Plan for procurement outcomes

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 PSPPROC507A, 'Plan for procurement outcomes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Establish, apply and manage procurement governance arrangements

1.1. Contribution is made to forward procurement planning in accordance with jurisdictional requirements and in alignment with organisational goals and objectives.

1.2. Organisational financial and budgetary framework is effectively applied to procurement.

1.3. Organisational objectives, policies and goals are researched and applied.

1.4. Relevant interacting legislative, policy and probity requirements are identified and applied to the proposed procurement activity.

1.5. Procurement needs are developed and/or assessed, aligned to organisational objectives, business plan and appropriate justification of estimated procurement expenditure.

1.6. Alternatives to procurement action are proposed where appropriate.

1.7. Probity principles are applied and managed when planning procurement activities.

2. Identify, consult with and manage procurement stakeholders

2.1. Internal and external stakeholders for procurement activities are identified.

2.2. Strategies are developed to effectively gather information from and distribute information to procurement stakeholders throughout the procurement process.

2.3. Stakeholders are informed and educated on the concept of value for money.

2.4. Strategies are developed for the ongoing consideration and management of key stakeholders.

3. Conduct market research and develop appropriate strategies to approach the market

3.1. Market research and analysis are conducted.

3.2. Strengths and weaknesses of the market are identified.

3.3. Appropriate procurement options and procurement methods are determined for approaching the market, taking into account relevant jurisdictional and organisational policy requirements.

4. Identify, source and manage resources to conduct procurement processes

4.1. Financial and budgetary resources required to effectively conduct procurement processes are identified, sourced and managed.

4.2. Technical and procurement expertise required to effectively conduct procurement processes is identified, sourced and managed, including the establishment of tender evaluation panel or working group.

4.3. Appropriate structures and processes to the conduct of the procurement are determined and applied, including operation of the tender evaluation panel or working group.

4.4. Appropriate lead times for conducting procurement processes are planned and communicated to stakeholders.

5. Define procurement specifications and requirements

5.1. Procurement requirements are aligned with organisational objectives and business plans and are realistic in terms of the capacity of the market to supply.

5.2. Statements of requirements and specifications that meet business needs of the organisation are developed and/or critically assessed.

5.3. Previous procurements are reviewed and stakeholders consulted to inform and define the specifications.

5.4. Viability of specifications are explored to ensure risks and whole-of-life costs and benefits are identified and to support value for money.

6. Undertake detailed procurement planning

6.1. Stakeholders are assisted to make meaningful contributions to procurement plans.

6.2. Procurement risk assessments are conducted and appropriate risk management strategies determined.

6.3. Jurisdictional and organisational legislative, policy and probity requirements are addressed.

6.4. Procurement process is designed that achieves a value for money outcome, including consideration of whole-of-life costs and benefits.

6.5. Detailed procurement plans and sub-plans are documented for the various activities that will be conducted throughout the procurement process, including evaluation and reporting requirements.

6.6. Timely execution of financial delegations and other approvals are planned in accordance with legislation and jurisdictional and organisational policy and procedures.

6.7. Procurement activity is undertaken in line with jurisdictional, organisational and best practice requirements for accountability and transparency, including record keeping and reporting regimes.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPROC507A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP52510 - Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)