Definition of the term („What is an user requirement specification?“)
A URS or User Requirement Specification contains a comprehensive description of the customer requirements with reference to the products and services of a contractor. This also includes the economic, technical and organizational expectations for a device, appliance or a product/service. In the software sector, for example, it is the result of a requirement analysis and this part of the requirement management. Ultimately, the URS also defines objectives and purposes.
Within tenders, the contracting entity may send the URS to several potential contractors and then compare them with the functional specifications provided indicating the different solutions adopted by the contractors.