Tender for Computers for $37 million Announced

The Honduran government has announced, for June 13, the start of a tender process for the purchase of computers to be distributed in schools.

Monday, June 4, 2012

From a press release by the presidency of Honduras:

The presidential appointee and Minister of the Presidency, Marie Antoinette Guillen has announced that Thursday June 13 will see the start of a tender process for the purchase of computers to be distributed in schools as part of ‘Educatrachos’, also known as "one laptop per child".

"On this day the bids received will be publicly opened in a televised ceremony and in the presence of the national press in order to ensure transparency in the process", Guillen said.

The official said that the measure was taken because the Honduran people are tired of direct purchases in the government.

The Educatrachos program, which is promoted by the President Porfirio Lobo Sosa and managed by the Secretariat of the Presidency, hopes to provide computers to 500 schools, which will allow 54,000 low-income children have access to technology.

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