Duration: 1 Day 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Continuing Education Hours: 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.
Who Should Attend:
- 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.
Benefits of Attendance – participants will:
- 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
- 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.