The role of an ICT Consultant will vary from project to project and from client to client. Some organizations engage external consultants because they lack adequate internal skills to carry out a particular task or assignment. Public organisations are usually required by statutory instruments to engage external consultants for purposes of transparency and accountability. Businesses may engage consultants for various reasons including the need to focus internal skills on the core business, skills transfer, improved efficiency, and time to market constraints, etc
Data Fundi has been frequently retained as a Consultant to survey, research, design, manage, implement or audit complex, multifaceted and multi-disciplinary projects with an ICT component.
As consultant, we may be engaged in a variety of capacities and roles e.g. as advisor, technical auditor, reviewer or arbitrator. The specific area of engagement may be in ICT equipment/ systems procurement support, systems design and engineering, technical audit, value for money audit, technical study, baseline survey, technical planning, process engineering an the like.
Data Fundi has typically been engaged for periods ranging from several weeks to several months by several organization and business enterprises, including but not limited to the Uganda Communications Commission, the Uganda Ministry of Finance, The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and the Southern Sudan Ministry of Telecommunications.
Many organizations have procurement policies under which they are required to procure equipment supply and installation services for complex ICT construction projects through open competitive bidding processes. Such projects involve Planning Phase, Supplier Selection Phase (Bid invitation, Bid evaluation, contract preparation, and supplier engagement), Construction Phase and Commissioning and Operation Phase. Data Fundi is able to provide consulting services for such projects