When selecting or developing the methods of describing requirements, whether it is brand names, samples or specifications, consideration must be given to the importance of competition and the desirability of avoiding unnecessarily restrictive criteria in meeting the supply objectives and targets.
Clearly, the supply objectives and targets — and the resulting specifications — should also take into account the supply market conditions. Otherwise, the objectives and targets will not be attained, or they will be attained only at a greater cost. This requires knowledge of supply market conditions, which will be covered next in section 3.2.
|Self-tests 3.1 and 3.2
|Questions to self-tests 3.1_3.2
||Suggested answers to self-tests 3.1_3.2