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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and PROEXPORT COLOMBIA Fund ITSqc initiative for eSCM Adoption in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

for information:

Jeff Perdue
Director, ITSqc
+1-412-436-5212
(email)

Pittsburgh, PA , January 15, 2012 - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (Banco Inter-Americano de Desarollo - BID) has awarded an exciting project with PROEXPORT COLOMBIA for ITSqc, LLC. With IDB support,
the PROEXPORT trade promotion agency is working with ITSqc, the creators of the eSCM-SP and eSCM-CL models, to build training and evaluation capacity in the Andean region.

This project aims to develop resources to support wide-spread adoption of the eSourcing Capability Models (eSCM-SP and eSCM-CL) by ITO, BPO, and KPO providers and their clients within in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador,
and Peru. A major aspect of the project is to enable service providers to become certified with this globally recognized "best practices" model.

Recommended by Tholons, PROEXPORT and IDB selected ITSqc to bring these models to Colombia initially and then to neighboring countries. As part of this initiative, instructors and evaluators are being trained and authorized by ITSqc to teach courses and conduct organizational diagnostics with the eSCMs. Five of these regional experts are already offering official ITSqc courses in Spanish and will be available to assist adopting organizations with self-appraisals as well as evaluations for certification. Early adopters of the eSCM-SP include Carvajal Servicios y Tecnologia.


About IDB
Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank (IBD) is the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a strong commitment to achieve measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability. IDB has an evolving reform agenda that seeks to increase its development impact in the region. While IDB is a regular bank in many ways, it are also unique in some key respects. Besides loans, IDB also provides grants, technical assistance and does research. The IDB's shareholders are 48 member countries, including 26 Latin American and Caribbean borrowing members, who have a majority ownership of the IDB.

About PROEXPORT COLOMBIA
Established in 1959, the PROEXPORT COLOMBIA is an organization in charge of commercially promoting exportations, international tourism and foreign investment in Colombia. Through a national and international branch office network, it offers support and comprehensive assistance to clients, through services or instruments directed to facilitating the design and execution of its internationalization strategy, which in turn seeks to support the the generation, development, and execution of business opportunities.

About ITSqc
ITSqc, LLC, the spin-off from Carnegie Mellon University created to promote best practice models for the global IT-enabled services industry, was founded to extend the impact of the eSourcing Capability Models. The eSourcing Capability Models were originally developed at Carnegie Mellon University with participation from leading provider, client and advisory organizations. ITSqc, LLC, provides support for these Models, by training professionals about the Models, the eSCM-based methods for determining organizational capabilities, and related professional education programs. ITSqc, LLC, is working with strategic partners and Authorized Organizations to support global adoption of the eSourcing Capability Models.