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Developing the Specification

Our Developing the Specification course supports entry-level procurement professionals and stakeholders engaged within the process to discover how to use the knowledge and insight they have gained during the consultation period to develop a specification. Using the skills learnt you will be able to create a specification that is fit for purpose and takes critical factors into account such as social value and climate impact.

The course builds upon your learning from our Preparing for a Procurement and Effectively Engaging the Market course which enabled you to successfully plan for your procurement.

Our courses are CPD meaning the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements ensuring any learner can record their hours in contribution to their continued professional development.

This course is CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified.


  • Procurement Cycle – In this topic you will be given an overview of the four stages of the procurement cycle, including Plan. Understand how to plan your procurement based on your organisation needs.
  • Specification Overview – What is a procurement specification? Why is it important? And how do you start to prepare one?
  • Specification considerations – Understand the factors to take into account when developing a specification.
  • Specification approval – Once you have completed your specification, what is needed to confirm that it is ready? What should you do if it is missing key components?
  • Free Resources – Several freely downloadable resources available that will help maximise your procurement approach.


Developing the Specification

£25.00 Exc VAT
  • Duration: 1 hour

Group discounts for organisations

To access multiple courses, or to purchase multiple licences for your organisation or local authority, contact us directly at or 01273 091 301, for information on group discounts.

Annual Solutions

We provide cost-effective annual solutions allowing up to 5, 10, 20 or a whole library of digital courses starting from £12 per learner, subject to requirement. Contact for more information.

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