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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply principles, regulations and legislation underlying supply chain management in the public sector 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119345  Apply principles, regulations and legislation underlying supply chain management in the public sector 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners working towards this standard will be working within a Public Sector environment, specialising in Public Finance Management and Administration, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. This standard will also add value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards becoming an accomplished public finance management and administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and applying the principles of supply chain management
  • Applying supply chain management policies and procedures within the public sector
  • Utilising supply chain management systems and resources to fulfill the function effectively
  • Securing and managing supplier contracts 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and apply the principles of supply chain management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The elements of a world class supply chain management system are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The evolution and importance of supply chain management systems in the public sector are understood and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legislation relating to supply chain management within the public sector are explained and applied. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation pertaining to supply chain management within the public sector includes but is not limited to BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) policies and principles, the Municipal Finance Management Act, the Public Finance Management Act.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Guidelines and principles that enable the operation of a sound supply chain management in the public sector are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The principles underlying e-commerce are identified, understood and applied to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of supply chain at a tactical level. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply supply chain management policies and procedures within the public sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The spanning functional boundaries of supply chain management in South Africa's public sector are understood and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Public sector processes in making decisions about quality and quantity, supplier selection, pricing decisions and timing of purchases are understood and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contractual principles, policies and procedures that apply to the public sector are explained and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ethics and codes of conduct associated with supply chain management within the public sector are explained and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reporting processes pertaining to supply chain management codes of conduct are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Utilise supply chain management systems and resources to fulfill the function effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Strategic objectives are transformed into a supply chain optimization framework and forecasts drawn up accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate systems and resources are utilized to ensure supply chain optimization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different inventory systems are distinguished to enhance management of inventories in the public sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Bulk services and goods are procured via the utilization of supply chain management regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Customer-service standards are achieved in a cost-effective and appropriate manner through supply chain optimization. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Secure and manage supplier contracts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Contract and relationship management techniques, tools and philosophies are utilised to foster synergistic opportunities within supply chain management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Standard public sector contracts are reviewed and adapted to effectively secure supplier relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Terms and conditions relating to different types of contracts are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Contract administration is undertaken on an ongoing basis to ensure proactive management of contracts. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Public sector policies and procedures relating to procurement, including preferential ratings, BEE (Black Economic Empowerment)
  • Public Finance Management Act
  • Municipal Finance Management Act
  • Principles of supply chain management and supply chain optimization
  • The role of forecasting in supply chain management
  • Customer focused marketing
  • The principles of added value service
  • Supply chain relationships
  • Cross-functional integration
  • The principles and techniques of e-commerce
  • The basic principles of logistic management
  • Ethics and codes of conduct in public sector supply chain management 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to manage supply chains optimally. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community to create collaborative working relationships with suppliers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that all supply chain management principles, tools and policies are integrated into overall business strategy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and crtically evaluate information in order to source and evaluate suitable suppliers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to convey information pertaining to supply chain management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in ensuring that supply chain management policies and procedures comply with overall public sector regulations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that supply chain problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and form part of a national and international process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that supply chain management also supports the upliftment of emerging organisations according to SA's BEE plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49554   National Diploma: Public Finance Management and Administration  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  50372   Further Education and Training Certificate: Municipal Finance and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  57824   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  58580   National Certificate: Aerodrome Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  50419   National Certificate: Port Control and Admissions  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-06-29  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  57805   National Certificate: Public Sector Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  74149   National Certificate: Supply Chain Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58579   National Diploma: Air Traffic Control  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. Academics Dynamics (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Africa Corporate Training Institute and HR Consulting 
    5. Africa Institute For Public Administration 
    6. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    7. Akili Training 
    8. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    9. All Access Holdings 
    10. Alpha Business Consultants 
    11. Amabamba Recruitment 
    12. Ashley Maloka Consulting 
    13. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    14. AVC Corporate Advisory Services (PTY) LTD. 
    15. Bantubanye Skills 
    16. Bavuse Trading Enterprises cc 
    17. Bikologix Projects 
    18. Blue Poplar 
    19. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    20. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    21. BPL Academy 
    22. Break The Chains Development Services 
    23. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    24. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Chuma Development Consultants 
    26. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    27. Colgene Group 
    28. College for Business and Maritime Studies 
    29. College of Production Technology 
    30. COMMERCE EDGE SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    31. Cool Ideas 1016 (Pty) LTD t/a ESP Consulting 
    32. Cre8ive Organisational Development 
    33. CTAM Training and Consulting 
    34. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    35. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Deloitte & Touche 
    37. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    38. DialNx Consultants 
    39. Dijama Training Academy 
    40. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    41. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    42. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    43. Ethembeni Multi Service Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    44. Execuprime Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Express Model 405 
    46. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    47. Glo Leb Training & Development 
    48. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    49. GOBELA CONSULTING 
    50. Growth Management Consulting 
    51. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    52. Hamonate Consulting 
    53. HDPSA 
    54. Health Science Academy 
    55. Hlaniki Investment Holdings 
    56. Hlombe and Associates 
    57. HS GLOBAL SKILLS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    58. Ikhaya Training and Consulting 
    59. Ilinge Labantu Debt Solution 
    60. Indub Trading c.c. 
    61. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    62. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    63. Isipho Equiping (Pty) Ltd 
    64. JEPHMAG TRADING PTY LTD 
    65. Jobafrik Consulting 
    66. Josmap Training Institute 
    67. Kalideen Management 
    68. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    69. Karabo Ya Karabo 
    70. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    71. Kgolo Institute 
    72. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    73. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    74. Kia Chuma 
    75. Kodi Traiding Enterprise 
    76. KYM MANAGEMENT CONSULTING 
    77. Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    78. Lekopani Training Institute 
    79. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    80. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    81. Letlotlo La Gae (Pty) Ltd 
    82. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    83. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    84. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    85. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    86. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    87. Manpower Skills Academy 
    88. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    89. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    90. MashMP Holdings 
    91. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    92. MATEPE INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 
    93. Matsila Holdings 
    94. Metro Minds 
    95. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    96. Miczo's Enterprise 
    97. Misol Projects cc 
    98. Mission Point Consulting 
    99. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    100. Mmanape Management Solutions 
    101. MML Consulting CC. 
    102. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    103. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    104. Mosako Wa Kitso 
    105. Motheo Skills Entity 
    106. Multiple Productive Management Solutions 
    107. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    108. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    109. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    110. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    111. NORKEM LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    112. NS Global Academy 
    113. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    114. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    115. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    116. Pachi Global Foundation 
    117. PanAfrican Supply Chain Academy 
    118. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    119. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    120. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    121. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    122. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    123. Powernexus 
    124. Pro-Active Assessment and RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    125. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
    126. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    127. Sanchaa Connection 
    128. Sasalethu Consulting and Associates 
    129. School of Shipping 
    130. SEVEN ARROWS PROTECTION ALLIANCE CC 
    131. Solstice Networks CC. 
    132. Summat Training Institute 
    133. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    134. Tadi Training & Development Institute 
    135. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    136. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    137. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    138. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    139. Tlaletso Consultants 
    140. Township Fire and Rescure (Pty) Ltd 
    141. Triads Management Services 
    142. Tsebong Training Centre 
    143. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    144. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    145. Twin Peak Technologies 
    146. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    147. Umfolozi FET College 
    148. Umqondo Consultancy 
    149. Umsenge SDCS 
    150. University of North West 
    151. University of Pretoria 
    152. University of Venda 
    153. Vicmat Consultants 
    154. Visionary Academy 
    155. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    156. Wits University 
    157. Y2K College 
    158. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



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