Try our new Procurement Competency Framework
The Procurement Competency Framework is now available for download
The Procurement Competency Framework (PCF) [1 MB PDF] has been designed to assist public procurers and their managers determine where individuals currently sit within their profession and to provide a basic roadmap for further professional development. It combines international and local best practices and is the result of extensive input from senior procurement practitioners across the public sector.
The Framework is based around six levels of practice and details the ‘characteristics’ and ‘competencies’ associated with each. Detailed competency information provides a benchmark to assist practitioners, managers and recruiters across a range of areas, including personal development, career planning, and recruitment/selection.
It’s a useful tool…
- For agencies – to help build an effective, competent workforce of procurers who add value to procurement activities.
- For managers – to ensure their teams have adequate levels of capability appropriate to individual roles. Where skills gaps exist, they can be identified and guidance provided to individuals to appropriate training and development to fill the gaps.
- For procurers – to check they have adequate capability levels for their role. Also those seeking to develop a procurement career are now able to see and understand the core competencies required in higher level roles and the development pathway they need to take in order to achieve their career goals.
The Framework can be used either by individuals to help in determining their own training and development needs, or by a manager or HR professional working with employees in their agency who are involved in procurement activities.
- An individual can use the PCF as part of building a business case to take to their manager to gain support to undertake particular areas of training or study.
- A manager or HR professional could use the PCF and to inform training and development strategies for staff involved in procurement.
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