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Frequently asked questions

Here you find frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers.

Ideal configuration of your computer


Which browser performs on which kind of computer (PC or Mac) the best while using the platform simap.ch?
In principle no browser performs better than another. It’s important, that the version of the browser is corresponding to the performance of the computer.
The website supports Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Firefox 2.0 or higher and Opera 9 or higher. For an optimal display Internet Explorer 7 is recommended.

Which are the optimal browser settings?
It’s recommended to use the default settings of the browser. Furthermore you should select below ‘Internet options’, below the tab ‘General’, below ‘Browsing history’, below ‘Settings’, below ‘Temporary Internet data sets’ the option ‘Automatic’.

Which are the requirements concerning the firewall, in particular for the external date exchange?
There are no specific requirements.

Which are the requirements concerning antivirus protection, in particular for the external date exchange?
There are no specific requirements. Please consider, that the platform simap.ch doesn’t check, if the tendering documentation from contractors contains a virus. The contractor is responsible for the tendering documentation. If a contractor provides a document, which contains a virus, the user probably gets a warning while downloading the document. In this case please contact the contractor.

Which are the minimum standards for my PC or Mac (speed, hard disk, etc…)?
In principle there should be satisfied the required minimum standards for the system software. For Windows Vista this are for example http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/get/system-requirements.aspx.
Simap.ch has no specific system requirements. It’s important, that the version of the browser is corresponding to the performance of the computer.