Successful Specification Development. Presented by David R. Gill, C.P.M. Utah Division of Purchasing [email protected] Definition: . A specification is an explicit set of requirements to be satisfied by a material, product, or service. (ASTM and Wikipedia definition)
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well written specification
“Procurement officers may take any action of a procurement nature to advance the economic well being and efficient operation of the state or agency so long as that action is not in conflict with the Utah Procurement Code or the Utah Procurement Rules.”
“How can I write the specification to avoid it?”
Four contracts make the circle for medical supplies…
Ts & Cs or the Instructions to Bidders in your specification
All specifications shall…
(2)(b) Brand Name or Equal Specification.
(ii) …Brand name or equal specification shall seek to designate as many different bands as are practicable as “or equal” references and shall state
thatproducts substantially equivalent to those designated will be considered for award.
…provide at least two, preferably three brands…
(State purchasing staff meeting minutes 1/3/07)
First 5 of the:
“7 Habits of Highly Effective People”
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
You create something new that exceeds what was intended.
Every aspect of purchasing under the contract works in complete harmony.
Previous problems are not an issue.