The importance of technical specification for book procurement
Different types of books require specific technical specifications. The type of technical specification depends on the planned use of the book, desired durability, and location of where the book will be used. It is therefore extremely important to understand and abide by the specifications in any national or international book procurement tender.
Christophe Barth, Managing Director of BlueTree Group, contributed to this guide together with, and for the World Bank Read@Home project. The guide explains standard technical specifications for the most common types of books and teaching and learning materials used in reading projects.
Technical specifications included in a tender are; paper specifications, printing specifications, binding specifications, packaging descriptions, standards and certifications.