Parliament to acquire 362 tablets for MPs

Parliament to acquire 362 tablets for MPs
Parliament to acquire 362 tablets for MPs

Parliament of Zimbabwe is intending to acquire about 362 tablets as part of its paperless strategy that took shape in the 9th Parliament when it bought about 350 Samsung tablets.

The tablets are mainly used by legislators to receive Order Papers, to participate in sittings virtually and also for other communication from Parliament.

Parliament currently has 360 legislators (270 National Assembly and 80 Senators) following the addition of the 10 seats under the youth quota which was introduced through Constitution Amendment no.2.

There are also two Presiding officers, the Speaker of the National Assembly (Jacob Mudenda) and the President of the Senate (Mabel Chinomona) to make the number 362.

The Procurement Reference Number for the tender is POZ/DOM/ICT/001/2023. 

According to the tender, ‘’Bids should be priced in US dollars. The currency of evaluation will be USD. Payment will be done in ZW$ converted at the prevailing interbank rate on the date of payment

‘’The lowest evaluated bid, after application of any additional evaluation criteria, including any margin of preference, which is substantially responsive to the requirements of this bidding document will be recommended for award of contract.

‘’The proposed award of contract will be by issue of a Notification of Contract Award in terms of Section 55 of the Act, which will be effective until signature of the

contract documents.

‘’Unsuccessful Bidders will receive the Notification of Contract Award and, if they consider they have suffered prejudice from the process, they may within 14 days of receiving this Notification, submit to the Procuring Entity a Challenge in terms of section 73 of the Act, subject to payment of the applicable fee set out in Section 44 and the Third Schedule to the Regulations.’’ 

Tablets were critical during the Covid-19 period as they helped Parliament of Zimbabwe to continue meeting, despite the lockdowns and regulations that limited gatherings.

Below are the details specifications for the tablets:

Detailed Specifications Tablets

Memory: Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot) Internal 256 GB expandable 8GB RAM,

Sim card: required (compatible with Zimbabwean mobile operators eg Netone, Econet)

Comms: WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP,


USB Type-C 3.2, magnetic connector

Display: Type TFT LCD, 120Hz Size 11.0 inches, 350.9 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body

ratio) Resolution 1600 x 2560 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~274 ppi

density)Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Platform: OS Android 12, upgradable to Android 13, One UI 5 Chipset Qualcomm

SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) CPU Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2

& 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510) GPU Adreno 730

or Latest

Main Camera: Dual 13 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, AF 6 MP, f/2.2, (ultra

wide) Features LED flash, HDR, panorama Video 4K@30/60fps,


Selfie camera: Dual 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚ (ultra-wide) Features HDR Video 4K@30/60fps,

1080p@30fpsSOUND Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)

3.5mm jack No Tuned by AKG

Features: Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery: Type Li-Po 8000 mAh, non-removable Charging 45W wired, 100% in 80 min

Pouch/Carry Case : required

Colour – black, silver or gold : required

Power Cable, Charger and battery: required

Manual in English Language: required

Warranty: Minimum 12 Months