ICT to sign a contract with tablet supplier by April 5


BANGKOK, 3 April 2012  – Information and Communications Technology Ministry is to sign a purchase contract with the Chinese supplier in the government’s “One Tablet Per Child” project to procure the first batch of the 900,000 devices on April 5. 

ICT Minister Anudith Nakornthap said that, following the announcement that Shenzhen Scope Scientific Development had been awarded the concession to supply tablet PCs to Thai students, the tablet procurement committee late yesterday finalized the first draft of the purchase contract.

The ministry will today submit the proposed contract to Office of the Attorney General for further review. The contract to purchase tablet PCs is expected to be signed on April 5, with each device priced at 2,400 baht. A budget of 19 billion baht will be spent to procure the first batch of 900,000 tablet computers.