Global consultancy firm, Ernst and Young was on Friday selected as a project management consultant to the government’s ambitious project — Unique Identification Authority of India.
The advisory firm has been selected for consultancy services to set up the Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) and selection of Managed Service Provider (MSP), a statement from the Authority said on Friday.
The Authority, headed by Infosys founder Nandan Nilekani, had invited technical and commercial bids in an open tender in December, 2009.
“Based on the evaluation of the Technical and Financial Bids of the seven bidders, the bid of Ernst & Young was found to be the lowest at a price of Rs 7.05 crore for a period of three years.
“UIDAI has issued an offer letter for hiring of the consultancy services on February 26, 2010,” the statement said.
The scope of work for the consultant will include planning and formulating the overall programme management strategy, preparing a road map and implementation plan for the UID project, identifying and developing business models and business cases for potential revenue streams from the CIDR among others.
The scope also includes formulating the implementation strategy for the CIDR, detailed functional and technical requirements specifications for all the IT and non-IT (physical infrastructure) components of the CIDR among others.