Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cabinet on Friday amended tender documents, and the terms and conditions for thr global e-tender floated for procurement of Covid vaccines to attract more bidders.
As per the modifications, the storage condition has been revised up to minus 20 degree Celsius subject to condition that the vaccines will remain stable and maintain its potency at 2 degree Celsius to 8 degree Celsius for at least 12 hours.
“Keeping the overall view of vaccinating the targeted population within a period of four months and limited supplier 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,” a release issued by the State government read.
“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 OSMCL,” it stated.
The Cabinet has also decided to procure the vaccines from the open market through global tender by Odisha State Medical Corporation Ltd.(OSMCL).
The Government of Odisha has announced the new vaccination policy initiative under which the population of within the age group of 18-44 years will be provided with the free vaccines at the cost of the State exchequer, the release stated further.