Specification Writing

30 Jan - Tiverton, UK

Why attend

This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to create specifications that ensure sustainable pricing, product quality, operational functionality and requirements that are fit for purpose. The course addresses why it is essential to undertake pre-procurement engagement and spend time developing a robust EU compliant specification, which will in turn reduce the financial impact of over specifying or producing a specification that is not fit for purpose further down the line.



Who should attend

This course is intended for procurement practitioners, contract managers and operational stakeholders who want to understand and apply the tools, techniques and processes regarding specification writing. This will help to make sure specifications are EU compliant, clear, accurate and complete. This course is suitable for anyone who has not written a specification before or wants to improve their specification writing skills.


  • Definition of Specifications
  • Types of Specification
  • Pre-market engagement
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Strategic Issues Social Values Act
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • New Directives
  • Structure and Content
  • Evaluation
  • Award and Selection Criteria
  • Variant bids
  • SMART Specifications for Contract Management


£75 per delegate or £130 if you sign up to more than one course on the same day.

All prices shown are per delegate excluding VAT at the current rate.

For information on the above course or to book, contact themis@achilles.com or 01235 838155.