Procure goods and services

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 PSPPCM003, 'Procure goods and services'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Procure goods and services' 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



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 section.

1. Plan for procurement of goods and services

1.1 Identify and select options for procuring goods and services using market assessment.

1.2 Identify commercial strategy to achieve the procurement outcome set out in the business plan, achieve value for money, and meet legal and probity requirements.

1.3 Conduct risk planning for the procurement activity.

1.4 Identify process and criteria for evaluation of offers from suppliers or service providers to meet public sector probity requirements, and record them in a tender evaluation plan.

1.5 Develop procurement plan to manage procurement process and contractual arrangements.

1.6 Consult stakeholders about the planned procurement and incorporate their feedback into the procurement process.

2. Undertake procurement

2.1 Choose method for requesting and receiving offers to suit the procurement activity and comply with organisational policy and procedures and probity requirements.

2.2 Evaluate offers using specialist expertise as required and select.

2.3 Undertake notification of successful and unsuccessful suppliers.

2.4 Ensure contractual arrangements are formalised before work commences and payment is made.

2.5 Negotiate, formalise and report contractual arrangements that are legally binding to all parties and suitable to the procurement activity.

3. Manage contractors

3.1 Establish communication strategies to build and maintain relationships with contractors.

3.2 Monitor performance against contract performance indicators for quality assurance of the goods or services and to ensure compliance with contract specifications.

3.3 Monitor and review contract performance indicators to ensure relevance.

3.4 Obtain approvals for contract variations.

3.5 Investigate, document and resolve or refer disputes or complaints.

3.6 Ensure contractual obligations to contractors are met.

3.7 Maintain records to provide an audit trail and for other organisational purposes.

4. Complete contractual arrangements

4.1 Confirm goods and services received as meeting contractual specification and required outcome, and process accounts for payment.

4.2 Finalise, cancel or terminate contracts.

4.3 Evaluate and record contract performance, outcomes and management processes, to inform ongoing contract management practices.