Explain the project justification and contract process;

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Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

You should use AS 4120-1994 as the basis of developing a tender request as the principal for a project in the mining, plant and/or large asset industry. The project may be one of your choosing based on your current work practise or may be one selected from a set of possible projects on the Moodle web site. You must ensure that your tender document is consistent with all of the Australian standards referred to in this unit.

Should you wish to use a tender template from the organisation you work for then you may do so. However, you must ensure that all of the ten items in the task definition below are included in your tender.

You must obtain the agreement from your lecturer and unit coordinator that the subject project scope of your tender is suitable for this unit.


Your task is to consider the contents of the unit and apply it to a tender request. Your tender must do the following:

Define the project in the context of mining, plant, or a large asset;

Explain the financing of the project;
Identify the project conditions, project team and project processes required;
Provide your expected estimates to the tenderer for the project labour, plant, materials, and sub-contractors;
Provide your requirements for project changes;
Provide your requirements for quality assurance and quality control;
Provide your requirements for document management, reporting and governance;
Provide your requirements for disputes, arbitration and mediation;
Provide your requirements for safety.

The primary purpose of this assessment item is to help you to develop skills for expressing the manner in which a principal normally engages with contractors through a tendering process. The secondary purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to enhance your analysis, critical thinking and written communication skills; particularly in the areas of argument development and tender writing.


Your tender should be as much as practically possible a properly constructed tender. However, you must also apply the rigours of an academic essay. Therefore, you must include references within your tender and a reference list formatted in the prescribed Harvard style is compulsory at the end of your tender. Do not include a bibliography.


You are strongly encouraged to discuss your ideas with your business and student colleagues on the unit discussion forum, before drawing your conclusions and submitting your assignment.

The file submitted must be a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) document.

Submit a copy of your essay online through the unit website on Moodle.


There is NO word limit for this assignment; however it is hoped that your assignment will NOT be huge. You are encouraged to take advantage of referencing as a means of limiting the number of words in the assignment. When you are incorporating many of the sections from the Assessment Criteria below you can refer to the text contained in the relevant standard. For example, using the assessment criteria below you can put for -Closing of tenders tender closing will conform to AS 4120-1994 section 6.4 p.9. If you have used a tender as a template that you have taken from your company then you may have different words that make it harder to align to the standards. You should then look through your tender template and whenever possible add a comment, such as this section is similar to AS 4120-1994 section 6.4 p.9. Ensuring you have accurate references is important and will allow the marker to easily identify where your tender maps to the unit material. As a consequence you will be able to gain the MAXIMUM MARKS.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 11 Friday (26-May-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria
The assessment for this assignment will consist of a measurement of how comprehensively you address the following criteria:

Reflection of AS 4120-1994
Financing justification and financial arrangements of the project by the Principal
Contractual terms
Quality Assurance and Control requirements
Safety requirements
A more detailed assessment criteria will be published on the Moodle web site.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Upload to Moodle as a single Zip file. The written assignment must be a Microsoft Word document. Appendices may be included as PDF, Excel or other files.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
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