The High Court has revoked the KES 24.6 billion school laptops tender awarded to Olive Telecommunications this year. The court claims that this contract, awarded by the Ministry of Education, was done without set procedures from procurement stage to reviewing board.
The three-judge bench ruled that the tender for the supply of 1.3 million laptops be halted to promote equity in the tendering process.
Olive Telecommunications was to deliver its first batch of 400,000 laptops to Standard one pupils this year but this didn’t take place due to a file suit filed by Hewlett Packard (HP) against Olive Telecommunication’s tender win.
In August 2014, Rural Electrification Authority reported to have connected 15,157 primary schools to the national grid and was remaining with 6,065 to light for the project to continue.
In March 2014, the Public Procurement Board cancelled the award of the tender to Olive Telecommunications, as the company did not meet requirements of the board.
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