On Demand: Introduction to Specification Writing

On Demand: Introduction to Specification Writing

  • Instructor: Online Learning
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  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: On Demand
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • CEUs: 0.3
  • Specifications are one of the most important elements of the procurement process. Specifications define precise requirements of commodities (e.g., goods and services) sought through a solicitation process. Developing well-written specifications is one of the hardest tasks in Procurement as well as one of the hardest to learn. Unfortunately, many procurement professionals learn how to develop and write specifications through failed procurements and protests on issued procurements.
  • This online course will introduce and review the best practices for the development and use of specifications. Completing the four modules in this course will provide a solid foundation for the procurement professional to effectively develop and manage specifications.
Introduction to Specification Writing (Member)$150.0011/20/2017 
Introduction to Specification Writing (Non-Member)$200.0011/20/2017 
Introduction to Specification Writing (Member) $150.00
Introduction to Specification Writing (Non-Member) $200.00


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the role and importance of specifications in the procurement process
  • Differentiate between the two main types of specifications
  • Determine the best specification to use for a particular procurement
  • List and define the phases of specification development
  • Write clear, concise specifications

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.  


Payment Information

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


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
440 Monticello Avenue Suite 1802
PMB 63452
Norfolk, VA 23510

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds, all sales are final.

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On Demand: Introduction to Specification Writing