Europe: how outsourcing wastes public resources

A new report by the LO trade union confederation in Norway puts together research evidence that concludes that competitive tendering of public services delivers neither lower costs nor better services. Analysing a range of international research data, the report highlights the costs associated with planning tenders, monitoring and controlling contracts and how these can add up to a significant proportion of the contract value. [Read more at > EPSU->http://www.epsu.org/a/9692]