Manage strategic contracts

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 PSPPCM023, 'Manage strategic contracts'.
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. Manage contract establishment

1.1 Discuss and agree upon requirements of contracts and strategic initiatives with all parties.

1.2 Assign responsibilities for establishing and carrying out procedures to achieve contract outcomes.

1.3 Establish and implement effective communication strategies and processes to assist ongoing communication between internal and external stakeholders and contractors.

1.4 Perform relationship management with all levels of personnel involved in procurement and contract management, within probity boundaries.

1.5 Establish strategic relationships within probity boundaries to improve procurement capability and performance.

1.6 Update risk management plans.

2. Manage contract performance

2.1 Monitor progress of contracts against set targets and performance measures to ensure success of procurement activities.

2.2 Take action to rectify performance where set targets, performance measures and probity requirements are not being met.

2.3 Provide advice and support to solve problems, make improvements and maintain progress.

2.4 Manage disputes promptly according to contractual conditions to achieve resolution and maintain contract performance and progress.

2.5 Seek and negotiate opportunities to continuously improve procurement outcomes with contractors.

2.6 Provide or gain approvals for contract variations that are negotiated and agreed between the parties.

2.7 Provide opportunities for stakeholders and contractors to have input into and receive feedback on progress during the performance of the contract.

2.8 Engage internal and external stakeholders as necessary throughout the life of the contract to maintain progress.

3. Manage contract evaluation

3.1 Evaluate contract performance relative to planned performance measures and in consultation with stakeholders and contractors.

3.2 Undertake dispute resolution where stakeholders and contractors do not agree.

3.3 Detail conclusions against agreed criteria to provide a complete picture of performance of contractors, organisation’s procurement processes and value for money.

3.4 Measure performance of strategic initiatives relative to planned outcomes in consultation with industry and other stakeholders.

3.5 Document lessons learnt from evaluations of contracts and strategic initiatives and use to continuously improve future procurement activities.

3.6 Advise contractors and stakeholders of evaluation outcomes.