Writing a Tender Specification

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Why Attend

This course explains how a specification should be constructed and carried out, and more specifically:

  • How the requirements for transparency and non-discrimination impact the specification;
  • How to get your criteria and weightings right for the benefit of all stakeholders;
  • The importance of life-cycle costing;
  • The elements that are non-negotiable once published; and,
  • How you can benefit by factoring in the outputs and outcomes of the procurement to the tender specification.


The Writing a Tender Specification e-learning course comprises of 10 chapters:

  • Drafting a Specification
  • Key Issues to Consider
  • Input / Output / Outcome
  • Requirements
  • Risk
  • Sustainability
  • Award Criteria
  • Life-Cycle Costing
  • Supplier Management
  • Evaluation

Book your place

You must be a CPC member to apply for a course. If unsure you can do a quick search to check if your institution is already a registered member or apply to join CPC today by visiting the CPC website

The up front cost of course is £50 (security deposit).

This is fully refundable on successful completion of the course. You can find out more about course funding here

Learners will have 1 month to complete the e-learning course.

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