The FATİH project, which was launched at pilot schools in February 2012, is meant to equip Turkish schools with advanced technology and involves the purchase of 13.1 million tablet computers as well as the possible introduction of smart boards in all of the nation's classrooms.
The companies that submitted documents included Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics İstanbul Paz. Tic. A.Ş., Mobil Tel-Elektromed Consortium, Vestel Electronik Sanayi Tic. A.Ş., Casper-Exper-Probil Consortium, Apple Teknoloji ve Satış Limited Şirketi, Telpa Telecommunications A.Ş.-Atmaca Electronik A.Ş. Consortium, Microsoft Corp., Arçelik A.Ş., Toshiba Europe and Hewlett Packard Teknoloji Çözümleri Limited Şirketi.
Ahmet Kaplan, head of the committee overseeing the tender, said there would be evaluations of bidding companies' finances, their technical and investment plans and their commitment to promoting research and development in the country. According to the tender's requirements, the tablets must be manufactured within three years at a production plant to be built in Turkey for that purpose. The companies will be allowed to use this plant to produce products for export. Kaplan added that the tender would be finalized by the end of summer.
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