Consultants

Consultants, especially consulting arms of large public accounting firms, have been engaged to advise and counsel on whether and what to contract out, vendors to select, and how to negotiate and manage outsourced work. Firms like Anderson and PricewaterhouseCoopers provide such advisory assistance, though their fees range from $250 per hour to much higher.

The leading consulting associations can also refer inquiries to members, who can provide outsourcing vendor advisory services. These include:

■ Institute of Management Consultants (IMC): www.imcusa.corr

■ The Association of Management Consulting Firms (ACME): www.amcf.org

■ Independent Computer Consultants Association (ICCA): www.ica.org

Consultants' capabilities can also be researched through the Internet via Management Consultant Network International, Inc. (MCNI), reached via www.mcninet.com.

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