Local PC assemblers have widely differing views on the all-of-government PC tender released last week.
The one they have in common is the lack of clarity about whether the tender applies to PC manufacturers bidding directly or to service-oriented companies such as Gen-i and Axon.
Silicon Systems managing director Lorne Simmons says the all-of-government approach could potentially put his company out of business.
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“The Department of Internal Affairs is all confused about it,” he says. “I’m pretty pissed about it.”
DIA is managing the tender through its Centre of Expertise. The objective is to contract a prime supplier or suppliers to provide a standardised range of desktop and notebook computers and associated services. Prospective suppliers can respond individually or as part of a consortium.
Read more at Computerworld.