Expression of Interest for the Provision of Goods and Related Services for the Implementation of the Digital Literacy Programme in Public Primary Schools on Kenya
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The Government of Kenya intends to implement the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) through a multi stakeholder engagement. This is a national programme which will be implemented countrywide. The focus of the programme is to enhance learning in all public primary schools in Kenya through the use of digital technologies.
In addition, through this programme, the government intends to fulfill the promise of:-
- Development of innovation skills for a knowledge economy.
- Promoting Research and development.
- Promoting locally assembled / manufactured goods and services.
- Enhancing Job creation.
2. The scope of the assignment.
i. Supply, distribution and installation of the teacher digital devices. Capability of local assembly/manufacturing is required.
ii. Supply, distribution and installation of the learner digital device. Capability of local assembly/manufacturing is required.
iii. Supply, distribution and installation of the Special Needs Education devices for learners with hearing and visual impairments.
iv. Supply, distribution and installation of content server and router devices.
v. Supply and installation of projectors.
vi. Institutions/consortia or joint ventures must be able to perform all assignments listed in i-v above.
The devices, accessories and services are categorized as follows:
a) Teacher Digital Device (TDD)
b) Learner Digital Device (LDD)
c) Special Needs Education Learner Digital Device. (SNELDD)
d) Server and Router
f) First line Support services for a, b, c,d and e above.
3. Brief Descriptions
a) Teacher Digital Device (TDD)
Definition: Teacher Digital Device is a term used to mean a digital computing device used by the teacher to prepare and deliver educational digital content.
Brief description: The device should have a display, physical keyboard, be easily portable, withstand rugged operating conditions, have a long life battery with low power consumption and able to connect to both wired and wireless networks.
b) Learner Digital Device
Definition: Learner Digital Device is a term used to mean a digital computing device used by the pupil to access educational digital content.
Brief Description: The device should have a display, keyboard, be user friendly and easily portable, withstand rugged operating conditions, have a long life battery with low power consumption and able to connect to wireless networks.
c) Special Needs Education Learner Digital Device
Brief Description: Special Needs Education Learner Digital Device is a term used to mean a digital computing device used by the pupil with hearing or visual impairments to access educational digital content.
d) Server and router
Server: a combination of hardware and software that stores data, runs applications and connects to wired and wireless networks.
Router: a device that connects to a wired/wireless public network and acts as a gateway between networks.
Brief Description: The projector should be able to project a clear, crisp and visible image in good detail.
4. Request for Expression of Interest
The ICT Authority now invites institutions in Kenya, either individually or in a duly signed consortium or joint venture where they are the lead partner for an Expression of Interest (EOI) in the provision of goods and related services described above.
Interested institutions/Consortium/joint ventures must provide information indicating that they are qualified to provide goods and related services for the implementation of the Digital
i. Institution/consortium/joint venture details
a) Detailed profile which includes but not limited to physical address, telephone numbers and email addresses
b) Copies of certificate of registration or incorporation
c) Current tax compliance certificate
d) Duly signed agreements as appropriate
ii. Demonstrate competence in all three areas of the programme, namely:
a) Research and development
b) Technology production/development
c) Assembly /manufacturing of devices
iii. Evidence of three (3) completed related assignments undertaken in the past 5 years including clients lists and contacts
iv. Availability of appropriate expertise
v. Demonstrate financial ability to deliver the programme.
Following the Expression of Interest, ICT Authority will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to short listed institutions/consortium/joint ventures only. Selection will be in accordance with the procedures set out in the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005. The procuring entity may award the eventual contract(s) to one or a maximum of three institutions/consortium/joint ventures.
5. Submission of Expression of Interest
Expression of Interest must be delivered to the address below clearly marked "Provision of goods and related services for the implementation of the digital literacy programme in public primary schools in Kenya." Ref: EOI/ICTA/DLP/01/2015-16
The Chief Executive Officer
12th Floor, Telposta Towers, Kenyatta Avenue
P.O. BOX 27150 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254- 202 - 211960/61
or be deposited in the 'TENDER BOX' located on 12th Floor, Telposta Towers, Kenyatta Avenue Entrance.
This information can be found at; www.icta.go.ke; supplier.treasury.go.ke; digischool.icta.go.ke
This should be received on or before 22nd September 2015 at 10.00 am East African Time. All submissions will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of all interested parties.