This category specifically covers consultants that offer consulting services to enable clients to outsource some of their current functions. To qualify as "outsourcing", the client must already have assets and personnel to perform the current functions. The client must intend to transfer these assets and personnel to an external service provider. To qualify as "consulting", the consultant must provide advice to clients on outsourcing, as defined above. Consultants may also be outsourcing service providers. As a guide, the following are likely to be rejected as outsourcing consultants: - advertising agencies, as they do not usually advise on the outsourcing of existing internal functions. - software developers, as they may supplement existing SD functions, without acquiring their clients' assets and personnel.