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 PSPPROC607A, 'Manage strategic contracts'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Manage contract establishment.

1.1. Requirements of contracts and strategic initiatives are discussed, clarified and agreed by all parties.

1.2. Responsibilities for establishing and carrying out procedures are assigned to achieve contract outcomes.

1.3. Effective communication strategies and processes are established and implemented to assist ongoing communication between internal and external stakeholders and contractors.

1.4. Relationship management is undertaken of all levels of personnel involved in procurement and contract management, within probity boundaries.

1.5. Strategic relationships are established and managed within probity boundaries to improve procurement capability and performance.

1.6. Risk management plans are updated according to organisational policy and procedures.

2. Manage contract performance.

2.1. Progress of contracts is monitored against set targets and performance measures to ensure success of procurement activities.

2.2. Should monitoring find that set targets, performance measures and probity requirements are not being met, action is taken to rectify performance in a timely manner.

2.3. Advice and support are provided to solve problems, make improvements and maintain progress.

2.4. Disputes are managed promptly according to contractual conditions to achieve resolution and maintain contract performance and progress.

2.5. Opportunities to continuously improve procurement outcomes are sought and negotiated with contractors.

2.6. Approvals are provided or gained for contract variations that are negotiated and agreed between the parties.

2.7. Opportunities are provided for stakeholders and contractors to have input into and receive feedback on progress during the performance of the contract.

2.8. Internal and external stakeholders are engaged as necessary throughout the life of the contract to maintain progress.

3. Manage contract evaluation.

3.1. Evaluation of contract performance is undertaken relative to planned performance measures and in consultation with stakeholders and contractors.

3.2. Where stakeholders and contractors do not agree, dispute resolution is undertaken according to organisational policy and procedures.

3.3. Conclusions are detailed against agreed criteria to provide a complete picture of performance of contractors, organisation's procurement processes and value for money.

3.4. Performance of strategic initiatives is measured relative to planned outcomes in consultation with industry and other stakeholders.

3.5. Lessons learnt from evaluations of contracts and strategic initiatives are documented according to organisational requirements and used to continuously improve future procurement activities.

3.6. Contractors and stakeholders are advised of evaluation outcomes in a timely manner according to organisational guidelines.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPROC607A 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