Writing a Tender Specification
Price: £105 (ex VAT)
Early Bird deal: £75 (ex VAT) if place booked prior to 24th December 2021

A good tender specification is the essential cornerstone of a good contract and ensuring your specification is as accurate as possible and aligned to the outcomes you require critical.

 

Written well, it will not only ensure the contract delivers exactly what is required but can safeguard your organisation from the dangers of challenge in the future.

 

Good specifications deal with not only the deliverables in a contract but also aspects such as social and environmental outcomes, changes to the contract, risk and your exit strategy.

 

Contracting authorities can also drive serious efficiency savings if they consider procurement as a long-term opportunity rather than a quick fix to a problem. 

 

If you factor in functional, performance and technical requirements at the early stage then benefits can also be achieved by procuring products having longevity and services that deliver continuous improvement throughout their life cycle.

 

Writing a Tender Specification gives you all the tools to ensure you are compliant, you gain the maximum results from your procurement and you start to achieve long-term efficiency savings.

Ensuring your specification is as accurate as it can be and aligned to the outcomes you require is the  desired outcome but so often specifications are copied from previous contracts, not updated for changes in technology or service levels and authorities end up with just the “same old, same old”.

What you will learn on this course is how your procurement exercises SHOULD  be done.

This course is ideal for;

  • Anyone from procurement department
  • Stakeholders
  • Contract managers
  • Legal and Finance teams
  • Change managers
  • Project managers

What you will learn on this course is how your procurement exercises SHOULD  be done.

  • Encourage stakeholders to ask “what’s the right way to dot it?”
  • How can we make the most of this opportunity?
  • How can we avoid past mistakes?
  • How can we improve?

Learning Outcomes

What you will learn on this course is how your procurement exercises SHOULD be done.  You will learn;

  • How the new requirements for transparency and non-discrimination impact your specification
  • How to get your criteria right to benefit your organisation
  • The importance of life-cycle costing
  • The elements that are non-negotiable once published

You will be able to;

  • Understand how your specification can enable you to achieve the right result
  • How you can achieve efficiency savings by considering the full future of the contract
  • Deliver the right results for your department and your organisation
  • Contribute positively to your organisation’s needs
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FAQs

Writing a Tender Specification gives you all the tools to ensure you are compliant and gain the maximum results from your procurement exercise.  PASS has been collating the most frequently asked questions from buyers and suppliers. We’ve gathered them from our training courses, webinars and networking events. Is your question addressed? Start achieving savings from your specification by downloading your copy.

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Writing a Tender Specification gives you all the tools to ensure you are compliant and gain the maximum results from your procurement exercise.  Read about why it’s imperative that your specification is correct. Start achieving savings from your specification by downloading your copy.

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Legal Case

The Letting International legal case study will be used in the training for Writing A Tender Specification.

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Legal Case

The Mears Ltd legal case study will be used in the training for Writing A Tender Specification.

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Legal Case - JD Leadbitter

The Mears Ltd legal case study will be used in the training for Writing A Tender Specification.

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Morning session 1 commences at 09:15 with a comfort break at 11:00 for 15 minutes followed by session 2.  Training breaks for lunch at 12:45, resuming for session 3 at 13:30. The training day ends 15:15.  All timings are approximate and depend on delegate questions and interaction.

Morning Session 1

1. What is a specification?
2. Preliminary Market Consultation
  • Prior involvement
  • Market engagement
  • Business case
3. Procedures
  • Timescales

Morning Session 2

1. Drafting a Specification
2. Input / Output / Outcome
  • Technical specification
  • Functional requirements
  • Performance requirements
3. Risk

Afternoon Session

1. Sustainability
2. Contract and Supplier Management
3. Award Criteria & Weightings
  • Contract Award Criteria
  • Life-cycle costing
4. Evaluation
5. Final Issues
  • Exit Strategy
  • Modification of Contracts
  • Termination of Contracts
6. Q&A
Dates
16 Feb, 2022
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