GeoTechVision to sue e-learning Jamaica over Tablets in School project

Local ICT company, GeoTechVision has directed its attorneys to take legal action to compel state-run entity e-learning Jamaica to conform to the provisions of the contract to provide devices under the tablets in schools programme.
It said this follows a lack of response from the government after seeking the intervention of Cabinet ministers as well as Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
In a release Thursday morning, Valrie Grant, Managing Director of GeoTechVision, said e-Learning Jamaica's purported termination of the contract is without merit.
The company said since August, it has sought audience with Technology Minister Fayval Williams, Minister with responsibility for Education Karl Samuda, as well as Industry Minister Audley Shaw in addition to writing to the Public Procurement Commission.
GeoTecVision said the Public Procurement Commission responded on September 20, indicating that it had referred the matter to the Integrity Commission.
Last month, e-Learning Jamaica said it ended GeoTecVision's contract because the samples the company provided did not meet specifications.
However, GeoTecVision said the tablets were already built when the termination letter was issued by E-learning Jamaica.
It said an initial tranche of 1,000 tablets was delivered under the programme.
e-learning Jamaica has declined to comment on the decision by GeoTechVision to take legal action against it.
When contacted Thursday afternoon, Keith Smith, CEO of e-Learning Jamaica, told RJR News he had nothing to say on the matter.

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