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Unit of competency details

PSPPCM006 - Select providers and develop contracts (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PSPPROC413A - Select providers and develop contractsUnit code updated. Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards. All PC transitioned from passive to active voice. Assessment Requirements created drawing upon specified assessment information from superseded unit. 06/Mar/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 07/Mar/2016


Training packages that include this unit

Qualifications that include this unit

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TLI50319 - Diploma of Deployment LogisticsDiploma of Deployment Logistics
TLI50420 - Diploma of Materiel LogisticsDiploma of Materiel Logistics
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TLI41515 - Certificate IV in Materiel LogisticsCertificate IV in Materiel Logistics
TLI50515 - Diploma of Deployment LogisticsDiploma of Deployment Logistics
DEF40917 - Certificate IV in Performance Based ContractingCertificate IV in Performance Based Contracting
TLI50419 - Diploma of Materiel LogisticsDiploma of Materiel Logistics
TLI50215 - Diploma of Materiel LogisticsDiploma of Materiel Logistics
PSP40616 - Certificate IV in Procurement and ContractingCertificate IV in Procurement and Contracting
BSB41618 - Certificate IV in Business (Procurement)Certificate IV in Business (Procurement)1-2 
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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  09/Aug/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

This unit was released in PSP Public Sector Training Package release 1.0 and meets the Standards for Training Packages.

This unit supersedes and is equivalent to PSPPROC413A Select providers and develop contracts.

  • Unit code updated
  • Content and formatting updated to comply with new standards
  • All PC transitioned from passive to active voice

Application

This unit describes the skills required to select preferred providers as a result of a formal request for offer process. It includes evaluating offers, obtaining approvals, developing and formalising contractual arrangements, and debriefing the market and other stakeholders.

This unit applies to those working as public sector staff required to select providers.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work under supervision, while performing complex tasks in familiar context.

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

Competency Field

Procurement

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Select preferred providers 

1.1 Form and coordinate evaluation panel.

1.2 Evaluate offers according to evaluation plan and organisational probity requirements which relate to managing conflicts of interest and adherence to public sector standards.

1.3 Obtain specialist expertise where necessary to assist with evaluation of offers.

1.4 Undertake clarification and negotiation of matters contained in offers with bidders.

1.5 Select preferred providers and develop, justify and document recommendations for allocation of business against selection criteria.

1.6 Obtain approvals for the recommended offers.

1.7 Notify successful providers.

2. Develop and formalise contractual arrangements 

2.1 Obtain approvals to enter negotiations and negotiate final wording of contract.

2.2 Obtain approvals to enter into contracts and ensure contracts are signed by all parties before contracted work commences.

2.3 Structure contracts to capture and address identified risks, protect both parties, provide the basis for due performance, and outline expected standards of behaviour.

2.4 Ensure contracts are valid and legally binding to the parties.

3. Debrief market and other stakeholders 

3.1 Provide advice on the contractual arrangements to internal stakeholders.

3.2 Inform unsuccessful bidders and provide constructive feedback on their proposals.

3.3 Make details of successful providers public.

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills are embedded within the elements and performance criteria of this unit.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit supersedes and is equivalent to PSPPROC413A Select providers and develop contracts.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

These Assessment Requirements were released in PSP Public Sector Training Package release 1.0 and meet the Standards for Training Packages.

  • Assessment Requirements created drawing upon specified assessment information from superseded unit

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least one occasion.

  • consulting and negotiating with contractors and stakeholders, involving complex oral and written exchanges of information
  • networking within probity boundaries with diverse stakeholders and contractors
  • applying probity requirements in evaluating offers, formalising contracts and debriefing stakeholders
  • planning and organising skills to analyse and compare written information to ensure key elements from the specification and the procurement plan are captured in the written contract
  • learning skills to keep up-to-date with relevant procurement legislation, policies and procedures

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate.

  • Commonwealth, state or territory, and local government legislation, policies, practices and guidelines relating to award of contracts, including environmental purchasing and corporate social responsibility guidance
  • organisational procurement policies, practices and approval processes
  • probity principles and issues
  • codes of conduct, codes of practice and standards of individual behaviour relating to receipt and selection of offers
  • aspects of law of contract, laws of tort, trade practices law, commercial law and other legislation relating to receipt and evaluation of offers, negotiation and award of contracts
  • equal employment opportunity

Assessment Conditions

This unit contains no specific industry-mandated assessment conditions. Guidance on suggested and recommended conditions and methods can be found in the Implementation Guide.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623