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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Define supplier specifications 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242897  Define supplier specifications 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 for persons working in the International trade environment especially within exports. The learner is able to define supplier specifications.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Evaluate current suppliers against the buying specifications.
  • Trace the potential/actual origin of product components.
  • Interpret the market requirements regarding product inputs to supplier specifications.
  • Define the relevant cost implications regarding duties, rebates and draw backs.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner to increasing levels of efficiency and effectiveness in the International trade environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field as well as within other fields. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the International Trade environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communications at NQF level 3.
  • Mathematical skills at NQF level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is intended for learners who are engaged in international trade activities and who are required to define supplier specifications. The learner who has acquired this unit standard is generally required to work under minimum supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate current suppliers against the buying specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of evaluating the buyer's specifications against supplier product is explained as it relates to different export products and services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Local and import content is evaluated in terms of availability, reliability, quality, cost and efficiency as it relates to different export products and services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Supplier is assessed in accordance with clients' country of origin requirements as stipulated in the contract as it relates to different export products and services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The evaluation reports on suppliers are assessed, mandates to negotiate are issued, and the recommendations on potential suppliers are accepted or rejected as it relates to different export products and services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Suppliers of goods and services which present the best benefit/risk profile are selected and appointed as preferred suppliers as it relates to different export products and services. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Trace the potential/actual origin of product components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance to trace the potential/actual origin of product components is explained as it relates to company strategy, policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Origins of imported and local components are traced and verified against bill of materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components of unacceptable origin are identified and withdrawn from product specification according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Supplier of components contrary to buyer specifications is withdrawn from preferred supplier list in accordance with company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Policies and procedures for the reassessment of suppliers and monitoring countries of supply are developed as it relates to different export products and services. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Define the relevant cost implications regarding duties, rebates and drawbacks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance in defining the relevant cost implications regarding duties, rebates and drawbacks is explained as it relates to different export products and services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The cost implications between locally produced and imported components are compared as it relates to different export products and services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tariffs, duties, rebates and drawbacks are explained in relation to importing for export. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The most cost effective option is recommended and selected as it relates to different export products and services. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA).

    The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a relevant qualification and/or be a subject matter expert in this learning area and have at least three (3) years experience in the skills specific area.

    The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification.
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the relevant ETQA.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Direct observation in simulated, controlled and actual work conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Buyers' specifications against supplier product.
  • Country of origin requirements.
  • Evaluation reports.
  • Tracing of origin of product and components.
  • Tariffs, duties, rebates and drawbacks. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related when defining supplier specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence when defining supplier specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when defining supplier specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when defining supplier specifications. 

    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
    Core  57806   Further Education and Training Certificate: Exports  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  93997   National Certificate: Contact Centre and Business Process Outsourcing Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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