Plan and implement strategic sourcing

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PSPPCM016, 'Plan and implement strategic sourcing'.
Google Links
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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 section.

1. Develop a procurement profile of the buying organisation

1.1 Gather and analyse long term data about the strategic implications related to the buying organisation’s level of spend on various types of goods and services, including how, where and from whom the goods or services are procured.

1.2 Profile the organisation’s existing suppliers, with particular emphasis on each supplier’s capability and capacity, vulnerability, and adherence to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principles, WHS, legislative compliance, market position and ownership structure.

1.3 Identify and engage relevant communication strategies to engage internal, external and market stakeholders.

1.4 Assess the buying organisation’s market position (how the market views the organisation as a potential customer).

1.5 Identify and consider opportunities and risks associated with developing a stronger market position as a buyer.

2. Conduct strategic assessment of the supply market

2.1 Gather and analyse market information to determine capacity, competition, legislative and regulatory compliance, vulnerabilities and risk within the supply market.

2.2 Monitor and analyse market trends and emerging changes to the current supply market place.

2.3 Analyse and assess the supply market’s ability to meet the buying organisation’s needs, including supply chain management issues.

2.4 Identify and assess innovative and/or creative opportunities within the market.

2.5 Assess local and international supply market factors that may influence the ability to supply goods and services.

3. Develop strategies to source goods or services from the market

3.1 Assess the suitability of current and emerging commercial trends within the market to the needs of the buying organisation.

3.2 Identify and consider the application of commercial best practice models to strategic sourcing activities across the procurement life cycle.

3.3 Identify and test possible benchmarks of better strategic sourcing practice.

3.4 Assess the suitability of alternative market sources of supply.

3.5 Develop strategic supply market plans which reflect analysis of both the buying organisation and the supply market.

3.6 Devise tendering strategies and type of contracting arrangement appropriate to the goods or services being procured and the nature of the supply market which will supply them, taking contract management strategies into consideration.

3.7 Review the application of existing legislation, regulations, policies, practices and procedures to strategic sourcing activities and recommend changes to these where this would yield better results for the buying organisation or at the whole of government level.

4. Secure, monitor and review strategic market sources

4.1 Conduct procurement processes which consider strategic sourcing issues and are appropriate to the goods and services being sought.

4.2 Negotiate with potential suppliers to secure the best supply arrangements.

4.3 Develop and implement transition plans from current to new market sources as needed to ensure a smooth transition and the continuous provision of strategic goods and services to the buying organisation.

4.4 Implement contract management strategies to ensure that goods and services are delivered as contracted.

4.5 Monitor and review new strategic sourcing arrangements for continuous improvement opportunities.