The Florida Center for Efficient Government has published there new guidelines for managing public-private competitions in the state. The Center developed a centralized “Gate Process” for evaluating the best source to deliver services. This process consists of a robust set of standards, templates, guidelines and a transparent method of managing each stage of any outsourcing initiative. The five steps or gates of the process are the development of a business case, procurement, contract managment, transition managment, and post implementation. Reason Foundation experts assisted the Center with the development of the criteria and applaud the Governor and his staff for the leadership and vision.