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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Contract service providers 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14552  Contract service providers 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Local Employment and Skills Dev Practices 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Human Resources 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-08-13  2006-08-13  SAQA 0249/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-08-13   2010-08-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242867  Advise, capacitate and contract service providers  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for employees in the Local Employment and Skills Development Practices sector. It could be utilised in other, related fields as well.

Learners accessing this standard will be able to select and contract service providers for identified projects or programmes.

The qualified learner will be able to:
  • Identify and verify the nature of service provision required
  • Draft basic terms of reference to outline the nature of the service provision
  • Utilise the most appropriate tool to source applications from prospective service providers
  • Contract the service providers 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard, however learners should be competent in Communication at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard should be applied and assessed utilising the institutional procedures in place at the learner`s workplace. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    The need to contract service providers identified and verified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The nature of services to be provided, related to specific programmes, projects, etc, is identified with a view to obtaining an outside provider to deliver the service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Relevant stakeholders and role players are informed and their input incorporated regarding the appropriateness of the need for service providers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Basic terms of reference (ToR) are drafted to outline the nature of the service provision required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The nature of the service provision is divided into relevant clusters in accordance with the nature of the services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The specifications for the services required are outlined for possible service providers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Source appropriate service providers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Most appropriate method to source the providers is identified for appropriate use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Most appropriate method to source the providers is implemented when required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Service providers are contracted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Applications/tenders assessed for most appropriate provider that meets needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Recommendation are made as to the most appropriate provider. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The service provider agreement is signed by appropriate authority figure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The decision of the appointment team is conveyed to all tenderers in writing. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Computerised Database software programme.
  • Different methods followed in the organisation to source providers.
  • Tools for assessment of proposals. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate ability to organise and manage his/her own learning activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate ability to collect, organise and critically evaluate information provided by the possible providers in their applications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate ability to communicate effectively both internally and externally by communicating the results of the assessment process with all applicants and other relevant persons within his/her own organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate ability to:
  • Make responsible decisions in the process of assessing training providers and appropriate methods of sourcing providers.
  • Reflect on and explore a variety of instruments for assessing providers.
  • Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive when deciding the instruments utilised to source and assess applicants.
  • See the world as a set of related systems in drafting the Terms of Reference for the service providers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard will be replaced by unit standard 242867, which is "Advise, capacitate and contract service providers", Level 5, 8 credits, as soon as 242867 is registered. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61595   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  23976   National Certificate: Local Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-08-13  PSETA 
    Elective  23953   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20884   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Elective  48888   National Diploma: Hiring Operations Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  SERVICES 


    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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