Writing Statements of Work

Thursday, November 7, 2024, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Online)

TDI Instructor-Led Training - 8 hours

This workshop covers Statements of Work (SOW) for services. Developing an SOW is often more challenging than writing a specification for goods. One reason is that a “spec sheet” is generally not available for services like we are used to with goods. Participants will develop a thorough understanding of the components of creating an SOW. The workshop contains lectures and discussions, as well as small group exercises and a case study.


  • Statement of Work Definition
  • Where to Begin – Resources
  • Critical Elements of a SOW
  • Ten Steps to Writing a SOW
  • Developing the Evaluation Criteria
  • Creating the Evaluation Scoring Instrument
  • Writing tips to ensure a SOW that is easy to understand is free from ambiguities
  • SOW Case Study



Target Audience

  • All public procurement professionals responsible for the development of SOWs.
  • Program staff who develop SOWs
  • Anyone interested in learning how to develop SOWs for the public sector


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