Plan to manage a contract

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 PSPPCM011, 'Plan to manage a contract'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Plan to manage a contract' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

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. Confirm contract requirements

1.1 Identify legislation, public sector standards and organisational requirements relating to probity, financial management, approvals and other considerations for inclusion in the contract management plan.

1.2 Re-confirm contract requirements with all parties.

1.3 Determine obligations to the contractor, limits of authority and delegations according to contractual arrangements.

1.4 Confirm start-up or transition arrangements.

2. Prepare contract management plan

2.1 Identify contract risks and develop a risk management plan.

2.2 Determine procedures to identify, receive and address contract variations.

2.3 Determine procedures to investigate, resolve or refer disputes or complaints.

2.4 Develop and negotiate key performance indicators and identify and approve administrative processes for the life of the contract.

2.5 Document, obtain approval on and maintain a contract management plan that addresses key elements.

2.6 Apply expected standards of behaviour, probity and privacy principles to all elements of contract management plan.

2.7 Apply environmental, sustainability and corporate social responsibility principles to all elements of contract management plan.

3. Develop stakeholder relationships

3.1 Identify stakeholder networks and relationships.

3.2 Use networking strategies to establish, develop and maintain working relationships to promote benefits to the contract requirements.

3.3 Develop and maintain confidence of stakeholders through high standards of behaviour and ethical conduct.

3.4 Use negotiation strategies to achieve positive outcomes when difficult situations arise.

3.5 Identify and confirm communication requirements in line with contractual obligations and stakeholder needs.

4. Implement contract strategies

4.1 Identify requirements of confidentiality and freedom of information for the contract.

4.2 Develop communication and/or information strategy that matches needs of the organisation, the contract and the contractor’s business environment.

4.3 Establish contract review requirements with stakeholders.

4.4 Develop contract review strategy to review management of the contract, contractor performance and user satisfaction.

5. Implement contractual arrangements

5.1 Establish and manage business relationship with contractor.

5.2 Implement start-up or transition arrangements.

5.3 Establish financial, administrative and information management processes.

5.4 Implement contractual arrangements according to contract management plan.

5.5 Maintain appropriate records for the life of the contract.