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Procurement and contract management: Technical skills induction program

For employees new to Queensland Government procurement and/or contract management roles.

Background

Onboarding is a long-term commitment to ensure a new employee within an organisation has the tools, resources and support to perform in their role. Onboarding starts when the employee first accepts their role in the organisation/team and continues for approximately 3-6 months until the employee is fully integrated into the work environment.

For those who are new to the context of Queensland Government Procurement, it is important to:

  • Understand the strategic approach to procurement that has been adopted by the Queensland Government
  • become familiar with the principles in the Queensland Procurement Policy (QPP)
  • understand the procurement lifecycle
  • understand the Queensland Government Contract Management Framework
  • understand what a healthy supplier relationship looks like.

The table below proposes an approach to build the necessary foundations for a new employee who:

  • Takes on an entry level role in procurement and/or contract management
  • offers services that contribute to procurement quality service delivery.

A sample professional development plan for new starters is detailed below and should be adapted to the needs of each new employee.

Objective for new starter

Pathway

Cost
per person

Preferred timeframe

Overarching Strategy

Read the Procurement Strategy

Nil

Week 1

Overarching Policy/Frameworks

Read the Procurement Policy

Read the Contract Management Framework

Nil

Week 1

Understanding how procurement is done for Low Value/Low Risk procurements

Complete Procurement 101(eLearning)

Access: Agency Learning Management System

Nil

Week 1

Understanding the objectives of the QPP

Complete A Beginners' guide to the QPP (eLearning)

Access: Agency Learning Management System

Nil

Week 1

Foundation Skills in Project Management practices

Complete Project Management (PM) (QTC) – 2021 program here

Access: QTC website

$660

Weeks 3-6

Skills to undertake Low Value/Low Risk procurement – a focus on the HOW

Complete PCP Level 1 (Procurement Fundamentals) Certification

Access: Via our partner IPAA – Procurement Certification Program Upcoming Courses.

$100

Weeks 3-6

Beginner level practitioner skills in Contract Management with a detailed walk through of the QLD Contract Management Framework

Complete Introduction to Good Practice Contract Management(eLearning)

Access: Agency Learning Management System

Nil

Week 4-7

Beginner level practitioner skills in leveraging procurement to deliver social outcomes- a focus on HOW

Complete Introduction to Good Practice Social Procurement(eLearning)

Access: Agency Learning Management System

Nil

Week 4-7

Intermediate practitioner skills in procuring goods or services for Low-Medium Value/ Low Risk procurements, with a focus on the HOW across the procurement lifecycle

Complete PCP Level 2 (Intermediate Procurement) Certification

Access: Via our partner IPAA – Procurement Certification Program Upcoming Courses.

$950

Week 12--16

Advanced Contract Management Skills

Complete the Advanced Contract Management course through Pro Leaders Academy

Access: Via L&D Panel QGP002-2018

Can negotiate in in-house delivery price

$1750

Week- 16-26