- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
- Specialist wikis
Last edited 27 Aug 2021
Capital Works Management Framework, Guidance Note, Glossary, Published by the Government of Ireland Department of Finance in 2009 suggests an output specification: ‘… is a specification that states the scope of the project in output terms and explains what is expected and when; it sets out clearly and unambiguously any perceived problems that still require resolution. It focuses on what the Sponsoring Agency wants to achieve with the project, and is based on the sixteen project parameters used for project definition. All information required for the realisation of optimal designs, within budget, should be defined and provided as clearly and efficiently as possible at this stage. Issues, assumptions and relevant research gathered for earlier studies should be clearly presented.’
The Supplier Journey provides guidance on how to bid for public sector contracts in Scotland. It defines output specification as: ‘The specification requirements set out in terms of what you want to achieve, leaving the tenderers to decide on how they will deliver those requirements. This can lead to innovation by the tenderers. The services detailed in the output specification should be capable of objective assessment so that the performance of the supplier can be accurately monitored.’
See also: Output-based specification.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
Heed advice and insight of this report IPA tells the government.
From the Commonwealth Association of Architects.
For the Levelling Up, Housing & Communities Committee.
BSRIA's Technical Director reflects on recent weather patterns.
A national valuation to fund old-age pensions.
The world’s largest Commonwealth memorial to the missing.
Long after the end of the defects liability period.
Occupant satisfaction and wellbeing in buildings.
From the simple to the complex.
And the UK Government guidelines.
Commitment agreed to by major built environment bodies.
Electrical skills, low carbon, high-tech and the building services revolution.
Ultra-deep drilling with millimeter-wave beam technology.
Looking at the built environment from space.
BSI standards 8671, 8672 and 8673.
Bringing life to burial grounds.
From failed modernism to twenty-minute neighbourhoods.
The gates process and change control.
Why people behave as they do. APM book.