Course Title: Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: OMGT5039C

Course Title: Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5372 - Diploma of International Business

Course Contact: Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Justin Briggs

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to source goods/materials/services and evaluate contractors including analysing supply requirements, and evaluating and selecting appropriate potential contractor(s).

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TLIR4002 Source goods/services and evaluate contractors


1 Analyse supply requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Purpose and specifications of required goods/services are identified
1.2 Criteria to evaluate potential or existing contractor performance is established
1.3 Quantities of required goods/services are determined
1.4 Frequency of ordering/requesting of goods/services is identified


2 Evaluate potential contractors

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Contractors of requested goods/materials/services are identified
2.2 Comparative costings for goods/materials/services are obtained
2.3 Contractor ability to provide a consistent level of performance on repeat jobs is assessed
2.4 Contractors are evaluated in relation to established criteria and in accordance with workplace and regulatory procedures
2.5 Prioritised contractor shortlist is established based on contractor capacity to provide a cost competitive quality service
2.6 Contractor selection process outcomes are documented including recommendations for actioning agreements/contracts with selected contractors
2.7 Information and data generated during selection process is filed and maintained in accordance with workplace procedures

Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to source goods/materials/services and evaluate contractors including analysing supply requirements, and evaluating and selecting appropriate potential contractor(s).

Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities. 

The self-paced activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and include your contribution to tutorial activities and interactive sessions. The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment. We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.


Teaching Schedule

The Teaching Schedule for this course is as follows but please note that it is subject to change.


Week Commencing




3 Jul

Teacher, student introductions Rules Explain cluster and schedule Assessments and Feedback Deadlines and resubmissions. Results: competency and grades.  

Assessment Guide Handout & Discussion


10 Jul

Introduction To Goods & Services



17 Jul

Introduction to Supplier Management



24 Jul

Introduction To Supplier Management



31 Jul

Introduction To Assessing the Supply Market



7 Aug

Introduction to Developing the Sourcing Strategy



14 Aug

Introduction to Developing the Sourcing Strategy



21 Aug

Introduction to Purchasing Negotiation

 Assessment Task 1 – Contract Negotiation - Case Study

28 Aug – 3 Sep  Mid-Semester Break


4 Sep

Introduction to E Logistics & the Internet



11 Sep

Introduction to E Logistics & the Internet



18 Sep

Introduction to Supplier Performance Measurement and Improvement



25 Sep

Introduction to Supplier Performance Measurement and Improvement



2 Oct

Introduction to Global Sourcing



9 Oct

Overview of Global Sourcing Strategies

 Assessment Task 2 – Goods & Service Evaluation Report


16 Oct

Overview of Global Sourcing Strategies

Assessment Task 3 –   Presentation –


23 Oct

Re-submission & Review


The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes bit also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Performance  Evidence

You will be required to provide evidence of the following skills:

  • Communicate and negotiate effectively with others when sourcing goods and services and evaluating contractors
  • Read and interpret instructions, procedures and information and signs relevant to the sourcing of goods and services and the evaluation of contractors
  • Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work
  • Complete documentation related to the sourcing of goods and services and the evaluation of contractors
  • Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol
  • Work collaboratively with others when sourcing goods and services and evaluating contractors
  • Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others
  • Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems that may arise when sourcing goods and services and evaluating contractors in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
  • Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule
  • Modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment
  • Select and appropriately apply technology, information systems and procedures to workplace tasks
  • Adapt to differences in equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures

Knowledge Evidence

You are required to provide evidence of the following:

  • Relevant regulatory and code requirements
  • Relevant OH&S responsibilities and procedures
  • Workplace policies, procedures and protocols for the sourcing and supply of goods/services, and the evaluation of potential supply contractors
  • Workplace grievance and disputation handling policies and procedures
  • Workplace business policies and plans as they relate to supply contracts, including procedures for maintenance of confidentiality
  • Focus of operation of recording, reporting and statistical analysis systems and resources
  • Resource availability including the processing capacity of equipment and software systems for statistical analysis of data
  • Typical problems that can occur when sourcing goods and services and evaluating contractors, and related appropriate action that can be taken


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 – Contract Negotiation - Case Study
Date handed out:  Week 1
Date and time due:  Week 9 Friday the 8th of Sept by 5.00pm

Group or Individual: Individual

Purpose: In the Goods & Service Industry much of the supply chain relies on having good suppliers who meet deadlines and provide the appropriate products as requested. Because this is such an important part of International Business it is incumbent on employees & Managers in the industry to build excellent relationships with these suppliers and to have strict procedures in place to ensure quality services. In order for you to be able to build those relationships and have the appropriate documentation in order you will require a set of tools to assist you.

Requirements: For this unit you will need to create a portfolio of tools that can assist you in effectively managing suppliers. Completion of this task has been broken down into 3 sections so that you build your portfolio of documents as you progress through the unit.

Assessment Task 2 – Goods & Service Evaluation Report
Date handed out:  Week 1     
Date and time due: Week 14 Friday 13th Oct 5.00pm
Group or Individual: Individual ( Max 3000 Words ) 
Purpose: This assessment allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and ability to Evaluate, Review, and Calculate the most appropriate Purchasing Method used for sourcing and Supply of product via international trade.

Requirements: As such you will prepare a brief for each of the 4 tasks listed below, which should consist of a one page summary outlining what was done and evidence of research carried out to achieve the above mentioned task. (Each task should be no more than 1000 words.



Assessment Matrix

Submission Requirements
You should:
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (Hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, s34567, Task 2 – Safety Induction Assessment, OHTH5872C Ensure a Safe Workplace, Page 1.


Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.

If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.


More Information:

Form to use:

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration.
Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.

More Information:;ID=g43abm17hc9w (unresolved)

Form to use:


Re-submissions (VE Programs): 

If you are found to be unsuccessful in a particular Course Assessment Task (or you do not submit/attend) you will be allowed one re-submission.  Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the re-submission. 

If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

Grading & re-submissions

Re-submissions are not graded and do not contribute to your overall grade for the course.

Adjustments to Assessment

In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:
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Marking Guide (Competency):
You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.


Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:


Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.


Other Information

Academic Integrity

Plagiarism is a form of cheating in assessment and may occur in oral, written or visual presentations. It is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is your own.

The penalties for cheating in assessment are severe, whether the cheating involves plagiarism, fabrication, falsification of data, copyright infringement or some other method. Penalties can include charges of academic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. It is also a disciplinary offence for you to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student.


RMIT Business produce their own referencing guidelines entitled written reports and essays: guidelines for referencing and presentation in RMIT Business which all Business students should use.

RMIT Business referencing guidelines (RTF, 1,286 KB, 52 pages); A supporting Referencing website has been developed for the RMIT Business guidelines.You can find out more about Academic Integrity at RMIT’s Academic Integrity webpage.


Group Assessment
A number of your assessments will rely upon group work. This is a critical part of your program as in the workplace you will be regularly required to work in a team environment. Teamwork is also one of the key employability skills for this qualification.


The key to being successful in group work is getting to know your classmates and finding out what they want to achieve. You should seek to find a team which shares your key interests and drivers.

If you are facing issues with your group, the key is to resolve them quickly well before assessments are due. If you need to you can seek support from your teacher.

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