SPECIFICATIONS AND PROCUREMENT OF FREQUENCY AND TIMING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS "INDUSTRY OPINION"

Don Mitchell

Abstract: This paper presents the results of a survey of some time and frequency manufacturers on "industry opinion" as to what can be done to improve the specifications and procurement of time and frequency instrumentation and systems. of prime importance in this discussion is the Statement of Work (Sow) and the item specifications which are the heart of any request for proposal and resulting contract. The Sow and specification must adequately spell out exactly what needs to be done, how, when and where. The sow and specifications should be written simply, thoroughly, logically, accurately, concisely and precisely, all of which makes it a real challenge to write. The writer should have a basic understanding of the legal implications of contract language as it relates to the sow and specifications of a request for proposal which will result in a binding contract.
Published in: Proceedings of the 21th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting
November 28 - 30, 1989
Sheraton Hotel
Redondo Beach, California
Pages: 39 - 44
Cite this article: Mitchell, Don, "SPECIFICATIONS AND PROCUREMENT OF FREQUENCY AND TIMING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS "INDUSTRY OPINION"," Proceedings of the 21th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting, Redondo Beach, California, November 1989, pp. 39-44.
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