Outsourcing

P&SM professionals should have the knowledge and skills required to manage the outsourcing process and to advise colleagues of the most appropriate solution to obtain best value for money in the provision of services.

Information about Outsourcing

CIPS takes the view that the outsourcing of services to specialist providers can often lead to better quality of services and increased value for money. Purchasing and supply management professionals should have the knowledge and skills required to manage the outsourcing process and to advise colleagues of the most appropriate solution to obtain best value for money in the provision of services. CIPS strongly recommends that the purchasing and supply management professional ensures clarity on the rationale for outsourcing at the outset and that until such clarity is achieved the purchasing and supply management professional should advocate caution when embarking on the outsourcing process.

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