On Demand: Specification Development

On Demand: Specification Development

  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: On Demand
  • Contact Hours: 2.5
  • CEUs: 0.25

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to development specifications that promote maximum competition.

During this interactive course, learners begin to use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to navigate through this learning experience that includes reading, video, scenarios, and activities.

Member - On Demand: Specification Development$115.0005/24/202112/31/2054
Non-Member - On Demand: Specification Development$165.0005/24/202112/31/2054
Member - On Demand: Specification Development $115.00
Non-Member - On Demand: Specification Development $165.00


Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Define a specification.
  • List various types of specifications.
  • Recognize the challenges of restrictive specifications.
  • Research Specifications already developed for similar projects.
  • Research potential compliance requirements.
  • Recognize instances when testing or demonstration is required, and then develop criteria for the testing or demonstration.
  • Develop the specifications.
  • Ensure the development of the specifications are appropriately documented and all required approvals have been obtained.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.   

  • Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  

Completion Requirements

  • Complete all On-Demand content
  • Complete the final assessment examination with a score of 81% or higher

Competency Alignment

Get a Core Certificate: Sourcing & Contracting by adding these competency modules:

  • Negotiations
  • Evaluation Methods


Payment Information

  • Register online with credit card
  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form


Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form or online), and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
440 Monticello Avenue Suite 1802
PMB 63452
Norfolk, VA 23510

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds, all sales are final.

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On Demand: Specification Development

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