Bhubaneswar, May 21: State Cabinet today approved terms of global tender for procurement of Covid-19 vaccines.
The global tender was floated on May 14 while pre-bid meeting was held on May 19.Basing on the queries of bidders and to make the participation of bidders more flexible, amendments have been incorporated as suggested by the designated committee of Odisha State Medical Corporation Ltd (OSMCL).
“Keeping the overall view of vaccinating the targeted population within a period of four months and limited suppler of vaccines in the world market, the bid document has been prepared in a manner that it will send a positive signal to the sellers. Relaxation in EMD, bid security and liquidated damage has been provided to attract the bidders,” said an official.
Besides in a bid to facilitate the participation of manufacturer of vaccines, the storage condition has been revised up to (-)20° C subject to condition that the vaccines will remain stable and maintain its potency at 2° C to 8° C for at least 12 hours.