Position Paper: Outsourcing in the Public Sector

Outsourcing in the Public Sector emphasizes the essential role of procurement staff in the outsourcing decision and its successful execution. In the public sector, the term "outsourcing" refers to the practice of contracting out to third-party vendors functions that had previously been completed by public employees. The practice of outsourcing can be fiscally sound. However, it should not be undertaken without serious consideration about its potential implications.