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Call for Expression of Interest for DET Learning Device - 0802123 EOI

RFT ID 0802123 EOI
RFT Type Expression of Interest for Specific Contracts
Published 3-Dec-2008
Closes 14-Jan-2009 9:30am
Category (based on UNSPSC)
43210000 - Computer Equipment and Accessories
Agency NSW Procurement

Contact Person
NSWP Client Support Centre (reference RFT '0802123 EOI')
Phone: 1800 679 289

Tender Details

The NSW Department of Commerce is coordinating this invitation for expressions of interest on behalf of the NSW Department of Education and Training.

General media enquiries about this invitation for expressions of interest should be directed to DET's Media Office- telephone 02 9561 8501. Technical enquiries from parties participating (or those considering participating) in the invitation for expressions of interest should utilise the contact details provided below.

A Tender briefing will be held on Wednesday 10 December, 2008 at 2pm. The location is William Wilkins Gallery, 35 Bridge Street, Sydney, however prospective tenderers will need to pre-register and conditions apply (see Summary files) 

The NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) is seeking vendor partners for its part of the Commonwealth Government's Digital Education Revolution.

This program has the objective of radically increasing the availability of ICT to secondary school students in Years 9 to 12.

The Department seeks to implement the program by:

  • providing a powerful, compact learning device to each Year 9-12 NSW public school student
  • installing wireless connectivity in all NSW schools with Year 9-12 enrolments to support the students’ use of the learning devices

 This Expression of Interest covers the supply of approximately 200,000 powerful, compact learning devices, together with associated services.


NSW Regions: Central West, Far West, Hunter, Illawarra, Mid North Coast, Murray, Murrumbidgee, Northern, North Western, Richmond Tweed, South Eastern, Sydney

RFT Type

Expression of Interest for Specific Contracts - An invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) for pre-registration of prospective tenderers for a specific work or service. Applicants are initially evaluated against published selection criteria, and those who best meet the required criteria are invited to Tender (as tender type Pre-Qualified/Invited).

Tender Respondents

Business Name Trading Name Address
Acer Computer Australia Pty Limited - 5 Figtree Drive, Australia Centre
Homebush NSW 2140
Advent 8 Pty Ltd - S3, L6, 93 George Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Anabelle Bits Pty Ltd ASI Solutions The Lakes Business Park, 8 Lord Street
Botany NSW 2019
Apple Pty Limited - Level 13, Capital Centre, 255 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Asustek Computer (Aust) Pty. Limited - Unit 6 112-118 Talavera Road
North Ryde NSW 2113
Computer Crafts (HK) Ltd - Unit K-L 12/F Blk4 GDIC 182 Tai Lin Pai Rd NT HongKong
Outside Australia 9999
Datacom Systems (NSW) Pty Ltd - 1 Julius Avenue
North Ryde NSW 2113
Dell Australia Pty Ltd - Building 3, 14 Aquatic Drive
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
East Pacific Group Limited - L23 Tung Hip Bld 244 Des Vouex Rd Central HongKong
Outside Australia 9999
Elonex Pacific Rim Pty Ltd - P O Box 744
Patterson Lakes VIC 3197
Hewlett-Packard Australia Pty Ltd Hewlett Packard Aust Ltd 410 Concord Road
Rhodes NSW 2138
IBM Australia Ltd - Level 13, 601 Pacific Highway
St Leonards NSW 2065
Ink Media Inc - 4181 Rocly Mountain Road,Malahat Canada
Outside Australia 9999
Lenovo (Australia & New Zealand) Pty Limited - Level 4, 203 Pacific Highway
St Leonards NSW 2065
MSI Computer (Australia) Pty Ltd - 6/4-6 Junction Street
Auburn NSW 2144
Pioneer Computers Australia Pty Ltd - Unit 2, 37 O'Riordan Street
Alexandria NSW 2015
Randtronics Pty Limited - S1 L1 Bld A 64 Talavera Road
North Ryde NSW 2113
Sony Australia Limited - 33-39 Talavera Road,
North Ryde NSW 2113
The Trustee for The Doug & Kerry Bail Family Trust Cider House Inc 63 Monkhouse Drive
Endeavour Hills VIC 3802
Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd - Building C 12-24 Talavera Road
North Ryde NSW 2113
Walcott Enterprises Pty Ltd - 13 Kenthurst Road
Dural NSW 2158
Wipro Ltd - Level 3, 201 Miller Street
North Sydney NSW 2060

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Additional Details / Instructions

This RFT will require i-Tenders Supplier software to respond. This is MS Windows compatible only.

Documentation  available for this EOI/RFT (as issued on 03/12/2008):

Only a softcopy (electronic downloadable files, including at least one in tender tool format ) of the RFT documentation is available.

IMPORTANT - Please read and act on the following

  • The main RFT file/s is in a **** . DTT file format only.

    This format is specific to the software. The main RFT file/s requires this software to open, read and also to prepare your tender.

  • Obtaining Software

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  • Summary Document file:

    Also provided below are downloadable file zipped and in  ****.PDF format for Viewing Only that provides Summary  information to assist in your decision whether to participate in the tendering process, without purchasing software (for $110) or becoming a recorded prospective tenderer.

    Main RFT Document Files:

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    This EOI in softcopy can be downloaded from this web site.

    • You must download to your own computer all the files provided (including any addenda from time to time), by clicking on the blue DOWNLOAD A SOFT COPY - free link at the bottom of this page and follow the on-screen instructions.

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    Click on the blue LODGE A RESPONSE link at the bottom of this page and follow the on-screen instructions.

    As the tenderer you must be a registered user of this tendering web site.

    Your tender MUST include at least one file in ***.DTR format to be conforming.

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