Establish the strategic procurement context

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Assessment Tool
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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
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Evidence Guide
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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
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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
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Registered Training Organisations
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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. Analyse the procurement environment

1.1 Apply knowledge of the legal, political and financial environment to establish strategic context.

1.2 Define the relationship between the organisation and its procurement environment.

1.3 Identify existing and potential stakeholders and their strengths and weaknesses.

1.4 Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats using information that is up to date, reflects emerging and predicted trends, and takes account of the possible future procurement interests and activities of the organisation and government directions.

1.5 Adjust the organisation’s procurement strategies and plans with respect to information gathered, and identify comparative targets.

1.6 Support any case for possible collaboration with other organisations with evidence, analysed for risks, and consistent with organisational plans and future directions.

2. Analyse procurement capability

2.1 Consider organisation’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in light of internal and/or external factors and organisation’s strategic procurement goals.

2.2 Analyse organisational capability taking into account possible future procurement interests and activities of the organisation, its strategic industries, collaborators, requirements of government and other organisations.

2.3 Make suggestions for improvements to existing organisational structures and procurement systems that are realistic and achievable and will aid achievement of the procurement mission statement and strategies drawn from both internal and external stakeholders.

2.4 Consult on proposed improvements with those affected, in time for their views to be taken into account.

2.5 Justify proposed improvements on the basis of known internal and external factors, and take into account stakeholder needs and expectations.

3. Develop and monitor procurement capability

3.1 Implement improvements to develop procurement capability to meet new circumstances.

3.2 Define practical requirements for implementing improvements.

3.3 Identify difficulties associated with implementing improvements as early as possible in order to minimise their effect.

3.4 Monitor, review and modify implemented improvements to organisational structures and procurement systems as required to assist achievement of procurement outcomes.

4. Influence and develop strategic industries

4.1 Monitor strategic industries and take opportunities to influence key opinion formers and decision makers to change, encourage and nurture industry capability.

4.2 Identify problems, limitations and new opportunities in strategic industries in response to internal and external factors, based on quantitative and qualitative data.

4.3 Influence strategic industries remaining sensitive to procurement policies and the values and practices of key opinion formers and decision makers.

5. Establish and manage risk exposure

5.1 Define and monitor total organisational risk to minimise loss and maximise opportunity.

5.2 Establish and implement a risk management system.

5.3 Monitor performance of risk management system, and modify to reflect procurement opportunities and current and emerging trends.