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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Purchase Merchandise 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8146  Purchase Merchandise 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Grain 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in:

Purchasing merchandise without supervision, to ensure availability, quantity and quality at the optimum price. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard, the learner is assumed to have:
  • Negotiating and business communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 4.
  • Basic research and analysis techniques at NQF level 3.
  • Basic accounting principles at or equivalent to NQF level 3.
  • An understanding of supplier and customer relationships at NQF level 3.
  • An understanding of General safety in work place at NQF level 1.
  • Computer skills at or equivalent to NQF level 3 to be able to input and extract data to and from the relevant computer system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard without direct supervision, but with access to work-site procedures and operating instructions.

    The learner has to comply with operational and statutory requirements in drafting purchase agreements. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for purchasing of merchandise 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Preparing the documents and equipment according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
  • Consequences of not determining product ranges according to customer needs are explained.
  • Reasons for analysing and negotiating purchasing terms and conditions are explained.
  • Purpose of negotiating and signing purchase agreement is explained.
  • Consequences of not completing relevant documentation and informing affected parties are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine product ranges 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Analysing and interpreting customer needs and behaviour according to research and analysis.
    Determining feasibility of product ranges according to work-site and operational procedures.
    Submitting recommendations according to work-site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
  • Consequences of not determining product ranges according to customer needs are explained.
  • Reasons for analysing and negotiating purchasing terms and conditions are explained.
  • Purpose of negotiating and signing purchase agreement is explained.
  • Consequences of not completing relevant documentation and informing affected parties are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and select supplier 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identifying potential suppliers according to determined criteria.
    Analysing, negotiating and interpreting buying terms and conditions of potential suppliers according to work-site procedures.
    Analysing and interpreting financial status and credibility of potential suppliers according to work-site and operational procedures.
    Analysing and interpreting after-care capabilities of suppliers according to work-site procedures.
    Submitting recommendations for approval according to work-site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
  • Consequences of not determining product ranges according to customer needs are explained.
  • Reasons for analysing and negotiating purchasing terms and conditions are explained.
  • Purpose of negotiating and signing purchase agreement is explained.
  • Consequences of not completing relevant documentation and informing affected parties are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Negotiate purchase agreement by 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Setting company terms and conditions according to work-site procedures.
    Negotiating and determining sub-conditions according to work-site procedures.
    Compiling purchase agreement according to work-site procedures and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
  • Consequences of not determining product ranges according to customer needs are explained.
  • Reasons for analysing and negotiating purchasing terms and conditions are explained.
  • Purpose of negotiating and signing purchase agreement is explained.
  • Consequences of not completing relevant documentation and informing affected parties are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Capture supplier details 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Completing relevant documentation according to work-site procedures and statutory requirements.
    Informing affected parties according to work-site procedures.
    Monitoring and recording performance of selected suppliers according to predetermined criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
  • Consequences of not determining product ranges according to customer needs are explained.
  • Reasons for analysing and negotiating purchasing terms and conditions are explained.
  • Purpose of negotiating and signing purchase agreement is explained.
  • Consequences of not completing relevant documentation and informing affected parties are explained. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.

    Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA.

    Moderation of assessment will be done by SETASA in its ETQA capacity at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge of applicable computer systems used to capture supplier details.

    Quality control principles.

    Negotiating skills.

    Knowledge of the criteria for evaluation of potential suppliers.

    Knowledge and principles of purchase agreements.

    Knowledge on applications of purchase strategies. 

    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 the process of dealing with non-conformance of selected suppliers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of drafting purchase agreements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself by sourcing and selecting potential suppliers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information during the process of monitoring actual performance of selected suppliers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others during the process of negotiating terms and conditions of purchase agreements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology by capturing data on approved suppliers on the computer network. 

    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 
    VALUES:

    All learners should demonstrate :
  • An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety and customer care principles.
  • An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management relationships. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  14854   National Certificate: Agric Sales and Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    3. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    4. NWK Beperk 
    5. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling (MP) 
    6. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    7. Senwes Beperk 
    8. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    9. VKB LANDBOU (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.