The Tanzania engineering consultancy firm, Inter-Consult, has been accredited with an ISO in Civil Engineering Consultancy services, thus becoming the first country in East Africa to receive such certification.
The firm was given this certification after a thorough audit on its quality control system showed that it had sufficiently met the strict requirements of international standards.
The company is owned exclusively by Tanzanians and operates on projects throughout the country that receive finances from both local and external sources.
In the past two decades, the consultancy firm has completed over 400 projects including the 687km TAZARA Rail welding Project, designing the Dar es Salaam rapid transport project, the 21 storey William Benjamin Mkapa tower (Mafuta House) in Dar es Salaam, the Dar es Salaam port control tower, as well as the construction of a 45 million liter fuel storage tank.
The President of the United Registrar of Systems Limited (URS), Andrew Rowe presented the company with their certificate over the weekend at a function that also coincided with the company’s 30th anniversary
According to Mr. Rowe, the ISO certificate will help to give the local firm a competitive edge in the region’s competitive consultancy business arena.
In a recent report by the Daily News, the chairman of the Board, who is also the founder of Inter-Consult, Engineer David Mosha, described the acquisition of this certification was a gateway for the firm into the international market.
Mr. Mosha went on to stress that in order to take the company to the forefront of the East African market, the firm and its employees would continue to work hard and remain dedicated to its clients.
The Director of Structure for Inter-Consult, engineer Richard Chaky, has assured the URS that his firm will conform to the requirements of the international standard certification, a process that will require the firm to submit to regular audits from external bodies.
In light of the significant positive impact that this certification could have on the company, the Managing Director, engineer Mark Niju, assured the firm’s client base that the ultimate goal of Inter-Consult was to provide quality, state-of-the-art consultancy services in the most cost effective way, while, at the same time, ensuring the sustainability of the environment and meeting international standards.