Specification Guidance

To ensure that a product or service fits the University’s needs at the end of the tendering process, it is critical that the specification is well compiled and sufficiently detailed.

If the Specification is unclear or lacks detail this could result in the objectives of the original business case not being met, wasted money and time, unsuitable tenderers and bids. Misinterpretation of requirements would result in difficulties evaluating bids which can lead to unsuitable products and services being supplied. Ultimately an incorrect Specification could result in claims of unfair treatment of the Suppliers and inflict lengthy delays and possible reputational damage.

To help you formulate this specification Procurement has developed a template and some guidance on its completion.

Procurement Manual

Download a copy to help you through the Procurement process.

Supplier Guide

How to do business with the University.