How to prepare your procurement specification, describing the goods, works or services you need.
A specification should allow suppliers to understand exactly what you need to buy, including the quality and delivery date.
Once you have approval to go ahead with the procurement, you should finalise your specification before you begin the procurement process.
The length of your specification will vary depending on what you’re buying. For example, requirements for stationery are likely to be very short, while requirements for an ICT system are likely to involve a significant amount of technical detail.
A specification should include:
As you develop your requirements, we recommend that you:
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