Plan for strategic procurement

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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
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 PSPPROC604B, 'Plan for strategic procurement'.
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. Conduct procurement business analysis

1.1. Organisation's corporate procurement plan, procurement-related expenditure, associated levels of risk and supply markets are analysed.

1.2. Procurement profile is prepared that identifies past and projected procurement expenditure and associated levels of risk.

1.3. Supply positioning is undertaken, categorising goods and services by their relative expenditure and difficulty of securing supply, to assist in the development of procurement objectives.

1.4. Supplier preferencing is used to identify how suppliers view the organisation as a client.

1.5. Other factors likely to affect strategic procurement are identified and documented according to organisational requirements.

1.6. Due diligence is undertaken to investigate existing relationships with suppliers, notably coordinated procurement contracts (CPCs) or coordinated procurement opportunities.

2. Define procurement requirements

2.1. Procurement requirements are determined through consultation and negotiation with stakeholders and experts and defined to reflect organisational needs.

2.2. Accountability measures are identified and incorporated into procurement plans according to organisational policy and guidelines.

2.3. Appropriations to fund strategic procurement are obtained in accordance with legislative and organisational policy and procedures.

2.4. Approvals to address procurement requirements are obtained according to organisational policy and procedures.

3. Justify procurement expenditure

3.1. Business case is developed with stakeholders to determine viability of proposed procurement expenditure.

3.2. Reasons for procurement requirement, timeframes and expected whole-of-life costs and benefits are established in the business case.

3.3. Output specification is developed with stakeholders to assist in achieving procurement outcomes.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPROC604B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP60604 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Occupational Health Safety)
  • PSP61210 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)
  • TLI60110 - Advanced Diploma of Materiel Logistics