8 bidders have successfully submitted their Request for Proposal (RFP) for the supply, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of goods and related services for implementation of the Digital Literacy Programme in public primary schools in Kenya. The bidders include:

 

8 bidders have successfully submitted their Request for Proposal (RFP) for the supply, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of goods and related services for implementation of the Digital Literacy Programme in public primary schools in Kenya. The bidders include:

•    Hewlett – Packard EA Limited

•    Lenovo EA Limited
•    Kenyatta University
•    University of Nairobi
•    Moi University
•    Dedan Kimathi University of Technology & Meru University of Science and Technology
•    Symphony Technologies Limited
•    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Initially, 10 bidders had been shortlisted but two did not qualify. Strathmore Research and Consultancy Centre withdrew last minute from the process while Smoothtel &Data Solutions Limited submitted late.

An evaluation process will follow and an evaluation committee will be appointed to go through the RFP’s. The evaluation process is expected to take at least 30 days. The evaluation entails Technical and Financial evaluation of the tender document.

The tender was advertised on 27th November 2015 for the following goods and related services comprising:-
•    Teachers Digital Device
•    Learners Digital Device
•    Special needs Education Learner Digital Device
•    Server and Routers
•    Projector
The bids have been divided into three Lots according to the number of counties. Bidders must bid for all items in a lot. Bids will be evaluated and contracts awarded on a lot by lot basis.
Lot 1 – 14 counties
Lot 2 – 21 counties
Lot 3 – 12 counties

The ICT Authority is the implementing agency for the programme. Meanwhile, a total of KES17 billion will be spent on the program that has stalled since 2013 due to a hitch in the procurement process then conducted by the Ministry of Education and won by Indian firm Olive Pvt that ended up in court, leading to a government decision to rework the plan.
According to the plan, 294,981 laptops and 23,951 teacher digital devices will be supplied to schools by July. Another 10 per cent of the total number of gadgets required will be supplied in September and a similar number in November.

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