I expect AfricaLink will soon want to contract out some of our
national program assessments -- to look at the work of AfricaLink at
selected sites and report on successes and failures. This will
probably entail a consultant traveling around a single country
conducting recording interviews, completing questionnaires, taking
photographs, and writing site evaluations.
We will probably issue several requests for consultants for selected
countries. We are now at the stage of drafting the basic statement
of work, and I would be pleased to share with you the draft of that
statement if you are willing to offer comments and suggestions.
Please let me know (private email please -- requests sent via or
copied to Afrik-IT will not be honored).
I see this process of subcontracting as a way to decentralize our
operations, to take advantage of local expertise, and to assure that
as much of our funding for Africa as possible is spent within Africa
in support of developing the Internet market. The first subcontract
will probably be issued in Cameroon.
The fee paid will depend on the expertise and quality of the work
likely to be performed by the consultant, as evidenced in the offer.
The type of subcontract will likely be firm fixed price for
deliverables (the reports, photographs, etc.), and not labor plus
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