Manage contracts and contractors

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 LGAGCM710A, 'Manage contracts and contractors'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage contracts and contractors' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Scope council process and service requirements

1.1. Council procedures and protocols for management of tenders and contracts are identified, considered and used.

1.2. Council's strategic and operational plans are reviewed and considered to determine scope and nature of project or service to be contracted.

1.3. Size and scope of project or service to be contracted are determined and documented.

1.4. Process to manage tender and contract is documented and appropriate sign-off is secured in line with standard operating procedures.

2. Ensure tender process is planned and managed effectively

2.1. Anticipated expense levels of tender are identified and justified.

2.2. Tender objectives, including quality, quantity, location, time frame requirements and price limits are clearly defined and documented.

2.3. Processes for letting of tender are put in place in line with standard operating procedures.

2.4. Selection processes are developed that comply with legislative requirements, council policies and procedures.

2.5. Choice of contractor is justifiable, agreed upon and recorded according to council policies.

2.6. Contract is negotiated and agreement reached to maximise benefits for council and following appropriate legal scrutiny and advice.

2.7. Contract is drafted and signed according to legislative and organisational requirements and project objectives, reflecting agreement outcomes.

3. Manage contract to achieve desired outcomes

3.1. Management plan is developed to ensure effective management of contract.

3.2. Performance of contractual obligations is managed in accordance with agreed contract and management plan.

3.3. Performance by contractor is reviewed using agreed processes, with any variances analysed and agreed changes implemented to ensure project objectives are met within legal framework of contract.

3.4. Reports of project progress and outcomes are prepared and presented in accordance with management plan and standard organisational procedures.

3.5. Contracts are concluded in line with management plan and contractual requirements.

4. Manage relationships with contractors

4.1. Code of conduct is used and communicated to contractors to ensure relationship between parties is managed ethically, transparently and in accordance with legal requirements and council policies and procedures.

4.2. Regular and formalised communication processes with contractors are established and rigorously applied.

4.3. Sound business relationships with contractors are established and maintained to ensure effective communication and the early identification of potential service delivery problems.

4.4. Contractual disputes that arise are managed in accordance with contractual requirements and using established mediation mechanisms.

5. Plan for improved contract management and service delivery processes

5.1. Effectiveness and benefits of contracting process and related service delivery are analysed.

5.2. Opportunities for process and service delivery improvements are identified and communicated to appropriate senior personnel within council.

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Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAGCM710A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA70108 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management