Procurement and Outsourcing

Procurement and Outsourcing

Daniel M. Brandon (Christian Brothers University, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-693-8.ch012


Many IT projects involve the purchasing of goods and/or services, and some IT projects are mostly procurement activities, at least from a cost perspective. Between one quarter and one third of all U.S. software projects involve contractors or subcontractors (Jones, 1994). With the increase in IT outsourcing and of outsourcing offshore, there is an increasing need for very formal procurement management.

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