The Procurement Professionals Capability Set consists of ten capabilities that define knowledge, skills and abilities required for procurement roles.
The ten capabilities are:
- Strategic Procurement Leadership
- Procurement Analysis
- Strategic Sourcing
- Commercial Negotiation
- Procurement Risk Management
- Supplier Relationship Management
- Contract Management
- Legislative and Policy Environment
- Contract Law
- Cost Management
The capability set works in conjunction with the Capability Framework that applies to all public sector roles. Most procurement roles require all the capabilities in the Capability Framework (at an appropriate level), including the People Management capabilities for roles responsible for managing others.
The number of capabilities from the Procurement Professionals Capability Set that apply to a procurement role will depend on the breadth and nature of its accountabilities. Generally, not all ten capabilities are expected to apply.
Together, the capabilities from the Capability Framework and the Procurement Professionals Capability Set are used to support:
- role design and description
- performance management
- learning and development, and
- strategic workforce planning.
Roles that belong to the procurement profession usually do not require specialised capabilities from any other occupation specific capability set.