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Unit of competency details

PSPPCM008 - Manage contract performance (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PSPPROC503B - Manage contract performanceUnit 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 Assessment Requirements created drawing upon specified assessment information from superseded unit. 06/Mar/2016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

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
TLI50319 - Diploma of Deployment LogisticsDiploma of Deployment Logistics
BSB51518 - Diploma of Business (Procurement)Diploma of Business (Procurement)1-3 
TLI50515 - Diploma of Deployment LogisticsDiploma of Deployment Logistics
MSF50313 - Diploma of Furniture Design and TechnologyDiploma of Furniture Design and Technology3-6 
TLI50215 - Diploma of Materiel LogisticsDiploma of Materiel Logistics
PSP50616 - Diploma of Procurement and ContractingDiploma of Procurement and Contracting
DEF50420 - Diploma of Simulator Maintenance ManagementDiploma of Simulator Maintenance Management
BSB50120 - Diploma of BusinessDiploma of Business
TLI50419 - Diploma of Materiel LogisticsDiploma of Materiel Logistics
TLI50420 - Diploma of Materiel LogisticsDiploma of Materiel Logistics
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080301 Business Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080301 Business 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 PSPPROC503B Manage contract performance.

  • 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 implement strategies that ensure effective contract performance. It includes managing the business relationship, performance of the contract, and contract issues; and implementing a communication strategy.

This unit applies to those working in roles involved in procurement contract maintenance.

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 independently seeking advice as required, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

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. Manage the business relationship 

1.1 Manage probity.

1.2 Meet obligations to the contractor.

1.3 Record consideration of conflicts of interest and their resolution.

1.4 Manage business relationship with contractor in the public interest through formal and informal mechanisms.

2. Manage performance of the contract 

2.1 Implement start-up or transition arrangements.

2.2 Monitor and update contract management plan for effectiveness regularly.

2.3 Monitor performance of contract against key performance indicators and track milestones to ensure obligations under the agreement are being met.

2.4 Manage e-procurement, financial and other resources.

2.5 Identify and manage emerging and potential risks.

3. Manage contract issues 

3.1 Manage contract variations.

3.2 Identify early signs of under-performance, and take action to improve performance.

3.3 Investigate and resolve or refer disputes and complaints.

3.4 Conduct negotiation of contract issues.

3.5 Address and resolve or refer conflict.

3.6 Deal with non-compliance with codes of conduct, codes of practice and standards of behaviour.

4. Implement communication and information strategy 

4.1 Maintain communication on the performance of the contract with all stakeholders.

4.2 Carry out management reporting.

4.3 Maintain contract information for organisational purposes.

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 PSPPROC503B Manage contract performance.

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.

  • networking with contractors and stakeholders
  • reading and applying complex documents, including contracts, legislation and guidelines
  • writing management reports and keeping records of meetings, liaison, notes and follow-up actions
  • building effective working relationships with contractors and stakeholders
  • modelling effective team management approaches
  • referring issues to the correct person
  • resolving disputes, conflict and complaints
  • making judgements about when to refer disputes, conflict and complaints to others
  • applying understanding of supplier issues/supply chain management in the context of contract management
  • managing contract documentation
  • planning and organising contract meetings, reports and reviews
  • maintaining currency of best practice examples in procurement practice and relevant procurement legislation, policies and procedures
  • use electronic procurement templates

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 contract management, including environmental purchasing and corporate social responsibility guidance
  • organisational procurement policies, practices and approval processes
  • contract management for diverse contractual situations
  • privacy and confidentiality issues
  • codes of conduct, codes of practice and standards of individual behaviour relating to management of contracts and relationships with contractors
  • financial and accounting issues relevant to the contract
  • legal aspects of negotiation
  • aspects of law of contracts, trade practices law and commercial law relevant to the management of contracts relating to complex procurement

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