The regional authorities of this African country launched a project to build a high-speed infrastructure network to service particularly isolated towns and so reduce the digital divide. They were seeking support to conduct the request-for proposal process for the project’s design and deployment phases.
After being chosen to run this consultation, Sofrecom went on to set up a two-phase methodology: first, to conduct an assessment of needs and write the technical specifications, then second to examine the responses from applicants and make recommendations.
Ensuring technical consistency throughout the region was a critical element in the consultation. We managed to ensure consistency even in particularly isolated areas located deep inside a tropical rainforest. Performing a meticulous, impartial analysis of the tenders supplied by applicants and setting up the right conditions for staying on schedule were also decisive when conducting the consultation.