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, considering core competencies, 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 of outsourcing work or services, such as:

  • 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

How to develop the process to secure the outsourcing of work or services

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

Ways of taking into account ethical and sustainability in outsourcing

Create plans for the use of ethical and sustainable 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, considering core competencies, 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 of outsourcing work or services, such as:

  • 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

How to develop 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 it with stakeholders

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Ways of taking into account ethical and sustainability in outsourcing

Capabilities: Will be able to

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

This segment was last updated on: 21st May 2021

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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