Performance Specifications is a document specifying operational requirements of a component or installation. In other words, a performance specification informs the contractor what the final installed product capabilities are. In contrast, see Conformance Specification.
In this case the buyer simply explains problems the product should solve and the supplier provides such. In essence this is less rigid than conformance specification.
Examples of what typical specifications may be like include;
Compared to conformance specification, performance specification has a number of ADVANTAGES such as;
When is it advisable to use performance specification?
When there is enough time to assess the functionality of the product as proposed.