Mayor of Novosibirsk canceled tenders for the iPhone and iPad because of dissatisfaction with the residents




Novosibirsk Mayor Anatoly elbow overturned drew criticism residents of tenders for the Municipality of smartphones, tablets and computers costing more than 540 000 rubles. On the eve of this contest announced administration of the Novosibirsk City Hall.


According to the documents public auction, published online procurement, administration of the Novosibirsk Mayor’s Office has announced a search for suppliers to equip City Hall portable computer equipment. The initial price of the contract is 540 800 rubles.

Municipality intended to purchase 3 smartphone in the configuration of two types, 4 plates in two different trim levels, 5 and 4 laptop computer. Smartphone in the first configuration must have at least 16 GB of internal memory, a sensor reading fingerprints and support LTE. “Under the smartphone could come only iPhone 6/6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Alpha, but clarifying the requirements for screen resolution and the number of pixels per inch directly send us exclusively to new, 6th line of iPhone”, – said the expert Novosibirsk electronics market.

According to the interlocutor, the documentation requirements to the smartphone second configuration refer to the model of Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Duos GT-I9192. Under the first tablet complete with all the characteristics of clarifying gets 10 Lenovo ThinkPad 3G. Technical requirements for the second type of tablet uniquely refer to the model iPad Air with support LTE, either to the second-generation iPad Air.


Message on the purchase of expensive equipment caused extensive discussion on the Internet and was met with critical. The mayor decided to cancel the tender.

“Frankly speaking, that the conduct of this contest was held by my attention. When I began to understand, I was told that this is the third attempt – the first two competitions were not held. I gave the order to stop the contest, I think that on this we will save money. Chase the fashion we do not need. That technique, which is now in the City Hall, it is workable. And that’s enough, “- quoted him as saying resource 1nsk .

The mayor thanked the public for vigilance and called the criticism “absolutely fair.”

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