskills/apa/tool
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Submission Instructions
Submit this task (report and PowerPoint slides) via the Assessment 3 link in the main navigation
menu in PROJ6004 – Contracts and Procurement. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via
the Grade Centre in the
LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Academic Integrity Declaration
We declare that except where we have referenced, the work we are submitting for this assessment
task is our own work. We have read and are aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity
Policy and Procedure viewable online at
http://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-forms
We are aware that we need to keep a copy of all submitted material and their drafts, and we will do
so accordingly
.
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Assessment Rubric

Assessment Attributes Fail
(Yet to achieve
minimum standard)
0-49%
Pass
(Functional)
50-64%
Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction
(Advanced)
75-84%
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Knowledge and
understanding of best
procurement practices
and performance-based
contracting models
Percentage for this
criterion = 20%
4%
Insufficient summary and
identification of relevant
procurement manager and
project manager roles and
responsibilities as identified
in the assigned case study
Fragmented summary and
identification of relevant
procurement manager and
project manager roles and
responsibilities as identified in
the assigned case study
Complete summary and
identification of relevant
procurement manager and
project manager roles and
responsibilities as identified
in the assigned case study
Comprehensive summary and
identification of relevant
procurement manager and
project manager roles and
responsibilities as identified
in the assigned case study
Extensive summary and
identification of relevant
procurement manager and
project manager roles and
responsibilities as identified
in the assigned case study
4%
Unsatisfactory analysis of
the complexity of the
project and the challenges
faced in terms of contracts
and procurement
management over the full
life cycle of the project
Satisfactory analysis of the
complexity of the project and
the challenges faced in terms
of contracts and procurement
management over the full life
cycle of the project
Well thought-out analysis of
the complexity of the project
and the challenges faced in
terms of contracts and
procurement management
over the full life cycle of the
project
Thoroughly thought-out
analysis of the complexity of
the project and the
challenges faced in terms of
contracts and procurement
management over the full life
cycle of the project
Exceptionally thought-out
analysis of the complexity of
the project and the
challenges faced in terms of
contracts and procurement
management over the full
life cycle of the project
4%
Analysis of the significant
issues or controversial
aspects that relate to
project stakeholders and/or
result in significant risks to
the contracting parties not
present
Satisfactory analysis of the
significant issues or
controversial aspects that
relate to project stakeholders
and/or result in significant risks
to the contracting parties
Well thought-out analysis of
the significant issues or
controversial aspects that
relate to project stakeholders
and/or result in significant
risks to the contracting
parties
Thoroughly thought-out
analysis of the significant
issues or controversial
aspects that relate to project
stakeholders and/or result in
significant risks to the
contracting parties
Exceptionally thought-out
analysis of the significant
issues or controversial
aspects that relate to project
stakeholders and/or result in
significant risks to the
contracting parties

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4%
Doesn’t mention leadership
challenges associated with
project execution, and
importance of producing
deliverables according to
schedules and established
milestones to meet the
needs of the key
stakeholders
Comments on leadership
challenges associated with
project execution, and
importance of producing
deliverables according to
schedules and established
milestones to meet the needs
of the key stakeholders
Critically comments on
leadership challenges
associated with project
execution, and importance of
producing deliverables
according to schedules and
established milestones to
meet the needs of the key
stakeholders
Critically reflects leadership
challenges associated with
project execution, and
importance of producing
deliverables according to
schedules and established
milestones to meet the needs
of the key stakeholders
Critically evaluates
leadership challenges
associated with project
execution, and importance of
producing deliverables
according to schedules and
established milestones to
meet the needs of the key
stakeholders
4%
Possible actions and how
implementing those action
will improve sustainable
outcomes for the broader
community, the
environment and key
stakeholders are not
presented.
Possible actions and how
implementing those action will
improve sustainable outcomes
for the broader community,
the environment and key
stakeholders are presented in a
satisfactory way.
Possible actions and how
implementing those action
will improve sustainable
outcomes for the broader
community, the environment
and key stakeholders are
presented in a
comprehensive way.
Possible actions and how
implementing those action
will improve sustainable
outcomes for the broader
community, the environment
and key stakeholders are
presented in an clear way.
Possible actions and how
implementing those action
will improve sustainable
outcomes for the broader
community, the environment
and key stakeholders are
presented in an exceptional
and sophisticated way.

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Analysis and application
with synthesis of new
knowledge
Percentage for this
criterion = 20%
10%
Limited synthesis and
analysis.
Demonstrated analysis and
synthesis of new knowledge
with application.
Well-developed analysis and
synthesis with application of
recommendations linked to
analysis/synthesis.
Thoroughly developed and
creative analysis and
synthesis with application of
pretested best procurement
practices and performance
based contracting models
and / or independently
developed models and
justified recommendations
linked to analysis/synthesis.
Highly sophisticated and
creative analysis, synthesis of
new with existing
knowledge.
10%
Limited
application/recommendatio
ns based upon analysis.
Demonstrates the ability to
interpret relevant information
and literature.
Demonstrates the ability to
interpret and apply relevant
information and literature to
specifics of the case study.
Demonstrates the ability to
effectively interpret relevant
information and literature
and apply it to meaningful
proposals and
recommendations relevant to
the specifics of the case
study.
Strong application by way of
pretested best procurement
practices and performance
based contracting models
and / or independently
developed models.
Recommendations are
clearly justified based on the
analysis/synthesis. Applying
knowledge to new
situations/other cases.

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Evaluation of information
selected to support the
case study
Percentage for this
criterion = 20%
10%
Limited understanding of
best procurement practices
and performance-based
contracting models
required to support the
case study.
Resembles a recall or summary
of best procurement practices
and performance-based
contracting models.
Supports personal opinion
and information
substantiated by evidence
from the research/course
materials.
Discriminates between
assertion of personal opinion
and information
substantiated by robust
evidence from the
research/course materials
and extended reading.
Systematically and critically
discriminates between
assertion of personal opinion
and information
substantiated by robust
evidence from the
research/course materials
and extended reading of best
procurement practices and
performance-based
contracting models.
10%
Confuses logic and
emotion. Information taken
from reliable sources but
without a coherent analysis
or synthesis. Viewpoints of
experts are taken as fact
with little questioning.
Often conflates/confuses
assertion of personal opinion
with information substantiated
by evidence from the
research/course materials.
Analysis and evaluation do not
reflect expert judgement,
intellectual independence,
rigor and adaptability.
Demonstrates a capacity to
explain and apply best
procurement practices and
performance-based
contracting models. Identifies
logical flaws and questions
viewpoints of experts.
Well demonstrated capacity
to explain and apply best
procurement practices and
performance-based
contracting models.
Viewpoint of experts are
subject to questioning.
Analysis and evaluation
reflect growing judgement,
intellectual independence,
rigor and adaptability.
Information is taken from
sources with a high level of
interpretation/evaluation to
develop a comprehensive
critical analysis or synthesis.
Identifies gaps in knowledge.
Exhibits intellectual
independence, rigor, good
judgement and adaptability.

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Effective Communication
(Written)
Percentage for this
criterion = 15%
5%
Merely presents
information in bulleted lists
or other summary formats.
Communicates in a readable
manner that largely adheres to
the given format.
Communicates in a coherent
and readable manner that
adheres to the given format.
Communicates coherently
and concisely in a manner
that adheres to the given
format.
Communicates eloquently.
Expresses meaning
coherently, concisely and
creatively within the given
format.
5%
Specialised language and
terminology is rarely or
inaccurately employed.
Generally employs specialised
language and terminology with
accuracy.
Accurately employs
specialised language and
terminology.
Accurately employs a wide
range of specialised language
and terminology.
Discerningly selects and
precisely employs a wide
range of specialised language
and terminology.
5%
Meaning is repeatedly
obscured by errors in the
communication of ideas,
including errors in
structure, sequence,
spelling, grammar,
punctuation.
Meaning is sometimes difficult
to follow. Information,
arguments and evidence are
structured and sequenced in a
way that is not always clear
and logical. Some errors are
evident in spelling, grammar
and/or punctuation.
Meaning is easy to follow.
Information, arguments and
evidence are structured and
sequenced in a way that is
clear and logical. Occasional
minor errors present in
spelling, grammar and/or
punctuation.
Engages audience interest.
Information, arguments and
evidence are structured and
sequenced in a way that is,
clear and persuasive.
Spelling, grammar and
punctuation are free from
errors.
Engages and sustains
audience’s interest.
Information, arguments and
evidence are insightful,
persuasive and expertly
presented. Spelling, grammar
and punctuation are free
from errors.

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Effective Communication
(Presentation/Oral)
Percentage for this
criterion = 10%
2%
Difficult to understand for
audience, no logical/clear
structure, poor flow of
ideas, argument lacks
supporting evidence.
Presentation is sometimes
difficult to follow.
Information, arguments and
evidence are presented in a
way that is not always clear
and logical.
Presentation is easy to
follow.
Information, arguments and
evidence are well presented,
mostly clear flow of ideas and
arguments.
Engages audience interest.
Information, arguments and
evidence are very well
presented; the presentation
is logical, clear and well
supported by evidence.
Engages and sustains
audience interest.
Expertly presented; the
presentation is logical,
persuasive, and well
supported by evidence,
demonstrating a clear flow of
ideas and arguments.
2%
Specialised language and
terminology is rarely or
inaccurately employed.
Employs some specialised
language and terminology with
accuracy.
Accurately employs
specialised language and
terminology.
Accurately employs a wide
range of specialised language
and terminology.
Discerningly selects and
precisely employs a wide
range of specialised language
and terminology.
2%
Stilted, awkward and/or
oversimplified delivery.
Correct, but often stilted or
awkward delivery.
Correct, but occasionally
stilted or awkward delivery.
Clear and confident delivery. Clear, confident and
persuasive delivery.
2%
Limited use of engaging
presentation techniques.
(e.g. posture; eye contact;
gestures; volume, pitch and
pace of voice)
Sometimes uses engaging
presentation techniques (e.g.
posture; eye contact; gestures;
volume, pitch and pace of voice)
Uses engaging presentation
techniques (e.g. posture; eye
contact; gestures; volume,
pitch and pace of voice)
Confidently and consistently
uses a range of engaging
presentation techniques (e.g.
posture; eye contact,
expression; gestures; volume,
pitch and pace of voice;
stance; movement)
Dynamic, integrated and
professional use of a wide
range of engaging
presentation techniques (e.g.
posture; eye contact,
expression; gestures;
volume, pitch and pace of
voice; stance; movement)

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2%
Presentation aids are not
employed or developed as
directed.
Employs basic, but generally
accurate presentation aids as
directed. A number of aspects
require further refinement (e.g.
amount of information, styling,
editing, etc.).
Employs clear and somewhat
engaging presentation aids as
directed. A few aspects
require further refinement
(e.g. amount of information,
styling, editing, etc.)
Employs succinct, styled and
engaging presentation aids
that incorporate a range of
elements (graphics, multi
media, text, charts, etc.).
Employs succinct, creative
and engaging presentation
aids that effectively integrate
a wide range of elements
(graphics, multi-media, text,
charts, etc.).
Team Work
Percentage for this
criterion = 10%
5%
Does not participate
effectively in a team
environment.
Participates effectively in
teams.
Contributes to small group
discussions to reach
agreement on issues.
Understands group dynamics
and team roles.
Builds team’s identity and
commitment.
5%
Hinders the group process
and upsets the schedule.
Contributes to group processes. Works together with others
towards shared goals.
Facilitates team development
by such activities as
managing communication or
renegotiating responsibilities,
tasks and schedules.
Leads teams by such activities
as evaluating team outcomes,
leading change, or
implementing strategies for
enhancing team
effectiveness.
Correct citation of key
resources and evidence
Percentage for this
criterion = 5%
Demonstrates inconsistent
use of good quality,
credible and relevant
resources to support and
develop ideas.
Referencing is omitted or
does not resemble APA.
Demonstrates use of credible
and relevant resources to
support and develop ideas, but
these are not always explicit or
well developed.
Referencing resembles APA,
with frequent or repeated
errors.
Demonstrates use of credible
resources to support and
develop ideas.
Referencing resembles APA,
with occasional errors.
Demonstrates use of good
quality, credible and relevant
resources to support and
develop arguments and
statements.
APA referencing is free from
errors.
Demonstrates use of high
quality, credible and relevant
resources to support and
develop arguments and
position statements.
APA referencing is free from
errors.

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The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment
SLO a) Critically evaluate the risks associated with contract and procurement management approaches
SLO b) Evaluate procurement requirements to formulate procurement processes in order to initiate contracts
SLO c) Critically analyse and identify the responsibilities of the role of the procurement manager and project manager necessary to ensure project
outcomes