The Odisha authorities on Friday prolonged deadline of world tender floated for procurement of Covid-19 vaccines by until June 4. The state authorities additionally prolonged the submission of on-line bid, technical bid opening and worth bid, Odisha State Medical Company (OSMC) stated.
The state authorities on Could 14 had floated a worldwide tender for procurement of three.80 crore of vaccine doses to inoculate its folks.
Moreover, the state authorities additionally amended sure phrases and situations within the tender paperwork final week.
The state revised the storage situation as much as minus 20 diploma Celsius to facilitate the participation of the vaccine producers. The earlier storage situation was 2 diploma Celsius to eight diploma Celsius.
Lately, a number of state governments have floated global tenders to obtain Covid-19 vaccines due to the rising demand and lack of doses.
Nonetheless, US-based pharmaceutical agency Pfizer had informed Punjab and Delhi that it could not provide vaccines to the states however will give them to the Centre.
In the meantime, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Kerala and Karnataka, Haryana a number of the different states which have floated international tenders to obtain anti-Covid vaccine. To date, solely Karnataka has obtained a optimistic response from two suppliers.
As per the state’s well being division, two suppliers have come ahead to provide Russia’s Sputnik V and Sputnik Lite vaccines. Mumbai- primarily based Bulk MRO Industrial Provide Pvt Ltd and Bengaluru-based Thulasi Methods have responded to Karnataka’s tender.
The Karnataka authorities had lately authorized ₹843 crore for vaccine procurement.
Furthermore, Mumbai’s civic physique had additionally claimed that it had obtained bids for the provision of Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Sputnik in response to its international tender for one crore vaccine doses.
The Municipal Company of Higher Mumbai (MCGM) had floated international tenders on 12 Could to purchase vaccines at ₹700 crore.
A Czech firm has bid to provide Pfizer and AstraZeneca pictures however Pfizer acknowledged that it has not authorised anybody to take action.
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