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What is it?

This is self-assessment questionnaire that focuses on the skills required to perform procurement. You will be taken through a 7-step procurement process as you assess yourself on a range of skills.


It explores the Procurement, Business and Personal Attributes that are uniquely aligned to and drive excellence within the distinct capabilities of the Procurement function.


The 7 capabilities being assessed are:

  • Opportunity Analysis
  • Market Analysis
  • Strategy Development
  • Market Engagement
  • Negotiation
  • Contract Implementation
  • Supplier Relationship Management


What is it used for?

The VGPB's complexity and capability assessment policy states that the head of your organisation (the accountable officer) must ensure that your organisation has an appropriate level of procurement expertise, resources, systems and processes to enable procurement activities to be completed successfully.


This assessment measures our procurement expertise and the information gathered from this will be used to understand competencies across the group and where further expertise may need to be built.


Will I see my results?

Once the assessment process is complete you will be provided with your individual report and an assessment of your capability across a range of procurement competencies. It will highlight each phase of the procurement process focusing on both your strengths and your evolving skill-sets.


The aim of your individual report is to provide you systematic insight of your skill set as it stands today together with ideas for you to apply 70:20:10 learning in your workplace. The 70:20:10 learning model suggests that 70% of development consists of on the job learning, supported by 20% coaching and mentoring and 10% classroom training, with each component reinforcing the others.



As you work through the assessment you may find themes that are not directly relevant to your current role.


This is likely to happen for many people as this questionnaire considers end-to-end procurement processes. It has purposefully been designed to not be role specific, instead it seeks to understand procurement capability across an entire group.



With a self-assessment there are no incorrect answers.