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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Tender for business in the transport sector 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255796  Tender for business in the transport sector 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
This unit standard will be useful for people who are required to ensure that freight, including goods, passengers or livestock, is moved from origin to destination in terms of stakeholder requirements, and in compliance with legislative requirements and international codes and practices.

This unit standard will recognise the essential knowledge and skills required to conduct a needs analysis and compile and submit a proposal for a business opportunity.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Investigate a business opportunity in the transport sector.
  • Compile the tender document.
  • Complete and submit tender documentation.
  • Review and update the tender process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Communications and Mathematics Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Investigate a business opportunity in the transport sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specific requirements of the business opportunity are identified from all relevant sources, and articulated clearly to guide the tender submission. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources include:
  • Terms of reference, tender documentation, advertisements, perceived business opportunities.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Customer procurement policies are investigated for particular conditions or information requirements which relate to the specific tender, and which will shape the tender submission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Terms and conditions and/or needs relating to the tender or business opportunity are established, and own operational capacity evaluated in terms of ability to meet requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Capacity includes:
  • Fleet configuration, crew, access to routes, national and international capability.

    Opportunity includes:
  • Revenue generation, social responsibility, marketing opportunity, brand building, lucrative opportunity.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Demand elasticity is determined for the particular tender or opportunity in terms of implications for pricing or tariff setting in the tender submission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Legislation and regulations governing the business opportunity are established in terms of their implications for the handling, transporting and storage of freight. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regulations include:
  • Cross-border implications, codes, regulations, implications cross modal operations.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Compile the tender document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tender proposal is realistic in terms of requirements and own capacity to deliver. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The proposal is based on comprehensive and accurate costing in relation to anticipated revenues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adequate resources are ensured to be available for the duration of the proposed assignment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Contingency plans are developed to ensure that capacity meets proposed delivery commitments. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Contingency plans include:
  • Reassignment of internal capacity; third party agreements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Comparisons with past similar assignments ensure that costing and commitments are realistic with respect to proven performance capability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The proposal is tested with all relevant departments within the business for feedback on its viability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Adjustments made, as required, are consistent with feedback received and improve the competitiveness of the proposal within business and ethical constraints. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete and submit tender documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The proposal is formatted as required by the terms of reference, customer preferences, or own policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Submissions are checked for completeness in terms of required supporting documentation or evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Proposals are submitted via the appropriate or required channels, to the correct venue, within the required submission dates and times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Submitted proposals are tracked for progress, at appropriate stages of the process, to establish acceptance, shortlisting or rejection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Preparations for presentations, where required, comply with tender committee requirements and own quality policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Review and update the tender process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All submissions, successful or unsuccessful, are followed up to establish reasons for their success or failure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ongoing market research establishes the competitiveness of the proposal in relation to demand elasticity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The review incorporates all key stakeholders. Feedback is gathered and reviewed systematically, and suggestions or lessons learned are reflected in continuous improvement of service provision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Feedback and input is consolidated, and the tender process updated to reflect valid input and market information. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Options:
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
  • The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
  • South African National Standards (SANS) codes.
  • Specific legislation - related to transport operations.
  • Company policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note:
  • Costing a transport operation involves identifying problems and making provision for them in realistic costing models that will enable operations to run profitably. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note:
  • Information will be gathered and discussed with others; negotiation is involved in setting tariffs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note:
  • An important part of ensuring that all factors are considered and monitored. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note:
  • Critical - costing for tariff purposes must account for all relevant information. It must be critically evaluated to ensure realistic costing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note:
  • Setting tariffs implies communication and negotiation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note:
  • Scanning information systems for data; benchmarking nationall and internationally. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note:
  • Consideration of all the factors that impact cost, internal and external, implies viewing the world in this way. 

  • 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 
    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure that evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: Appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    The following particular issues should be taken into consideration when assessing against this unit standard:
  • Assessment must include a practical component, either real worksite or simulation.

    Definition of Terms:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61489   National Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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. Diversity technology Training Institute 
    2. Ikusasa Lethu Projects and Training (Pty) Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.