Introduction to Specification Writing

Wednesday, 24 July, 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Virtual classroom via Zoom

$580.00 (plus GST)

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Well written and clearly articulated specifications are key to receiving quality tender responses.

Whether preparing a Scope of Works, a Statement of Requirements, or detailed Technical Specifications, an understanding of the purpose, form and type of requirement is needed to best maximise the opportunity of receiving a fit for purpose quality tender submission.

This course will:

  • Undertake activities and reviews to help identify and develop specification writing skills.
  • Assess the procurement requirements, consider the mandatory ‘must have’ vs the desirable ‘nice to haves’ and review whole-of-life costing models.
  • Provide an overview of the types, forms, purpose, and applications of the different types of specifications and other considerations that may be required within a particular request document.

Target Audience

Local Government Officers involved in a procurement activity required to plan for, develop, evaluate or manage contractual request specifications.

Recommended pre-requisites:

  • Procurement and Contract Essentials; and/or
  • Some practitioner procurement experience.

It is also valuable to have completed the:

  • Procurement Planning and Risk Management course.
  • Compliance, Evaluation and Contract Award course.
  • Contract Administration and Management course.

Valuable as a precursor to the:

  • Procurement Developing Specifications for Excellence.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop and/or translate request objectives and scope into a contractual specification or Statement of Requirements;
  • Have increased awareness and understanding of what represents a fair and equitable request process that it is achievable by potential suppliers;
  • Understand the basis for selecting the appropriate types of specification to include into a particular request approach;
  • Develop metrics and scope assessment criteria that could be applied as part of the evaluation criteria;
  • Understand how to apportion quality attributes and develop Key Performance Indicators;
  • Prepare a basic specification document; and
  • Where to get help and assistance.

Course Transfer and Cancellation Policy

All transfer or cancellation requests must be made via our request form.

Please refer to the WALGA Terms and Conditions of Enrolment for further conditions including COVID-19, On-Site training and course cancellations. 

Upcoming Course Dates

Dates Delivery Method Duration Fees Register
Wednesday, 24 July 2024 Virtual 9:00AM - 4:30PM

$580.00 (plus GST)

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Wednesday, 30 Oct 2024 Virtual 9:00AM - 4:30PM

$580.00 (plus GST)

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