DOH budgets four high-end 2-in-1 laptops & accessories for PHP 700K

DOH budgets four high-end 2-in-1 laptops & accessories for PHP 700K

The Department of Health (DOH) was found to have called for bid submission of 4 units of “High-End 2-in-1 Laptop with Accessories” with a total approved budget for the contract of PHP 700,000.

The bid was posted on August 7, 2021, with a deadline of submission of quotations and proposals on August 12, 2021, at 9 AM.

Below are the laptop specifications as posted by the DOH:

A. 2-in-1 Laptop
1. Branded
2. Processor: at least 10th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor
3. Operating System: at least Windows 10 Home 64-bit
4. Video: at least Intel UHD Graphics
5. Display: 15-inch, FHD, 1920 x 1080, 60 Hz, Anti-reflective and Anti-smudge, 10 Finger Touch, Corning® Gorilla Glass® 6 DX, Super low power, sRGB 100%, 400 Nits, WVA, Active pen support
6. Memory: at least 8GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
7. Storage: at least 512GB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD
8. Ports:
a.1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port with PowerShare
b. 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 3/Power Delivery/Display Port
c. 1 HDMI 2.0 port
d. 1 Universal audio jack
9. Slots:
a. 1 microSD memory card reader
b. Lock slot
10. Camera: IR Camera (User-Facing fixed focus)
11. Battery: at least 52Wh
12. Wireless: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, 2×2, (Gig +) + Bluetooth 5.0
13. Software:
a. Latest version of Microsoft Office
b. Anti-virus: Full product with one (1) year subscription and installation medium (CD/DVD/USB flash drive)
14. Warranty: at least three (3) years on parts and services

Aside from the laptops, it also includes the following accessories:

B. USB-C Mobile Adapter
1. Same brand with 2-in-1 laptop
2. Data link protocol: Gigabit Ethernet
3. Interfaces:
a. USB-A
b. 1 x display/video –HDMI
c. 1 x display/video –VGA
d. 1 x display/video –DisplayPort
e. 1 x network –Ethernet 1000 –RJ-45
4. Cables included: 1 x USB –C cable –integrated
5. Compliant standards: Plug and Play
6. Features: Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) support, MAC address pass-through, bus powered
7. System Requirements: Apple MacOS, Microsoft Windows 7/8/8.1/10
8. Warranty: at least two (2) years on parts and services


C. Stereo Headset
1. Same brand with 2-in-1 laptop
2. Wired –USB, 3.5 mm jack
3. Audio specifications: Frequency response 150 -7,000 Hz; Sensitivity 93.6 dB
4. Form factor: On-ear
5. Sound output mode: stereo
6. Impedance: 32 Ohm
7. Warranty: at least two (2)years on parts and services

D. Other Accessories
1. Laptop sleeve and bag
2. HDMI A Male to A Male cable; 6 feet; gold-plated connectors
3. Bluetooth mouse

There’s no listed brand, but it’s enough to make you wonder why the DOH is willing to allocate that kind of budget for four high-end laptops, which is like PHP 175,000 per laptop. Here are some units we found, though: High-End 2-in-1 Laptops You Can Buy With PHP 175,000.

The DOH posted on August 11, 2021, that it has postponed the procurement of the said laptops until further notice, saying that the “requirements stated in the Request for Best and Final Offer are for further review and revision of the End-user.”

Meanwhile, the DOH will be explaining its procurement of four “high end” laptops worth a total of PHP 700,000 “in proper channels,” the agency’s spokesperson said on August 14, in a report by Inquirer.NET.

“Kasama po ‘yan sa isasagot natin ano, dito po sa mga COA audit reports na binigay sa atin,” said Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire. “We will be answering that in the proper channels,” she added.

Sources: DOH, Inquirer.NET

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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