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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform demand management activities for public sector supply chain management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377901  Perform demand management activities for public sector supply chain management 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Public Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  NQF Level 05 
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 
Demand Management is the initial phase of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and sets the trend for all subsequent actions that are associated with SCM. Learners acquiring this unit standard will understand the role and importance of Demand Management within the SCM system and perform a variety of activities to ensure that organisational needs are correctly identified and that procurement takes place according to structured procurement plan.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Understand Demand Management in the public sector.
  • Conduct a needs analysis to support the strategic objectives of the organisation.
  • Develop, manage and implement a procurement plan.
  • Compile specifications and/or terms of reference and evaluation criteria. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.

    US ID 119345: Apply principles, regulations and legislation underlying supply chain management in the public sector is recommended. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Public sector means or includes all three spheres of government (national, provincial and local), as well as any agency that is funded by the State.

    Organisation in this standard also refers to an institution, department or unit. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of Demand Management in the public sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Demand Management in the SCM system is explained in terms of its role, importance and impact on SCM. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between Demand Management and the strategic planning of an organisation is discussed in terms of its importance and influence on Demand Management. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Strategic Plan includes strategic sourcing, supply chain planning, operational planning, available budget, Integrated Development Plan.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Role players in the Demand Management process are identified and discussed in terms of their functions and responsibilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct a needs analysis to support the strategic objectives of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Current and future needs are discussed and measures are taken to ensure that the identified needs are in line with the strategic plan of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Needs are discussed both in terms of the organisational goals that will be achieved by the need as well as control of the need. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A Demand Analysis is conducted in order to substantiate demand needs and to understand current trends. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Demand Analysis involves the following: needs analysis, financial analysis and planning, expenditure and price analysis, supplier analysis, industry analysis, commodity analysis, market analysis, total cost of ownership and life cycle costing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A range of procurement options is discussed and the optimum method of procurement to satisfy the need is considered and a decision is made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes procuring from other organisations or on transversal, ad hoc contracts, competitive bidding, limited bidding and price quotations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The link between the requirements and the available budget is analysed and steps are taken to ensure that sufficient funds are available for allocation to meet the demand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Funds allocated to projects are determined as accurately as possible and methods for allocation applied to prevent under- or over-expenditure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Budget allocations are reviewed together with end users so that they understand the implications of not matching requirements to available funds. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop, manage and implement a procurement plan. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The Procurement Plan involves planning for an entire organisation so that procurement spending is managed properly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    End user requirements are compiled and consolidated in terms of organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of Demand Management Considerations is discussed in relation to possible alternatives and the selection of an appropriate procurement plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A procurement plan is developed to address the user purchasing requirements in order to achieve the objectives of the organisation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procurement plan includes but is not limited to approved budget, methods of procurement, time frames, policy objectives regarding, amongst others, Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE), Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs), Preferential Procurement Policy Objectives.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procurement plan is approved according to organisational protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The procurement plan is managed to ensure that procurement of the requirements takes place within the time frame, budget and policy objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Procurement plan is implemented in accordance with approved plan and organisational SCM policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Compile specifications and/or terms of reference and evaluation criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The necessity for and the composition and responsibilities of a Bid Specification Committee are explained to ensure fairness and openness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislative requirements that govern specifications are discussed to ensure legal compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation includes, but is not limited to, The Hazardous Substance Act; The Medicines and Related Substances Control Act; The Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act; The Occupational Health and Safety Act.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The best practice rules to prepare specifications, terms of reference, or request for proposal and special conditions of bid/contract are discussed and a draft is prepared according to organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specifications include technical specifications, standardised specifications acceptable by suppliers, the suppliers' market and organisations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evaluation criteria are determined by the Bid Specification Committee in terms of the relevant legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation includes but is not limited to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, The Public Finance Management Act, Municipal Finance Management Act, Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The approval process for the specifications, terms of reference and special conditions of bid/contract is discussed to ensure integrity in the system. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through Recognition of Prior Learning) 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 with 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 with 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 
  • Demand Management.
  • Supply Chain Management.
  • Demand Analysis (Needs analysis, financial analysis and planning, expenditure and price analysis, supplier analysis, industry analysis, commodity analysis, market analysis, total cost of ownership, life cycle costing).
  • Strategic Plan.
  • Needs (current and future).
  • Budget allocations.
  • Procurement Options.
  • Procurement Plan.
  • Specifications, terms of reference and evaluation criteria.
  • Bid Specification Committee.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
  • The Public Finance Management Act.
  • Municipal Finance Management Act.
  • Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act.
  • Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act.
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act.
  • Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.
  • Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act.
  • Competition Act.
  • Construction Industry Development Board Act.
  • The Hazardous Substance Act.
  • The Medicines and related Substances Control Act.
  • The Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act.
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • All related regulations issued in terms of these Acts and in particular the Treasury Regulations and the SCM Municipal Regulations.
  • Policy to guide uniformity in procurement reform processes in government.
  • SCM: A guide for accounting officers/authorities.
  • SCM: A guide for accounting officers of municipalities and municipal entities.
  • Practice notes.
  • Instruction notes.
  • Circulars. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Selecting a procurement option. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community to:
  • Conduct a demand analysis.
  • Develop a procurement plan.
  • Evaluate bids.
  • Prepare specifications, terms of reference and special conditions of bid/contract evaluation criteria. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Conducting a needs analysis to collect and analyse user requirements.
  • Developing a strategy to ensure that sufficient funds are available.
  • Developing, managing and implementing a procurement plan.
  • Compiling specifications and/or terms of reference and evaluation criteria. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Evaluate bids.
  • Conduct demand and needs analysis.
  • Develop a procurement plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Prepare documentation for the bid specification committee. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that the problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when engaging with challenges presented by engaging in demand management processes. 

    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
    Elective  74149   National Certificate: Supply Chain Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  67460   National Diploma: Public Administration  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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.
     
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    4. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    5. College for Business and Maritime Studies 
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    10. Pro-Active Assessment and RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    11. School of Shipping 
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