Sberbank of Russia has announced a tender for selection of supplier of tablet computers iPad, follows from the materials on the procurement website. The total amount of the contract is 281,5 million rubles.
As stated in the tender documentation, the only Russian Bank plans to acquire 10 380 tablets Apple, Sberbank intends to purchase the flagship iPad Air 2 with 16GB memory and no LTE module.
According to the Bank, according to the consultants on Bank products, whose duties include the sale of online products and services of the Bank. Gadgets are planned to be spread across all territorial banks of Sberbank. In particular, 1290 pieces will be sent to Moscow, 1258 pieces — in Samara, 1007 pieces — in Ekaterinburg.
Because of the crisis the iPad in the first quarter of 2015 dropped out of the top three players on the supply to Russia. For the year of the Apple tablet shipments fell from second to seventh place, down in monetary terms by 85%.
IPad tablet market share in Russia is much less than in the world. According to a report by IDC, by the end of 2014 iPad took 28% of the global tablet market in natural expression. In turn, the Android platform has taken 68% of the global market in 2014.
Last year the Russian government said that the Cabinet refuses iPad in favor of Samsung products. The government assured that the rejection of Apple gadgets is not the introduction of any restrictions or sanctions against American corporations. According to officials, we are talking about devices that are protected in a special way, this is a technical issue.