Unit of competency details

BSBPMG609 - Direct procurement and contracting for a project program (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBPMG609A - Direct procurement and contracting for a project programUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
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 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-2.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

Classifications

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 

Comments 

Release 1

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

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to direct the management of contracting and procurement activities across projects and programs. It covers setting up the contracting process, directing management of contract and procurement processes, and finalising contracts for projects across the program.

It applies to individuals who are program managers, managing a suite of projects (a program).

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

Unit Sector

Management and Leadership – Project Management

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Direct planning for project contracting and procurement

1.1 Direct identification of product specifications and procurement requirements for procurement and contract planning, in consultation with appropriate stakeholders

1.2 Direct development of procurement strategies, methods and management plans in line with project objectives across the program

2. Direct set up of contract and procurement process

2.1 Direct project managers to source organisations that meet procurement requirements

2.2 Establish selection processes and selection criteria, in consultation with stakeholders, and arrange for communication to prospective contractors

2.3 Ensure contract and procurement actions accord with organisation and program objectives

3. Direct management of contract and procurement process

3.1 Provide direction for identification of requirements of proposals and arrange communication to prospective contractors

3.2 Ensure responses are evaluated and preferred contractors are selected in accordance with agreed selection processes

3.3 Direct negotiation of contract terms and conditions between client and preferred contractor

4. Direct management of contracts

4.1 Direct management of contract and procurement activities in accordance with program contract and procurement management guidelines

4.2 Provide direction for regular reviews from available records and information, and ensure variances are analysed and changes for implementation agreed on

4.3 Ensure project managers work within legal and organisational framework for contracts

4.4 Identify potential, perceived and actual contractual conflicts and approve remedial actions to minimise disruption

5. Direct finalisation of contracts

5.1 Direct finalisation activities for management of contract deliverables in accordance with contractual project and program requirements

5.2 Direct review and analysis of project outcomes to determine effectiveness of contract and procurement processes and procedures

5.3 Aggregate and use lessons learnt for application in planning and implementation of later projects within the program and, where appropriate, pass on to organisational management for use in strategic planning

Foundation Skills

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

Skill 

Performance Criteria 

Description 

Reading

2.3, 4.1, 4.3, 5.2

  • Identifies, interprets and analyses information from complex sources, including legislation

Writing

1.2, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 4.4, 5.2, 5.3

  • Develops and documents strategies and plans using organisational format and specific terminology
  • Documents outcomes according to organisational requirements

Oral Communication

1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, 5.2

  • Provides direction and contributes to discussions using language and features appropriate to the audience

Numeracy

1.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.2

  • Interprets and evaluates mathematical information in a broad range of texts
  • Selects from, and flexibly applies, a range of mathematical and problem-solving strategies and techniques to compare and contrast effectiveness of processes

Navigate the world of work

2.3, 4.3

  • Monitors adherence to organisational, legal and regulatory requirements

Interact with others

1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, 5.2

  • Plays a lead role in situations requiring effective collaboration, demonstrating high-level influencing skills and ability to direct others
  • Uses negotiation skills to set up contracts, to agree prices and terms, and to resolve disputes

Get the work done

1.1, 2.1-2.3, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2

  • Develops flexible plans for complex, high-impact activities with strategic implications, involving a diverse range of stakeholders with potentially competing demands
  • Uses analytical processes to decide on a course of action, establishing criteria for deciding between options, and seeking input and advice from others before taking action, when necessary
  • Monitors outcomes of decisions, considering results from a range of perspectives, and identifying key concepts and principles that may be adaptable to future situations

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBPMG609 Direct procurement and contracting for a project program

BSBPMG609A Direct procurement and contracting for a project program

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

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

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • direct planning for project contracting and procurement, including:
  • directing identification of product specifications and procurement requirements
  • directing development of procurement strategies, methods and management plans
  • direct set up of contract and procurement process, including:
  • directing project managers to source suitable organisations
  • establishing selection processes and selection criteria
  • ensuring contract and procurement actions accord with objectives
  • direct management of contract and procurement process, including:
  • providing direction for identifying and arranging communication of proposal requirements
  • ensuring responses are evaluated and preferred contractors selected
  • directing negotiation of contract terms and conditions
  • direct management of contracts, including:
  • directing management of contract and procurement
  • providing direction for regular reviews
  • ensuring project managers work within legal and organisational framework
  • identifying and approving remedial actions for potential, perceived and actual contractual conflicts
  • direct finalisation of contracts, including:
  • directing finalisation activities for management of contract deliverables
  • directing review and analysis of project outcomes
  • aggregating and using lessons learnt.

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:

  • explain contract management and legal obligations of both parties
  • describe procurement processes and options.

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:

  • workplace contractual and procurement documentation
  • feedback from project team and stakeholders as to how procurement and contractual processes were handled.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

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