This unit describes the skills required to plan, justify and approve of procurement requirements to achieve the required outcome. It includes defining and justifying the need, researching potential impact and risks, and securing organisational support to proceed with procurement activity
This unit applies to those working as public sector staff required to plan procurement.
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 minor supervision, while performing complex tasks in familiar context.
In practice, planning procurement overlaps with other generalist and specialist public sector and local government work activities, such as upholding and supporting the values and principles of public service, identifying and treating risks, exercising delegations, applying government processes, encouraging compliance with legislation in the public sector or local government, developing and distributing requests for offers, selecting providers and managing contracts.