GPS Procurement Leaders Skills Framework†
- GPS(Government Procurement Service)
1) The Government Procurement Service (GPS) Procurement Leaders Skills Framework has been developed as a response to Transforming Government Procurement.
A number of Departments already have comprehensive procurement/commercial competence or skills frameworks, particularly for procurement practitioners, and the GPS Skills Framework for Procurement Practitioners was published in September 2007 to enable Departments to further develop those. This Framework has been created therefore as a Government-wide standard to help those Organisations that either do not have something similar in place for Procurement Leaders, or that wish to enhance the frameworks they already have. It also provides a springboard for developing model job descriptions and for the development of career paths for aspiring and existing Procurement Leaders. It is for use by Government Departments and by their sponsored bodies. It is expected to change and develop over time to reflect emerging trends in the procurement profession. A refresh is planned during the summer of 2008, to incorporate any early enhancements from user feedback.