Definition Edit

A proprietary specification is

[a] specification that restricts the acceptable product(s) or service(s) to that of one or more manufacturer(s) or vendor(s).[1]

Overview Edit

Although all sole source specifications are proprietary, all proprietary specifications are not sole source. Proprietary items may be available from several distributors through competitive bidding.[2]

References Edit

  1. Information Technology Resource Management Glossary, at 81.
  2. Id.

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