Guidance

Output Specification 2017

Two suites of documents and tools that form the requirements for the design and construction of school building projects

Output Specification 2017: Employer’s Requirements part B

Output Specification 2017: Employer’s Requirements part C

The guidance in these web pages will assist building professionals, school sponsors and those involved in school building projects.

The Output Specification 2017 replaces the previous Facilities Output Specification (FOS) as the standard requirements for any building project funded directly by the ESFA.

It comprises two suites of documents:

  • the generic design brief and associated Technical Annexes provide the specifications for any project, and are used as part B of the Employers Requirements in the construction framework 2017

  • templates and tools for the school-specific brief and associated Annexes provide the specifications particular to the project, and are used to provide part C of the Employers Requirements in the construction framework 2017

Published 5 July 2018