Product-Neutral Tendering of Hardware for the School Sector
This guide provides an overview of the principles and criteria for the procurement of hardware for the school sector. The aim of the document is to provide contracting authorities with a reliable and comprehensible aid so that they can formulate their tenders for procuring hardware for the school sector in a product-neutral manner, i.e. without using protected brand names or naming specific manufacturers and with due consideration of current technical requirements. The emphasis is placed on the procurement of mobile terminals, network infrastructures and presentation technologies.
This guide focuses on listing technical criteria that can be used to describe and compare the various hardware solutions themselves, as well as the requirements for their operational environment and other features. However, it should be noted that the technical criteria listed are subject to constant changes and should be weighted differently depending on the planned area of application of the equipment to be purchased. The higher the requirements for the product, the higher the offer price will tend to be and the smaller the range of products on the market will be. This guide can therefore not replace professional considerations and weighting of the respective criteria according to specific needs.