Develop and submit tenders for fire systems design solutions

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCSFS8003, 'Develop and submit tenders for fire systems design solutions'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.


Research fire system component capacities and costs.


Proposed tender documentation and drawings are fully scrutinised and assessed.


Legislation, codes and standards relevant to possible proposal or bid are researched.


Research is conducted to identify capacity, performance characteristics and cost of component options for the range of appropriate fire detection and suppression solutions.


Cost-benefit and efficiency analyses of the range of suitable fire detection and suppression systems are conducted.


Prepare estimate of labour costs.


Skill profiles and number of personnel required to design and install the proposed fire system are identified.


Options for securing required personnel are analysed.


Types and numbers of appropriate on-site personnel are identified and their time required on site is estimated.


Labour costs are calculated with allowance for the full range of on-costs and cost changes during life of the project.


Prepare estimate of material costs.


Quantities of selected fittings and materials are calculated.


Cost estimates for the purchase and fabrication of project’s fittings and materials from internal and external suppliers are negotiated, secured and analysed.


Cost estimates for the use, purchase or hire of required plant or equipment to support proposed design and installation process are negotiated, secured and analysed.


Prepare estimate of other project costs and margins.


Overhead costs are identified and estimated for the project.


Required profit margin is identified in line with organisational strategic requirements and policies.


Prepare business proposal or tender.


Total project resource requirements and costs are analysed and synthesised for inclusion in business proposal or tender.


Business proposal or tender submission is analysed to ensure compliance with requirements.


Legal, financial and accounting expertise is sought in preparing the business proposal or tender as required and in line with organisational policies and procedures.


Business proposal or tender is finalised in line with organisational policies and procedures and project brief requirements.


Finalise and support the proposal or bid process.


Business proposal or tender is submitted within required timeframe.


Responses are provided to potential client’s queries in a professional manner and in line with organisational policies and procedures.


Negotiations regarding proposed services, timelines and price are conducted as required in a professional manner and in line with organisational policies and procedures.


Business proposal or tender bid process is finalised in line with organisational policies and procedures.