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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and implement public-private partnerships for municipal service delivery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119353  Plan and implement public-private partnerships for municipal service delivery 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  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 
Learners working towards this standard will be working within a Public Sector environment, specialising in Public Finance Management and Administration, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. This standard will also add value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards becoming an accomplished public finance management and administration specialist.

Persons credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Explain the rationale for Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and different PPP options as innovative systems for the municipal service delivery
  • Prepare a feasibility study report showing opportunities for selected PPP options so as to ensure value for money is obtained in the use of public funds
  • Contribute to institutionalisation of the PPP processes within local government
  • Apply legal principles in the development of PPP design and implementation of operational frameworks and contracts
  • Contribute to the monitoring compliance with regulations for selected PPP projects 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
  • Principles of economics at NQF level 5
  • Principles of commercial law at NQF level 5 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The typical scope of this is relevant municipal and public finance legislation
  • Typical scope of documents include: pre-qualification, bid documentation, advertising of and invitations for contracts; opening and recording of bids, the evaluation of bids to ensure best value for money; negotiating the final terms of contracts; and the approval of bids, handing of conflict of interest situation, vendor verification, stores and warehousing, transport management, review of supplier performance, linking requirements to budget, requisition documentation, issue and receipt vouchers, disposal documents, management of information, and analysis of the industry.
  • Types of strategic relationships and arrangements include: - Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT), Build-Transfer-Operate (BTO), Build-Own-Operate (BOO), Buy-Build-Operate (BBO), Design-Build (DB), Design-Build-Maintain (DBM), Design-Build-Operate (DBO), Contract services, Developer Finance, Lease-Develop-Operate (LDO), Build/Develop/Operate (BDO), Lease-purchase, Sale-Leaseback, Turnkey
  • Included in evaluating public-private partnerships are: - the factors driving the public-private partnerships, definition of scale and scope of private sector involvement, evaluation of alternative PPP models and options on the basis of sound economic principles, selection of preferred option, development of a detailed PPP format. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the rationale for Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and different options available to municipalities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles contained in the legislation governing PPP can be identified in the context of municipal service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications of the legislative requirements governing supply chain management can be recognised and applied to different PPP options in municipal service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant guidelines applicable to the establishment of PPP are identified and applied to facilitate municipal service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rationale for PPP projects as part of sustainable developmental local government is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Different PPP options and related advantages are identified and discussed in the context municipal service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A sound methodological matrix is used to employed to analyse and determine appropriate PPP option in a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methodology analysis matrix, Sector analysis- health, environment, solid waste management, municipal transportation, housing, ICT, tourism, water provision
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate different types of Public-Private Partnerships, their contractual arrangements and operational framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different PPP options are described and evaluated in terms of their appropriateness as service delivery mechanisms and the degree of risk transfer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different types of risk associated with each PPP options are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Standardised checklist for PPP project opportunity screening and analysis is used in the preparation of feasibility study report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Generally recognised pre-feasibility study requirements are discussed and complied with in screening PPP project opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The objectives and impact of PPPs on all stakeholders, especially the poor, is identified and used to rank opportunities for "go or no-go" decisions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The objectives and impact of PPPs on all stakeholders, especially the poor, is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Principles governing technology transfer and appropriateness of technology are applied. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pre-feasibility study requirements, financial and legal considerations in ranking PPP projects
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Contribute to the development of a plan to monitor contract compliance and regulation of PPP projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The roles of accounting officers and other municipal role players in PPP project management are described showing a clear understanding of powers, responsibilities and delegations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A variety of information sources and stakeholders are consulted during the development of a plan to monitor compliance (e.g. MIIU). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The merits and demerits of regulation of PPP projects by contract are applied in the development of a monitoring plan for PPP projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Key clauses and language requirements for technical and financial contract specifications are identified and applied in the design of system to regulate PPP projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The elements of a process to develop a strategy for contract writing, management and negotiation are discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regulation by contract, regulation by institution, contract writing, negotiation of contracts
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Comply with required ethical standards applied in municipal service delivery through public-private partnerships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Standards underpinning effective PPP projects are recognised and are based on ethical standards as stipulated by legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislative requirements are translated into a code of conduct for municipal officials and role players involved in PPP project design processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Disclosure requirements affecting the management of PPP projects are identified and incorporated into the procedures used to manage PPP projects. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop and suggest implementation process for institutionalising PPP as service delivery mechanisms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A general overview of the rationale for a distinct PPP unit in the municipality is presented on the basis of sound organisational and economic principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An analysis of the different types of skills required for the PPP unit is performed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Each key component of a PPP unit is described in selected institutionalisation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations are made to show how a PPP unit can serve as a vehicle to promote viable projects, institutionalize procurement of services, and serve as a communication tool in the service delivery. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Role, functions and responsibilities of PPP unit, practice evaluation and benchmarking against best practices.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    New strategic alliances are identified and evaluated with reference to a sound strategic sourcing methodology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The appropriateness of proposed strategic sourcing relationships are evaluated using a contingency model. 


    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 at its discretion 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Municipal finance, systems and structures legislation. PFMA, Treasury Regulation No 16 as amended, Standardised PPP Provisions
  • Black empowerment legislation and preferential procurement policy framework
  • Basic business management principles
  • Use of economic principles in sector analysis
  • Requirements for drafting a contract requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes, e.g. by trying to find creative solutions to how to optimise service delivery and utilise strategic sourcing relationships to build capacity in the public sector. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community, e.g. through communicating with others regarding legislative issues and fostering team commitment amongst the public sector as well as private sector stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively, e.g. through the demonstration of ethical and moral principles in all service delivery processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information, e.g. through awareness of organisational and partnership practices and policies to ensure that they comply with the legislation and codes of conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion, e.g. through advising and motivating others with regard to service delivery issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use Science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others, e.g. use appropriate computer software for data capturing and document storage purposes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, e.g. in keeping in mind that service delivery contracts effect the lives of individuals and the well-being of the community and country as a whole. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities, e.g. acting as custodian of ethical behaviour and maintaining a high Level of commitment to providing effective and efficient services to the community. 

    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  49554   National Diploma: Public Finance Management and Administration  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  LG SETA 


    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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    4. Amabamba Recruitment 
    5. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    6. Bantubanye Skills 
    7. Bavuse Trading Enterprises cc 
    8. Break The Chains Development Services 
    9. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    10. Chuma Development Consultants 
    11. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    12. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    14. Edequette Training Institute 
    15. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    16. Execuprime Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Express Model 405 
    18. Glere Skills and Consultants 
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    20. Hamonate Consulting 
    21. HS GLOBAL SKILLS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
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    24. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    25. Isipho Equiping (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Jobafrik Consulting 
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    28. Kgolo Institute 
    29. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
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    32. KYM MANAGEMENT CONSULTING 
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