QC AWARDS SUPPLY CONTRACT FOR 176,000 TABLETS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING
AFTER a rigorous bidding process, the Quezon City government has awarded the contract for the supply and delivery of tablets for distance learning modality of the Schools Division Office, Quezon City for the school year 2020-2021.
Local contractor Trireal Enterprise who won the contract will provide 176,000 Samsung tablets worth P1.2 billion to Grade 7 to 12 public school students for their online learning.
Mayor Joy Belmonte issued the Notice of Award to Trireal Enterprises and its joint venture partner Radenta Technologies Inc., as the winning bidders for the project.
The Mayor is confident that the tablets would more than ably meet the educational needs of the City’s students.
“Samsung is one of the leading global brands when it comes to cutting-edge gadgets and electronics. We are fully aware of its outstanding track record and we are confident that they can provide good quality tablets to our students,” Belmonte said.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A has met the required tablet specifications published by the city government, which include a quad-core minimum operating system (Android 9), an internal memory of 32GB ROM + 2 GB RAM, a minimum microSD storage capacity of up to 256GB, at least 5-megapixel rear camera, and 2-megapixel front camera.
The tablets also have WiFi or WLAN connectivity, and a USB port for external storage support.
“Our goal for this project is to ensure that the gadgets of our public school students are at par with their private school peers,” Belmonte added.
Special safety features have been installed by Samsung to ensure that students will only use the tablet for their learning purposes and will not have access to unsafe websites and applications.
The fund for the project was allocated from the special education fund approved by the city’s Local School Board as part of its learning continuity program for the school year 2020-2021.