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ML0101 - CLL: Spec Writing 101

Sep 27, 2018 10:00am ‐ Sep 27, 2018 11:00am


Regardless of the type or quantity of vehicles or equipment your agency needs, the most important part of the procurement decision-making process is making the right selection for the agency's needs. Not only can the wrong choices negatively impact the agency's service delivery, but they can also waste taxpayer dollars. This session will provide an overview of APWA's Spec Writing 101 publication that provides an overview of how to conduct a legal and ethical procurement process for vehicles, equipment, and services to meet your agency's operational needs.

After attending this session, participants will be better able to:
-Determine a procurement method that is suitable for their agency's needs..
-Determine a specification-writing process that covers all the necessary bases, including scope of work.
-Evaluate how to set up a bidding process that will ensure that their agency acquires the best piece of equipment, at the best cost.

This program is eligible for .1 CEUs. To receive CEUs for this program, you must complete a program assessment: Once the assessment is complete, please email to let us know that you have reviewed the program and completed the assessment. CEUs are typically processed within 10 business days - after which, you will receive an automated email to let you know when your transcript has been updated your transcript is available for download.


  • Mark Stinson, Fleet Manager, City of Lee's Summit, Missouri


  • Darryl Syler, CPFP, Director of Fleet Management, City of Dublin, OH
  • Jeffrey A. Tews, CPFP, Fleet Operations Manager, City of Milwaukee, WI

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