Services

Experience, Expertise, Contacts and Skills

 Experience 

EKB Consulting Incorporated has a wealth of experience and business connections with Manitoban Education Institutions and strong Government of Manitoba connections.   

EKB Consulting Incorporated and our partners have complete confidence we can provide the deliverables listed in the Request for Proposals in a timely and comprehensive package that will be superior to any other proponent, for a number of reasons.   

We do our work in-house; we don’t contract out the components to other companies then reassemble them into an assortment of mini-projects, however EKB Consulting Incorporated has significant partnerships and will utilize the best resources available to make this project a success - whatever it takes;  We have a great deal of Manitoba experience that is directly related to the deliverables listed in this project and we have a history with First Nations Health & Social Secretariat of Manitoba; Many clients in Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario know the quality of our work and that we meet our milestones and deliver what we promise.  


Proven Track Record

EKB Consulting Incorporated has a proven track record of building business cases, designing, building and operating fiber networks that deliver very-high-speed bandwidth to rural regions, as well as connecting schools as anchor tenants and extending the existing infrastructure to facilitate a benefit to the entire community.  We are experienced with developing designs that can be proven to be successful in leveraging bandwidth as an asset, inviting communities to share goals and value the results to sustain them over the long term; this demands a wealth of specific experience and a deep level of Manitoba hands on expertise. EKB Consulting Incorporated has demonstrated our ability to produce quality results quickly and meet deadlines.  EKB Consulting Incorporated understands that the timelines are often in flux and is agile enough to make things happen quickly when necessary.  


Manitoba Connections 

The process for building this application will require strong relationships with local suppliers, to insure solid communication and immediate response to requests for information, pricing and time commitments.  EKB Consulting Incorporated has considerable influence with these suppliers due to our long history in the province and considerable experience completing numerous similar projects.  Our connections include utilities like Manitoba Hydro Telecom, Telco’s, Internet Service Providers like High Speed Crow and Manitoba NetSet as well as working closely with Municipalities, School Divisions, Manitoba First Nations Communities and contractors who install, maintain and repair fiber.  Our partners are certified Internet Service Providers experienced in developing a business case, then designing, building, maintaining and supplying fiber optic and wireless networks that deliver high bandwidth to rural communities.   


Grant Writing Expertise

EKB Consulting Incorporated has expertise building grant submissions and understands the Federal Government grant application process.  We have a proven track record of success helping clients procure funding.  

Careful attention to the previous elements will facilitate the acquisition of funding from the Federal and Manitoba Governments however if these components are not presented judiciously, access to funding will be difficult.  EKB Consulting Incorporated has considerable experience procuring funding, including the preparation of appropriate applications and contribution agreements.  The in-depth research associated with achievements and challenges in bandwidth development in Manitoba and other provinces has been invaluable in building a deep understanding of the unique needs and considerations necessary to develop a roadmap supported by the governance and operating structure necessary to complete projects.  

EKB Consulting Incorporated Difference

 

EKB Consulting Incorporated and our partners have complete confidence we can provide the deliverables listed in the Request for Proposals in a timely and comprehensive package that will be superior to any other proponent, for a number of reasons:  

We do our work in-house; we don’t contract out the components to other firm’s then reassemble them into an assortment of mini-projects. We have a great deal of Manitoba experience that is directly related to the deliverables listed in most projects.  We have worked shoulder to shoulder with Manitoba suppliers, vendors, contractors and service providers and have built strong long-term working relationships with most successful businesses in fields related to this project.  We have a history with First Nations Health & Social Secretariat of Manitoba; they know the quality of our work, and that we meet our milestones and deliver what we promise.We have on-site, long-standing connections with Education, Government and Healthcare officials in Manitoba.   

Business Case Skills

 

Developing designs that can be proven to be successful in leveraging bandwidth as an asset, inviting communities to share goals and value the results to sustain them over the long term demands a wealth of experience and a deep level of expertise.  Developing this Design and Plan to deliver a future-proof network will demand technical proficiency as well as a profound understanding of values, culture and economics.   

EKB Consulting Incorporated has a proven track record of building business cases, designing, building and operating fiber networks that deliver very-high-speed bandwidth to rural regions, as well as connecting schools as anchor tenants and extending the existing infrastructure to facilitate a benefit to the entire community.  We are experienced with developing designs that can be proven to be successful in leveraging bandwidth as an asset, inviting communities to share goals and value the results to sustain them over the long term; this demands a wealth of specific experience and a deep level of Manitoba hands on expertise.  EKB Consulting Incorporated has written many successful comprehensive business cases for  projects, with special attention to leveraging the asset and sharing the services.