This course is designed to meet the needs of practising lawyers and of senior public and private sector managers who have had experience in the field of government contracting.
The course will examine the use of contract for various public purposes and will analyse the legal issues that are peculiar to government contracting.
The course covers
- policy issues relevant to the use of contract by government
- the applicability of the ordinary law of contract
- the power to make government contracts
- the procedures and other issues relevant to contract formation
- Crown immunity
- the application of the competition consumer legislation to government commercial activity, tenders (including the impact of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement)
- use of public law remedies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On completion of this course, participants, whether legally-trained or not, will have a thorough understanding of the legal and practical issues that are peculiar to government purchasing and other commercial activities. With this knowledge contract advisers and managers will be better able to manage risk.
Students must rely on the Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Assessment consist of:
- Short answer quiz (Mark Value:10%)
- Research essay (Mark Value:90%) (6000 words)
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26 Contact Hours (Intensive delivery over 4 days) plus private study and reading time
Requisite and Incompatibility
The prescribed text for this course is Seddon, N, Government Contracts: Federal, State and Local (5th ed 2013, The Federation Press). This book is available through Nick Seddon at a 20 per cent discount. Please contact Nick Seddon by email well before the intensive to purchase a copy.
Chapter 1 of Government Contracts: Federal, State and Local
Experience in government procurement whether from the government side or private sector.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1352||11 Apr 2015||11 Apr 2015||24 Apr 2015||31 May 2015||In Person||N/A|