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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Source suppliers 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252238  Source suppliers 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 is intended for people who work in the buying/planning function of an organisation. They are responsible for sourcing suppliers from whom specific merchandise is required.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identifying the factors influencing the choice of a supplier base within their organisation.
  • Sourcing suppliers that meet the criteria for selection.
  • Evaluating these suppliers' ability to meet the requirements of an organisation.
  • Recommending a supplier of choice. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the factors influencing the choice of a supplier base. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors which will influence the number of suppliers the company will buy from are identified and listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The advantages and disadvantages of a broad and narrow supply base are outlined as they apply to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Company's criteria for the selection of suppliers are identified and explained as they relate to an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways in which new suppliers are sourced are identified according to Policies and Procedure of an organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate the supplier's ability to meet the requirements of an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The capabilities of the supplier are evaluated in terms of organizational specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Limitations of the supplier is identified and evaluated in relation to an organisation's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Additional factors which could impact on the desirability of using a particular supplier are identified and evaluated in terms of organizational specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Suppliers are evaluated in terms of their ability to supply the product according to the requirements of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A supplier's ability to meet the needs of the organisation are evaluated according to organisational criteria and requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recommend suppliers of choice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Existing or new supplier preferences for a product/product range are identified for recommendation according to organisational policies and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The supplier's credentials are evaluated according to organisational processes and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A supplier is selected and recommended for the supply of the product/product range according to organisational processes and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA; which has a MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Factors that will influence the number of suppliers from whom the company will buy.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of a broad and narrow supply base.
  • Organisational policies and procedures for the sourcing of suppliers.
  • The company's criteria for the selection of suppliers.
  • Other factors which could impact on the desirability of using a particular supplier.
  • Organisational policy on using existing or new suppliers to supply new products/product ranges. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Evaluate the supplier's ability to meet the requirements of an organisation.
  • Recommend suppliers of choice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Evaluate the supplier's ability to meet the requirements of an organisation.
  • Recommend suppliers of choice. 

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

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Evaluate the supplier's ability to meet the requirements of an organisation.
  • Recommend suppliers of choice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Evaluate the supplier's ability to meet the requirements of an organisation.
  • Recommend suppliers of choice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related system.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome:
  • Identify the factors influencing the choice of a supplier base. 

  • 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  59299   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail: Buying Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 


    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. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    2. IQ Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd 



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