Outsourcing Management Functions for the Acquisition of Federal Facilities

Outsourcing Management Functions for the Acquisition of Federal Facilities

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In this study outsourcing is defined as the organizational practice of contracting for services from an external entity while retaining control over assets and oversight of the services being outsourced. In the 1980s, a number of factors led to a renewed interest in outsourcing. For private sector organizations, outsourcing was identified as a strategic component of business process reengineering-an effort to streamline an organization and increase its profitability. In the public sector, growing concern about the federal budget deficit, the continuing long-term fiscal crisis of some large cities, and other factors accelerated the use of privatization measures (including outsourcing for services) as a means of increasing the efficiency of government.... life-cycle project services a€c implement public policy within the Army ethic USACE also identified specialized engineering services and ... The other major provider of federal facilities, GSA, defines its mission as aquot;providing] expertly managed space, products, services and solutions ... Among its findings were: (1) the federal governmenta#39;s performance has been limited by a failure to manage projects on theanbsp;...


Title:Outsourcing Management Functions for the Acquisition of Federal Facilities
Author: Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Committee on Outsourcing Design and Construction-Related Management Services for Federal Facilities, National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2000-12-20
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