Learner Devices

Learner owned devices are essential to upholding the Manaiakalani Kaupapa/Programme. 

With these goals in mind a procurement committee convened by Manaiakalani undertakes a rigorous process to determine the best chromebook devices for schools. Working together as a collective we are able to put the most powerful and fit for purpose devices in the hands of our learners. 

The procurement process involves testing by:

The Devices selected for the 2023 procurement cycle is

Chromebook: Acer C734  

Manaiakalani Device Care Programme is not an insurance product, it is an incident repair service offering bundled with Acer Chromebooks devices for the Manaiakalani Education Trust.

Procurement Process

The procurement process is as a collective both to maximise our buying power and to ensure seamless delivery of devices to our learners. The Manaiakalani Procurement Committee (MPC) is able to negotiate the best price, directly with global manufacturers via their in-country managers. MPC negotiates price and conditions irrespective of who the reseller is and takes that price to the resellers for  inclusion and value add items to be added. MET has negotiated a service level agreement with PBtech is  our current preferred supplier. 

Procurement is a rigorous process

Ordering takes place at the PB Tech Portal or directly through the regional contact.