Contractual Specifications and Procurement Process


Determination of contractual specifications is considered as the basis of procurement process, as any  specification or description, that is poorly mentioned or stipulated, would definitely be a major reason for companies' failure in delivery of goods and services required by the client. Contractors, suppliers,  and  vendors  often  use  contract  specifications  and  the  related conditions  as  an  opportunity  to  submit  claims,  complaints,  and  require alterations and amendments of the works, or products and services.

Therefore, this course entitled "Contractual Specifications and Procurement Process" is intended to develop the basic skills for forming specifications  of  contracts  and  procurement  agreements,  in  addition  to explaining the significance of such contract specifications, and their impact on the overall procurement process.

Objectives and target group

Procurement staff, contract analysts, engineers and end users in executive departments, in addition to any staff members who are likely to benefit from this course.

Course Objectives:

  • Understanding the    significant    role    of    proper    and    accurate determination of contract specifications, throughout the procurement cycle.
  • To assess the legal importance of contract specifications, besides the strategic significance of the "Invitation to tenders" process.
  • Identifying the impact of different types of contract specifications on prospective bidders.
  • Understanding the  role  of  technical  proposals,  in  the  evaluation  of tenders.
  • Adopting the   proper   international   standards   or   the   enterprise criterions where and when necessary.
  • The definition of doubtful and weak descriptive specifications.
  • The definition   of   deficiently   formed   or   inaccurately   defined descriptive specifications.
  • Identifying the    differences    between    functional    and    detailed specifications, in addition to the performance specifications, and the risks inherent in each of them.
  • Learning how to change the contract language, and the punctuation of the meaning of an item or article of law.
  • Writing and forming specifications, to meet the working requirements and needs  in  the  local  environment  of  the  state,  in  which  the participants operate.

Course Content

  • Writing contract   specifications   and   procurement   processes   and analyzing the same.
  • The legal importance of contractual specifications, and their relation to the process "Invitation to tender".
  • The doubtful and deficient descriptive specifications.
  • Different types of specifications and the related risks.
  • The impact of language on the meanings of contractual articles and legal conditions.

Course Date





Course Cost

Note / Price varies according to the selected city

Members NO. : 1
£2900 / Member

Members NO. : 2 - 3
£2320 / Member

Members NO. : + 3
£1885 / Member

Related Course


The modern tracks program for product purchases, tenders, and contracts





£2900 £2900