Different views, by Giorgia Lodi and Paul Davidson, have been expressed in the WG on how to model services that public administration is outsourcing to/acquiring from private companies.
We can differentiate between:
(a) support services that public administration acquires in order to facilitate its daily operation, e.g. data centers and catering); and
(b) public services which are provided to citizens/business by a private contractor on behalf of public administration (in this case the responsibility for providing the service remains with the public administration)
Could these account for public services?