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  • Public-Private Competition

    In-house governmental departments and private companies that compete to provide government services; occurs when a government agency targets a service for possible outsourcing and allows the in-house operation currently providing the service to compete against the private sector and submit a proposal to provide the service. May be referred to as Managed Competition.



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