Make procurement decisions

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 PSPPROC508A, 'Make procurement decisions'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Make procurement decisions' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Comply with legal and policy obligations implicit in making procurement decisions.

1.1. Legislative and policy requirements and organisational objectives and goals are identified and applied to inform procurement decisions.

1.2. Probity principles of fairness and impartiality are applied and managed when making procurement decisions at all stages of the procurement process.

2. Establish context for the procurement activity.

2.1. Factors that may influence procurement decisions are identified and considered in the context of legislation, policy and organisational/business requirements to support effective decision making.

2.2. Consultation takes place with stakeholders to determine likely impact of key factors at all stages of procurement process.

2.3. Procurement decisions taken reflect this consideration of key factors affecting the procurement.

2.4. Factors affecting procurement decisions are documented.

3. Select and approve procurement methods.

3.1. Procurement methods are selected based on jurisdictional, legislative and policy requirements and suitability for the procurement requirements.

3.2. Factors and risks are considered in selecting procurement method.

3.3. Justification for selected procurement method is recorded.

3.4. Approvals for the selection of procurement methods are exercised in accordance with jurisdictional and organisational policy and procedures, and recorded.

4. Select and approve contractual arrangements.

4.1. Contractual arrangements are selected, based on jurisdictional and policy requirements and suitability for the procurement requirements.

4.2. Factors and risks are considered in selecting contractual arrangements.

4.3. Justification for selected contractual arrangements is recorded.

4.4. Approvals for the selection of contractual arrangements are exercised in accordance with jurisdictional and organisational policy and procedures, and recorded.

5. Identify and consider factors affecting supplier choice.

5.1. Supplier capability is researched and assessed as part of offer evaluation.

5.2. Supplier supply chain management considerations are researched and applied in the context of policy requirements when making procurement decisions.

5.3. Broader value for money considerations are applied to support and inform decisions.

6. Conduct tender evaluation.

6.1. Tender evaluation panel or similar is formed when required by policy or to meet probity requirements.

6.2. Advice, support and guidance on procurement processes and probity requirements are provided to members of the tender evaluation panel.

6.3. Using negotiation and communication skills and procurement knowledge, issues that arise during the tender evaluation process are resolved.

6.4. Tender decision-making processes and decisions reached are documented in a format suited to the procurement being undertaken and according to organisational policy and processes and probity requirements.

6.5. Written procurement recommendations are made to the approval delegate after considering advice of panel.

7. Maintain effective accountability and transparency in procurement decision making.

7.1. Records, including plans and sub-plans, are maintained to provide an effective audit trail of decisions taken throughout the procurement process.

7.2. Compliance with jurisdictional and organisational procurement reporting requirements is maintained.

7.3. Records are maintained to provide aggregate procurement reporting requirements internal and external to the organisation.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPROC508A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP52510 - Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)