Global Standard for Procurement and Supply

Current segment

Level: Managerial

Theme: Sourcing

Segment 6.8 Developing Outsourcing

Segment 6.8 Developing Outsourcing

Knowledge: Will know and understand Capabilities: Will be able to

The use of outsourcing of work or services

Evaluate the use of make or buy sourcing strategies and identify the critical success factors for the outsourcing or insourcing of work or services

The use of outsourced procurement services and consortium based services

Generate opportunities for other organisations to make use of outsourced procurement services, or to contribute resources for consortiums, or to buy in services from other procurement organisations

The development of offshoring and low cost country sourcing

Evaluate the development of offshoring and low cost country sourcing applicable to the outsourcing of work or services

Risks in outsourcing work or services such as;

  • The loss of control
  • Reputational damage
  • Increased costs
  • Service performance
  • Delays

Develop a risk assessment and risk mitigation plan for the outsourcing of work or services taking into account feedback from stakeholders

Developing the process to secure the outsourcing of work or services

Create an appropriate sourcing plan for the outsourcing of work or services and communicate with stakeholders

Taking account of sustainability in outsourcing

Create plans for the use of responsible procurement with fair pricing and payment terms upholding relevant labour standards for the outsourced work or services

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of outsourcing of work or services

Capabilities: Will be able to

Evaluate the use of make or buy sourcing strategies and identify the critical success factors for the outsourcing or insourcing of work or services

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of outsourced procurement services and consortium based services

Capabilities: Will be able to

Generate opportunities for other organisations to make use of outsourced procurement services, or to contribute resources for consortiums, or to buy in services from other procurement organisations

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The development of offshoring and low cost country sourcing

Capabilities: Will be able to

Evaluate the development of offshoring and low cost country sourcing applicable to the outsourcing of work or services

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Risks in outsourcing work or services such as;

  • The loss of control
  • Reputational damage
  • Increased costs
  • Service performance
  • Delays
Capabilities: Will be able to

Develop a risk assessment and risk mitigation plan for the outsourcing of work or services taking into account feedback from stakeholders

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Developing the process to secure the outsourcing of work or services

Capabilities: Will be able to

Create an appropriate sourcing plan for the outsourcing of work or services and communicate with stakeholders

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Taking account of sustainability in outsourcing

Capabilities: Will be able to

Create plans for the use of responsible procurement with fair pricing and payment terms upholding relevant labour standards for the outsourced work or services

This segment was last updated on: 3rd April 2017

The Global Standard for Procurement and Supply structure

Released in 2014 the Standard is a competency framework of procurement and supply skills, knowledge and capabilities that can be used by individuals and organisations to identity training and professional development needs at varying levels of competency.

The Global Standard for Procurement and Supply structure
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