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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage contracts and contractors 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255935  Manage contracts and contractors 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to assist the learner in dealing with the outcomes of contracts in a sophisticated working environment that requires strict adherence to terms, rules and regulations. The learner will understand the skills, values and knowledge required to manage the process of engaging and overseeing contractors within their limits of authority.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of contract requirements.
  • Verifying that plant and safety inductions have been completed.
  • Monitoring the work and safety practices of contractors and provide feedback.
  • Resolving issues of non-compliance and poor performance by the contractors.
  • Compiling progress reports and verifying completion of contract. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will be assumed competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.
  • Maintenance and construction contracts also includes contractors who prepare sites for construction and maintenance and rig and move equipment and structures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of contract requirements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Requirements may include different types of construction and maintenance work and a range of different contractors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The components of the contract are identified and explained with specific examples relating to the contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Difficulties which may be faced implementing the contract are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specifications of the contract are examined in order to determine the outcomes and service to be delivered. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of not establishing and understanding the contract requirements are explained with examples of their impact on the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct safety inductions for contractors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The responsibilities of all parties are identified with regard to safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reporting relationships are explained with examples of reporting structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety induction process is performed in accordance with organisational procedures and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Worksite induction documentation is completed according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor the work and safety practices of contractors and provide feedback. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The organisations health and safety measures are disseminated to the contractor and their workforce before work commences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contractor's workforce is assessed for understanding of health and safety standards before work commences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Checks are carried out throughout the contract to ensure that health and safety procedures are applied by all contractors on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Availability and visibility of first aid materials, equipment and tools are maintained throughout the contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Unsafe working practices are dealt with in accordance with legislation and organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Resolve issues of non-compliance and poor performance by the contractors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Non compliance performance is identified for individual contractors against the contract specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contractors are advised of undesirable performance following organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contractors are given the opportunity to discuss the sub-standard performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A course of remedial action is developed with the contractor for implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Further remedial actions are carried out according to agreed procedures and in line with contract specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Confidentiality and respect for individuals is maintained throughout the process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Compile progress reports and verify completion of contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Report information requirements are ascertained in accordance with contract and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All information relevant to the report is extracted and collated in the required format and time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Report is produced in accordance with organisational procedures and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Report is dispatched to meet agreed deadlines and to all authorised recipients. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Confidentiality and security of information is maintained at all times. 


    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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Names and functions of contracts, tenders, quotations, service level agreements, and elements of procurement.
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of various types of construction and maintenance processes.
  • Purpose of contracts, tenders, quotations, service level agreements and procurement process.
  • Site induction programme.
  • Processes, events of procurement and contracting, non-compliance, transgression and handover and inspection.
  • Causes, effects and implications of non-compliance, late delivery, poor co-ordination of services, unsafe working practices and unethical behaviour.
  • Procedures and techniques for contracting, procurement, payment, permits, security and access to hazardous areas.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards pertaining to safety, health and the environment, by laws, procurement policies ethics and ethical behaviour and fraud, bribery and corruption.
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws relating to basics of contract law, buying and procurement principles, principles of typical construction and maintenance processes.
  • Relationships, systems for the interaction between contractors, production and the manufacturing process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems which may cause delays, non-compliance and safety, health, environmental and contractual problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when co-ordinating contractors and their personnel. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in such a way so as to ensure the planning and monitoring of all aspects of the contracting services takes place as and when required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to specifications and process related information and the verifying compliance of work with inspection data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when managing communication between various parties to ensure all terms and conditions of the contract are met. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when converting basic principles of construction and maintenance processes into good working practices and when conducting inspection and measurement techniques to verify work done. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by managing the contracting operations and the contractors as part of the overall goals and strategies of the organisation. 

    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  61670   Further Education and Training Certificate: Railway Construction and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.