The Project Scenario
Your client has been donated £1,500,000 for a new community facility. The community facility needs
to provide for: Village Hall, Public Health Outreach, Library Service and various community offerings
(vaccinations/food bank/youth groups).
The client is a charitable trust and has no construction
experience. The donation is subject to spending the money within 18 months or the offer will be
The client is freehold owner of a brownfield site that has outline planning permission for such a
Your Project Management Practice has been appointed to lead on the project and provide the client
with professional advice on how to deliver the project.
The individual component of the assessment is made up of eight themed tasks which are situated in
knowledge you would have gained in previous modules on your programme of study. Working in
your designated teams of three or four, you are to assume the role of the construction management
team. You are to discuss the requirements of the project and propose solutions to the questions
1. Procurement (approximately 1,500 words)
Critically evaluate the three main forms of procurement available (Traditional, Design & Build, Contruction Management/ Management contracting) and recommend with justification,
a procurement route that your team will recommend on this project. State any assumptions made.
Relate your answer to the information given in the scenario. Additional information to help justify
your recommendation might be needed to obtained with further discussions with the client.
Notes for this question
Do note when answering this question that you should relate your
answers to the project scenario and not just give a general overview of procurement methods. We
are looking at the application of knowledge at this academic level. Remenber, procurement routes are based on cost, time and quality factors so pay close attention to that
Do remember the client is a non-expert and a full explanation needs to be given to provide the client
with confidence why you have made this recommendation.
2. Contract (approximately 1,500 words)
Following your recommendation of a procurement route in question 1 (or state your procurement
route assumption at the start of the question) can you recommend a suitable form of contract (JCT, NEC or FIDIC)?
Justify your choice in relation to the scenario explaining why.
Notes for question 2
This question requires a neatly laid out recommendation to the client explaining how you made your
The Project Scenario