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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Respond to a request for proposal 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119176  Respond to a request for proposal 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  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 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to demonstrate an understanding of assisting in writing up, and presenting proposals within the context of a sales environment and a specific organisation

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Determining the capacity of the organization to respond to the request for proposal
  • Determining major competitive advantage in responding to the request for proposal
  • Gathering and collating data and information required to respond to the request for proposal
  • Drafting the response for a proposal
  • Testing the proposed response to an request for proposal among a peer group 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in
  • Communications at NQF level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4
  • Unit standard ID 115404 - Understand the business of consulting at NQF level 5 or equivalent 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine the capacity of the organisation to respond to the request for proposal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An analysis of the requirements as set out in the request for proposal is conducted and summarised in writing 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The major deliverables of the request for proposal are documented in a report 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The capacity of an organization to achieve the required deliverables is assessed, providing an indication of the degree of compliance 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An outline is provided of resource capacity required to achieve the deliverables as set out in the request for proposal 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine major competitive advantage in responding to the request for proposal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A determination of the relevance of the request for proposal is drafted in the context of a specific organisation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons are outlined for the likelihood of a successful response to an request for proposal 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Major areas of competitive advantage and disadvantages are documented in a presentation 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Gather and collate data and information required to respond to the request for proposal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Research, appropriate to the specified requirements, is conducted and presented in required format 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Interdepartmental contributions to the execution of the proposed solution are quantified in writing 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Partners in the execution of the proposed solution are identified for the specific contribution they would make and recorded in required format 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Draft the response for a proposal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The template for response, as provided by the organization issuing the request for proposal, is obtained and analysed and recorded in the required format 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A model proposal is developed according to organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Authorisation for the model proposal is obtained from responsible individual 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Test the proposed response to an request for proposal among a peer group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The proposed response to the request for proposal is presented to a peer group in the required format 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Input received from the peer group is tabulated and analysed in written form 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A plan is developed in a document to implement relevant input 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The proposed response is modified and circulated to the peer group for comment in the require format 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An 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 according to the policies and guidelines foe assessment and moderation of that ETQA, at its discretion, in terms of agreements reached about assessment and moderation between various ETQA (including professional bodies.) 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The purpose of a proposal
  • The importance of accurate and relevant information gathering for a proposal
  • The importance of the application of business writing skills 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work in teams and groups to ensure that the response to the request for proposal represents the collective input of the organisation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Critically collect, evaluate and analyse information when researching the request for proposal in the context of the organisation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when conveying research findings and also presenting the proposed response to stakeholders 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use Information Technology equipment and systems when compiling and presenting information regarding the request for proposal and the organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Adopt a systemic approach to the company when analysing its ability to meet the requirements of the request for proposal 

    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  49419   National Diploma: Business Consulting Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  58977   National Certificate: Publishing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  63589   National Diploma: Geographical Information Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  63689   Bachelor of Arts: Geographical Information Science  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   


    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. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    2. eMedia Investment 
    3. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    4. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    5. Media Village Communication 
    6. South African Film Institute 
    7. The Media Workshop cc 



    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.