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Procurement Processes and Strategies ZAA150


Unit delivery is subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.


This unit will prepare you with the skills necessary to ensure organisational value for money through the procurement of goods and services. You will investigate procurement ethics, the basics of contracts, the process of developing quotation and tender documentation, evaluation and negotiation principles, the contract award process and procurement strategies for both public and private entities.

This unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:

- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.


Unit name Procurement Processes and Strategies
Unit code ZAA150
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Applied Business
Coordinator Mr Rene Kling
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and explain key concepts related to the procurement process
  • Identify and analyse market-related factors impacting on the procurement of goods and services
  • Evaluate and apply discipline-based skills to organisational procurement processes and strategies
  • Communicate and reflect on organisational procurement documentation and processes
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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

ZAA120 Procurement Processes and Strategies


Teaching Pattern

On-campus students: Weekly 1 hour tutorials; 1 x half to full day workshop per semester.

Off-campus students: Weekly 1 hour online tutorials; 1 x half to full day online workshop per semester.

AssessmentAT2: Supply Market Analysis Report (40%)|AT3: Procurement Process Documentation Portfolio (40%)|AT1: Organisational Procurement Process Overview (20%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.


Lysons, K. and Farrington, B. 2020, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, 10th edn, Pearson, Harlow, United Kingdom

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