Ref N° 34518

Technical Assistance for the Completion of the Development Co-operation Information and Management Systems (DCIMS) of the International Development Co-operation (IDC), National Treasury

South Africa
IDC, National Treasury
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 475 169
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
PWC South Africa, UCT, DPRU, Indyebo
Start date
February 2010
End date
October 2011
Number of staff provided
28 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

A key role of the IDC is to provide government, donors and recipients with up-to-date but specific information on the Official Development Assistance within South Africa. To this end, a reliable and user-friendly Development Co-operation Information Management System is essential.

The objective of the project is the successful revision, extension, testing and completion of the DCIMS as per required functional and non-functional requirements specification. Final user acceptance, user training, bug fixing, and transfer of the system should be completed. The specific objectives are as follows:

  • Test, refine and complete the existing functionality components of the current DCIMS, specifically theproject information, contact information and user role definition and assignment;
  • Enhance the current DCIMS to provide powerful, customizable yet user-friendly reporting addressing the specific requirements of the key external stakeholders, namely national government, donors and implementing agencies;
  • Extend the current DCIMS functionality to provide more efficient management and progress reporting within ODA-P by implementing a more detailed internal quarterly project reporting and notification system;
  • Incorporate a basic document management capability within the DCIMS to link relevant policy and other documents to projects;
  • To provide for the efficient implementation of the system by creating a training manual and provide hands-on training to the internal (IDC) and a selected group of external (donor, implementing agencies) users;
  • To provide a full and complete system hand-over to the IT within the Treasury. The full system is understood to include compiled/executable system (with all libraries), complete and documented C# source code, database, test cases, technical documentation, user documentation, and training materials in editable Microsoft-compatible format).

Type of services provided

The technical assistance comprised of 7 experts (28 m/m)who delivered the following outputs:

  • A fully functional production system as per the service specifications delivered on a packaged CD (3 copies), including automated installation script, executables, necessary libraries, fully documented source code as per coding standards (Visual Studio), and complete database structure and content (SQL Server);
  • A fully functional training system;
  • Technical documentation including the set of test cases in printed and electronic format;
  • User documentation in printed and electronic (editable Microsoft compatible) format;
  • A set of training materials and at least on on-location training workshop.

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