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Evaluating the attractiveness of an outsourcing price quote

In order to calculate how cost-effective is a price quote received from an external outsourcing contractor, Price boundaries need to be calculated:
Top Margin - by using the method for 
Estimating a price quote and schedule for a Future project
Outsource Margin - by using the method for Estimating a Future project schedule and cost for internal budget planning

Use the Top Margin to determine the maximum price you should pay, if the price quote is higher it is wise to consider a price quote from another contractor, or develop in-house.

Use the 
Outsource Margin to determine the price where outsourcing is more cost-effective than developing in-house, though obviously cost is not the only merit to be considered when developing in-house.