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Specification Writing - 22 May 2017

Event Type Training Course
Event Focus Education and Training
Event Reach All
Event Scope Local Government
Dates 22/05/2017 to 22/05/2017
Start Time 1.30pm
End Time 4.30pm
Location LG House

All staff who are involved in the procurement of goods and services for Local Government.
Course Overview:
This course is designed to provide participants with information on the key principles that need to be observed when writing specifications.  The training addresses different types of specifications and will assist participants prepare basic plans to develop requirements.
The course also addresses the importance of stakeholder consultation and will assist participants identify key stakeholders and gain skills in identifying key requirements through consultation.
Participants will gain an awareness of government supplier requirements and an understanding of how to develop a specification in simple text, with a view to maximise bidding, obtaining better value for money and improving contract management.
Course outline:

  • What are specifications
  • What’s not included in a specification
  • Consultation before preparing a specification
  • Identification of customer needs
  • Market research
  • Scoping the requirement
  • Structuring the specification
  • Specification writing principles
  • Types of specification: technical, functional, performance and exemplar
  • Common mistakes in specification writing
  • Tips from specification writers
  • Feedback from SA suppliers on tender specifications

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