Bidders fault govt over laptops tender
23 October 2013, 11:34
Nairobi - Companies that participated in the tender for the supply of
laptops for Standard One Pupils in public schools next year have said the money
set aside by the government for the project is not enough.
The Jubilee government had allocated KES 12 billion for
the project that it promised during the campaigns, The Standard.
The government had
anticipated the gadgets would each cost KES 8 500 and KES 10 000, but the
bidders say the laptops with the governments’ specification cost more than the estimated amount.
Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi cancelled the
tenders and said a new tendering process will be initiated to
ensure that the pupils get the laptops in January next year.
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