Plan and implement procurement category management
Issue Date: February 2019
The unit applies to those engaged in specialist procurement and contracting roles and is equally applicable to those in broader logistics roles.
This unit covers planning and implementing procurement category management processes for an organisation.
Category management involves allocating the goods and services procured by an organisation to a category determined by an appropriate and recognised basis. This in turn allows all procurement processes for this category of goods or services to be managed in a way that best suits the characteristics of that particular category. There are many ways to implement categories for procurement, including by type of good or service, by business function, geographically or by other characteristic such as pricing flexibility.
In practice planning and implementing for category management should be integrated within the organisation’s strategic, corporate and budget planning. The process will also be specifically impacted by procurement plans, legislation, regulation, policy and procedures. Broader government policy and government to government agreements may also impact.
Analysis of relevant markets and identification and incorporation of market information into the planning processes is an essential element.
Consideration and incorporation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principles, sustainment and environmental issues are also essential.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit.
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