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Should the service diversions be part of the main infrastructure contract or left as a separate Framework Agreement?

School of the Engineering and Built Environment Construction Economics and Procurement

Individual Assignment 

Edinburgh Tram Extension

Assignment Brief

This assignment is based on the proposed extension to the Edinburgh Tram system from York Place through to Newhaven. Required word count – 2000 words

Task Three:

Look at and analysis the various approaches to procurement for the project. Conventional procurement v design and build should be assessed in the light of the failure of the novated design and build approach employed in the previous phase. Should the service diversions be part of the main infrastructure contract or left as a separate Framework Agreement? Should a collaborative contract such as NEC4 be used or should a recourse contract such as FIDIC be employed?

A final report should be submitted along with a slide presentation plus any background information such as spreadsheets.

A Briefing note will be made available shortly to suggest possible approaches to the above tasks.

Marking Schedule for Individual Assignment

Students taking the project as an individual need not submit the Initial Report and should select any one of the above three tasks.

Individual No:Name: Module: Construction Economics and Procurement
NoSectionMarksWeightCalculation
[1]Task Selected.     [65%]  
[2]Overall coherence of report  [15%]  
[3]Quality of slide presentation  [20%]  
     
Comments:   Marker
Date

                                                                                                                         October 2020

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