• Community Services Procurement Vocational Program

    The Community Services Procurement Vocational Program (CSPVP) is designed to build the capacity of government agency procurement staff in buying community services. Successful completion of the four modules will provide participants with a Statement of Attainment and put them on the pathway towards the Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting).

    The four module program will:

    • Deliver high quality procurement training customised for the WA Government.
    • Provide participants with a holistic view of the contracting process.
    • Provide career development opportunities for public sector procurement practitioners.
    • Standardise procurement methods throughout the public sector.


    The Department of Finance, Funding and Contracting Services Unit is sponsoring places on the Community Services PVP.

    The Sponsorship Guidelines outline the terms and conditions of the program, as well as the application process, eligibility and selection criteria used to allocate the available places.

    Word CSPVP Application Form

    A icon - acrobat_icon CSPVP Sponsorship Guidelines

    A icon - acrobat_icon Program Structure


    The program is delivered as four separate modules. Applicants must confirm that they are available to attend each module on the following dates:

    Module 1 – The Procurement Framework and Procurement Planning

    22 – 23 March 2017

    This module covers the legislative and policy framework for procurement in the WA public sector and establishes the elements central to procurement planning for WA public sector officers.

    Module 2 – The Tender Process

    31 May - 01 June 2017

    This module covers the process of distributing and receiving tender requests and offers, the tender evaluation process and supplier selection, establishing the contract, and the notification and debrief of unsuccessful respondents.

    Module 3 – Contract Negotiations

    7 - 10 August 2017

    This module covers the negotiation of strategic procurement agreements within established guidelines, policies and procedures. These include: planning and preparation for negotiation, undertaking negotiations and the finalisation of the negotiated outcome.

    Module 4 – Contract Management

    25 - 26 October 2017

    This module covers the contract management process from the establishment of the contract to the implementation of strategies that ensure effective contract performance and finalisation processes for contracts.

    Applications are now open

    Interested? Ready to apply? 

    • Read the full details and conditions found in the Community Services PVP Sponsorship Policy and Procedures
    • Complete the Application Form and Selection Criteria
    • Get your supervisor’s approval

    Please ensure your application form has both your own and your supervisor/manager’s signature.

    Applications close 5pm Friday February 10, 2017.

    For further information on the Community Services Procurement Vocational Program, please contact the GP Procurement Capability and Development team by e-mail or on (08) 6551 1300.