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Introduction to Specification Development

Introduction to Specification Development

This web-based, self-paced course can be accessed through the Procurement U Learning Management System (LMS).

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Delivery Method: Web Based Training (WBT)- Self Paced
Contact Hours: 3
Registration: FREE

This course is designed to clarify the characteristics of effective specifications within public procurement. The course discusses common types of specifications, steps in the development process, and guidelines for writing well-developed specifications. In this course, the term specifications is used in its broadest sense to describe the requirements for the products or services that will achieve the users’ desired outcome.

Suggested Audience:
Procurement professionals relatively new to the field, or those who are looking for a better understanding of effective specifications in public procurement.

To introduce procurement officials to key considerations in specifications development from the procurement office’s perspective.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Define specifications in public procurement.
  2. Differentiate among different types of specifications commonly used in procurement.
  3. Explain how to properly plan for developing effective specifications.
  4. Describe appropriate market research required for specification writing.
  5. Develop effective specifications for common commodities in public procurement.

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