Haier gets contract for second phase of Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme. Haier Electrical Alliance Corp China has won the contract to the successful bidder for provision of 200,000 laptops to university students regarding the second phase of Prime Minister Laptop Scheme.
Haier Gets Contract for Second Phase of Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) announced this during a press conference at Islamabad. The Chairman appreciated Transparency International, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) and relevant technical committees for their contribution and guidance during the whole process.
HEC chairman added.
“Though some foreign companies had approached to participate in the process, however their requests of removing the local assembly (as desired by their governments) were rejected and they did not submit their bids.
The Chairman HEC said when giving detail of the award that on April 12, 2015 tender was advertised with the bid opening date of May 12, 2015. Pre-bid meeting with potential bidders was held on April 21, 2015. 1st extension in bid opening date was given till May 26, 2015 while second extension in bid opening date was given till June 9, 2015.The tender was opened on June 09, 2015. M/s Haier Electrical Appliances Corp. China also submitted its bid.
Technical proposal of the submitted bid was opened and handed over for technical evaluation. The Technical Committee visited the local assembling facility at Haier Industrial Park, Lahore and recommendations of Technical Committee were forwarded to the Tender Committee. The Financial Bid was opened on July 8, 2015.
The Chairman HEC said that market price comparison was done through an independent committee of IT Expert headed by a Vice Chancellor and experts from different universities. At the end tender was awarded to M/s Haier Electrical Alliance Corp. China.
He said that under the new award, the 2-in-1 laptop-cum-tablet will be delivered from November 2015. The company will train engineers and also set-up performance testing laboratory in Pakistan. Moreover, these laptops will have 170 Microsoft Licensed software as well as access to digital library.