Specification Writing

Thursday, February 02, 2023, 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM (Online)

TDI Instructor Led Training - 8

This workshop provides "hands-on" experience in developing specifications for the procurement of goods and services. Participants will develop a thorough understanding of the specification writing process and how to incorporate skills learned into future procurements. Participants will learn by practical application in addition to classroom theory.

Objectives

  • Understand technical writing skills necessary for specification development
  • Recognize the different types of specifications and when to use each type
  • Understand the importance of language use in specification writing
  • Learn how to write specifications that can be easily administered and monitored
  • Write a competitive, technical specification that is clear, concise, complete and well formatted

Topics

  • Importance of Specifications
  • Identify Need and Define Objectives
  • Types of Specifications
  • Brand Names/Approved Product Lists
  • Services vs. Products
  • Planning and Organizing Techniques
  • Formatting the Document
  • Technical Writing Tips
  • Determining Minimum Requirements
  • Writing a Statement of Work
  • Payment Methods

Cost

$325
100% refund for withdrawal 14 days prior to session start date
50% refund for withdrawal 5 days prior to session start date

Target Audience

  • New purchasers who want to understand a basic fundamental skill in government procurement - specification writing
  • Veteran purchasers who want to improve their technical writing skills
  • Non-purchasing staff who prepare and submit user requirements to purchasing departments

Subjects

Contracts & Purchasing Academy