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CIPS Level 2 Certifıcate in 2
Procurement
and Supply
Operations
Ref: 603/3282/7
2018 Syllabus
Version 1
Your
qualifıcation
CIPS qualifications are regulated internationally to ensure we offer a recognised, professional
standard in procurement and supply. CIPS Level 2* Certificate in Procurement and Supply
Operations is a vocationally related professional qualification. Formal recognition is included within
the regulatory frameworks of an increasing number of countries such as the UK (England, Wales
and Northern Ireland), UAE (including Dubai) and Africa (including Zambia). Further information
on this recognition and the details of corresponding qualifications levels for other international
qualifications frameworks are detailed on our website. CIPS members can have the confidence
in our regulated qualifications, which reliably indicate the standard of knowledge, skills and
understanding that you, as a learner, are required to demonstrate.
This is the first of CIPS entry level qualifications and is
suitable for those who want to specialise in a specific
occupation, occupational area or technical role. It will
prepare learners for work by giving them the opportunity
to develop sector-specific knowledge, technical and
practical skills, and to apply these skills in work-related
environments. This qualification supports learners
within operational roles within the procurement
and supply profession.
Developed in close collaboration with experts from the
procurement and supply profession and businesses, and
with the providers who will be delivering the qualifications,
CIPS Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply
Operations is designed to develop transferable workplace
skills, such as good communication and the ability to work in
a team; skills which employers have identified as essential for
gaining employment in the sector and for progression in
the profession.
Level 6
Professional
Diploma in
Procurement
and Supply
Level 3
Advanced
Certificate in
Procurement
and Supply
Operations
Level 4
Diploma in
Procurement
and
Supply
Level 5
Advanced
Diploma in
Procurement
and Supply
Level 2
Certificate in
Procurement
and Supply
Operations
Entry level Entry level Highest Entry level
Next steps
This qualification also provides progression to the CIPS Level 3
Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations,
or CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply,
depending on your knowledge and experience.
Level 3 Level 4
* Refers to levels within the UK RQF. Other regulatory bodies may have different corresponding levels
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Based on the Tactical competency level of CIPS Global Standard
Who is it for?
For anyone new to the profession, with little or no business experience and those aspiring to move into a
career in procurement and supply.
It is also ideal for managers in other professions and business leaders or entrepreneurs who need to
understand how procurement should function and its overall impact on business success.
What will I learn?
Come away with a clear knowledge and understanding of facts, procedures and processes related to
procurement and supply. You’ll be able to effectively interpret information and ideas, and learn how to
identify, gather and use relevant information.
Entry requirements
This is the first entry level qualification, there are no formal entry requirements.
Credit values
To gain a qualification you are required to complete a total number of credits. This is a way of
quantifying the required number of study hours. 1 credit is equivalent to 10 hours of study.
Each module is given a credit value of 3 or 6 credits.
Total credits required for completion
Guide to qualifıcation content
Five CORE modules make up the required 18 credits
18
Credits
required for
completion
CORE Introducing Procurement and Supply (L2M1)
6
CREDITS
CORE Stakeholder
Relationships (L2M3) 3
CREDITS
CORE Procurement and
Supply Operations (L2M2) 3
CREDITS
CORE Inventory, Logistics
and Expediting (L2M5) 3
CREDITS
CORE Systems Technology
(L2M4) 3
CREDITS
03
18
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About our
exams and your
study commitments
Objective Response exam format (OR)
These questions allow you to select a response from a list of possible answers.
You will find these types of exams across all our qualifications levels and they
are marked by computer and then moderated by CIPS examiners.
Your total qualification time (TQT)
The TQT indicates the overall number of guided learning hours,
additional self-study and assessment time that is required.
Guided learning hours (GLH)
It is expected that you will undertake 120 GLH. The definition of guided learning
hours is: ‘A measure of the amount of input time required to achieve the
qualification. This includes lectures, tutorials and practicals, as well as
supervised study in, for example, learning centres and workshops’.
Self-study requirement (SSR)
Additionally, we recommend that you also commit to at least 54 SSR hours.
This includes wider reading of the subject areas and revision to give
yourself the best preparation for successfully achieving the qualification.
Total exam time
All the modules in CIPS qualifications are assessed by an examination.
180
TQT HRS
OR
54
SSR HRS
6
HRS
120
GLH HRS
Introducing
Procurement
and Supply
[L2M1]
Module purpose
On completion of the module, learners will be able to identify the fundamental roles
and activities, the systems, procedures, processes and contracts associated with the
procurement and supply function.
Module aim(s)
In any organisation, many of the costs are related to the purchases of products and/
or services. Any organisation will also be supplying products and/or services to their
customers. This module is designed to provide an overview of the tasks associated with
the procurement and supply chain function. It is designed for those who are interested in
developing their knowledge of procurement and supply and for those who are new to this
field of work. The module serves as the initial study for learners who are embarking on the
CIPS Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations. Coverage is focused on
introductions to concepts and ideas as well as to the terminology used in procurement and
supply.
Credit value
C
CORE MODULE
60
HRS
MODULE
LEARNING TIME
6
CREDITS
CIPS GLOBAL
STANDARD
1.1 • 4.1 • 8.1 • 11.1
2
HRS
EXAM DURATION
HOURS
05
OR
OBJECTIVE
RESPONSE EXAM
Learning outcomes, assessment criteria and indicative content
1.0 Understand the role of procurement and supply
within organisations
1.1 Identify the common terms that describe aspects of
procurement and supply
• Definitions of common terms such as procurement,
purchasing, buying, supply chain, materials
management, distribution, logistics and contract
management
• Definitions of different types of procurements such
as capital and revenue purchases, products, services,
direct and indirect, outsourcing and insourcing
• Three sectors of activity: extraction of raw materials
(primary), manufacturing (secondary), and services
(tertiary)
1.2 Explain the roles and benefits of procurement and
supply in organisations
• The typical proportion of costs accounted for by
procurement of goods and services
• The roles of procurement and supply and
procurement professionals
• Achieving value for money
• Sustainability in procurement and supply
• The roles of staff with devolved responsibilities for
procurement of goods and services
• The roles of procurement and supply staff in making
expenditures with suppliers
• The tiers of a supply chain
1.3 Define components of a supply chain
• Customers and their customers
• Customers and consumers
• Suppliers and their use of suppliers
• Tiers of a supply chain
• The global aspects of supply chains
• Examples of supply chains in action
2.0 Understand the organisational impact of procurement
and supply
2.1 Identify how effective procurement impacts on
organisational efficiency
• How effective procurement impacts on profitability
• Creating savings and improving efficiency
• Budgets and budget monitoring
• How effective procurement helps achieve targets
• Total costs of ownership criteria or whole life costs
• The different objectives of a procurement and supply
function
• The creation of centralised, devolved and lead buying
structures of procurement and supply functions.
2.2 Define the five rights of procurement and supply
• The five rights of procurement and supply
• Price, total cost, quality, timing, quantity and place
• Defining value for money
3.0 Know how products and services are received from
suppliers and delivered to customers
3.1 Identify the delivery of products and services made by
external suppliers
• The need for supplies of products and services from
external suppliers
• Outsourced services
• Seeing suppliers as a part of a supply chain
3.2 Identify the delivery of products and services that
organisations make to customers
• Defining products and services
• The customer role
• Seeing customers as a part of a supply chain
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07
4.0 Know the stages of the sourcing process
4.1 Indicate stages of a sourcing process
• Identification of needs
• Producing specifications
• Requesting quotations
• Receiving quotations
• Assessing supplier quotations
• Making contract award recommendations
• Contract authorisation
• Order placement, blanket orders/frameworks and
call off orders
• Performance and delivery
• Payment of suppliers
• Expediting deliveries
• Reviewing outcomes and processes
• Pre and post award stages of a sourcing process
5.0 Understand the need for the effective and efficient
administration of purchases made with external
suppliers
5.1 Describe and explain effective and efficient
administration
• Defining administration
• Reviewing the steps taken to forming agreements
made with suppliers
• Defining effectiveness and efficiency
5.2 Describe and explain effective and efficient
administration
• The creation of requisitions and requirements
• The use of specifications, key performance indicators
(KPIs) and contract terms
• The creation of requests for quotations or invitations
to tender
• The use of prequalification questionnaires
• The submission of quotations or tenders for
requirements
• The assessment of quotations and tenders
5.3 Describe the administration of the award and post
award stages of a sourcing process
• The creation of orders or tender award
documentation
• Delivery notes and order acknowledgements
• Receiving invoices
• Invoice matching and dealing with non-compliances
5.4 Explain the need for approvals in the administration
of procurement and supply
• Typical procedures for authorising budgets,
requisitions, orders and tenders
• The separation of duties
• Contract recommendation and authorisation
• Levels of delegated authority for contracts
• Ensuring an efficient approval process
6.0 Know the importance of ethics and responsible
procurement in organisations and supply chains
6.1 Identify good ethical practices and procedures within
the context of the procurement and supply function
• Application of the CIPS Code of Conduct
• Details included in ethical codes affecting
procurement and supply
• The use of ethical codes of practice
• The use of documented policies and procedures for
the work of procurement and supply
• The principles of corporate governance
• Forms of bonded and exploitative labour that can
exist in supply chains
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Procurement
and Supply
Operations
[L2M2]
Module purpose
On completion of the module, learners will be able to identify types of business
organisations. They will define the fundamentals and components of the contracting
process, identify sources of information on suppliers and customers and define pricing
methods used for the purchasing of goods or services.
Module aim(s)
In any organisation, a significant element of the procurement and supply function is
based around the contracting process. This module is designed for those involved in the
procurement and supply operation who, to ensure success must demonstrate knowledge
and comprehension of the associated components and systems that are at their disposal
to support the contracting process. They must also know where sources of information on
suppliers and customers are and recognise the advantages and disadvantages of pricing
methods used for the purchasing of goods or services.
Credit value
C
CORE MODULE
3
CREDITS
CIPS GLOBAL
STANDARD
4.2 • 6.1
1
HR
EXAM DURATION
HOURS
30
HRS
MODULE
LEARNING TIME
OR
OBJECTIVE
RESPONSE EXAM
09
Learning outcomes, assessment criteria and indicative content
1.0 Know the types of organisations and how they operate
1.1 Identify the types of business organisations
• Private public and third sector organisations
• Production and service organisations
1.2 Describe how organisations operate
• People, objectives and structure in organisations
• The formal and informal organisation
1.3 Identify the key operating functions within
organisations
• Differentiation and integration in organisations
• Typical functions in organisations such as production,
operations, marketing and sales, customer
support,human resources, personnel, finance, IT, and
technical functions
• Differentiating procurement and supply
2.0 Know the components of contractual agreements
2.1 Identify types of contracts
• Spot purchases
• Term contracts
• Framework arrangements/blanket orders/panel
contracts and call offs
2.2 Identify the kind of pricing arrangements applied in
commercial contracts
• Fixed pricing, lump sum pricing and schedule of rates
• Cost reimbursable and cost plus arrangements
• Variable pricing arrangements
• Target pricing arrangements
• Risk and reward pricing arrangements
2.3 Define the different documents that compose a
contract for the purchase or supply of goods or
services
• Defining contracts and agreements
• The use of tendering and quotations
• The documents that comprise a contract - the
specification, key performance indicators (KPIs),
contract terms, pricing and use of other schedules
• Contracts for the supply of goods or services
3.0 Understand sources of information on suppliers and
customers
3.1 Explain the use of the Internet to locate details about
suppliers and customers
• The use of Internet search engines to locate details
about suppliers and customers
• The types of information presented by suppliers and
customers on their websites
• B2B and B2C E-Commerce
3.2 Explain the use of credit rating agencies
• The role of credit rating agencies and credit rating
scores
• Publications on individual organisations and markets
• The use of credit rating scores
3.3 Describe systems used in procurement and supply
• Systems for purchase ordering
• Capturing data on expenditures
• The use of portal sites to locate suppliers or
customers
• Examples of supplier database systems
4.0 Understand pricing methods used for the purchasing
of goods or services
4.1 Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a range
of pricing methods
• Fixed pricing, lump sum pricing and schedule of rates
• Cost reimbursable and cost plus arrangements
• Variable pricing
• Target pricing
• Risk and rewards pricing
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Stakeholder
Relationships
[L2M3]
Module purpose
On completion of this module, learners will be able to define stakeholders and explain the
key market factors that impact on the procurement and supply function. They will also
define the role of effective communication in the successful development and maintenance
of internal and external relationships.
Module aim(s)
In any organisation, much of the procurement and supply function is based around the
development and maintenance of relationships with internal or external stakeholders. This
module is designed for those involved in the procurement and supply operation who must
identify stakeholders and key market factors which affect procurement and supply success.
They must also know the communication tools and techniques that will ensure successful
working relationships.
Credit value
C
CORE MODULE
3
CREDITS
CIPS GLOBAL
STANDARD
1.1 • 5.1 • 9.1 • 9.2
1
HR
EXAM DURATION
HOURS
30
HRS
MODULE
LEARNING TIME
OR
OBJECTIVE
RESPONSE EXAM
11
Learning outcomes, assessment criteria and indicative content
1.0 Know the stakeholders in procurement and supply
1.1 Define external stakeholders in procurement and
supply
• Defining and profiling stakeholders
• Typical stakeholders such as suppliers, customers,
consumers, communities, government and other
groups
• The distinction between customers and consumers
1.2 Identify internal stakeholders that can be involved in
purchases from suppliers and supplies delivered to
customers
• The role of procurement and supply in dealing with
other business functions such as marketing, sales,
production, operations, human resources, finance,
design and development, distribution, facilities,
senior management and the board of management
1.3 Describe how internal and external stakeholders
influence procurement and supply activity
• The internal and external stakeholders that can
influence the work and success of procurement and
supply
2.0 Know the key market factors that impact on a
procurement and supply function
2.1 Identify the key economic sectors that impact on a
procurement and supply function
• Public, private and not-for-profit or third sector
• Primary, secondary and tertiary sectors
2.2 Indicate the impact of demand and supply on markets
• Demand and supply curves
• How demand and supply factors can change
• How demand and supply factors can impact on
pricing and availability
2.3 Describe how market factors impact on the
procurement and supply activities of an organisation
• The level of competition: perfect competition,
imperfect competition, oligopoly, duopoly and
monopolies
• The impact of demand on sales
• Market growth and decline
• Competitive forces on organisations
2.4 Identify the contribution that marketing makes to
develop customer and supplier relationships
• Define the principles and definitions of marketing
• Techniques associated with marketing
• Sources of competitive advantage sought through
marketing
• Relevance of marketing principles to purchasers
3.0 Understand the techniques associated with successful
and effective communication in procurement and
supply
3.1 Describe and explain approaches to build rapport with
internal and external stakeholders
• Techniques to develop, maintain and improve
relationships with internal stakeholders to promote
effective procurement and supply
3.2 Explain methods of negotiating with suppliers and
customers
• Negotiation techniques for use with suppliers and
customers to agree contract terms and relationships
that will achieve the interests of the overall
organisation
3.3 Recognise all elements of the communication cycle
• The importance of appropriate, prompt and timely
communications with stakeholders and suppliers
• How to create appropriate written correspondence
• How to complete electronic files and documents
used in support of the procurement and supply
process
3.4 Describe the key characteristics of successful and
effective team working
• Group cohesiveness and performance
• The characteristics of an effective work group
• The stages of team development
4.0 Know approaches for conflict resolution with
stakeholders in procurement and supply
4.1 Identify the types of information that can be
exchanged between purchasers and suppliers
• Types of information exchange such as scheduling
difficulties, demand forecasts, trends in costs and
availability, designs and innovations and new product
development
4.2 Indicate how conflict can arise in the work of
procurement and supply
• Defining workplace conflict
• The sources of conflict in organisations and between
personnel
• The sources of conflict between organisations and
their personnel
4.3 Identify approaches to conflict resolution with
stakeholders in procurement and supply
• Approaches to conflict resolution
• Clarifying roles and responsibilities
• Group cohesion
• Achieving buy-in from stakeholders
OR
OBJECTIVE
RESPONSE EXAM
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Systems
Technology
[L2M4]
Module purpose
On completion of this module, learners will be able to define the uses of, and identify the
advantages offered by systems technology in improving procurement and supply activity
whilst maintaining overall quality.
Module aim(s)
The impact of Internet based technologies and the use of data base information systems
is key to the ability of the organisation to manage its expenditures on goods and services.
This module is designed for those involved in the procurement and supply operation who,
to ensure success must identify advantages of current technology but must also know
the importance of quality management as efficiencies are sought through continuous
improvement to organisational performance.
Credit value
C
CORE MODULE
3
CREDITS
CIPS GLOBAL
STANDARD
3.1 • 3.2 • 8.1
1
HR
EXAM DURATION
HOURS
30
HRS
MODULE
LEARNING TIME
13
Learning outcomes, assessment criteria and indicative content
1.0 Understand the use of systems technology and
databases and how they contribute to procurement
and supply
1.1 Explain how to use systems technology and databases
to contribute to effective procurement and supply
• Inputting of data to systems to perform key tasks for
purchase ordering and other transactions
• Capturing data on expenditures and updating
systems
• How to provide data to smooth demand and why
demand management is important in procurement
and supply
• Data use in the forecasting process
• Achieving functional targets
• How to compare forecasts with actual outcomes to
control expenditures
• How to measure achieved savings of goods and
services to recognise efficiencies
• How to measure internal and external lead times of
supplies of goods and services
1.2 Recognise how the use of the Internet, intranets and
extranets leads to effective procurement and supply
• The use of Internet search engines to locate details
about suppliers and customers
• The types of information presented by suppliers and
customers on their websites
• The e-market place
• The use of social media to obtain feedback on
supplier performance
1.3 Explain the role of e-sourcing and e-tendering systems
in procurement and supply
• E- invoicing e-requisitioning, e-catalogues and
e-ordering
• Pre-qualify suppliers
• Receive and evaluate quotations and tenders
• Defining e-sourcing
2.0 Know types of systems for supplier selection, ordering
and payment
2.1 Describe the use of electronic sourcing systems for
supplier selection and profiling
• Attracting quotations or tenders through an
e-tendering or e-sourcing system
• The publication of e-notices
• The use of e-auctions
2.2 Identify systems used in procurement and supply
• Systems for purchase ordering
• Capturing data on expenditures
• The use of portal sites to locate suppliers or
customers
• Examples of supplier database systems
2.3 Identify the use of P2P (purchase to pay) systems for
ordering from suppliers and payment to suppliers
• • The P2P process from the creation of requisitions,
to raising requests for quotations or tenders, receipt
of quotations or tenders, delivery documentation,
invoicing and payment
• Examples of P2P systems
3.0 Know why quality management is important in
procurement and supply
3.1 Identify components of quality management in
procurement and supply
• Definitions of quality, quality control, quality
assurance and total quality management
• Quality as a philosophy
• Getting things right first time
3.2 Identify the costs of quality
• Prevention and appraisal costs
• The internal and external costs of quality
• Organisational reputation
3.3 Identify techniques associated with quality assurance
and quality management
• How to assess the quality of supplies of goods
and services to ensure that quality standards are
achieved and maintained
• From quality inspection to quality assurance
• Quality circles
• The use of control charts
• Kaizen, continuous improvement, lean philosophy
and associated techniques
OR
OBJECTIVE
RESPONSE EXAM
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Inventory,
Logistics and
Expediting
[L2M5]
Module purpose
On completion of this module, learners will be able to identify the key role that inventory has
to play and define the principles and processes associated with effective logistics control,
explaining how effective expediting can be achieved in procurement and supply.
Module aim(s)
Inventories can account for a significant cost for many organisations. This module has
been designed to enable learners to appreciate the concept of inventory and to explain
contemporary methods for reviewing and planning effective inventory control. The module
also focuses on the logistics challenge and on effective logistics control measures. Finally,
learners will be able to explain how effective expediting can be achieved in procurement
and supply through effective planning and processing.
Credit value
C
CORE MODULE
3
CREDITS
CIPS GLOBAL
STANDARD
3.2 • 4.2 • 4.3 • 7.2
1
HR
EXAM DURATION
HOURS
30
HRS
MODULE
LEARNING TIME
15
Learning outcomes, assessment criteria and indicative content
1.0 Know the key elements of effective inventory control
1.1 Identify the classifications of different types of
inventory
• Opening stock, work in progress, safety stock and
finished goods
• Obsolescent and redundant stock
• Direct and indirect supplies
• ABC classifications of stock that may apply
• Dependent demand and independent demand items
of stock
1.2 Identify the direct and indirect costs of holding
inventory
• Direct and indirect costs that are associated with
holding inventories
• Options to reduce costs whilst mitigating any
negative impact on service levels
1.3 Identify techniques associated with inventory control
• Re-order quantities
• Re-order levels
• MRP and MRPII
• ERP
• Just in Time
• Bar coding
• Subjective and objective forecasting
1.4 Identify the key aspects associated with the handling,
packaging and storage of supplies
• The use of materials handling equipment and
palletisation and unit loads, packing and packaging
and the use of automation in warehousing
2.0 Understand the principles and processes associated
with effective logistics control
2.1 Identify the key principles of stores and warehousing
facilities
• The effective and efficient flows of inventory
• Reduction of life-cycle costs
• Space optimisation
2.2 Identify the strengths and weaknesses associated with
modes of freight transportation
• Road
• Rail
• Air
• Sea
• Pipeline
2.3 Identify types of Incoterms in international logistics.
• E, F, C and D terms
• Incoterms rules and incorporation into the sales
contract
2.4 Identify legislative regulations that affect international
sourcing
• How to ensure compliance with legislation and
regulations for supplies from international sources
2.5 Describe the documentation that is used in
transportation of supplies
• The single administrative document
• Packing list, waybill, consignment notes, bill of lading
• Certificate of origin
• Letters of credit or other financial documentation
3.0 Know how effective expediting can be achieved in
procurement and supply
3.1 Explain the assessment of costs of inventory and the
cost of stock outs
• Monitor levels of inventories and take actions to
mitigate over supply and minimise the risk of stock
outs
• The use of forecasting to achieve timely delivery of
supplies
• Track deliveries and documentation
• The use of forecasting, difficulties and techniques
3.2 Explain the planning process associated with
expediting delivery
• Use of problem solving techniques
• Planning milestones and activities
3.3 Explain the significance of payment to suppliers and
cash flow
• Track any deviations from planned payments and
take remedial actions to mitigate disruptions that
may be created through difficulties with cash flow
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Chartered Institute
of Procurement
& Supply
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profession, promoting and developing high standards of skill, ability and integrity among
procurement and supply chain professionals.
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