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Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply S ION D5 - Managing contracts and relationships in procurement and supply EST QU EXAM EXEMPLAR QUESTIONS QUESTIONS AND INDICATIVE ANSWER CONTENT M PLE SA SN 13 IO 20 ICAT IF AL QU Page 1 of 6 D5 Exam Exemplar Questions Mar2013 QUESTIONS AND MARKING SCHEME Q1 Learning outcome: 1.0 Produce a ‘STEEPLE’ analysis of the factors which can affect supply chain relationships in an organisation of your choice. (25 marks) Marking scheme S Comprehensive answers will include all of the following aspects; ‘pass’ level answers are more likely to ION contain the first two or three of these aspects only. An explanation that ‘STEEPLE’ can help to make informed and aware decisions, and to plan for future events. An introduction and explanation of the ‘STEEPLE’ headings: Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, Political, Legislative, and Ethical. Examples of factors that could appear under each of these seven categories, such as economic downturn, ageing populations, obesity levels, legal and regulatory changes such as EU procurement directives and Incoterms reviews, environmental issues such as carbon neutrality, global warming, emissions targets, etc. EST Identification of the organisation on which the candidate is conducting the STEEPLE analysis. Application of the STEEPLE tool to factors affecting the chosen organisation. Comprehensive identification and explanation of factors; and why they have been classified under particular STEEPLE heading(s). An explanation that, by understanding the wider and future environment, an organisation may detect and understand the broader, long-term trends, and the risks and opportunities that it faces. This can in turn QU lead to the need to regularly review supply chain relationships, to end some, and to forge new ones: this is an essential component of managing contracts and relationships in procurement and supply. Strongest answers will contextualise that understanding, and then apply it to the chosen organisation. Higher marks should be awarded to the more comprehensive answers, which explain STEEPLE well and conduct the more comprehensive and insightful applications of the tool. Illustration, explanation, and application of STEEPLE by charts or by diagrams are perfectly acceptable and these too should attract marks. (25 marks) PLE CIPS study guide reference: Chapter 3, section 2.1 to 2.21 M SA Page 2 of 6 D5 Exam Exemplar Questions Mar2013 Q2 Learning outcome: 2.0 Model forms of contracts may be used by buyers and sellers as the basis for their contractual agreement. (a) Identify examples of model contract forms and outline where they are likely to be used. (9 marks) Explain TWO advantages and TWO disadvantages of the use of standard and model form (b) contracts as the basis of a legally binding agreement between two organisations. S (16 marks) ION Marking scheme (a) Examples of sources identified for model form contracts include: CIPS - CIPS publish a range of model contract forms, which can be used in a wide range of purchasing situations. The Institute of Civil Engineering - the Association of Consulting Engineers, the Federation of Civil Engineering contractors. These are all used in the construction sector. EST The Joint Contracts Tribunal – Standard form of Building Contract – including model form or call-off contracts, these standard forms of documentation are used by the construction industry. The Freight Transports Association – conditions for carriage of goods. Charter

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