Course

On Demand: Specification Development

  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: On Demand
  • Contact Hours: 2
  • CEUs: 0.2
  • Recertification: Accredited

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to development specifications that promote maximum competition.

During this interactive course, learners begin to use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to navigate through this learning experience that includes reading, video, scenarios, and activities.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Member - On Demand: Specification Development$97.0006/10/202007/16/2020
Non-Member - On Demand: Specification Development$195.0006/10/202007/16/2020
Member - On Demand: Specification Development $115.00
Non-Member - On Demand: Specification Development $165.00

Objectives

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Define a specification.
  • List various types of specifications.
  • Recognize the challenges of restrictive specifications.
  • Research Specifications already developed for similar projects.
  • Research potential compliance requirements.
  • Recognize instances when testing or demonstration is required, and then develop criteria for the testing or demonstration.
  • Develop the specifications.
  • Ensure the development of the specifications are appropriately documented and all required approvals have been obtained.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.   

  • Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Competency Alignment

Get a Core Certificate: Sourcing & Contracting by adding these competency modules:

  • Negotiations
  • Evaluation Methods
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Miscellaneous

Length

  • Learn on your schedule. On-demand training is for professionals who prefer to develop the skills they need on their time and at their pace. Learners can start, stop and rewind the lessons at your convenience.
  • The course is comprised of 3 modules, each with lessons, and an overall course assessment. The course content duration is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

System Requirements

Operating System:

  • Windows Vista SP2 or newer
  • Mac OS 10.5 or higher
  • Linux/Unix (any recent version)

Hardware:

  • Video Card
  • Sound card and headphones or speakers (some assignments have audio components)

Software:

Web Browser:

  • The last three versions of the major browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer
  • Other web browsers may work, but may not render all features of the courses
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled

Internet:

  • Reliable internet connection. Broadband cable or highspeed DSL is recommended for optimal experience.
  • E-mail account (to be able to register and to receive e-mail from the course system regarding registration, course status, etc.)
  • Linux/Unix (any recent version)

Payment Information

  • Register online with credit card
  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form

*FORM OF PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION FORM FOR ORDER TO BE PROCESSED

Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form or online), and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350
Herndon, VA 20171

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds, all sales are final.

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 24 hours of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information. 

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On Demand: Specification Development

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