Unit of competency details

BSBPMG416 - Apply project procurement procedures (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2015

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBPMG416A - Apply project procurement proceduresUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

Training packages that include this unit

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TLI - Transport and Logistics Training PackageTransport and Logistics Training Package 1.0-3.1 
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 2.0 
FWP - Forest and Wood Products Training PackageForest and Wood Products Training Package 2.0-3.0 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 2.0-3.0 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-2.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

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TLI50615 - Diploma of Rail Operations ManagementDiploma of Rail Operations Management 
RII40715 - Certificate IV in Civil Construction SupervisionCertificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision 
RII40615 - Certificate IV in Civil Construction OperationsCertificate IV in Civil Construction Operations 
FWP40216 - Certificate IV in Timber ProcessingCertificate IV in Timber Processing 
FWP40116 - Certificate IV in Forest OperationsCertificate IV in Forest Operations 
DEF40917 - Certificate IV in Performance Based ContractingCertificate IV in Performance Based Contracting 
CUA41215 - Certificate IV in Screen and MediaCertificate IV in Screen and Media 
CUA40415 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical ServicesCertificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services 1-2 
BSB41515 - Certificate IV in Project Management PracticeCertificate IV in Project Management Practice 1-3 
BSB40915 - Certificate IV in GovernanceCertificate IV in Governance 1-2 
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080315 Project Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080315 Project Management  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with procurement for a project. It involves identifying procurement requirements, assisting with supplier selection, conducting procurement activities, and assisting with procurement finalisation activities for the project.

It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role. The individual may be operating in a large or small organisation, and applying skills in the context of enterprise projects.

The project practitioner may be part of a project team under the direction of a project manager, or may work as part of a smaller scale, self-directed team.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Unit Sector

Management and Leadership – Project Management

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assist with procurement planning

1.1 Contribute to establishing procurement requirements to achieve project objectives

1.2 Act under delegated authority to contribute to development of procurement-management plan

1.3 Contribute to developing procurement documentation

2. Contribute to supplier selection process

2.1 Gather and evaluate information on potential suppliers

2.2 Make recommendations to assist in selection of preferred suppliers

2.3 Contribute to establishing agreed terms and conditions with preferred suppliers

2.4 Identify and act in line with probity and project governance constraints

2.5 Assist in developing contractual documentation

3. Conduct procurement activities

3.1 Test and accept supplies to ensure they are fit for purpose in both quality and suitability

3.2 Undertake procurement activities and maintain information in line with reporting, confidentiality and audit requirements

3.3 Receive, reconcile and register supplies according to established procedures

3.4 Monitor and control suppliers according to contractual supply documentation

4. Assist in finalising procurement activities

4.1 Assist in finalising procurement agreements

4.2 Assist in review of project outcomes using available records to determine effectiveness of procurement activities

4.3 Contribute to identifying lessons learned and possible improvements to procurement management

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.


Performance Criteria 



1.1, 2.1, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2

  • Applies appropriate strategies to construct meaning from a variety of texts


1.1, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2

  • Develops informative project documents using vocabulary and structure appropriate to audience, context and purpose
  • Completes project documentation using required formats and structure

Oral Communication

1.1, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5

  • Participates verbal exchanges using clear language and appropriate non-verbal features to provide and seek information
  • Uses questioning and listening skills to check and confirm understanding


1.3, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3

  • Uses basic mathematical formula to calculate whole numbers and decimals to ensure financial accounts match purchased items

Navigate the world of work

1.2, 2.4, 3.2-3.4

  • Understands responsibilities and boundaries associated with own role
  • Adheres to organisational policies and procedures when planning and undertaking work

Interact with others

1.1, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5

  • Uses accepted communication practices and protocols to share or provide information
  • Collaborates with others to achieve project outcomes

Get the work done

1.2, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3

  • Plans, organises and implements tasks required to achieve outcomes according to organisational requirements
  • Reflects on outcomes to gain insights into future improvements

Unit Mapping Information

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previous version 


Equivalence status 

BSBPMG416 Apply project procurement procedures

BSBPMG416A Apply project procurement procedures

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit


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Assessment requirements

Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • document procurement requirements for a workplace project, including clear descriptions of product and service, quality specifications, resource identification, supply and delivery requirements and supply and engagement metrics
  • apply procurement-management procedures to a workplace project, including selection criteria, testing and accepting, monitoring and receiving supplies
  • finalise procurement agreements.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • identify and describe procurement-management policy, processes and procedures
  • explain the procurement documentation requirements
  • describe the components of contractual documentation and the legal obligations of all parties
  • explain the process used to select preferred contractors
  • identify and describe project procurement-management tools and techniques.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the management and leadership – project management field of work and include access to:

  • examples of project procurement documentation
  • examples of procurement tasks and activities
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations
  • interaction with others.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.


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