Explain why there may be occasions when project purchasing becomes, in effect, a condition of contract. Support your answer with examples

Explain why there may be occasions when project purchasing becomes, in effect, a condition of contract. Support your answer with examples

PURCHASING & MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

 

Instructions to candidates:

 

a) Time allowed: Three hours (plus an extra ten minutes’ reading time at the start – do not write anything during this time)

b) Answer any FIVE questions

c) All questions carry equal marks. Marks for each question are shown in [ ]

 

1. Explain why there may be occasions when project purchasing becomes, in effect, a condition of contract. Support your answer with examples. [20]

 

2. Effectively evaluating competitive tenders is a key part of the project management process. Set out the process that you would adopt to evaluate competitive tenders. [20]

 

3. Analyze EACH of the options available to a project manager for the timing and order of deliveries for a project. [20]

 

4. The storage of materials is an area where a project manager will want assurance that effective controls are in place. Review the problems that might arise if project materials are not stored properly. [20]

 

5. Analyze the components of the purchasing cycle. [20]

 

6. Explain the content of a typical purchase enquiry form. Support your answer with an example of a purchase enquiry form. [20]

 

7. Analyze the content of a shortage list and explain its purpose. Illustrate your answer with an example. [20]

 

8. Incoterms can play an important part in supporting the delivery of project material. Explain what incoterms are and analyze how they support the work of a project manager. [20]


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