The technology outsourcing market is huge, with predictions that it will soon be worth over 200 billion dollars. Most deals within the market require a unique outsourcing contract and the lawyer's role in negotiating and drafting is a key success factor. This text clearly outlines the steps involved in preparing for, advising on, negotiating and concluding the contract. Written by experts in the field it offers practical coverage of: the procurement and bidding process, with useful checklists and flow charts; the outsourcing contract - how it should be structured and what are the key points?; information systems outsourcing, telecommunications systems outsourcing, business process outsourcing and web hosting; specific requirements of the public sector; benchmarking; and employment, pension and tax issues. The book also contains many precedent clauses for outsourcing contracts.