Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday floated a global e-tender for procurement of 3.8 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines from leading manufacturers across the world.
The Odisha State Medical Corporation (OSMC) has invited vaccine manufacturers in the country and producers or their authorised importer in the case of vaccines manufactured in foreign countries.
As per the detail notice issued by the OSMCL, bidders have been asked to supply vaccines in four phases and the State government has said that it would issue separate purchase order for each of them.
The OSMCL expects the delivery of 75 lakh doses in 30 days of the purchase order, 2.25 crore doses within 60 days, 3.75 crore doses by 90 days and 3.8 crore doses by 120 days, the government said in the order.
The government has offered advance payment of 30 percent of the value of each purchase order. Full payment will be ensured in two working days from the date of receipt of each consignment.
The OSMCL has clarified that half of the total tender quantity will be allocated to the L1 bidder. The pre-bidding consultation has been scheduled on May 19. The bids will be opened on May 28.
The State Cabinet on May 10 approved the proposal to float a global tender for procurement of the COVID-19 vaccine.